Facial hair is a pain. For women, it can be unsightly, especially if the hair is dark.
The last thing you want to do is spend hours at a salon, spending your hard-earned money on this. Using chemicals isn’t something that many people want to consider even, especially if you have sensitive skin.
You don’t want to have people looking at you because of the state of your facial hair. It’s time to get rid of it naturally and for good.
The good news is that it is possible. You can get rid of unwanted facial hair, and you don’t need a lot of chemicals to do it. There’s no need to spend a fortune on products or laser treatment.
Here are the top ways to getting rid of facial hair naturally.
Wax It Off
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Let’s start with the most common ways to remove hair from the body. Even when it comes to facial hair, waxing is a possibility. Before you start, you need to think about the sensitivity of your skin. If you regular find it blemishes or becomes sore due to chaffing or similar procedures—maybe you get your eyebrows waxed—then you may find that waxing isn’t the best option.
The good news is that you can wax from home. Nobody has to know why you’re buying the waxing strips, and in most cases people will assume they are for your legs, under your arms or even to do your bikini line. There are salons available, and the staff will be discreet when it comes to your facial hair.
One of the biggest downsides, as mentioned, is skin sensitivity. Due to some of the ingredients in waxing strips, along with the pulling of the strips, the skin can be left red and sore for a few days. They can also cause allergic reactions in some women. You are more prone to itching around the area of the waxing, and it will be much harder to cover this up compared to your legs and bikini line.
Get The Razor Out
Another option is to choose a razor to shave the unwanted hair off. This is one of the cheapest methods of hair removal and used by woman all over the world. You may already use it for removing the hair from your arms and legs.
There’s no need for any special skill in shaving, as you will likely already know. It’s also a better option than waxing when it comes to sensitive skin.
Of course, this does not get rid of the hair permanently. The hair is only cut off at the line of the skin so that it will grow back. It also grows back quicker than waxing, since waxing at least pulls the hair out from the roots.
There is also the risk of injuring yourself. When done incorrectly, you run the risk of cutting your skin and people will then know that you have removed your facial hair. You may also suffer from ingrown hairs, which is something many women already suffer from on their legs and bikini lines. Some women will also find the skin irritable afterwards, especially as the hair grows back through.
Epilating The Hair Away
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Epilators are certainly not for everyone. They are a series of tweezers that pluck the hair out quickly and efficiently. The problem is the pain that can sometimes be felt during it. If you have ever epilating your legs, you will know what type of pain you can expect. If you use tweezers on your eyebrows, think of that pain but from a lot of tweezers in quick succession.
That being said, most women will put up with the pain because it is an effective method of hair removal. They are also easy to use and don’t damage the skin too much. If you do have sensitive skin, this could be a method you consider.
The downside is fine hairs are harder to remove. Smaller hairs are also difficult, because the tweezers can’t get a good enough grip on them. Only 88 percent of hair will be removed, compared to 98 percent by waxing. That being said, if the hair is fine and small, there are slim chances that people will see it anyway!
Epilators don’t take the hair from the roots, which means the re-growth happens quickly. It is not as quick as if you were shaving.
Get Your Upper Lip Threaded
Facial hair can be removed through threading. This is commonly used for eyebrows, but you can also have it done on your upper and lower lips. It is effective and one of the cheapest options available.
The downside is needing to go to a salon, and you need to find someone who is experienced in threading. If you hire a threading amateur, you will experience a lot of pain. The skin can also remain red and it is obvious which procedure you have had done.
This is also not effective for the long term. The hair is not removed from the root so that it will grow back sooner. You need to have the threading done every three to four days, so it could work out more expensive in the long term.
Finding Home Remedies For Facial Hair Removal
While the above are effective methods of hair removal, they’re not all ones that you can do from home. They can also work out expensive in the long run, but they are technically naturally in most cases. It will depend on the wax or products you use alongside them. Waxing strips can include chemicals, depending on where you buy them from. With that in mind, it’s time to look at home remedies.
There are various natural ingredients in your kitchen that workperfectly for facial hair removal. Some will become wax for your strips while others are facial peels that not only remove hair but exfoliate the skin. In the majority of cases, redness will only be a temporary problem and something you can control in the home.
You won’t need to go to a salon to use these home remedies. There is no need to worry about potentially embarrassing conversations or people seeing you afterwards. Here are some natural remedies to try for facial hair removal.
Gelatin Face Peel
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Gelatin is a great natural ingredient that you can easily get from a store if you don’t already have it in your house. The people who will find this unsuitable are vegans/vegetarians and those with gelatin allergies.
