Facial Hair Home Remedies-How to Get Rid of Facial Hair?

How to Get Rid of Facial Hair

Girls are always conscious about their looks, style, makeup, beauty and to achieve that they follow methods like diet, exercise and cosmetics etc. One thing that they have always been worried about is, how to get rid of facial hair or how to know more about facial hair home remedies? To remove the facial hair either they have to visit the parlors every fortnight, which is very tiring and sounds like impossible or spent money on hair removal products. But this is not the solution as using harmful cosmetic products to remove facial hair might not be a good option for your skin health. The other options that you can stick to are plucking, waxing, threading and shaving etc. which are painful and may also leave you with swollen skin and sometimes redness on skin.

So, here we will be talking about the most common, natural facial hair home remedies to tell you how to get rid of facial hair, which are very effective, gentle on your skin, do not have side effects like the other cosmetic products and will also not dig a hole in your pocket.

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What is the cause of excessive facial hair growth?

Every woman naturally has body and facial hair, usually light in color and fine in nature. About 5 to 10 percent of women experience hirsutism, due to the secretion of higher than normal level of androgens, including testosterone. All females produce androgens, but in controlled level. However, some unwanted body conditions may cause a woman to produce too many androgens resulting in other male characteristics to be more prominent too. The most common cause of excessive production of androgens is hormonal imbalance. However, in some cases excessive facial hair problem could be genetic also. There are some medical conditions also, resulting in excessive facial hair growth like PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome), adrenal gland disorders, stress, obesity or a rapid weight gain.

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How to get rid of facial hair best home remedies:
How to Get Rid of Facial Hair
Lemon juice and Sugar:

A mixture of lemon juice, water and sugar are creating a sticky paste and this paste called sugaring. Sugar has been used since ancient periods to get rid of facial hair, if applied warm, it will stick to the hair on your face but not to the skin, resulting in significant damage to hair follicles on your face. Persistent use of this paste will permanently get you rid of hair follicles.

Ingredients:
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Water
Steps:
  • Mix sugar, lemon juice and add little water to make sticky granular paste.
  • Now heat up the mixture.
  • Now stir well to dissolve the sugar until the sugar become sticky granular paste.
  • Now let it cool a bit and apply on the affected areas in the direction of the hair growth.
  • Keep it on the affected area for 20 minutes and let it dry.
  • Now rub gently in a circular motion and wash it off with cold water
How often to use:
  • Apply this 3 times a week.
Skin Type:
  • All skin types.
  • For dry skin type people do not keep the paste more than 15 minutes.
Gram flour, Turmeric and Mustard oil:

Our Grandmother’s first choice which has been used since ancient ages for removing facial hair. This is the most effective method not only to get rid of facial hair but also for glowing skin.

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • 6- 7 drop of mustard oil
  • Half tbsp rose water
Steps:
  • Take all the ingredients in to the bowl and mix it well.
  • Apply it all over the face and affected area.
  • Keep it on the affected area for 15- 20 minutes and let it dry.
  • Now start rubbing your face in circular motion opposite direction of hair growth and wash off with cold water do not use face wash at least for 2 to 3 hrs.
How often to use:
  • Apply this twice a week.
Skin Type:
  • All skin types.
Turmeric and Milk:

Turmeric has been used for variety of skin condition due to its anti- inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Along with this, turmeric also has its quality to prevent hair growth. You can add other ingredients with turmeric to remove facial hair like water, rose water or aloe vera. Here we are adding milk.

Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons of Turmeric powder
  • Milk enough to make paste
Steps:
  • Mix turmeric powder and milk in a bowl and make paste which is not too thick but which can stay on face.
  • Apply all over your face and your affected area.
  • Apply this mixture on your affected area for 15 to 20 minutes and let it dry.
  • Now wash it off with warm water

Note: The above remedy might not be very effective if you have thick hair. In that case, you can add gram flour, rice flour and ground oats to the mixture.

Note: Using too much of turmeric might end up giving a yellow tint to your skin, so do not use much of this paste and make sure to avoid using soap or face wash after using this paste.

How often to use:
  • Apply this twice a week
Skin Type:
  • Amazing for dry skin type.
  • If you have oily skin instead of using milk you can use rose water.
  • For normal skin type can add both either milk or rose water.
Oatmeal, Lemon juice and Honey:

Oatmeal is really good scrub for face and we all know that a good scrub helps to get rid of facial hair with continued use as well as prevents irritation caused by waxing. Oatmeal contains natural scrub avenanthramide class of antioxidant that helps to protect the skin against UV sun damage. Honey soothes dry skin and lemon juice act as mild bleach and makes your skin tone lighter. I must say that this paste can work wonders in removing the hair from face as well as give your skin a lighter tone.

