Did you know that 5-10% of women have unwanted facial hair? Most women of all ages have facial hair that is fine and light in color. However, abnormal hairs, caused by Hirsutism, a condition characterized by male hormones, are coarse and dark and can grow on women’s face, chest, back, and arms.
This condition is a nuisance and can be embarrassing for any woman. It has led to decreased self-esteem and confidence while increasing self-consciousness. However, it is not dangerous but can take a toll over a woman’s life.
Shaving these stubborn facial hairs may not be the solution as they grow faster and overgrow. Here are the natural remedies you can use to be-gorgeous-again:
Oatmeal and Banana Scrub
Mash a banana and mix the banana with about teaspoonfuls of oatmeal in a bowl. Massage it on your face for 20 minutes in circular motions so that it covers the face. For great results, use this mixture twice per week. Oatmeal grains make it a good exfoliating agent. It’s amazing as it fits all skin types.
Rice flour, Tumeric and milk
You can make your face mask by mixing rice flour, turmeric, and milk. Apply this paste on areas with the unwanted hair and wait for half an hour to dry then wash it off with warm water. This treatment leaves your face rejuvenated and fresh. You can repeat the procedure 2-3 times a week for better results.
Rosewater, Olive oil and Alum
To use alum you have to make sure it’s in powder form to mix with rosewater to dissolve. You can apply this mixture on affected areas by using a cotton ball and wait to dry. For effective results, you should apply it for more than five times at different intervals but at closer intervals. There is need to wash after drying then hydrate the skin by using a moisturizer or olive oil. Rosewater inhibits hair growth.
Egg and Corn Flour mask
To make this mixture, you need sugar cornflour, and an egg to ensure that you get a thick paste. The paste application on the affected areas takes around 20 minutes. You can peel off the paste when the ascertain its dry. You can do this procedure like thrice per week for amazing results.
The proportions should be 1 egg and 2 tea spoonfuls. The egg whites stick on facial hairs and plucks them like a bought wax.
Gelatin and Milk
Only unflavoured gelatin powder can be used. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to the gelatin and milk powder mixture. Heat the mixture at a temperature of about 30 degrees. Let the mixture cool off and apply it to the affected area on your skin. Wait for 10 minutes for the mix to dry and wash it off. Apply it 2-3 times a week for better results.
Its sticky thus good as it completely peels off all unwanted hairs instantly.
It is among the best options but it should not be use by people with sensitive skin.
Onion and Basil
To make the treatment, you need 2 medium-sized onions and 12 basil leaves. Ensure you use the thin transparent membranes of skin between layers of an onion. Take the membranes and crash them with basil leaves to make the paste. Apply the paste on unwanted hair and wait for 25 minutes and wash it off with warm water. You should do this at least 3 to 4 times a week for a period of two months. It is also good for all skin types.
Essential oils, Lavender and Tea tree
These essential oils are amazing. They help in the removal of facial hair. You only have to use the measurements of 1 tablespoon of oil to 4 to 6 drops of tea tree oil to make a paste. You can apply it on your face with a cotton ball. You should use this mixture twice per day for amazing results. This is because these oils have anti-androgenic properties that aid in the removal of unwanted hair. Its suitable females with oily skin and acne-prone skin types.
Honey and Sugar
To make this paste you need to have 1 tablespoon of honey, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and a teaspoonful of water. Put the sugar in a bowl, add it with honey and water mixture. Apply the paste to the unwanted facial hair by placing a cloth over the applied area and let it cool off for a couple of seconds. Ensure you pull the strip in the opposite direction where your hair is growing. You can do this as often as you need. This mask removes unwanted hair immediately and it’s good for all types of skin.