If you remove the fine, downy hairs from your face, how do you do it and what kind of results have you had?
Sorry if this has been covered, I searched the forum for "vellus" and got nothing. I can be verbose when I don't care enough to edit, so I wrote an abridged version above. XD
My entire lower face is covered with vellus hair. It's *too much* where I would have sideburns if I was a guy. Aside from the sideburn area, there's enough of it that it adds a little extra texture to my skin. By thick I don't mean terminal hair - it's white and downy - there's just a lot of it! (I have *lots of hair* everywhere - extremely thick hair on the head, I need tylenol 2's before brazilians, I shave my arms, etc) I got carried away plucking an eyebrow and yanked out all the vellus hairs on my forehead, and was astounded by how much dewier my skin looks without it.
So how do I remove this hair from my entire face? I'm looking for something I can do at home (no lasers, no threading) because I'm an unemployed recent graduate.
I don't want to Nair because I have relatively sensitive skin, and I can *never* get all the Nair off, which leads to a breakout.
I don't want to shave because I don't want my husband to feel stubble on my face! However, I shave my arms and that always grows back in fine - never stubble-y. Would the hair on my face do the same? I'm not eager to find out through trial and error and have to endure teasing from my husband if I have stubble!
I was going to get some soft wax, but I googled and was reading that waxing (and I'd assume also plucking, since it's the same end result - removing hair from the bulb) can cause vellus hair to "activate" and turn terminal. I don't want man hair on my forehead!!! (This is distinct from the "shaving will cause fine tapered hairs to grow back thick and blunt" advice - what I read was that irritation caused by removing thin, white, downy vellus hair can cause a thick, dark, terminal hair to grow back in its place, if your hormones/body are at all predisposed to growing facial hair.)
Does anyone remove the downy, white hair from their face? How do you do it, and have you ever had dark, thick hairs grow as a probable result from this?
Please reply, I'm all grown up now and going on interviews, and I want to look my most polished! I'm trying to go from scruffy nerd with a frizzy ponytail to a coiffed, competent-looking adult!