For those who want to try it, you need to be aware of the smell. Unfortunately, it’s not the best-scented option available and it can be very messy to make. However, the feeling afterwards is certainly worth all that both. There are ways to suppress the smell, including the use of lemon or lime juice. Essential oils can also help, especially rose, lavender and even sandalwood.
You just need to mix the gelatin and milk together, along with a couple of drops of your lime, lemon or essential oil for a better scene. Mix them all together well before placing in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
When applying, avoid the eyebrows and eyes. This is very powerful and will take off all hair on your face. It’s also worth watching out for the hairline unless there are a few strays that you want to get rid of. The gelatin will stick fast, so you only need to apply it for a few minutes and then just peel it off.
Gelatin isn’t just useful for facial hair removal. It is an excellent face peel that will remove blackheads, too. Your skin will feel softer and ready for a new day. It may leave some redness, but you can reduce that with some ice and use of moisturising cream afterwards.
Sugar Wax for Natural Waxing
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As mentioned above, some natural ingredients work well as a wax for your strips. Sugar can be blended with honey and water to create a quick and effective homemade wax. You just need to mix two teaspoons of sugar with a teaspoon of honey and water and then boil. You can make it in the microwave and it will be ready in 30 seconds.
Apply this as you would a normal wax and use your strips to get rid of the hair. You won’t need any extra flavours because the scent of the honey will last some time afterwards.
When you are waxing, you can get cloth strips instead, offering an extra natural option for your hair removal. You will need to remove the strips in the opposite direction that your hair grows, and then repeat until all the hair is gone.
This isn’t just a great option for your facial hair, but for your legs and bikini line, too. It’s quick and affordable to make, and you just have to make it as and when you need it.
Honey is also beneficial for the skin. The skin will absorb numerous vitamins and minerals, making it look luxurious and feeling smooth.
Make a Honey And Apricot Scrub
Honey is useful for other types of facial hair removal options, too. When mixed with apricots, you can create a scrub that will remove hair and exfoliate the skin at the same time. Considering all the vitamins and minerals in both ingredients, there’s nothing better for the health of your skin.
Apricot makes this scrub so effective. It is full of lycopene, which is effective for hair removal, especially on the face. The honey then helps to cleanse the face and leave it feeling soft.
You just need a teaspoon of honey with half a cup of apricots; dried ones are perfect. Grind the apricots into a powder. You don’t want it too fine, as it needs to be an exfoliating scrub. Mix that in with the honey and put to one side for about 10 minutes. Use it as an exfoliant, rubbing in circles for about 20 minutes over the area you want to remove the skin from. You can also use it on the cheeks to help exfoliate and remove blackheads.
This is something that will take thetime to work. Most people find it takes two to three weeks for the hair to be removed. With constant use, you could find your face remains hair free.
If you don’t like apricots—even the smell of them—you can replace them with lemon. Rather than rubbing on the face, just apply it as a mask. The ingredients will work together to remove the hair and naturally bleach the tougher bits, so they blend with the face well.
Drink More Spearmint Tea
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Did you know you can reduce your facial hair through the drinks you consume? Spearmint tea has been linked to hormone regulation, and can help to reduce the amount of androgen that is produced by the body. It is this hormone that causes the hair to grow.
You don’t need to replace all your drinks with this tea. Just two cups, five days a week will help to balance out the hormones. You want to drink it during the follicular phase of your menstrual cycle. This is the first day of your cycle (the day after you finishing bleeding) and lasts for 14 days or so. It crosses at the most fertile point in your cycle.
The problem with this is you do need to enjoy spearmint tea. If you don’t enjoy it, you’re not as likely to stick with the routine. It really all depends on how much you want to remove the facial hair.
Balance The Facial Growth
If you really don’t want to drink the tea, why not make a mixture with lavender and tea tree oil. As an essential oil, they both have anti-androgenic properties, and can be applied directly where the facial hair grows. There is no need to worry about taste, and they smell good without the need to add anything extra.
All you need is a teaspoon of lavender oil with a few drops of tea tree oil. Use a cotton ball to apply directly to the skin.
Because of how natural this method is, it can be used with other natural methods. You can still drink your spearmint tea or use it in between the gelatin masks. You can also use it between waxes and shaves if you wish.
It will take thetime to prove effective, though. Most women find they need to use it two to three times a day for three months, just to start seeing some effect. It takes time for the hormone balance to change, and to see the hair removed completely.
Waxing, shaving and even threading could prove effective methods to remove the facial hair, but you don’t always want to make it clear what you are doing. When it comes to home methods, there are lots of natural ingredients that will work. Many of them work together well, too.
Between those gelatin peels, think about drinking your spearmint tea and even consider the lavender and tea tree mixture for direct application.
It’s time not just to remove the hair, but leave the skin feeling softer at the same time.