Facial hair is a natural phenomenon, But, having excess hair can be embarrassing, especially for women! Some people try to remove unwanted hair from face with the help of laser hair removal machine, shavers, applying wax, threading, electrolysis and hair removal oils. It is always advisable to go for painless ayurvedic remedies as the results are fairly permanent depending upon how religiously you do it and the thickness and volume of hair. besides, these methods do not punch a hole in your pocket for sure! Read on to know how to remove hair according to ayruveda:
LEMON REMEDY –
Take lemon juice, sugar and honey. Mix all the ingredients and prepare a scrub. Rub it on the face and leave it on for 20-30mins and rinse off.
Make a paste of turmeric and black gram powder and apply all over face and other areas where there is unwanted hair growth. It is a natural hair remover.
FLOUR REMEDY –
Take ½ cup of chickpea flour. To it, add 1 tsp turmeric powder (halkunda), 1 Tbsp fresh yogurt and mix well. Apply and massage on the face, covering all hair. Leave it for 25 min and let the paste dry. Remove the dried paste by rubbing palms in direction opposite of the hair growth.
TEA REMEDY –
One of the reasons for unwanted hair growth in women is the excess levels of testosterone (a hormone). Spearmint tea helps in reducing the level of this hormone, thereby decreases the growth of unwanted hair. For better results, drink one cup of spearmint tea daily in the morning.
OIL REMEDY –
You need kusuma oil (safflower oil) and thanaka (it is a yellowish paste available in ayurvedic stores). Take some Kusuma oil and grind Thanaka in it. Prepare a paste. The thickness of the paste should be similar to hair removal cream. Apply it on hair removed areas (do this after your regular hair removal technique you currently use). Massage until the skin pores absorb it. leave it on overnight and wash in the morning. Regular usage (it might take months) will stop hair growth. If the hair is very thick it will reduce it and you will see sparse hair.
POTATO REMEDY –
Take 1 bowl of peeled and crushed potatos. Press on a sieve and extract their juice. Take 1 bowl of crushed yellow lentils (lentils soaked overnight in water) and to it add potato juice, lemon juice and honey. Mix well and apply on face for 15 minutes. Do this regularly for a month or till you see visible results.