While we need fast growing hair on the head, some of us only get it all over the body and face. The annoying body hair is a total embarrassment specially on the face and legs. We reached a point where shaving and waxing won’t do the trick anymore. Instead of ridding us of the facial and body hair, these techniques only make it grow faster and also damage our skin. So what to do? That hair should disappear somehow, right? Luckily, there are some effective DIY recipes for facial and body hair removal that won’t cost you much. In addition, they rid you of the hair, while nourishing and smoothing your skin. Because sometimes, you just have to do it naturally.
DIY Recipes for Facial and Body Hair Removal
The problem of excessive hair growth starts around puberty and marks its territory across the face, neck, chest, back, toes and arms. It mostly traumatises the 18-45 age group. Scientifically, the condition is called hirsutism. It has more to do with your hormones than anything else.
Getting rid of body hair is popular in today’s society. Unwanted body and facial hair is a nuisance for women and those painful waxing sessions do not make it any easier for us. While there are no magical remedies which stop hair growth. There are many methods to reduce its growth and eventually provide you with smooth, hair-free skin. And look at the bright side, everything you need is already in your kitchen.
Get rid of facial and body hair with simple DIY recipes
1/Sugar lemon mix for facial hair removal
Sugar with lemon and water helps exfoliate your face and offers a natural bleach to your skin. The combination of these three ingredients combine to effectively remove your facial hair and lighten you skin, in addition. Which makes this recipe one of the healthiest DIY Recipes for Facial hair removal .You’re going to need:
2 tablespoons sugar
10 tablespoons water
2 tsp lemon juice
1 small bowl
In a bowl, mix the sugar and water till they are very well mixed than add the lemon juice and mix well.
Apply the mixture on your face where you have hair growth and allow it to rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
Using water to remove, rub your hands gently on your face until all the mixture has been removed.
Repeat the process once a week to see a reduction in your facial hair.
In addition, you’ll also notice a lighter facial skin.
2/DIY Recipes for Facial hair with Besan or gram flour and turmeric
In addition to removing facial hair, Besan is known for removing dead skin and also used as a skin whitening agent. This is one of the best and more effective DIY Recipes for Facial and body hair removal. For this recipe you need:
1 tbsp of gram flour
A pinch of turmeric
1 tbsp of curd
Take 1 tbsp of gram flour and add a pinch of turmeric to it.
Now add 1 tbsp of curd and mix well.
Apply on the face and neck. You can increase the quantity if you wish to apply it on your arms and legs as well.
Massage the skin well with the paste and once it dries off, wash it off with water
Pat dry and than moister your face and the rest of the areas with some essential oils.
3/Raw papaya for body hair removal
One of the active enzymes in papaya is capable of breaking down hair follicles and prohibits the growth of hair. Papaya also naturally exfoliates your skin, giving it an improved texture.For this recipe you’re going to need:
1/4 tablespoon of pawpaw powder (or 1 tablespoon pawpaw paste)
4 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1/4 tablespoon gram flour
2 tablespoons mustard oil
2 drops of essential oil (like lavender)
Combine all ingredients and mix well until you get a thick paste.
Apply the past to your body in the opposite direction of your hair growth.
Leave for 15-20 minutes or until it dries.
And than take a clean cloth and rub in the opposite direction of the hair growth till you remove all paste.
Wash off with water and pat dry.
Than moisturise your skin using baby oil, olive oil or any essential oil.
4/ Sugar-Lemon-Honey Mix to Remove Unwanted Hair on Arms & Legs
While sugar and lemon juice mixed with water can act as a good remedy for facial hair removal, the same mixture when added to honey can act as a good body hair removal. Specially the arms, hands and legs. You’re going to need:
• Sugar- 1 tablespoon
• Honey- 1 tsp
• Lemon juice- 1 tsp
• Cornstarch or plain flour – 1-2 tsp
• Strip of cloth OR Waxing strip
• Vessel (to heat)- 1
• Waxing spatula or a butter knife
• Water (optional)- if needed to make the paste a little thinner
Add honey and lemon juice with sugar and put them in the vessel.
Heat the mixture until you get a smooth paste, you can also heat it for about 3 minutes in the microwave
When too think, add a little water to the mixture
Now let the mixture cool down to a temperature where it is still a little warm.
Dust your body part having unwanted hair with some cornstarch or plain flour and than spread a thin layer of the mixture on the parts with unwanted hair using a butter knife.
Now immediately, cover the area with the cloth strip or waxing strip, than press to stick it to the paste and pull in the opposite direction of the hair growth.