Only women suffering from hirsutism can tell how embarrassing it feels to have visible and thick facial hair. Hirustism is a condition in which hair grows abnormally thick on certain areas of the body, especially the face (on chin and cheeks). Growth of hair on the facial area is considered natural in if it is associated with old age, as women experience decline in estrogen levels and become menopause. But young women who have facial hair growth should consult doctor as this is usually a result of something abnormal going inside their bodies, such as hormonal imbalance, polycystic ovaries adrenal or thyroid gland disorders or probably because of the use of certain type of medication. While your doctor can help you in treating the root cause of hirustism, we can share with you certain natural methods that can do away with its symptoms i.e. the unnecessary growth of facial hair.
- The Egyptian Sugaring Method
Centuries ago ancient Egyptians came up with the technique of sugaring to help their women further enhance their natural beauty. Cleopatra known for her divine looks and beauty also used to remove hair from her face as well as other parts of her body through sugaring, in order to maintain a silky and smooth touch. The best thing about sugaring is that unlike waxing, the hair is pulled in the same direction of its growth and therefore it is less painful as compared to normal wax method. Moreover it is gentle on the skin and doesn’t cause irritation due to which aestheticians prefers sugaring on the facial area to remove hair.
How to Do It?
Heat one-quarter cup of water in a pan and add two cups of granulated sugar and one-quarter cup of lemon juice to it. Continue heating until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture becomes like paste. Keep heating the paste until bubbles appear. Now turn down the heat to low-medium and let it simmer for about 25 minutes until it turns dark amber in color. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool. Prepare your skin by dusting a little cornstarch or baby powder on your skin and then spread the lukewarm mixture on your face in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Put a clean cotton strip over the layer of sugar paste and after a few minutes pull it off quickly in the direction of the hair growth.
- The Chickpea Flour Hair Removal
Chickpea flour paste that we are going to share the recipe of, not only helps women get rid of those unwanted facial hair but it also offers various other benefits as well; the chickpea flour mask helps in exfoliation and removes dead cells of the skin, it helps in removing sun tan as well as lightening complexion, it delivers vital nutrients to the skin for nourishment and those with acne prone skin can get rid of breakouts thanks to the chickpea flour. So this natural method of hair removal is actually a complete skincare package that removes hair, leaves your skin supple, soft and glowing, and provides your skin the care it deserves.
How To Do It?
You will have to mix together two tablespoons of chickpea flour, one tablespoon of milk cream, one teaspoon of honey, one and a half teaspoon of rose water and three-quarter teaspoons of turmeric in a bowl until it forms a thick dough like mass. Apply this thick paste on your face with the help of your finger tips and leave it on for at least 20 minutes or until it dries completely. Scrub it off using a facial loofah pad or simply a soft cloth dipped in lukewarm water. Do this at least three or four times a week for about one month to completely get rid of facial hair.
If you have an oily or acne prone skin, then you must mix one tablespoon of chickpea flour, one-half teaspoon of plain yogurt, and one-quarter teaspoon of turmeric. You can also add one-half teaspoon of rose water. Make a thick paste and then spread it thoroughly on your face covering all the hair completely, and leave it on for 20 minutes before scrubbing it off.
If you don’t have all of the ingredients available at home you can simply make the paste using milk. Mix two tablespoons of chickpea flour, one-quarter teaspoon of turmeric and enough milk (about ½ teaspoon) to make a thick, smooth paste. And then repeat the same method of applying – drying – scrubbing.
- Raw Papaya Application to Remove Facial Hair
Raw Papaya is just so much more than an ingredient in various cuisines. From being rich in vital nutrients and vitamins that support health, papaya has countless benefits to offer to the skin. It is a beauty food that keeps you healthy inside out, and letting that glow of healthfulness appear on your beautiful skin. But did you know raw papaya could help you get rid of facial hair growth permanently? We doubt a lot of people are aware of papayas abilities to remove hair. Papaya contains and enzyme called Papain, helps to break down your hair follicles, slowing down your hair re-growth rate. Not only will it deal with the hairs currently sprouting from the follicles, but it can delay the return of your body hair. Since papaya is nourishing for skin it can be applied to the face without any fears.
How To Do It?
Mash the pulp of a raw papaya and add to it a teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of gram flour. Mix it properly to form a well combined paste. Apply this paste all over your face and massage for 5 minutes and then leave it for at least 20 minutes. Now rinse it with lukewarm water and repeat this method once a week for about a month, until your hair is completely gone.