9 Ways To Get Rid Of Facial Hair Naturally (That Actually Work)

Last Updated: 30th September 2016

Facial hair: the bane of every woman's existence!

All women have the occasional "straggler", that hair or patch of hairs that grows in the worst possible place!

You know what I'm talking about--those extra hairs on your chin, along your jawline, above your lip, or on your sideburns.

Those hairs can be a pain in the butt to get rid of.

Every time you think you've dealt with the hair, you discover another growing somewhere else.

Worse still, even after you get rid of the hairs, they just grow back--sometimes thicker, stronger, and more visible!

What Can You Do?

Many women spend hundreds of dollars on epilators, waxing kits, trimmers, and safety razors, all in an attempt to know how to remove facial hair.

In the end, many give up and resort to bleaching the hairs--better invisible than stubbly, right?

If you're sick and tired of shaving/waxing/epilating your face, read on to find out how to remove facial hair naturally.

Our simple home remedies have been tried and tested, and you'll find that they're surprisingly effective. Using them can teach you how to remove ingrown facial hair, get rid of that moustache, or trim those whiskers.

By the end of this page, you'll know how to remove facial hair permanently at home.

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How to Get Rid of Facial Hair:

Papaya and Turmeric

Papaya and Turmeric Paste

Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that breaks down the hair follicles-preventing them from re-growing more hairs.

Applying papaya to your face will help to inhibit hair growth, making it easier for you to keep your chin whiskers, sideburns, or moustache under control.

Applying papaya to your face will help to inhibit hair growth, making it easier for you to keep your chin whiskers, sideburns, or moustache under control.

Adding turmeric into the mix makes the papaya more effective.

The stable compounds in turmeric will help to kill off the hairs, preventing their regrowth.

How it's done:

Use a spoon to scoop out a few chunks of raw papaya flesh.

Add in half a teaspoon of turmeric powder, and use a fork to mash and mix the ingredients together. You should end up with a thick paste.

Using your fingers, apply the paste to the parts of your face with hair.

Massage your skin gently to ensure that the paste is absorbed into your hair and skin.

Let it sit for 15 minutes before washing off with warm water.

Repeat the process once every two weeks or so, and you'll notice your facial hair disappearing on its own!

How to Remove Facial Hair Naturally:

Homemade Wax

Homemade wax

Did you know that you can make your own wax at home? You don't need to buy wax from the store, but you can prepare your own using a few simple ingredients you'll find in your kitchen.

How it's done:

Pour two tablespoons of sugar into a microwave safe bowl or container, and add in a tablespoon of honey and water each.

Place the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds, or heat it in a double boiler on the stove.

Boil it until the sugar dissolves and mixes with the liquids.

You will end up with a thick, waxy substance.

Use a spatula or wax applicator to stir the wax, and apply it to the parts of your face with the facial hair you want to eliminate.

Place a strip of cloth over the freshly applied wax, let it cool for a couple of seconds, then pull.

The wax will rip out the hair, leaving your face fresh and clean.

If the homemade wax cools, place it back in the double boiler, or heat it in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat until your face is free of hair!

How To Remove Facial Hair Permanently At Home:



This is an ancient hair removal method that WORKS! It's easily as effective as waxing though it can be less painful and irritating for your skin.

If you have sensitive skin that is prone to redness, this could be the best natural option for hair removal.

How it's done:

Place a quarter cup of water in a stockpot or saucepan, and place the pot on the stove.

Once the water is hot, add a ¼ cup of lemon juice and 2 cups of regular table sugar (white or brown, it doesn't matter).

Mix and continue heating until the mixture begins to bubble, then turn the fire to low and let it simmer.

Turn it off once the mixture turns an amber color.

Remove the pot from the stove and let it cool slightly.

As the mixture is cooling, apply a dusting of baby powder or cornstarch to your skin.

This will prevent the mixture from sticking to your skin, reducing irritation.

Apply the slightly-cooled paste to your face, going in the opposite direction of the hair. Place a cotton strip or a clean cloth over the paste.

