How to remove facial hair naturally? 10 Tips for girls
Everyone has hair on their face, but for most women, this hair is very fine and hardly noticeable. It’s when the hair on the face is dark and coarse that it can become noticeable and when there is excessive facial hair, which is a condition called Hirsutism. Although there are treatments such as laser hair removal and electrolysis, they can be both painful and very expensive. There are, however, natural treatments that you can use on facial hair to make it less visible, or remove it altogether. So, if facial hair is a problem for you, here are ten of the best tips on how to remove facial hair naturally.
1. Spearmint tea
Hirsutism can be caused by too much of the hormone androgen being in the body and, in a study conducted in Turkey, it was found that drinking spearmint tea can reduce the levels of androgen in the body. You can easily make spearmint tea at home by adding four or five peppermint leaves to boiling water and leaving it to steep for ten minutes.
2. Oatmeal scrub
Another good tip on how to remove facial hair naturally is to use oatmeal scrub. Oatmeal is a soft enough ingredient to use as a scrub even on the sensitive skin. It also has other skin care benefits too, so it will also help to improve the complexion. To make an oatmeal scrub, mix half a tablespoon of ground oatmeal with a tablespoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. Gently rub the mixture into your face, against the direction that the hairs are growing and it will gradually remove the hairs.
Turmeric has been used in China and India for centuries as a way to slow the growth of facial hair. Simply add natural yoghurt to turmeric to make a paste. Massage the paste into your face and leave it on for five minutes before washing off again. If you repeat this regularly, it is said that turmeric will slow, and eventually stop, the growth of facial hair.
4. Sugar wax
Next great tip on how to remove facial hair naturally is to use a homemade sugar wax, and it also said to be a lot less painful than using a store-bought wax. Mix two teaspoons of sugar with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of water. Heat the mixture until it bubbles and turns brown and then let it cool for a while, until it’s comfortable to touch. Smooth the paste over your face and the rip it off in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
5. Honey and dried apricot scrub
This scrub will clean your face and moisturise it, and the dried apricots contain a high level of lycopene, which is believed to be very effective for removing facial hair. Grind dried apricots into a powder and then add enough honey to make it into a paste. Apply the paste to your face and gently scrub your skin in a circular motion for about five minutes. If you repeat this process three times a week, it will gradually reduce the hair on your face.
6. Gram flour face mask
This is another tried and trusted tip on how to remove facial hair naturally and it comes from India. Mix equal parts of gram flour and turmeric with a little water to make a paste. Apply the paste to your face and then leave it to dry. Then, rub the paste off your face with your finger and a cloth dipped in some warm water.
7. Egg and corn flour mask
Next fabulous tip on how to remove facial hair naturally is to use this simple treatment made of egg and corn flour, and it works in very much the same way as waxing. Mix the white of one egg with a tablespoon of cornflour and a tablespoon of sugar into a smooth paste. Apply the paste your face and allow it to dry. Once it has dried completely, it will form a mask and, when you pull it off firmly, it will take the unwanted facial hair with it.
8. Lavender and tea tree oil
Tea tree oil and lavender oil contain compounds that have anti-androgenic properties and the oils have been shown to be an effective way to combat mild to moderate cases of hirsutism. You simply mix 5 drops of tea tree oil with 15 drops of lavender oil and apply it to the area of your face that has hair that you wish to remove, two times a day. If you follow this routine for a month or so, it will halt the growth of hair on your face. (Make sure your are not allergic to these oils and test them before applying to your face.)
9. Barely scrub
Barely is another natural ingredient that is kind enough to the skin to be used in a facial scrub that will remove unwanted facial hair. To make a barley facial scrub, mix a tablespoon of barley powder with a tablespoon of lime juice and a tablespoon of milk. Massage your skin with this mixture for a couple of minutes and wash off.
10. Include more phytoestrogens in your diet
Our final tip on how to remove facial hair naturally is to eat foods that will balance the male and the female hormones in the body. Foods like, flax seeds, liquorice and fennel contain plant substances, called phytoestrogens, which mimic oestrogen in the body and will help to negate the effects of excessive amounts of the male hormone, androgen, which can be the cause of facial hair.
How to remove facial hair naturally? What are your best tips?