I don’t understand why it’s so embarrassing to talk about facial hair removal... I mean it’s natural to have hair on your face, this is the way we were born. I think we need to come to terms with facial hair and accept our bodies for the way they are. And while it may be a personal choice for you to keep it the way it is, most of us remove our facial hair one way or the other. Here are a few things you can do to remove facial hair.
If you have less hair on your face, you should opt for tweezing. It’s an inexpensive and effective method. The tweezers job is to pluck hair from the roots. The results last longer than shaving and it takes about three to eight weeks for the hair to grow back again. The only cons are - it’s time-consuming and may cause slight discomfort. Don’t forget that after tweezing, you must cleanse your tweezers with soap water. Store them in a dry place after to avoid bacteria breeding.
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For waxing your face, you can either leave it to the professionals or you can wax your face at home. If you pick the second option, keep these few pointers in mind - There are two types of waxing kits - wax strips and melted wax. Wax strips can be directly placed on your skin to remove hair, however, the other kind of wax needs to be warmed in a wax warmer. You’ll need a stick or a butter knife to apply it to your skin. When shopping for wax, always opt for soft wax for delicate areas like your lips, brows, cheeks and chin. Hard wax can be used on your bikini line, legs and arms. While waxing removes a bunch of hair in minutes, it can also be painful and may cause ingrowth. Waxing also takes about 3-6 weeks for hair to grow back.
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What is bleaching? It’s the process of applying a chemical paste on your skin to lighten facial hair. I’ve used it a couple of times, but I can’t stand the funny scent it leaves after. A lot of people can’t handle the stinging sensation which can really be bad if the bleach is not mixed right. Masks made from tomatoes or lemon juice and sugar could naturally lighten facial hair. Which one will you try?
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For a couple of days, your face will be hair-free. After that, hair grows back to normal. Always apply shaving cream before you shave. This will make for a smooth shave and lessens the chances of you getting a cut. Also, if you believe that hair grows back thicker after shaving, it’s a myth! The blade just cuts the follicle in half and makes it prickly - not thicker. Plus, shaving is painless!
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If you’re a busy woman and you don’t have time on your hands to spare, you should totally give an epilator a shot! How does this gadget work, you ask? Simple! It pulls out multiple hair from the roots at the same time. Most women use epilators on their legs and arms, however, they come in sizes and you’ll definitely find a tiny one that’s designed to remove hair from your face.
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If these hair removal methods aren’t your thing, opt for these genius home remedies.
This mask is easy to make and all the products you require can be found in any kitchen. The sticky mix will not only remove hair naturally but will also help cut down hair growth.
Step 1: Crack an egg and empty the whites into a bowl.
Step 2: Add 1 tablespoon of white sugar and just half a tablespoon of cornflour.
Step 3: Mix all 3 ingredients well, and use a brush to apply it to the portion of your face that has facial hair.
Step 4: Leave it on for 20-30 minutes, till the egg mask dries on your face.
Step 5: After the mask hardens, use a damp cloth to wipe the mix off.
Step 6: Wash it off with chilled water after.
Try this twice a month.
These two ingredients are famous in every Indian kitchen. They’re not only nutritious for health, but they also have beauty benefits.
Step 1: Take a bowl filled with water and add a tablespoon of masoor dal to it. Leave it to soak overnight.
Step 2: The next morning, drain all the water out and add the soaked lentils to a mixer to make a paste.
Step 3: Then, peel 1 potato and mash it up to make a patchy paste.
Step 4: Now, use a spoon to blend the potato and dal paste together.
Step 5: Add a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of lime juice to it.
Step 6: Mix all ingredients well, and gently apply the paste to your face.
Step 7: Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and wash it off with cold water after.
Try this thrice a month for positive results.
When sugar, water and lemon juice merge together, you know you’re going to treat unwanted facial hair like a pro! Sugar acts as an exfoliant and lemon juice has bleaching properties.
Step 1: In a bowl of water, add 1 tablespoon of white sugar and stir well.
Step 2: After the sugar crystals have dissolved, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the bowl.
Step 3: Use a ball of cotton to apply the citric mask on your face.
Step 4: Leave it to dry on your face for 20-30 minutes.
Step 5: Use lukewarm water to wash it off.
Do this once a week and you’re good to go!
Ladies, for this pack, you would need alum powder and fresh rose water. While this home remedy gets rid of unwanted hair, it also improves the texture of your skin.
Step 1: Pour 2 tablespoons of rose water into a glass bowl.
Step 2: Then, add a teaspoon of alum powder.
Step 3: Stir till you’ve noticed that the alum powder has dissolved in the water.
Step 4: Now, use a ball of cotton to apply the mask all over your face.
Step 5: Leave it on for 20 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Do this twice a month to reduce the growth of facial hair