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Home Remedies And Tips For Unwanted Facial Hair

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Let’s face it. Unwanted hair on the face is our biggest nightmare. But the moment we try to thread it off, we get angry red blotches on our face. So, we try waxing next. Now, our face is not only red and spotty, but also swollen and sore. We solemnly vow that we are not going to experiment anymore. But right before the next date/party/wedding, we are left wondering – what harm can a single session do? And we are back to pedaling the vicious cycle! Fear not! As always, Mother Nature has provided us with amazing solutions that, over time, will help us bid adieu to the much-hated facial hair. I said ‘over time’ because natural remedies take longer to show results. But sticking to natural products won’t damage your sensitive facial skin, unlike those remedies that promise instant results. And unless you are allergic to any of the ingredients, they will not have any side effects.

To know more, read on.

1. Sugar And Lemon Juice

What You Need

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 8-9 teaspoons of water, or enough to create a granular paste

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix the sugar, lemon juice, and water. The sugar particles act as an exfoliating agent.
  2. Heat the mixture.
  3. Let it cool a bit, and apply on the affected areas in the direction of the hair growth.
  4. Let it dry.
  5. Keep it on for about 20 minutes.
  6. Wash it off with cold water, rubbing in a circular motion.

How Often You Should Do This

Try to follow this regime three times a week. You will start to see results after a couple of weeks.

Why This Works

Sugar has been used since ancient ages for removing unwanted hair. Warm sugar sticks to the hair, and not the skin. So, after it has dried, it rips the hair off when we start removing it from our face. Also, sugar is only slightly warmed for application. Therefore, it causes less discomfort, unlike wax, which has to be heated to much higher temperatures. The lemon in the mixture lightens the skin tone, and bleaches the remaining hair, if any.

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Suitable For

All skin types. Those with dry skin should avoid keeping it on for more than 20 minutes.

Caution

Be careful not to overheat it, or you can get scalded. Also, don’t keep it on for more than 30 minutes, as the citric acid in lemon juice may dry your skin out and make it flaky.

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2. Lemon And Honey

What You Need

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of cornstarch or all-purpose flour
  • Water, if required
  • A waxing strip or a piece of cloth

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix the sugar, lemon juice, and honey.
  2. Heat the mixture for about 3 minutes, till it becomes a waxy paste.
  3. To make the paste thinner, you can add water. Ensure that the paste is smooth.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool down.
  5. Apply the cornstarch or the flour on the areas where you have unwanted hair.
  6. Next, spread the paste in the direction of the hair growth.
  7. Using a waxing strip or the piece of cloth, pull the hair out in the opposite direction.

 

How Often You Should Do This

Try to follow this regime two to three times a week. You can prepare this mixture in larger quantities for waxing your back, arms, and legs as well.

Why This Works

The process is similar to that of general waxing, except that it uses natural ingredients, which are, as you know, much better for your skin than their chemical counterparts.

Suitable For

This is particularly suitable for women with dry skin. Honey has amazing moisturizing properties. It prevents evaporation of water from the skin and stimulates sebum production .

Caution

Do not overheat the mixture. Those with sensitive skin should opt for a different method.

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