Unwanted facial hair are a matter of great concern to women. There can be many reasons for the unwanted facial hair like congenital cause, harmone imbalance, pregnancy, stress etc. So how to get rid of unwanted facial hair? there are many painful and temporary ways like waxing, threading, plucking etc. and some expensive medical treatments, however some natural home remedies can be applied to get rid of the unwanted facial hair gradually at home without pain and without costing you a fortune. Reduction in facial hair will occur gradually. Improvements can be seen as early as four to eight weeks.
Keep in mind that natural products work differently for different people due to a variety of reasons. What may work for one person may not work for someone else. Consult a dermatologist if unsure of the safety of this or any other natural products to remove facial hair. These natural methods are not intended to replace professional dermatological care.
Do not tweeze stray hairs
Yes, its true. Do not do it. Don’t pluck out the hair you hate. Here is why. When you tweeze your hair with tweezer, your finger nails, or other devices, you are making the future hair that grows from that spot stronger. Soon another hair will take its place, and it will be tougher than the one you yanked out. By pulling it out , you may be causing the next hair that grows from that follicle to be coarser and darker, especially after repeated plucking. The same thing is true for waxing, sugaring, threading, stringing, or electronic devices that pull out your hair. None of these techniques will prevent the hair from growing back in the same spot. You can instead use a sharp fine scissors, available mostly at pharmacy stores. You can use these to get rid of stray hair, just get as close to the target as possible and snip them off. This will give you temporary relief from the few stray hairs without the pain and agony of other techniques.
Natural remedies to get rid of unwanted facial hair
Forget the chemical laden hair removing creams and try these all natural ways to remove unwanted facial hair. For very fine hair, scrubs and exfoliation can help. This would discourage hair growth over a period of time, if used regularly
Turmeric and whole wheat
Mix together small but equal quantities of turmeric powder and whole wheat flour. Add just enough sesame oil to form a thick paste. Apply this onto the areas of your face with unwanted hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes. Soak your finger tips or a washcloth in lukewarm water and use either to gently exfoliate these areas, finally rinsing your skin with tolerable cold water. Use this remedy once a week.
Caution: Make sure you do not exfoliate for more than 30 secs.
Turmeric powder and milk
Mix two tsp of turmeric powder with enough cow or goat milk to form a paste. Apply this evenly on the facial areas with unwanted hair. Leave it on until the paste begins to dry and tighten against your skin, then rinse it off with tolerably cold water while gently exfoliating your skin. This will help stop the growth of unwanted facial hair as well as help freshen up and glow your skin. If you find that turmeric has lent its color to your skin, simply use a cotton pad soaked in milk to cleanse it out.
Turmeric powder and coconut oil
To gradually get rid of unwanted facial hair, mix together some turmeric powder and just enough warm coconut oil (or gram flour and rose water) to form a thick paste. Apply this mixture to the areas with unwanted hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes. Use your fingertips or a washcloth soaked in lukewarm water to gently exfoliate these areas for 30 seconds. Now rinse your face with cold water.
To prevent the growth of unwanted hair gradually, once a week gently rub the pumice stone, in a circular motion, against the affected areas while you shower. Make sure to rub the stone gently for 30 secs only.
Caution: Do not rub it hardly. Also, do not use this remedy if you have sensitive skin.
Lemon and honey
With consistent and religious use this would give great results.You would start seeing noticeable effects with time.It has been a very effective remedy for unwanted facial hair. It is also quite good to bring a natural glow to skin and also helps with blemishes ans dark spots.
How to Use – take honey(1 tbsp), lemon juice( 1 and half tbsp) mix them well in a bowl and apply on the areas of excessive growth.Keep it for good 1/2 hour and then gently massage it for few minutes before washing it off.
Yogurt, Gram Flour & Turmeric
Take 2 tablespoon yogurt, 2 tablespoon gram flour and ½ teaspoon turmeric powder. Make a paste of all these ingredients and apply it to your facial hair. Let it dry and gently rub it off. Frequent use of this mixture for a few months will remove facial hair permanently.
Gram flour/raw milk/lemon juice/turmeric
To curb the growth of facial hair and lighten or fade them use this mixture. It works like a scrub and pulls out hair from beneath the skin.
How to use – take gram flour(2 tbsp),raw milk (1 and 1/2 tbsp), lemon juice (1 tsp), turmeric powder( 1/4 tsp) mix them well in a bowl it should be of thick consistency, apply evenly over the required area keep it on face untill it is semi dry which can be easily massaged, rolling over the area in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Use it on alternate days.
High levels of testosterone can bring on excess facial hair in women, and spearmint tea is said to help lower testosterone levels. To make all-natural spearmint tea, steep 1 heaping teaspoon of dried spearmint in 1 cup of boiling water. Drink one to two cups daily, and if higher testosterone levels are the cause of your excess facial hair, this natural remedy may help reduce facial hair.
Papaya Turmeric Paste
A paste of raw papaya and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder is very effective for removing unwanted hair permanently. Just massage your face with this paste for 15 minutes and rinse off. Use it once a week to get fruitful results.
Green gram powder/rose water/lemon juice
Beneficial for controlling excessive facial hair. It works by pulling the hair from the skin.It also acts a very good cleanser for sensitive and acne prone skin. Green gram powder a natural cleanser.
How to use – take green gram powder(2 tbsp), rose water (1 and 1/2 tbsp), lemon juice (1 tsp) make a thick paste and apply evenly over the required area or the entire face,once semi dry gently roll over in the opposite direction of growth for few minutes and wash it off later.Use on alternate days.
Basil Onion Paste
You need 9 to 12 fresh basil leaves and the thin transparent membrane found in the onions. Take membranes of two onions and make a paste by crushing these with basil leaves. Apply this paste on the areas with excess hair. Using this paste for a month will bring beneficial result and you might end up getting rid of your unwanted hair forever.
Go for natural bleach
There are many natural bleaching agents that you can use at home, instead of spending your money on expensive chemical ones. Here are some natural ingredients that are known for their natural skin bleaching properties:
Rub some Potato
Take a potato and slice it into half. Apply some water on its surface and rub it on your face. It will lighten the colour of your facial hair and will make your skin soft and supple.
Take a slice of tomato and rub it on your face. Do this for 5 minutes and then wash your face. In a few days, you will notice your hair color lightening.
Take half a cup of papaya pulp and mix it with one tablespoon of milk. Make a thick paste of it. Then rub it gently on your face and leave it for 10 minutes. After this rinse it off. This mixture serves as a natural bleach.
Try these homeopathic remedies to get rid of unwanted facial hair:
THUJA OCC. 1M : Start the treatment with thuja. One dose a day do not use any other medicine for 24 hours. Repeat after a month.
OLEUM JEC.3X : Give this remedy 3 times a day after the use of Thuja occ.