I’m not the hairiest person you’ll ever meet, nor am I the least hairy, and like any person that doesn’t feel like tweezing, I’ve tried various hair-removal methods with varying degrees of success and rashes.
But everyone needs tweezers, and here are the tweezers I have used for many years. My Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezers are in some pattern that went on sale at Sephora long ago. They are my only tweezers, so I really hope I don’t lose them when I need them most, but I’m sure I will.
I’m not talented enough for the Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover.
For me, it is an imprecision and also discomfort device. Not like an “I will die if I continue” discomfort device. More of a “not enough reward for the discomfort…device.” It’s not like when you rip a wax sheet off and ALL the hairs are on it. This is: pinch, pinch, pinch, pinch, pinch, pinch (oh excellent, it’s gotten six hairs).
I bought Tinkle razors (and I also tried the SHISEIDO Prepare Facial Razor) after I read about dermaplaning, and how Asian women have ALWAYS shaved their whole faces since the beginning of time and fine hair traps dirt and oils and getting rid of it helps moisturizers sink in better and all your dead skin is shaved away, etc., etc., etc…
When an aesthetician does it, they use a sterile scalpel and start with a clean, dry face. But you can also do at-home dermaplaning if you don’t care about sterility. I will have everyone know, I did wash and dry my face and also wiped my razor with alcohol to clean it. Actual alcohol, not the alcohol I was drinking. But it will likely not shock you to hear I gave myself razor burn. Hahahahaaha. Omg. Not as bad as some of the people in the reviews. Cannot stop laughing. I mean, it’s terrible, but also hilarious. I’m trying to find the review where the girl shaved off half her eyebrow, but it’s nowhere. She had a good sense of humor about it.
After the razor burn, I read that people cover their whole faces in lather and then shave because we don’t have sterile scalpels at home or something. Clearly was not reading for full explanations. But you know what. I dunno. I don’t feel like there’s THAT much dirt or hideous peach fuzz on my face. And razor burn actually legit hurts.
I always have a Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit lying around. I cut them into the shape I need. Warm them in my hands in a careless, perfunctory way; smoosh, smoosh, smoosh onto my face; and rip them off. The end. At first, it looks like they are going to leave their own brand of rash. But I do them before I take a shower, and just do my routine of face washing in there, and it doesn’t look like I’ve done anything when I get out (except remove all my extra hairs, that is). I’ve heard people say to use them after a shower when your hair is softer or something, but that leaves me red, so I don’t do it that way, and I’ve never had any issues with it not working.
If they ever stop making these I will be bummed.