How to Remove Facial Hair Naturally at Home

You may have flawless skin, a beautiful complexion and that youthful glow on your face but if you have facial hair, everyone will only notice them. Unfortunately, Indian women have the tendency of developing dark colored facial hair which often stand out. This can not only mar their beauty but also make them appear much older than they actually are. Many women, who can afford high end cosmetic procedures, opt to have permanent hair removal using machines and cosmetic therapies. However, these therapies have their own side effects and are usually expensive enough to burn a hole in your pocket. If you are on a budget and are wary of the many side effects that cosmetic procedures may have, there are simple ways to address the problem of excessive facial hair. 

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Can Facial Hair Be Removed At Home?

Many home remedies can help you get rid of your facial hair permanently. Since these remedies are all natural, they do not have any side effects and improve your skin while removing your unwanted hairs. For women, who have very small and fine hairs on their face, bleaching is a simple way to hide them. However, if you have excessive dark and thick hairs on your face, you should not tweeze, wax or thread them because the hair growth will only become more excessive.

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So What Home Remedies Can Be Used?

The great news is that several ingredients from your kitchen can be used to get rid of unwanted hairs. You do not have to do anything elaborate for hair removal. Here are some simple remedies to remove facial hair naturally:

1. Lemon and sugar scrub: Mix together 1 spoon of sugar with juice from one large lemon. Add a few drops of water to it and mix till the sugar dissolves. Now apply this mixture on your face and air dry for a few minutes. When the mixture is dry, you will feel a slight stretch on your skin. Using your dry fingers, scrub the mixture off your face. The scrubbing action will peel the mixture and pull the hairs from their roots.

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2. Yogurt, besan (gram flour) and turmeric: For this remedy, a paste of only yogurt and besan would also be sufficient. However, turmeric is an antiseptic and a natural fairness booster and therefore is a great extra to add to this combination. Simply take a tablespoon of besan and add two teaspoons of plain yogurt to it. To this mix, add a pinch or turmeric powder. Mix well to a thick, pasty consistency and apply on your face. Let it air dry and then using only your fingers, scrub it off. As the paste is scrubbed off, it also removes hairs from their roots.

3. Eggs, corn flour and sugar: Another granular scrub that uses sugar to make a peel, this remedy requires 1 egg, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon corn flour. Mix these together to make a thick paste and apply it on your face. This should make a thick paste, so be careful to spread it evenly across your skin. Once you are done, let it air dry for about 15 to 20 minutes and then using your finger tips, rub the mask off in circular directions. Move your fingers opposite to the direction of your hair growth. This will help remove the hairs from their roots, giving you permanently smooth and soft skin.

4. Besan, fenugreek seeds and rosewater: While besan and fenugreek make the base for this peel mask, rosewater acts as the binding agent as well as an astringent. Make a paste using 1 tablespoon of besan, 1/2 tablespoon of ground fenugreek seeds and rosewater. The paste should be thick. Apply it all over your face and neck and allow it to dry. Scrub the paste off using very gentle motion. Do not rub vigorously or the fenugreek seeds could damage the delicate skin of your face. Use slow, gentle, circular motion to remove the mask.

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Neha started her career as a research associate with the Azim Premji Foundation and went on to lead several development programs with various NGOs. In her free time she loves travelling and writing.