Let it sit for a few minutes, until the paste has hardened. Rip it off by pulling in the direction of your hairs. Repeat until all facial hair has been removed.

Rip it off by pulling in the direction of your hairs. Repeat until all facial hair has been removed.

How to Get Rid of Facial Hair:

Egg White Mask

Egg White Mask

Eggs are packed with protein, meaning they are wonderful for your skin! They will provide the nutrients your skin needs to produce collagen, which will keep it fresh and young.

Plus, egg white is beautifully sticky when it dries, and an egg white mask will stick to any facial hairs.

When you rip it off, it will pluck hairs with all the ruthless efficiency of store-bought wax!

How it's done:

Drop the white of 1 egg into a bowl, and mix in a tablespoon of regular table sugar and half a tablespoon of cornstarch. Beat the mixture until it the paste is nice and smooth.

Apply the paste to your face, and let it sit for a few minutes--until dry. The paste will harden into a thick mask, which you can literally grab and RIP off.

Just be careful not to hurt your skin as you pull. A quick rip will pluck the hairs without damaging your skin.

How to Remove Facial Hair Naturally:

Potato Lentil Mask

Lentil and Tomato

This Ayurvedic remedy has been used in India for centuries, and it's one of the most effective ways to get rid of facial hair (and body hair) at home.

You may need to visit an Indian/Oriental food store to find the yellow lentils (moong daal), but everything else comes straight from your pantry!

How it's done:

Soak a cup of yellow lentils in water overnight. Come morning, use a pestle and mortar or food processor to crush the soaked lentils into a thick paste.

Peel three potatoes (yellow or white, it doesn't matter).

Run the potatoes through the food processor, or grate them--as if making hash-browns. Place the crushed/grated potatoes on a sieve, and press on the potatoes to extract as much potato juice as possible.

Easy Option: Run the potato through your cold press juicer to extract the maximum amount of juice with the least amount of effort!

Mix the potato juice in with the lentil paste, and add a tablespoon of honey and four tablespoons of lemon juice. Stir until it forms a thick, smooth paste.

Apply the paste to your face or body--anywhere you have unwanted hair. Let it sit for up to 20 minutes. It will dry and tighten on your skin.

Once it's fully dry, rub the paste with your fingers to remove it. The dried lentil paste will fall off, taking your unwanted body hair with it!

Bonus: Potato juice is a natural bleaching agent, so any remaining facial or body hair will be bleached.

How to Remove Facial Hair Permanently at Home:

Molasses Wax


If you don't have honey at home, you can always use molasses to make your own homemade wax. Even dark corn syrup will do the trick!

The wax is quick and easy to make, and it's effective to use for getting rid of facial hair.

How it's Done:

Pour one cup of sugar into a microwave-safe bowl or container. Pour in just enough dark corn syrup or molasses to cover the sugar, stir, and let it sit for a few minutes.

Place the mixture in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, until the sugar is fully dissolved into the molasses.

Once the mixture has cooled slightly, add in the juice of half a lemon. Stir well, and return to the microwave if necessary.

The mixture should cool down before you apply it to your face. It shouldn't be so hot that it burns your skin, so use it once it is properly lukewarm.

Apply the mixture to the hair you want to remove and press a waxing strip or clean cloth into the molasses wax.

Pull to remove the hair, and repeat as desired.

How to Get Rid of Facial Hair:

Basil Onion Paste

Basil and Onion Paste

This is a surprisingly effective remedy, but one that will require a bit of extra work.

You'll need to remove the thin membranes from between the layers of an onion. They are the part that will provide the effective hair removal--it's worth the effort!

How it's done:

Slice two onions in half, and, using a knife, remove the thin membranes from between the layers of an onion.

Once you have removed the membranes, add in 10 to 12 fresh basil leaves (not dried).

Use a pestle and mortar to crush the basil leaves and onion membranes, and keep crushing until it forms a smooth paste.

Apply the paste to any unwanted facial hair, and let it sit for up to 20 minutes. (If you feel your skin burning, you've left it too long!)

