Remedies for Facial Hair Removal

Unwanted facial hair has been a cosmetic concern for ages. For this reason, achieving hair-free and smooth skin has always been one of the cosmetic priority goals, especially for women. 

Modern-day advances have brought forward a myriad of options to rid the facial skin of unwanted hair. But the days of home-based methods and remedies to remove facial hair are far from over. The fact of the matter is these remedies still hold a substantial value in many modern cultures and regions around the globe.

What causes facial hair in Women? 

Excess of unwanted facial hair refers to a condition called hirsutism, which is more common among women. This medical condition is mainly a byproduct of hyperactive androgen production, leading to more facial hair and other male characteristics such as deep voice.  

The underlying reasons causing this condition include Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or adrenal gland disorder. Although these underlying issues can be hard to deal with, you can still avoid facial hair growth with the help of the following home-based remedies. 

How to remove facial hair at home? 

  • At-Home Waxing with Sugar and Lemon Juice

Sugar and lemon make an organic and effective soft wax. To create this wax, mix a small amount of sugar and lemon juice in some water. Then, heat the mixture in a pan until you see tiny bubbles appearing, and then set it aside to cool.

Now, take a wax stick and gently apply the caramelized solution to your face. The wax firmly sticks to the hair as you apply it to your face. Use a wax strip to remove the wax but remember to strip it off against the direction of the hair growth.  

This procedure will effectively remove all facial hair from your skin. Waxing can also reduce hair growth, meaning that you won’t need to use face wax very often. 

  • Facial Hair Removal Cream

The use of depilatory creams ensures smoother hair removal. The results of these creams last a shorter term compared to waxing, but this solution is undoubtedly a lot less expensive and painless. 

The active ingredients in most of these creams are barium sulfide, sodium, and titanium dioxide. These chemicals force the facial hair to lose its protein and get dissolved. These creams have benefited people with different skin types and proven safe. However, the risk of a reaction may persist.

  • Egg White Mask with Cornstarch

The mask created with egg whites and cornstarch can help peel unwanted facial hair. This particular mask not only rids the face of hair but also nourishes your skin, thanks to the collagen-boosting properties of egg protein.  

To make this mask take one egg white and mix it with two tablespoons of cornstarch and some sugar. Gently beat the solution until the mixture gets smooth. Apply this mixture to your face and let it sit there for about 20-25 minutes.  

The mark becomes hard enough during this time. So when it does, peel it off and then rinse your face. Repeat this procedure at least twice a week for long-lasting results. This procedure is not recommended for people with acne problems as it can cause acne breakouts. 

  • Banana and Oatmeal

This hair removal method is not an instant solution and can take considerable time to weaken hair follicles. However, you will get long-lasting results in the end. Blend some oatmeal with a ripe banana, and apply this paste to your facial skin. Gently massage this paste for some time on the skin area with unwanted hair and then wash it off. 

Oatmeal is known for its hydrating and anti-oxidizing properties. If you are consistent enough with this method, you can eventually catch sight of the diminishing hair growth, leading to no hair growth at a certain point. 

  • Turmeric and Papaya

Papaya has been used for ages to remove unwanted facial hair. It is scientifically proven that it is effective for unwanted facial hair removal. The star ingredient in papaya is known as ‘papain’ that helps enlarge hair follicles. Papaya effectively forces unwanted hair to fall off and prevents re-growth.  

First, peel off the papaya, cut it into small pieces, and grind. When grinding, add some turmeric powder to the paste. Now, apply this paste to your skin for 20-25 min. Since it is not a magic wand procedure, you may need to repeat it twice a week for multiple weeks to get results.

Final Verdict 

Facial hair can be a real adversary to overall appearance and aesthetics for most women. Home remedies mentioned above may help remove those hair strands, but there is no denying the fact that most of these methods require a long-term commitment. So you have to be pretty consistent with those methods and remedies.

Alternatively, you can choose from a range of clinical hair removal methods. One of those options is laser hair removal, which has been known to reduce facial hair permanently. All you need are a few treatment sessions with laser and bingo; you will get hair-free facial skin for a very long time.

Having that said, the choice of your dermatologist plays a vital role regardless of the hair removal method you choose. Laser hair removal mainly necessitates choosing a skilled practitioner as the treatment procedure deals with high-intensity lasers. So, ensuring accuracy is a must.

In the end, you may want to visit Laser Skin Care Clinic, which is one of the well-known facilities providing non-surgical cosmetic treatments. You can fill out the form below to get an appointment with one of our skin doctors.