Ingredients:
  • ½ teaspoon Oatmeal
  • 7 – 8 drop of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
Steps:
  • Take oatmeal and grind it coarsely
  • Now take a bowl and mix all the ingredients
  • Apply this mixture on your face
  • Let it sit for about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Start rubbing your face against the direction of hair growth in a circulation motion.
  • Now wash you face with normal water
How often to use:
  • Apply this twice a week
Skin Type:
  • All skin types
Lemon juice, Honey and Wheat flour:

We have already seen a remedy with oats, lemon and honey, which is amazingly affective for this purpose. Now, in case you do not have the oats available with you, you can still go ahead with just honey and lemon. This doesn’t cut your hair but plucks them naturally so, they do not regrow thicker than it was. A persistent use for 6 months is supposed to help you get rid of the facial hair permanently.

 Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • water
  • 1 teaspoon of wheat flour
Steps:
  • Mix sugar, lemon juice, honey and water and heat the mixture till it become waxy paste.
  • Make the paste thinner and smooth and add wheat flour in it.
  • Allow the mixture to cool down.
  • Apply the paste on your face and the affected area and spread the paste in the direction of the hair growth.
  • Leave the paste for 15 to 20 minutes and let it dry.
  • Start rubbing your face against the direction of hair growth in a circulation motion.
  • Now wash it off with normal water.
How often to use:
  • Apply this thrice a week.
Skin Type:
  • All skin types.
Oatmeal and Banana:

Banana moisturizes your skin and oatmeal help to remove hair from face and make your skin soft. So, this could again be a very good solution for hair removal for dry skin types.

Ingredients:
  • Oatmeal
  • 1 ripe banana
Steps:
  • Take enough oatmeal (2-3 tablespoon) and grind it to a powder.
  • Now mash a banana and add oatmeal to it.
  • Mix it well and apply on your face and the affected area.
  • Let it set on your face and keep it for 20 minutes and rub against the direction of the hair growth.
  • Wash it off with cold water and after clean your face apply ice on your face.
How often to use:
  • Apply this twice a week.
Skin Type:
  • All skin types
Lavender oil and Tea tree oil:

Lavender oil and tea tree oil have anti-androgenic properties which help to remove facial hair.

Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon of lavender oil
  • 5-6 drop of tea tree oil
Steps:
  • Mix lavender and tea tree oil in a bowl
  • Now take a cotton ball and apply on your face and affected area
How often to use:
  • Apply this 2 – 3 times a day
  • For better result apply continue for 3months
Skin Type:
  • All skin types.
  • Avoid if you have acne – prone skin.
Lentil and Potato:

Lentil helps to remove facial hair and potato have natural bleaching properties that help lighten your remaining hair to become less visible.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of yellow lentil
  • 1 potato
  • 2 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
Steps:
  • Soak the lentils in water overnight.
  • Now grind soaked lentils in a thick paste
  • Peel the potato and extract the juice from the mashed potato.
  • Now add potato juice, lemon juice and honey in lentil paste and mix it well
  •  Apply the paste on your face and the affected area; spread the paste in the direction of the hair growth.
  • Leave the paste for 15 to 20 minutes and let it dry.
  • Start rubbing your face against the direction of hair growth in a circulation motion.
  • Now wash it off with normal water.
How often to use:
  • Apply this twice a week.
Skin Type:
  • All skin types
Precautions and Tips:
How to Get Rid of Facial Hair

Now that we have seen a few remedies which you can use at your home to get rid of facial hair, I would now talk about some of the precautions which are must when you use these home remedies:

  • Firstly, be patient to see long term or permanent results.
  • Some of the methods in which items are to be applied warm, be careful as it may result in burning sensations to your skin if applied too hot. If you are using this repeatedly, you have to be extra careful as the hot solution may leave you with burnt tint on your skin. But, as usual these solutions, which require you to be more careful are most effective as well.
  • If you have sensitive skin, please do avoid remedies like turmeric, orange peel, lemon juice etc. as they often contain allergic ingredients.
  • A warm water bath after these remedies is not suggested as it may open up the skin pores. Instead, you should try rubbing ice or wash with cold water to close the pores, right after this therapy.
  • A warm water or steam bath before applying any of these remedies is always suggested as that will open up the pores and the remedy will be more effective.
  • Along with facial hair, if you experience other significant changes in your body like decreased breast size, heavier voice or muscle mass gain; please do consult your doctor.

I hope this gives you a good idea about how to get rid of facial hair and please do share your own home found remedies. Please also do visit the link to find some facepack ideas for glowing skin.

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