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Epilators are electric hair removal devices that pull out facial hair (or body hair) right from its roots. This may sound painful, but it is actually a relatively painless and mess-free way to remove hair when compared to waxing. It is also more effective than shaving as it removes the white facial hair from the roots, thus reducing hair growth over time and with repeated use. All you need to be mindful of is that the white hair has grown to at least a ¼ of an inch in length before using an epilator on it.
To prep your face for epilation, start by softening your facial skin with lukewarm water and applying a very thin coat of moisturizing cream to the area where you want to remove the white hair from. Then, glide the epilator in the direction opposite to the hair growth to pluck off your white facial hair. Rinse off your face and pat dry.
Now, here’s another method that will remove your white facial hair right from the roots. Tweezing your hair with a stainless steel and sanitized tweezer can prevent it from growing back for at least 4-8 weeks.
Start out by sanitizing your pair of tweezers with isopropyl alcohol or sterilizing it in hot water. Then, simply pluck out your white facial hair, one strand at a time. Since this is a little more time consuming method, it’s better to tweeze out facial hair when you just want to clean up a few strands or between sessions of other hair removal treatments.
Waxing white facial hair basically involves the same procedure as that of waxing hair from any other part of your body. Hot wax is applied to the facial area from which you want to remove white facial hair. A waxing strip is then stuck on and ripped off to remove the white hair right from its roots. While waxing your white facial hair regularly can reduce their growth over time, it is also a painful method to undergo that can leave your skin feeling quite sensitive.