Use warm water to wash the paste off your skin.

You'll need to repeat this remedy a few times a week. After about a month, you'll find the unwanted hair is gone!

How to Remove Facial Hair Naturally:

Gelatin Face Mask

Gelatin Mask

No, you're not going to use Jell-O to get rid of your facial hair!

You'll need unflavored gelatin, but you'll find that the gelatin face mask does a great job of eliminating unwanted hair.

By adding lemon juice, you bleach any hairs that aren't removed by the mask.

The lavender essential oil will help to soften your skin and reduce any risk of irritation.

How it's done:

In a bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of whole milk with a tablespoon of unflavored gelatin powder.

Squeeze in a couple of drops of lemon juice, along with 1 drop of lavender essential oil. Place the mixture in the microwave for no more than 20 seconds.

The mixture will be a bit hot, but you will need to apply it directly to your face after you remove it from the microwave. Let it sit on your face for 5 minutes. Be warned: the mixture will stick VERY quickly.

Be careful only to apply it to areas with facial hair you want to remove--ergo, keep it away from your eyebrows and eyelashes.

After 5 minutes, you can simply peel the gelatin mask off with your fingers. It won't just eliminate facial hair, but it can even help to get rid of blackheads and dead skin cells!

These home remedies can be surprisingly effective at getting rid of unwanted facial hair, and you'll find that most of them are easy to do with the ingredients you already have in your pantry/cupboards.

However, these are only some of the natural ways to get rid of facial hair. Some other home remedies include apricot and honey facial scrub, wheat bran scrub,  lavender and tea tree oil mix, orange and lemon peel mask, barley scrub and oat meal mask. These are easily available and are sure to be safe for your skin.

Try them for yourself and see which work best. Thanks to the remedies, you won't have to worry about how to get rid of facial hair ever again!

28 Responses
  • Moonface
    July 20, 2016

    How fast does the hair grow back after removing with home remedies, meaning
    how often do a person have to maintain it, does the hair grow back every day? I
    have naturally dark hair yet the facial hair is light/blond/white almost as
    they call peach fuzz hair. I wonder if I start using home remedies will new
    hair grow to dark colour?

    Do a person have to literally remove/ pull the hair with the home remedies to
    make it work or is it sufficiently to just add the ingredients on the face for
    example adding turmeric and papaya on face and will make the hair shrink
    and fall out?

    I have also a little acne and sensetive skin, Which of this treatment will suit me? Is there
    anyone who have got permanently result of home remedies?

  • Clair
    September 9, 2016

    Every woman wants her face to look beautiful, soft and smooth and without any facial hair. Growth of facial hairs is natural. However, when there is excess growth of hair on neck, chin, on the upper lips, cheeks or forehead, it causes embarrassment and it affects the confidence of the person. The reason for excess growth of facial hair includes changes in hormonal levels in the body, some medications and due to hormonal changes during pregnancy. Though there are methods such as shaving, laser treatment and waxing available to remove facial hair, they may be painful, time consuming and may cause damage to the skin. The home remedies are the best method to remove facial hair as they are easily available and are without any side-effects. You can use Lemon Juice and Honey Help to remove fine hair from your face. the lemon juice work as a cleansing and exfoliating agent and honey helps soften the hair due to its hydrating and moisturizing properties.

    • Priya
      September 9, 2017

      I had very thick chin hair and it was becoming black , on chin area ….so please suggest any remedie for my problem

      • Manisha Deghuria
        October 17, 2017

        Please consult a doctor for hormonal disturbance preferably an endocrinologist

    • precious
      January 30, 2018

      Your comment*how long does it take to disappear and how to use lemon juice and honey

  • Christine
    June 17, 2017

    None of these give any reason to think they’ll be permanent.

    • Cindy
      June 26, 2017

      I agree, Christine. They are NOT permanent only a treatment to temporarily remove hair and none of these help anything more than ‘fuzz’, not the coarser hair that can only be plucked to temporarily remove the annoying dark facial hair which is caused by increased androgen hormone. I worry about when I am too old and senile to do it myself.

