All women do have some hair growth on their face. However, when this growth increases and it affects their appearance and their confidence is when it becomes an issue. This excessive hair growth (also called hirsutism) is usually due to hormonal problems. Such women need to use a lot of options like bleaching, waxing, threading or shaving very regularly to get rid of the unwanted hair. Some of them also resort to laser hair removal if they can afford it. If you have this problem too, here are a few chemical-free home remedies that can help you deal with this problem:
Turmeric or haldi
Besides being good for one’s complexion and the antibacterial effect, turmeric is also said to have the property of curbing hair growth. Here are some easy face packs with haldi, you could try out.
How to use: Make a fluid paste by soaking turmeric powder in water, apply to the facial area where you have excess hair and leave on for a few minutes. After it dries, use a cloth dipped in warm water to wipe away the turmeric and the hair, too.
Traditionally, women in many Indian homes regularly used a face pack made by mixing gram flour or besan with turmeric. This was said to have the ability to remove the excess hair on the face, particularly around the mouth and chin. Besan also helps get smooth and flawless skin.
How to use: Mix equal amounts of besan and turmeric and add a little water to make a thick paste. Apply to the problematic part of the face, leave on until it dries totally and then dip a cloth in warm water and use to rub off this face mask – you will find that along with the besan mixture, the strands of hair are also removed.
Alternatively, mix in a little curd or cream (malaai) to the besan-turmeric paste and apply for an equally effective hair removal remedy.
With a home-made wax-like substance, it is possible to remove facial hair quite effectively; however, you need to be prepared for the process to get a little messy and maybe even painful when compared to the turmeric or besan face pack. The molten sugar in this recipe provides the stickiness; honey and lemon act as bleach as well as help to soothe the skin. Regular use of honey results in soft and supple skin, read here.
How to use: Take about a tablespoon of sugar in a vessel, add in a teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice; heat this lightly or microwave for about 3 minutes and mix to get a smooth paste. When the paste is still slightly warm, apply it to the part of the face from where you need to pluck the hair. Cover the area with a strip of cloth and immediately pull the cloth in the direction opposite to that in which the hair is growing.