The Best Ways to Remove Coarse Facial Hair

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The Best Ways to Remove Coarse Facial Hair
Shaving day in and day out is a tiresome job for men. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Coarse facial hair is a real problem for most men because of the amount of shaving they do on a daily basis. The stubble that grows back in becomes more coarse and thick due to the frequency of the shaving. What's a man to do? Shaving isn't usually optional for a man, so they have to keep up on it. Even so, there are a few things to try when removing coarse facial hair.

Sharp Razor

The best way to remove coarse facial hair is to use an extremely sharp razor. Dull blades are sure to nick and cut the skin. New blades can be inserted into a reusable razor for every other shave. The new blade will easily cut through tough stubble without having to apply too much pressure to the razor. The trick is to shave slowly and carefully to avoid slicing into your skin.

The Best Ways to Remove Coarse Facial Hair
A close shave can be dangerous with a dull blade. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)


Removing coarse hair is made easier by thoroughly moisturising the skin. Apply lotions that are specifically made for facial skin to the face before shaving. This will provide a base coating of moisture that protects the skin from razor burn. It also softens the coarse hairs so they are easier to remove. Apply a smoothing aftershave or men's lotion right after the shave to keep the skin healthy. This will also have an effect of the stubble that comes in, making it a little softer. Less coarse hair is easier to remove.

The Best Ways to Remove Coarse Facial Hair
Aftershave is a soothing balm with healing agents that protect skin. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Lather Up and Tweeze

Lather up with a generous amount of shaving cream to lubricate the skin. This also provides a visual guide to where the razor has been and has yet to go. The blade will glide across the skin smoothly as it cuts through the foaming lather. A good old fashioned set of tweezers can be used to pluck out any stray hairs left behind -- root and all.

Depilatory Creams and Waxing

Depilatory creams are a mixture of mild chemicals that go slightly deeper into the skin than shaving. They dissolve the keratin in the hair shafts. The hair is washed away when the cream is rinsed off. This method of hair removal lasts longer than shaving and works well on coarse hair. Waxing is effective, as well. This method removes hair at the very root and lasts a long time. The drawback is that the hair has to be long enough in order for the wax to get a good grip on it. Waxing can also be a little uncomfortable.

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