      • harry
        October 2, 2017

        you wont care so dont

    • Nora
      August 16, 2017

      I’ve tried laser, wax, thread, pluck AND natural. Nothing is 100% permanent:/

      • Sadiq
        September 16, 2017

        Nora-All the problems are useless, it does not benefit us from the coach;

      • JB
        October 11, 2017

        Electrolysis is the only permanent solution, but it’s time-consuming and VERY expen$ive.

  • Perlita
    July 17, 2017

    I know that these are 9 ways to get rid of unwanted facial hair and affective, but what remedy is best Recommend??

  • Ford
    September 5, 2017

    Less than a month ago, I began putting Gelatinized Maca Powder in my coffee. I started out with 1 tsp. daily and am using 1-1/2 tsps. now. It has significantly lessened my facial hair. Hoping it will help with Menopausal upper lip hair with continued use. You are supposed to take it for a month or so and stop for a week or take it five days on and two days off. I think that you’re not supposed to take more than 3 tsps. daily, but I need to research it more.

  • Priya
    September 9, 2017

    I had much thick unwanted hair on chin and it was becoming black …so please suggest any remedie for my problem

  • Sadiq
    September 16, 2017

    All the problems are useless, it does not benefit us from the coach;

    • Mario
      November 24, 2017

      Get away man

  • Nanoni
    September 23, 2017

    i have hypersensitivity on my face and have fine but slightly long hair on my cheeks. I tried bleaching,but it makes the hair shine (due to its golden color) in sunlight. I am worried that if i use trimmer or shaving device, my face will look like a man’s, i.e, a darker patch of skin where teh hair grows. Is this true? will i actually get a dark patched skin after i shave? PLEASE HELP.

    • Petal
      October 19, 2017

      Nanomi, never shave on your face because the hair will only grow back thicker.

  • Petals
    October 19, 2017

    Never shave it grows back thicker.

  • Desiree
    October 30, 2017

    Help!!!! I have very thick coarse hair on my chin area sideburns when I use products such as near and other it makes it look like a perm my means are not great very fixed income the still wanted to look okay age 60 anything that you could recommend would appreciate it

  • Bunny
    November 29, 2017

    The cornstarch with sugar and egg white method has the potential to work really, really well – emphasis on “potential”. I left it on for just over an hour, and it was still kinda sticky. It wasn’t liquid, but it wasn’t solid either. If you have two-three hours on your hands, I think it could definitely work! I got fed up after an hour, peeled off a small patch that was semi-hard (it plucked the hairs out really well! But it was eye-wateringly painful, mind you, because it was such a small patch, I had to slowly pick it off. I’m sure if the whole thing dried and I could rip it off in one go the pain would be a lot less) and washed off the rest. But, overall, this article saying you need to leave it on for only a “few minutes” is a total lie. A few hours is more like it, decide for yourself if you have that time c:

  • Earl Olusola
    December 8, 2017

    The egg white really works. I feel so refresh when i’m doing it especially at night.

  • hazel
    December 23, 2017

    i have thick hair on my chin and on my upper lips too..this makes me feel so low.. It is hitting my confidence down
    Suggest me best natural remedy

  • chandi
    December 25, 2017

    plzzz suggest one remedy for facial hair removal i am just 19 yrs old feeling very amberrising all my frnds are teasing me i have light hair on my upper lip nd chin

    • Prakriti
      January 18, 2018

      I’m lso facing d same prblm… My face is vry beautiful bt I am suffering frm hirsutism… Dis is due to my genetics. I feel low at times bt I hav no options since I cn risk my life waxing or threading… These r certainly going to leave dark patches.

      • Sudha
        January 30, 2018

        I found spearmint helps to reduce effect of hirutism..

  • Mitch Grassi
    January 14, 2018

    I already try the egg white mask and what can I say?? It’s so good it’s not for facial hair but also for acne.

  • Elma Funches
    January 28, 2018

    Yes, and I have thick unwanted hair on chin and lip. I have been using Nair for many years. Help
    Me. Please.

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