Facial hair can be quite a task to remove. You have to go all the way to the parlor, and then deal with the pain that comes with threading or waxing, and sometimes one just doesn’t have the time or the patience required for the process. Try these quick and easy homemade hacks to get rid of facial hair quickly with minimal efforts instead.
Sugar and Lemon Face Mask
Take a mixture of 2 tablespoons of sugar, a pinch of fresh lime juice about 2 teaspoons, and a 9-10 teaspoons of water. Heat the mixture, and set it aside to cool down a bit.
Unlike wax, you don’t need to heat the mixture in very high temperatures; sugar gets heated soon thus causes much less discomfort than wax. Then start applying the paste on the affected areas and let it dry. Let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. Do this at least 3 to 4 times a week for best results.
Lemon and Honey
This home-made waxing alternative should work wonders for you. Take a bowl, and mix about 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of organic honey, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and heat the mixture until it becomes paste like. You can also thin the mixture by adding water if it tends to become too sticky. Keep the mixture aside for cooling. Take the paste and apply it on the affected areas. Grab a waxing strip and pull the hair out in opposite direction. This natural wax is far less hazardous to your skin than the chemical-based ones. Also, the moisturizing properties for honey helps restore the water retention in your skin.
Papaya and Turmeric
Just peel the raw papaya and cut it into small pieces, grind them into a fine paste. Add a tablespoon of turmeric powder to the paste. With the help of your hands massage it on to the parts with excessive hair growth and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.
Banana and oatmeal scrub
Mix one mashed banana with two teaspoons of oatmeal in a bowl. Massage it onto your face for 15-20 minutes in circular motions and wash it off with water. For best results, use it twice a week.
Grind two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds into a powder and add another two teaspoons of green gram powder to it. Add some water to make a fine paste, and apply it directly onto your face. Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes, and rub it off your face with a soft, dry cloth.