Unwanted hair on the visible areas of the body like hands, feet, face and back affect the perfect look of a person. They are one of the main cosmetic problems faced by many women. The causes of the unwanted hair growth can be due to imbalance of hormones in the body, irregular menstrual cycle, and use of certain medications or due to pregnancy. There are many latest techniques like waxing, laser hair removal, electrolysis, etc. are available for unwanted hair removal but they are costly and cause harm to the skin. There are many age old natural home remedies available for efficient removal of unwanted hair from different parts of the body. These remedies are natural, and have no side effects. They are much cheaper than the methods available from beauty clinics.
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Unwanted hair was always a matter connected that lead to critical discussions among women and many with regard to men. The rise in hair removal products is really a proof that it matters a lot for most of the women and men in the society today. Everyone is more than willing to pay the price the products demand to get rid of that unwanted body hair. But did you know that there is a vast range of home made remedies to combat unwanted hair, but it entails a certain amount of patience and easy practical methods can do just as well like any other product thereby saving your time, effort and money.
Natural Methods to Remove Unwanted Hair
Gram flour and Turmeric powder
In India this approach is very popular among the youngsters who want to get rid of the unwanted hair, considering the fact that other methods are actually harsh upon their sensitive skin. Make a paste using Turmeric Powder(Haldi) + Gram Flour(Besan)+ Curd.Apply the it gently on the parts where you find excess hair and allow it to dry for 30 Minutes. Then damp the face and slowly rubbing it in the opposite direction of the hair growth wash it off sing cold water. Once its done apply moisturizer for the skin to look supple and soft. Apply the paste once a week for about four months and you’ll surely begin to see the changes.
Pumice gems contains crystals like substance that cold be used for scrubbing the area where there is excess hair growth. Use it as soon as you apply water and soap or various other lubricants on the body before using it, else it could form rashes along with red spots on your skin. Using pumice gems regularly before bathing can help in completely reducing unwanted hair growth on the body.
Spearmint Herbal tea
Sometimes human hormones are the main cause for unwanted growth hair, the main reason is excess amount of testosterone, generally in women. Spearmint tea may help reduce the testosterone degrees which naturally helps in decreasing unwanted hair growth. Drink 1 cup of spearmint herbal tea daily each morning for greater results.
Lemon, Honey along with Sugar
Its home-made waxing product, easy to make and use! Mix Honey+Lemon+Sugar [30: 10: 60 in proportions] Microwave on high till it gets into a gel like consistency. Let the gel cool to some extent so that you can apply on your hands and feet, otherwise it may result in burns on your skin. Apply a thin layer on the area and then using a rough cloth pull of the unwanted hair in the opposite direction of hair growth. Clean the surface, apply moisturizer on it and attain a smooth and glowing skin.
Simply stroke it on the skin where there is unwanted hair, to some extent it may be distressing and it doesn’t remove very much hair. It might burn hypersensitive areas but is an excellent exfoliater. Do not use the it for removing unwanted facial hair and avoid using hard kind of sand paper. Pumice rock is better in comparison to sandpaper.
Sugar Lemon Mix for Facial Hair
Sugar water and lemon juice exfoliates the face and offers a natural bleach to the face. These three components combined together help to remove hair from the face as well as from other parts of the body. The mixture made with sugar water and lemon juice must be applied on the face in the direction of the growth of hair on the face. Leave it on the face and wash after 15-20 minutes.
Sugar mixed with water, lemon and honey is a very good home remedy to remove unwanted hair from legs and arms. It acts like wax and is very effective in removing unwanted hair growth on legs and arms. It is a similar process like waxing and plucking and is slightly painful. For waxing little cornstarch is added to the mixture. The mixture of sugar lemon and honey is heated to make it a free flowing paste. The areas of hair on the legs and arms need to be cleaned and dusted with cornstarch. Apply the mixture with a spatula on the areas of hair growth. Cover it with a waxing strip and press it to the mixture. Pull the strip on the opposite side of the hair growth.
Sugar Molasses Home Wax Treatment
Mixing sugar with molasses or corn syrup will give the same effect that one gets when mixing sugar, honey and lemon together. Magnesium is a main component in molasses that help in balancing the hormones. It is quite effective in offering slow and steady relief from unwanted hair. Mixing the sugar with molasses or corn syrup will make the molasses become a depilatory wax that you can use on your hands and legs to remove unwanted hair.
Lentil and Potatoes
Potatoes combined with yellow lentil are an Ayurvedic process to get rid of the hair on the face and other parts of the body. Potatoes have natural bleach properties in them. The combination of both these items will help in making the hair color lighter. Make a paste of soaked lentil and juice extracted from crushed potatoes. Apply on the face and other parts of the body and leave it to dry. Remove the paste in piles by rubbing the fingers over the paste. It helps in removing unwanted hair permanently by repeating the process two to three times in a fortnight.
Egg Mask Facial Hair Removal
Apply egg white on the face and leave it to dry. It can now be easily pulled off and the unwanted hair will come off with it.
Banana and Oatmeal Scrub
Banana is a natural ingredient that can be used to remove unwanted hair from the body. It will help in exfoliating the skin when mixed with a roughening ingredient like oatmeal. The banana will help in making your skin soft and supple and oatmeal will act as the cleanser for your skin. Both combine to give unique and effective results.
Safflower Oil- Thanaka Home Remedy
Thanaka is a very popular tree in Myanmar whose bark is used for cosmetic purposes. It helps in removing unwanted hair on the face and other body parts easily when mixed with Safflower oil helps cleansing and making the skin get softer and smoother. Thanaka powder is a natural body hair inhibitor that helps in easily removing unwanted hair.
Conclusion –Natural home remedies take a longer time to show results and hence lot of patience is required. There are no chemicals in these natural ingredients, hence any side effects.
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