Getting rid of body hairs has always been difficult; facial hair removal is even more troublesome. They are the hindrance to the overall aesthetic beauty of a person. While men look fine with them, they mar the beauty of a woman who look very unfeminine with them.
Depending upon our genetic makeup and hormones, we may have a few or excessive hair growth on our faces. Today, a plethora of modern techniques and procedure are available for getting rid of them; these may be beneficial but in many cases, but, sometimes, react strongly to the skin and leave the face with many side effects. Herbal remedies come handy in these cases. These traditional ways of facial hair removal are not only effective but are also safe for delicate female skin.
Bleaching with Lemon Juice
Prepare a paste of lemon and sugar (or honey), and apply it on the face. Do not rub too much. You can add water to this mixture to make it more lubricant. The paste should be applied in the direction in which hair grow. It is good to keep the face covered with this mixture for about 15-20 minutes. Remove the hair with the help of a strip by moving it the opposite direction to hair growth.
You can also warm the paste a little in order to ease its application. Repeat the process two times a week to have good results. You ca also use lime juice in place of lemon; when applied for a prolonged period, it makes the color of hair brownish and hence more unrecognizable.
Egg and Sugar Paste:
Another effective bleach that can help you get rid of unwanted hair on face is egg white. This is to be mixed with some sugar and a tablespoon of corn flour. Blend the three properly to form a fine paste and apply. After it dries, remove it; do not scrub to much as it can leave marks on the face.
Turmeric and Milk:
Add some milk to turmeric powder to form a paste and cover your face with this mask. When the paste dries, remove it by moving fingers circularly all over the face.
Prepared from chickpeas, gram flour is an excellent exfoliant used for facial therapy. To make the facial paste, add some gram flour to a pinch of turmeric and one or two tablespoon of milk in it. Apply this paste over face; wait for about 15 minutes so that it hardens. Now remove it with hands by gentle rotation of fingers. Wash the face with water. This therapy is useful in many other bad facial conditions like acne, pimples, and redness.
Mix fenugreek powder with chickpea flour. Add some water or milk to make the paste. Apply it over the face and let it dry. Now peel it off by hand.
Make it Simple with Wheat Flour:
Add some water to wheat flour; it is to be noted that there should be enough water so that dough is not very hard as it becomes difficult to apply otherwise. Remove it by scrubbing. The hair get stick to the dough and are removed.
Flower extracts are useful for skin; they not only tone the skin but cleanse it of impurities. A flower paste can be prepared by adding the extracts of rose, jasmine, and lavender with sandalwood, lemon peel, turmeric, and chickpea flour. Add the ingredients to glycerin, milk, and honey. The scrub can lessen the excessive facial hair production if used regularly.
A mixture of finely powdered pulses like lentil, moong, arhar, chana works wonders for facial hair. The pulses can be added to water or milk to make the thick paste. The mixture is an excellent toner and even helps in lightening the blemishes and pimples.
In this home remedy, sugar is used in place of wax. In it, face is covered with melted and thickened paste of sugar. The paste is applied parallel to hair growth direction but while scrubbed off in opposite direction. The technique is less cumbersome than that of general waxing as it is both easy to apply as well as remove sugary paste.
Way to Prepare Sugar Wax:
Add sugar, lemon juice, and water in 8:1:1 proportion respectively. Heat the solution over low flame; continuously stir it. Sugar starts melting after a while. Continue heating unless a black syrupy liquid is formed. See if the paste is thick enough to be applied on face. Allow it to cool and when ready, spread it over face with a blunt knife.
If waxing leaves you with cuts, you can apply a herbal spray prepared from green tae, aloe Vera, calendula and peppermint oil. To it add powdered bark of willow. The spray can be used for many days; it is good to place it in some cool place like refrigerator.
Studies have shown that excessive hair growth in women is linked to the increased production of androgen, a male hormone. In order to lessen the effect, it is advisable to take certain medicinal herbs in your diet. These include black cohosh, saw palmetto, cinnamon, green tea, and chromium supplements. Certain vitamins, D-glucarate, and inositol have also been proved work positively in hirsutism. All these medicinal herbs should be taken under the guidance of a qualified practitioner.
Taking a vitamin-rich diet and foods with antioxidant properties are beneficial in countering this problem. Acupuncture may also be beneficial in some cases. Spicy and sour foods should be avoided. It is good if you increase the consumption of black gram in your diet.
It is to be noticed that these though these herbal remedies are tested and tried several times, they have effect differently on different persons. While any remedy working well for others may not be so effective in your case. Stick to some of these and have patience. It is only after regular use that you will get good results. Always take care of your skin while peeling of a mask or paste and wash your face every time after its removal.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.