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What are some home remedies to remove facial hair?

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Colette Bouchez at WebMD mentions a few common home remedies to remove facial hair including tweezing, shaving, depilatories and waxing. The Huffington Post also suggests various gadgets, such as the No! No! 8800 from Radiancy, for people who do not want to use chemicals or have skin sensitive to methods like waxing.

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Dermatologist Dr. Bruce Katz explains on WebMD that shaving does not affect hair growth despite the popular myth that shaving makes the hair growth back faster. However, he also acknowledges that shaving has some drawbacks, such as ingrown hairs that occur when the cut hairs curl back into the skin instead of growing out. Depilatories, creams and lotions that use a chemical compound designed to dissolve the proteins that make up hair, have the benefit of leaving a rounded, smoother edge to stubble, which makes it appear that the hair grows back more slowly. Dermatologist David Goldberg explains to WebMD that hair regrows in cycles, but tweezing or plucking also gives the appearance of slower hair growth because it comes in softer and is less noticeable when it first grows back. Waxing technician Michelle Serniuk states that people may use waxing kits at home but must take precautions to prevent infections.

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