A lot of women are prone to having excessive facial hair. Many women also have darker hair colors which make their facial hair look more noticeable than others. Sufferers tend to have low self-esteem and low confidence. Well, in this article, we will discuss about some natural remedies which can help you heal your facial hair naturally. We would stress more on the hair which grows under and around your chin, as they disturb us more compared to hair on our cheeks, sideburns or forehead. None-the-less, this article serves you with all the possibilities to reduce excessive hair growth on your face. Home remedies are not only cheaper and healthier, but they are better than going through painful remedies like threading or plucking, etc.
Causes for unwanted hair on chin
The condition in which our body produces excessive hair is called ‘Hirsutism’. It can happen due to different reasons like:
- Producing extra androgen’s in our bloodstream.
- Polycystic ovarian disorder (PCOD)
Hirsutism is a condition which runs in families and can be transmitted genetically.
How to remove unwanted hair on chin
Turmeric to remove hair under chin
Turmeric has been widely used in Chinese and Indian home remedies since ages. It surely does have numerous benefits, and here, you would have to combine it with yogurt. You need to make a paste of these two ingredients and apply on your chin regularly. This method is best if started at a young age.
Take 1 tablespoon of gram flour along with 1 teaspoon of turmeric. Add lemon to make fine paste and apply on the chin. Wait till the paste dries. Take a cloth and dip it in lukewarm water, and rub in circular motions to clean it.
Sugar wax to remove chin hair
This natural remedy is used in numerous beauty salons. But, why pay extra bucks when you can make the mix at home and help yourself? Take 10 tablespoons of water and add 2 teaspoons of lemon. Start boiling while you add 2 tablespoons of sugar. Keep boiling till sugar melts, and the mix starts turning brown. This mix is to be applied on your chin while it is still warm, but not as soon as you turn off the burner. Apply a thick layer on skin and use waxing strips or a muslin cloth to place over. Make sure you pull the strip in the opposite direction from where the hairs grow. There is another remedy which replaces water with honey and is prepared and applied in the same way as you read in this point. This will cost you a little more but be worth the amount spent.
Scrubbing your face with pumice stone is a gradual process to reduce unwanted hair on your chin. This remedy is however not suitable for sensitive skin.
People, with excessive testosterone can follow this remedy for relieving themselves from unwanted hair. Consuming 2 cups of spearmint tea reduces testosterone levels and in-turn reduces excessive hair growth. You can have two cups everyday and see the results soon.
Mask to get rid of hair under chin
This mask is to be applied on the entire face. It will not only benefit your chin but also make your cheeks glow! Take a small bowl and add 4 tablespoons of corn flour and 2 egg whites. Blend to make fine consistency and add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Apply the mask and let it dry. Use a wet cloth to clean your face or rinse with water. This mask acts more like a scrub and helps you cleanse your skin.
Take the pulp of raw papaya and mix with raw milk/turmeric. Blend the combination and apply thoroughly. Let it dry and wash off with water. Repeat process once in every 2 days for best results.
Yellow lentils with potato
You might not have seen this combination anywhere before, but yes they do help it clearing off unwanted facial hair! Crushed yellow lentils have to be added into potato juice followed by some lemon juice. Let the lentils soak overnight. In the morning, you need to strain the juice and apply. You could add some honey in the morning, to make the combination sticky and to make it more beneficial.
Add powdered green gram with lemon juice and rose water. This combination reduces unwanted hair on skin too.
Apricot and honey facial scrub
The rich fruit of apricot has exclusive vitamins and minerals and is extensively used for removing facial hair. For this remedy, you will need ½ cup of dried apricots and 1 teaspoon of honey. Grind the apricots to turn them into coarse powder. Add honey to the powder and mix well. Apply the mix on your chin and other facial areas and let it sit for 10 minutes. Scrub the mix in circular motion for about 15 minutes. Wash face with lukewarm water and repeat process thrice that week.
Wheatbran is the residue which remains after you have refined wheat grain. It is not only a healthy edible item, but happens to work well for a facial scrub and masks. In this case, it will also help you remove facial hair and defy aging process. For this remedy, you need 1-3 tablespoons of wheatbran, 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of rose water. Take a small bowl to blend wheatbran, milk and rosewater. Blend it well and apply on the face evenly. Let it be for a minute after which you rub gently with fingers. Make sure that the wheatbran dries up while you scrub. Leave it again for 2 minutes and then wash off the face with water. Repeat process daily for 2 weeks and watch all your facial hair disappear. It also prevent from excess facial hair growth.
Orange and lemon peel facial mask
Orange peel was traditionally used in China for medicinal purposes and cosmetic uses. It cleanses skin and makes you face look toned. It has high concentration of Vitamin C added with lemon peel which provides the same. Both will help you exfoliate your face and get rid of unwanted facial hair. For this, you need 1 teaspoon of powdered orange peel and powdered lemon peel each.You also need 1 teaspoon of ground almond, rose water and oatmeal each, followed by 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Mix the orange, lemon and oatmeal together and add ground almond. Add the liquids and make smooth paste. Let the mix stay for 10 minutes after which you start rubbing your face in circular motions. Leave it for 5-10 minutes more and repeat thrice that week.
There are some of the best natural remedies to reduce the growth of unwanted facial hair. Though these are safe and cheap, these are time consuming. Thus, you need to be patient and consistent upon the remedies you choose and the way you go about the processes. With time, your excessive hair growth would reduce and you would have a clearer face.