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W omen like me have been keeping a secret. The removal of facial hair is just as paradoxical — the pressure to do it is recognized by many women as a stupid social norm and yet they strictly follow it. Because these little whiskers represent the most basic rules of the patriarchy — to ignore them is to jeopardize your reputation, even your dignity.
I know, I know, it seems completely crazy, but hear me out! Even Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe shaved their faces! I thought if I did it, it was going to turn me into a wildebeest and Chris would divorce me.
Picture this: It's a breezy August night and you by this, I mean me are curling your lashes with your favorite Dior mascara before heading out to a dinner with your bestie, when you peer into the magnified mirror, gasp, look again, and realize that you by this, I mean me have a massive, protruding, curly, dense dark hair sticking out of your left nostril. So I did what every medical professional warns against: I grabbed my trusty Tweezerman and went to work, yanking out the stubborn little bastard while my eyes watered. How long had it been there? Who's noticed, but not said anything?
No taking that back now. I have a moustache. Growing up I started to look in the mirror more and the more I looked, the more I noticed black hair on my upper lip.
Facial hair is normal for both men and women. Practitioners of natural remedies offer a variety of hair removal remedies that focus on the upper lip. They claim that these remedies will not only remove hair but also reduce the rate of your hair growth and, when used over time, may result in permanent hair elimination.
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However, it can have temporary effects on the upper lip like burning or redness because waxing goes considerably deeper into the skin than threading. However, if you have sensitive or oily, acne-prone skin or issues like rosacea, waxing may not be the best choice for your upper lip. While waxing is efficient for large sections of skin like the hands and legs, threading is better for small areas like the upper lip. But, threading is more superficial than waxing, which means hair will grow back quicker.
What's the best option if you've got unwanted facial hair as a woman? Waxing, lasering, threading, bleaching, shaving or plucking - it's a minefield out there, and as someone struggling to manage a teeny, tiny ronnie, I want the best answer and I want it now. I must state that this post is strictly aimed at those who consider their facial hair unwanted - if you're rocking those sideburns or embracing your Frida Kahlo unibrow, I'm in awe and full of respect.