Facial hair in women is usually caused by hormonal changes. The conventional methods for removing body hair such as waxing, shaving, plucking or applying depilatory cream are usually considered unsafe for removing the facial hair. They irritate the skin and may trigger allergic reaction. To avoid the unwanted side effects of conventional hair removal techniques, you can use homemade scrubs to get rid of the facial hair. You may not get result overnight. Nevertheless, rubbing the facial skin frequently with homemade scrubs helps in breaking down the hair shafts. It also helps in slowing down facial hair growth and gradually the unwanted hair stops growing. Made with natural ingredients, these homemade scrubs are safe for your delicate facial skin.
Here Are Some Homemade Scrubs That Are Known To Help In Reducing Unwanted Facial Hair:
1. Barley Scrub
Scrubbing the facial skin with a mixture of ground barley and milk helps in slowing down growth of the facial hair. It leaves the skin soft and smooth and minimizes risk of ingrown hair. To prepare the hair removal scrub you will need two tablespoons of ground barley, a teaspoon of turmeric powder and some milk to make a smooth paste. Combine the ingredients. Apply the paste on your face. Leave it on until it is dry. Rub the areas from where you want to remove the facial hair with your palms in the opposite direction of hair growth. Rinse off with water. You can also get the same result by replacing barley with wheat bran.
2. Oatmeal Scrub
Oatmeal scrub is also known to help in removing the unwanted facial hair. Take some coarsely ground oatmeal and mix it with some honey and lemon juice. Apply it to your face, focusing on the areas from where you want to remove the facial hair. Leave the paste on your skin for about 15 to 20 minutes. Gently scrub the area in the opposite direction of hair growth for about two to five minutes. Rinse off with water.
3. Fenugreek Scrub
Ground fenugreek seeds and mix water to make a paste. Spread the paste on the hairy areas on your face. Let it sit on the hair until it is dry. Gently rub the fenugreek seed paste in the opposite direction of hair growth. This helps in mechanically removing the excess hair from the skin. Repeat three to four time a week.
4. Chickpea Scrub
Chickpea scrubs are traditionally used for reducing facial hair growth. It is also known to help in removing the dead dry skin. To prepare a hair removal scrub, you will need half a cup of ground chickpea, one teaspoon milk cream, half cup milk and a teaspoon of ground turmeric. Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Cover the areas from where you want to remove the facial hair with the paste. Leave it on the skin until the paste has dried. Rub the paste on the opposite direction of hair growth for a few minutes. Rinse with water.
5. Coffee Scrub
Rubbing the hairy areas of the face with ground coffee beans helps in softening the hair. Scrubbing helps in breaking down the hair naturally. To remove the facial hair, mix two tablespoons of ground coffee beans with one teaspoon of baking soda and three tablespoons of water. Apply the paste to the hairy areas. Rub gently for a few minutes. Rinse off the paste with water. Frequent scrubbing with coffee scrub helps in reducing hair growth.