Unwanted facial hair is a curse that many women face. You can either opt for a painful option—waxing, threading or tweezing, or you can go in for a chemical option—bleaching or using hair removal creams, to get rid of your facial hair. But if you’re not keen on either of these methods, then a better option awaits you—homemade remedies to remove facial hair. Apart from being natural, these also consists of ingredients that are readily available in our kitchens.
Lets look at some home remedies to get rid of facial hair.
Turmeric not only protects your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun, it also helps reduce facial and body hair. Just mix a spoon of turmeric with some water and apply all over your face. Leave it on for half an hour and wash it off with lukewarm water.
2. Papaya Mask
Mash up some ripe papaya and add turmeric to this paste. Apply it to the face and leave it on till it feels like it’s been absorbed onto the skin. Wash it off with water using a circular motion.
3. Fenugreek Paste
Soak a teaspoon of fenugreek overnight. Grind it with a teaspoon of curd and apply the paste on your face. Allow it to dry completely before washing it off with warm water. Do this once a week.
4. Egg Peel-off Mask
Make your own peel-off mask at home. Add a tablespoon of corn flour and sugar to the white of an egg. Mix it up until it forms a smooth sticky batter. Apply this onto the areas where you have facial hair. Wait until it dries and pull it off nice and quick. This is pretty much like waxing, so if you have very sensitive skin, then you might want to skip this one.
5. Gram Flour
Add two tablespoons of gram flour to a cup and add some lemon juice to bring it to a thick paste consistency. Now apply it to the face and leave it on for twenty minutes. Then gently scrub it and wash it off. Gram flour has a tendency to dry out your skin, so use this pack once a week and no more than that.
6. Honey and Lemon Juice
Combine one teaspoon lemon juice to one tablespoon honey. Apply it on your face and massage for ten minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Repeat the process thrice a week.
7. Oats Scrub
Make a gentle scrub using one tablespoon oats, half teaspoon lemon juice, and one tablespoon honey. Mix it all together and apply it on your face. Leave it on for twenty minutes or till it dries completely. Wash it off using circular motion.
8. Apricot and Honey Scrub
Blend half a cup of dry apricots with one tablespoon honey. Massage this mixture onto your face, scrubbing it on for ten minutes. Let it dry and wash it off with warm water. Repeat this process thrice a week.
9. Lentil Face Pack
Soak two tablespoons of lentil overnight. Grind it in a blender and add half teaspoon lemon juice, one teaspoon grated potato, and one tablespoon honey. Apply this pack on your face and wash it off in fifteen minutes. The potato helps bleach the hair while the lentils help remove them.
10. Indian Nettle Peel-off Mask
Add a pinch of turmeric to half a cup of freshly washed Indian nettle leaves. Grind them together adding a few drops of water to form a thick paste. Apply it to the affected areas and leave it on as long as you can (anywhere from two to eight hours). Wash it off and repeat twice a week.
11. Flour Pack
Add a pinch of turmeric and a few drops of milk to some flour to form a thick paste. Apply it only to the affected areas and wash it off once dry. You can do this twice a week to get good results.
NOTE: Although all the ingredients mentioned here are natural and quite safe, it is always a good idea to do a patch test to see if you have an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients.
Try the given remedies and figure out which one suits your skin best and yields the best results. Home remedies take a little while to show visible results, so please be patient and stick to a regular weekly regime and you will eventually see the result.
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