None of us like the appearance of straggly strands on our upper lips, chin, or sideburns. However, they reappear time and over, without prior notification. Even after treating them with waxing, tweezing, shaving, and epilating, these stubborn facial hair make an annoying comeback.
A better way of treating facial hair without any chemical laden formulas or unsavory side-effects is to beach them naturally. Here are five proven methods to naturally bleach your facial hair:
Apply a mixture of papaya and milk
All you need to prepare this fantastic mixture is to mash some slices of papaya to make a fine pulp and add some milk to make a paste. Apply the mixture on your facial hair and wait for 10 minutes. Wash with cold water. The treatment will leave your skin baby soft and smooth.
Apply a tomato rub
The tang in tomatoes makes them a naturally effective bleaching agent. Rub a slice of tomato on your facial hair and wait for it to dry. Wash off with cold water. You can safely repeat the process as often as required.
Apply a paste of chickpea flour
Take two tablespoons of chickpea flour. Add a tablespoon of milk and a pinch of turmeric to it to prepare a thick paste. Cover your facial hair with the mixture for about 10 minutes and then wash it off. Regularly repeat the process to get lighter facial hair.
Apply lemon juice
Lemon has astringent properties and works as an active natural bleaching agent. Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice with two tablespoons of honey to prepare a solution.
Apply the mix on your facial hair. Leave it to dry for about 15-20 minutes. Repeat the process as required. You may dilute the solution if lemon juice irritates your skin.
Apply miraculous radish juice
Radish is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants which can do wonders to your skin and facial hair. Prepare your magic mix by washing and peeling a radish. Grind it in a mixer with fresh lemon juice from half a lemon. Apply on your facial hair and wash after 15-20 minutes.
No wonder these home remedies will give you lighter facial hair naturally in no time; you should consider some dos and don’ts before trying any at-home treatments. You should remember that bleaching agent, even when they are natural; visibly lighten your facial hair.
In other words, they help in hiding your facial hair by blending them to your skin. However, you should take the following precautions before bleaching:
- Carefully read the instructions if you are using branded products for at-home bleaching session. Even if you are using natural ingredients, you should check if your skin is not irritable to such products. For example, some people may have irritability towards lemon juice or radish juice.
- Always patch test the product before applying on your face. Gently apply the bleach mix. Never rub.
- Never leave the bleaching mixture on your face for more than 15 minutes.
- Always cleanse your skin before applying bleach and wash off your face with cold water to remove bleaching mixture. Your face should not have any dirt or oil before using the bleach.
- Tightly tie your hair at the back into a ponytail. Keep your bangs from falling on your face using hairbands or bobby pins. Failure to do so may accidentally partially bleach parts of your hair giving a blond appearance.
- Bleaching mixture, even natural ones, can cause a tingling sensation on your skin. Wash them off immediately if you feel discomfort or burning sensation.
- Avoid exposing your bleached skin to the sun without sunscreen for at least 24 hours.
- Never use soaps, creams, lotions, face wash, or any other beauty product except pure water before or after bleaching your skin. Bleaching makes your skin extra sensitive. Your skin may require some time to recuperate.
- Do not bleach your skin immediately after applying scrubs, peels, or exfoliators. Also, avoid using bleach on chapped, irritated, inflamed skin.
- Use plastic bowls and plastic spoon or spatula to prepare the bleach mix. Never use metal bowls or spoons as the chemical components of the bleach mix may react with the metal.
- Never apply bleach mix immediately after waxing, epilating, threading, or other modes of hair removal.