Women with excessive hair growth on the face develop self-image issues. The sight of it may make them feel unattractive or less feminine that some women may find this embarrassing. Thus, it could affect the way they interact with other people.
But unwanted facial hair is actually a common problem with women. Its causes are due to many factors like stress, health condition, medication or even genetics. Fortunately, there are treatments available in order to get rid of it. But some of these can be expensive or could pose a lot of side effects. Choosing an all-natural way of removing facial hair, with the use of organic and non-chemical products, may be a viable option.
The female body produces male hormones in very small amounts. But due to an imbalance in the body chemistry, the production can result in an excess of these hormones, thus unwanted facial hair can develop. Drinking spearmint tea can apparently help with the reduction of testosterones, according to a Turkish study done in 2007. If taken at least one to two cups daily, the hair can thin out in due time, making it less noticeable on the face.
LEMON, HONEY & FLOUR MASK
An age-old technique to removing excessive facial hair makes use of three main kitchen ingredients: lemon, honey and flour. Prepare the following before doing the procedure:
- a bowl
- about 2 Lemons
- a cup of Water
- 1/4 cup of Honey
- 1/4 cup of Flour
- mild soap or facial wash
- another cup of honey
1. Slice the lemons and squeeze its juices in a bowl.
2. Mix this with the cup of water and honey, and then add the flour. The consistency of this mixture should be similar to paste. If it’s too thick, adding water can thin it out. Set aside.
3. Wash your face with warm water, so that the pores open up. Clean this using a mild soap or facial wash, then thoroughly rinse and pat dry. Make sure that there are no residues.
4. Facing the mirror, gently apply the homemade paste you’ve, concentrating on areas where there is an overgrowth of hair. Leave this for 20 to 30 minutes. You should feel the mask harden a bit.
5. Using a loofah sponge, dab this on to a cup of honey and then start rubbing your face with it. Move towards the direction of the hair growth.
6. Wash your face with warm water and then towel dry.
7. Do this for 2-3 times a week, and you should see marked improvements.
BESAN & HALDI MASK
Using besan and haldi mask for hair removal is actually a beauty ritual that originated in India. Besan is gram flour, while haldi is turmeric powder, which is produced abundantly in the region. For this method you will need the following:
- a bowl
- about a tablespoon of besan
- a pinch of turmeric
- water or plain yogurt
- mild soap or facial wash
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl, until it’s in paste-like consistency. Some women make use of unsweetened yogurt instead of water.
2. Wash the face thoroughly with warm water and use a facial wash or soap to clean the surface.
3. Begin applying the mask on the area, and then let it stay for a few minutes until you feel the mask dry.
4. You can flake this off afterwards, and then rinse with warm water to remove any residue.
Do take note of the following when using this method:
- The mixture is only good for application on areas where facial hair growth is excessive. But you can add more of the ingredients as per preference, if you want the whole face covered.
- Be careful with using too much turmeric powder, as it may make your face yellow and uneven in shade.
- Some women have said that flaking off may feel painful, but you should get used to the procedure if you do this regularly.
LEMON, SUGAR & HONEY SUGARING MASK
Many salons now offer the sugaring method to remove unwanted hair. But you can also do this at home using just these basic kitchen items:
- a bowl
- 30 grams of fine sugar
- 10 ml of lemon juice
- 150 ml of water
- cheesecloth or thin and smooth cloth
1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then heat this in a pan until the consistency is like liquid paste. Let it cool down for a few minutes, as you don’t want to burn your face if you apply this right away.
2. When the warmness is manageable, apply this on the spot with facial hair.
3. Cover it with a piece of cheesecloth and rub this down on the face. And just like waxing strips, quickly pull this off your face, against the direction of the hair growth. You may feel a slight sting because of the hair being pried off its roots. But it does work if you do it properly.
4. Wash with warm water when done.
Using homemade, organic or natural facial hair removal requires lots of patience, as the results don’t immediately show compared to using strong over-the-counter treatments. It’s unrealistic to expect results a few days or a couple of weeks after doing any of these natural methods. It also takes perseverance for this to work well.
These methods work best for women with mild facial hair problem. If the growth is too thick and coarse, it’s better to seek the advise of a good doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.