Facial hair is natural; while some people embrace it and don’t mind it, others like to remove it. And in the process of removing facial hair, you can also remove dead skin cells leaving your skin smooth and supple, and makeup applies better after hair removal. If you want to save yourself a trip to the salon, the home remedies below are great to follow:
Sugar and Lemon Juice
Heat 2 tablespoons of sugar and lemon juice with about 8-9 tablespoons of water in a pan. Wait till both mix, and it starts bubbling. Could you take off the stove and let it cool down? When the mixture is still a little warm, apply it to the desired area. After 20-25 minutes, wash it off by rubbing it in small circular motions, and this will remove the hair while also providing a lightening effect due to the lemon juice.
Lemon and Honey
This method can be a great alternative for waxing. Add two tablespoons of lemon, sugar, and honey. After heating in a pan for 3 minutes, add water accordingly to make it thinner.
Spread the mixture on your skin in the direction of hair growth. Place a waxing strip or cotton cloth on top and pull in the opposite direction of the hair growth. The honey helps with dry skin.
Oatmeal and Banana
Blend 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with mashed ripe banana. Apply it to the skin and rub for 15 minutes. Wash it off. It exfoliates the skin along with taking off unwanted hair. The nutrients in the banana and oatmeal are also beneficial for the skin.
Potato and Lentil
Add a tablespoon of honey, lemon of equal proportion to 10 spoons of potato juice, and make a smooth paste of soaked lentils the night before. Apply evenly on the face and after drying, rub it off.
Egg White and Cornstarch
For this, you will need cornstarch and sugar, and egg white. This mixture will peel off once dry. The sticky egg white forms a thin film on the skin.
This method doesn’t require any pantry materials, just a simple thread and ice for soothing. You have to take a thread and twist it in a criss-cross shape thread away at the hairy areas. You can use it to thread the eyebrows with no chemicals.
Pure sugar waxing
For this, you will need sugar and water only. Apply it on hairy parts of your face and use a soft cotton cloth on top to pull out the hair. Sugar waxing is a great method as the sugar only sticks to the hair and not the skin.
Turmeric powder and milk
Add three teaspoons of turmeric powder with one teaspoon of milk and spread that on your face. After it dries out, you can use a soft wet cloth to rub it off. Be cautious as turmeric stains.
Aloe Vera and Papaya
Cut fresh aloe vera plant and scoop out the jelly inside. Mash a ripe papaya and mix it with the aloe together. The enzymes in the papaya help soften the hair follicles and will eventually help with hair removal. After this mask, rub it off in the opposite direction of the hair.
The peachy fuzz that women get on the sides of their face are common and can be removed using the above methods. Since they are all-natural ingredients, they will help you get that glow while removing hair.