Is facial hair embarrassing you? Are you losing confidence because of the unwanted hair on your face? Facial hair in women is becoming a common problem. The medical term for unwanted hair growth in women is ‘hirsutism’. Studies suggest that females with dark pigmentation have abnormal hair growth on body and those with light pigmentation have thin growth.
Unlike men, females have very thin hair on face, which is hardly visible to naked eyes. Growth of unwanted hair around chin, neck and upper-lip could be due to various reasons or hormonal changes. Polycystic ovarian syndrome commonly known as (PCOS or PCOD) is identified as one of the reasons for triggering facial hair growth in females. Some hormonal conditions or adrenal gland disorders and certain medications can also lead to unwanted hair on face.
There are many medical techniques like laser hair remover, electrolyses etc that can be availed to get rid of unwanted hair. Waxing and threading are some age old methods used by females to prevent them from embarrassment caused by thick hair growth on face. While these are just temporary solutions, here are some home remedies that can help remove facial hair naturally.
Home Remedies to Remove Facial Hair permanently
Sugar Lemon Concoction
Mix 2 tbsp of sugar with 10 tbsp f water and 2 tspn lemon juice. Apply this concoction on face for 15 to 20 minutes and wash with cold water. Do this for 3 to 4 times in a week and see reduction in facial hair.
Lentil and Potato
Soak a bowl of yellow lentil in water overnight. Next morning, make a paste of grinded yellow lentil and freshly extracted potato juice. Add 4tspn of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of honey to the paste. Apply it on face and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes. When dried, rub it off slowly with hands. Repeat it for two to three times in every 15 days.
Green Gram Four and Rosewater Paste
The green gram flour can be used for facial hair removal due to its exfoliating properties. And rosewater is an age old cleansing agent commonly used for cleaning make-up.
Mix 2 tspn of green gram flour with 2 tspn of rose water and add 1 tbsp of lemon juice to it. Apply this paste on affected areas and leave for 20 to 25 minutes. Wash it thoroughly with cold water after it dries. This process should be repeated 3 to 4 times in a week.
Red Lentil Face Pack
The red lentil is sticky and is used as a natural scrub for removing facial hair. Soak half a cup red lentils in water overnight. Next morning churn it with little water to make a paste. Add a pinch of turmeric and half tspn lemon juice to it. Apply on affected area and leave for 20 to 25 minutes. After it dries, scrub it off with hands and wash with water thoroughly.
Take 5 to 6 spearmint leaves or spearmint herbs. Add the leaves to a cup of hot water and cover it for about 5 to 7 minutes. Drink this tea twice a day for favourable results.