5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Facial Hair
We are pretty sure you want your face to be blemish free, smooth, glowing and devoid of any facial hair. Don’t you want exactly that? Facial hair is natural, though too much hair on the face, neck, around your lips, and forehead can be embarrassing and also affect your self-confidence.
Hormonal imbalance in the body, irregular periods, changes in hormonal levels during pregnancy and even a few medications can cause excess growth of facial hair. Waxing, bleaching, laser hair removal and at times shaving are methods, many use to get rid of excess hair. However, these methods can be painful and time-consuming, not to mention they may also have side effects.
Natural or home remedies have been used to get rid of facial hair since ancient times. We thought you could use a refresher. You may find most of these ingredients in your kitchen easily.
Here are 5natural ways to get rid of facial hair listed for you.
Honey and Apricot Scrub:
Honey helps to clean your skin and make it soft. Apricot is rich in minerals, vitamins and has high concentrations of lycopene, which effectively removes hair from your face.
For the scrub:
Ingredients: ½ cup of apricots and 1 tsp of honey
Blitz apricot in a blender to make a coarse powder. To this powder add honey and mix thoroughly to make a paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 10 mins.
After 10 mins, gently start scrubbing the paste on your face in a circle. Scrub for at least 20 minutes. Once done, wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry. You can use this scrub twice or thrice a week to remove hair effectively.
Tea Tree Oil and lavender pack:
Many women suffer from hirsutism, which is excess hair mostly on the chest and the chin. This excess hair growth is often a result of excess androgen in the body. Applying a mix of tea tree oil and lavender essential oil helps to cure mild hirsutism in women. This same mix can also be applied on your face as both lavender and tea tree oil has anti-androgenic properties.
For the pack:
Ingredients: 1 tsp lavender oil and 6 drops of tea-tree oil.
Method: Mix both the essential oils together and use a cotton ball to apply it on the face. Leave it on for some time and then wash it off with water. Do this twice or thrice a day for at least 90 days to get rid of facial hair completely.
Orange & Lemon Face Mask:
Orange and lemon are quite popular ingredients in many beauty treatments as they have a very high concentration of vitamin C. Not only this, their peels are excellent exfoliators and are often used in well-known cosmetic products. The peels also give the skin a toned look while helping to get rid of unwanted facial hair.
Ingredients: 5-6 tsp orange peel, 5-6 pieces lemon peels, 1 tsp oatmeal, 2 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp rose water and 1 tsp almond powder
Method: Blend together orange peels, lemon peels and oatmeal to make a fine powder. In a bowl mix almond powder and the peels together, add olive oil and rose water to it. Mix to make a fine paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 8-10 minutes. After 10 minutes, gently scrub the paste in a circular motion with your fingertips. Continue to scrub for 5 minutes and then wash it off with plain water. Use this mask twice or thrice a week to get the best results.
Fenugreek (Methi) and Green Gram (Hara chana) pack:
Methi and green gram are easily available in most Indian households. Fenugreek or methi is a very effective medicinal herb that has been used as a treatment for many women-related health issues. It also helps to get rid of excess hair in case of hirsutism. For better health results soak a few methi seeds in a glass of water overnight and then drink it first thing in the morning.
For the mask:
Ingredients: 2 tsp fenugreek seeds, 2 tsp green gram, and water
Method: Grind the methi seeds and gram together to a fine powder. In a bowl take the powder and add enough water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it to dry. Once dry, take a soft dry cloth and rub off the paste from your face to get rid of excess hair.
Oat face scrub:
Oats are quite grainy and it makes for an amazing exfoliator for facial hair. There are many scrubs that have oats as one of the main ingredients sold commercially, which may not suit skin that is sensitive. Anti-oxidants present in oats helps to protect skin from ultra-violet rays and to get rid of redness caused due to sun exposure. Using oats along with other ingredients like lemon juice and honey acts as a natural scrub to remove excess hair making the skin smooth and hydrated. Lemon helps to reduce and bleach hair while honey acts as a moisturizer.
For the scrub:
Ingredients: 1tsp oats powder, 1tbsp honey, and 1 tsp lemon juice
Method: Add honey and lemon juice to oats and mix thoroughly to make a fine paste. Apply the paste on your face and leave it on for 20 mins. After 20 minutes, use your fingertips to scrub the paste in a circular motion, especially where you have more hair. Rub your skin against the direction of hair growth on the face. Wash off the paste with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use this scrub twice or thrice a week till the excess hair is removed.
The above natural remedies help you get rid of facial hair easily without any side effects, though they may be a little slower to produce results. Use these simple and easy to make face masks and scrubs and get rid of facial hair naturally.