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10 methods to get rid of facial hair

Unwanted hair can rise either healthy issues, if it is located in your armpits, or it can cause embarrassment because it grows in areas that give you the impression that you don’t feel confident, such as the face, legs or arms. Regardingly, everybody wants to find the perfect solution and get rid of the hair. If you have thought to use techniques like permanent waxing or laser, you should think twice. There are many other natural remedies that you should consider first.

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  1. Raw papaya. Papaya contains an active enzyme, called papain, which helps at the breaking down the hair, stopping it from growing. Moreover, is exfoliates the texture of your skin. This fruit is recommended for sensitive skin.

Remedy: a) Prepare a paste from 1tbsp of peeled and ground papaya and half tbsp of turmeric powder. Then apply on the skin and massage continuously for 15 minutes. Wash gently and repeat the process two times every week.

  1. b) Mix together ¼ tbsp of each – gram flour, papaya powder or paste, turmeric powder, 4 tbsp of Aloe Vera, 2 tbsp of mustard oil and a couple of essential oil drops. Apply the resulting paste on the affected area and wait up to 20 minutes. Rub with a cloth in the opposite direction of the hair growth. After removing the paste, rinse with warm water and moisturize the skin. You should repeat the procedure 3 times a week.
  2. Turmeric. Generally it fights against bacteria and inflammation, but it also prevents hair growth. It is a very well known ingredient in India for its cleansing properties.

Remedy: Mix one or two tbsp of turmeric with water or milk. Apply the mask to your face and leave for about 20 minutes. Then rinse your face with warm water. Normally, this treatment is recommended for people who do not have too much hair grown. If you have more hair, you should combine turmeric with gram or rice flour.

  1. Chickpea flour mask. Also known as gram flour, chickpea flour is very known in India for being very helpful in the process of unwanted hair removal. Here, mothers combine it with milk or water and turmeric and apply it on their children’s face, legs or hands in order to moisturize the skin and remove hair.

Remedy: Prepare a paste from ¼ bowl of gram flour, ½ bowl of milk, 1tbsp of turmeric and 1tbsp of cream. Apply the resulting paste on your face spreading it in the direction of hair growth and leave it for about 30 minutes. Then, rub the mask in the opposite direction of your hair growth and wash your skin with warm water.

  1. Sugar-lemon mix. Combined with water, sugar acts like an exfoliant, whether lemon lightens the color of your hair.

Remedy: put in 10 tbsp of water 2 tbsp of sugar and 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice. Apply the mixture on your face spreading it in the direction of hair growth. Wait up to 20 minutes and wash with tepid water, repeating the process two or three times a week.

  1. Sugar-honey-lemon mask. Whereas lemon and sugar easily remove hair, when they are mixed with honey, you can produce a very good wax which helps you remove unwanted hair not only from your face, but also from arms and legs. It is true that it may be a little painful, but the results will be great.

Remedy: Put 1 tbsp of each of these ingredients: sugar, honey, lemon juice and cornstarch or plain flour and heat the mixture until you obtain a paste. Leave it cool down a little, then apply some flour on the affected skin. Take a waxing spatula and spread the mixture in the direction of hair growth. Immediately after, cover the area with a waxing strip and pull in the opposite direction of hair growth.

  1. Egg mask. Egg white acts like the sugar-honey mixture. After it dries out and you pull it, you will remove the hair as well.

Remedy: Mix the egg white from one egg with 1tbsp of sugar and ½ tbsp of cornflour until you get a paste. Apply the paste on your face and leave it to dry. Then, pull it strongly, but carefully, in order to be able to remove the hair.

  1. White pepper-camphor. These two substances, both have a burning and hair removing properties. A very common mistake that people do, related to these is to mix them with kerosene oil, because the oil is very inflammable and can produce harm to your skin. Instead you can opt for almond oil.

Remedy: Grind 2tbsp of white pepper and mix the powder with 2tbsp of camphor and a few drops of almond oil. Spread this mixture on your legs and wait for 15 minutes, then wash with warm water.

  1. Potato-Lentil mixture. The potato has lightening properties and combined with yellow lentil it can also remove the unwanted hair .

Remedy: Before the preparation of the remedy you need to put the yellow lentil overnight in water to soak. Then, ground the lentil and crush the potato, which has been peeled. In order to extract the juice from the paste you have to place it into a sieve and press with your hands. Add 1tbsp of honey, 4tbsp of fresh lemon juice and apply the mixture on the face or any other affected area. Wait for about 20 minutes until it dries and remove the paste by rubbing. In this way the hair will be pulled out.

  1. Banana and oatmeal scrub. Banana acts like a moisture when applied on the skin and in combination with oatmeal, which is rough, it helps the skin to exfoliate.

Remedy: Mash one banana and add one or two tablespoons of oatmeal, applying the paste on the affected part of your body rubbing in circular motion. After 15 minutes of treatment, wash the skin with tepid water, repeating the process two times a week.

  1. Sugar-molasses waxing. You have seen earlier the properties of sugar combined with honey and lemon. Mixed with molasses or dark corn syrup offers the skin the same effects.

Remedy: put 1 cup of sugar and molasses or dark corn syrup, enough to cover the sugar, then place it in the microwave for about 2 or 3 minutes. Add the juice from half a lemon and mix well, leaving it to cool a little. Then apply it to the problematic area and pull off the hair by using a waxing strip.

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