Unwanted facial hair growth in women is usually due to high levels of androgens (like testosterone) in their bodies. These strands aren’t necessarily dangerous to your health, but you may want to have them removed, and there are many options to choose from, such as electrolysis, laser removal, or waxing. But many of these techniques can be expensive and even painful.
That’s why Herewere has prepared some recipes that can help you get the smooth face you’ve always wanted, and the best part is that you can certainly find all these items at home.
- 1 tablespoon oat paste
- 2 spoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Oatmeal is great for many skin issues, including itchiness and irritation, and is particularly good for exfoliating. When mixed with honey and lemon juice, it also helps with hair removal. You will have to mix all these ingredients to form a paste, rub it on the hairy area and leave it for 15 minutes. After about a month, you will start to see results.
2. Sugar + water + lemon juice
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of water
Widely known as “sugar”, this technique is popular due to its ability to slow hair growth, meaning you’ll gradually have less hair to worry about each time you repeat the process. Boil the mixture in a saucepan, put on the stove and bring to a slow boil. Stir and make sure the mixture doesn’t burn or stick to the pan. The final product should have a golden color. Let it cool down before using it.
Apply the fondant and mold to the skin in one swift motion to remove hair from the root. It can also be used for many areas of the body, including the face. It is recommended to repeat the process every 4 to 6 weeks.
3. Papaya + milk
- ½ cup of papaya pulp
- 1 tablespoon of milk
Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that can dilate hair follicles and cause hair to fall out naturally. Plus, the lactic acid in milk strips away the epidermis (outer layer of skin), leaving you with a smoother, brighter complexion. Just mix papaya with milk to make a thick paste and then apply it on your face. Massage it into the skin, let it act for about 15 minutes, and then rinse. Repeat the process once a week.
4. Egg + sugar + corn flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- ½ tablespoon of corn flour
If you mix these ingredients in a bowl, you can create an effective peel-off mask for hair removal. Egg white is very important here, as it improves skin tone and forms a thin film on the face that helps with the hair removal process.
5. Spearmint tea
- 1 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of dried spearmint
- 4 or 5 fresh spearmint leaves (optional)
Peppermint tea has been shown to be effective as an antiandrogen for mild hirsutism, meaning that it can totally help remove any unwanted facial hair. Drink it twice a day and you can balance your hormones and slow hair growth.
6. Barley + lime juice + milk
- 3 spoonfuls of barley powder
- 2 spoonfuls of lime juice
- 3 spoonfuls of milk
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