Facial hair not only looks unpleasant, but, can also cause embarrassment to some. Unwanted facial hair, if in excess, can also make your face look darker than its natural shade. There are many ways to get rid of facial hair, such as bleaching and waxing, etc. But, many of these come with their own side-effects. So, here are some natural ways in which you can get rid of those unwanted facial hair.
Go for natural bleach
There are many natural bleaching agents that you can use at home, instead of spending your money on expensive chemical ones. Here are some natural ingredients that are known for their natural skin bleaching properties:
Rub some Potato
Take a potato and slice it into half. Apply some water on its surface and rub it on your face. It will lighten the colour of your facial hair and will make your skin soft and supple.
Take a slice of tomato and rub it on your face. Do this for 5 minutes and then wash your face. In a few days, you will notice your hair colour lightening.
Lemon juice and Honey
Add few drops of lemon juice to honey and apply the mixture on face. Rub it in the same direction of the hair growth. Leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat this procedure at least twice a week.
Take half a cup of papaya pulp and mix it with one tablespoon of milk. Make a thick paste of it. Then rub it gently on your face and leave it for 10 minutes. After this rinse it off. This mixture serves as a natural bleach.
Home-made facial Scrubs
You spend your time using chemical based scrubs on your face to discourage the growth of facial hair, well why not use some home-made natural scrubs:
Mix sugar (30gm) and freshly squeezed lemon juice (10ml), with water to make a paste. Apply it on your face and rub it in the direction of your hair growth. Rinse it off after 15 minutes using cold water. Sugar acts as an exfoliating agent, while lemon juice will act as an astringent on your face.
Here is a home-made scrub that is quite popularly known as uptan. Mix chickpeas flour (besan), green gram flour, turmeric powder, rose water, and milk. Prepare a thick paste and scrub your face for two minutes. Use this scrub consistently to get rid of your facial hair, naturally.
Another good scrub can be prepared by mixing turmeric and salt in some lemon juice and milk. Salt would exfoliate your face and will also remove unwanted facial hair. Massage this scrub for 5 minutes before rinsing it off.
Banana and Oatmeal
First take a ripe banana and mash it. Then add some oatmeal to it. Apply this scrub on your face in circular movement. Do this for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
Gram flour is very good to discourage facial growth on face. Take some gram flour (30gm) and mix it with 10ml of lemon juice and a cup of water (150ml). Make a thick paste and rub it over your face. Some even believe that whole wheat flour is also good as it not only discourages facial hair but also removes unwanted black heads.
Here is a home-made cold wax formula for you. Prepare a mix of sugar (2 cups) and lemon juice (1/4 cup) in half a cup of water. Heat it on a low flame and keep stirring it. It should become a thick brown liquid. Use it when it cools down slightly. Dust the area, where you want to apply, with some corn flour or powder. Apply it using a butter knife and place a waxing strip or a clean cloth over that. Pull it off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. After this immediately apply some astringent and ice over that area to close the open pores.
But remember, whenever you make this mix do not try this directly on your face. Always do a patch test on the back of your hand or arm first, to check its consistency.
Other than these natural bleaches and scrubs, here are some more ways to discourage your facial growth naturally:
Turmeric and Milk
Mix some turmeric with milk to make a thick paste. Then apply it on your face. After it dries off, rub it off using gentle circular motions. This would not only discourage facial growth but will also leave a glow on your face.
Try egg white
If you can stand the smell of egg, then an egg white can also prove to be a good option for your problem. Add some sugar to it before applying it on your face. Let it stay, till it dries. After that rinse it off and do rememeber to use a toner after that.
Take care of your face
It is very important to use cleansing milk especially after removing makeup. It is always a good skin care routine to use a toner every time after face wash.
Excessive hair growth can also be due to imbalance hormonal level. In such a case, you must see a doctor immediately rather than trying any activities yourself.
These home remedies can effectively discourage and lessen your facial hair growth. It is good to use these remedies over a period of time to see effective results. So, go and raid your kitchen!