Hairy legs, arms and face are usually a problem for most females. However, excess hair on the face and body need not be a cause for worry as long as it is not associated with hormonal issues like Hirsutism. There are many easy and not-so-easy ways to get rid of unwanted hair from the face and body naturally. The method you choose depends on the amount of time you have. If you are looking for ways how to get rid of unwanted hair on face permanently, then epilation is the best way. Epilation removes hair from the root. Depliation on the other hand removes hair from the skin’s surface. In either case, the hair might grow back depending on your health and other factors. Let us consider some simple and easy ways to get rid of unwanted hair on body and face.
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1. Plucking and threading
Plucking and threading is ideal for removing hair in the eyebrow region as well as above the lip area. Plucking is ideally done with tweezers. If you have very dense hair, do not use plucking as it can be painful and time consuming. Instead get your eyebrows threaded at a salon. If you plan to DIY your eyebrows through threading or plucking, here are some tips:
- Before tweezing, apply cold cream to the area. This will help soften the skin a bit. You can also dab cottonwool immersed in hot water and press it on the brows. This will help ease the process of plucking.
- If you are threading, apply some baby/talcum powder to remove excess oil. Oily skin will make your hands slip off the skin as you tighten it, causing you to inadequately stretch the brow. This will not help the therapist remove all the hair.
- Avoid excessive threading and plucking as it could lead to sparse or thin eyebrows. Never thread or pluck more than twice within 2-3 weeks.
- Avoid using razor for removing unwanted hairs over the lips or eyebrows. This will cause hair to harden.
Shaving is not just the best way how to get rid of unwanted hair on face for men; even women use it, especially for their underarms, pubic area hands and legs. Shaving cuts the hair at the skin’s surface-so you might experience a much rapider hair growth than normal. The hair may also come out coarser. It is essential that you shave in the same direction as that of hair growth- this can help you avoid scratches. While this is one of the easiest ways to get rid of unwanted hair on body naturally, it is not completely devoid of problems. Here are some tips to ease razor burn after shaving:
- Use an electric razor-it is much better than regular blade-based razors which cause shaving burn, ingrown hair and even folliculitis infections.
- Avoid shaving with blunt blades.
- Wet and soap the area you plan on shaving. This will ease the process.
- Avoid using a deodorant for at least 12 hours following the shave.
- If your skin stings after shaving, apply some Aloe Vera gel, ice cubes, or Calamine lotion to soothe it.
3. Abrasive hair removal
These are some of the cheapest, all-natural methods of getting rid of unwanted hair on face naturally at home. You could use Pumice stone or emery based mitts and pads. Use round circular motion to remove the hair. Use this technique daily before a shower as it can also kick start your Lymphatic system to flush out toxins. You can also use dry body brushing using Boar Bristle Brush to exfoliate the skin and remove unwanted hair. What makes this method of hair removal even better is that it can prevent unwanted in-growth that occurs after waxing, shaving etc. So do use pumice stone regularly after waxing. The downside to this easy way to get rid of unwanted hair is that it cannot be used on the face. Also, one must be super gentle when scrubbing the skin, since it could cause soreness and redness. Follow up with a skin soothing moisturizer if you use this method of permanent and natural hair removal.
This is a proven age old method of permanent hair removal at home but it should only be used for under arms, legs and hands. Avoid waxing the face as it could cause rashes and pimples. You could use cold or hot wax for this method of hair removal. Cold wax is available in the market or you can make your own. Here is the best DIY homemade wax recipe:
- 8 parts sugar syrup
- One part lemon juice
- One part olive oil
- 2 parts water.
- Few drops of Glycerin
Mix all ingredients except glycerin and simmer on gentle heat. Once it is brownish in color, remove from flame and add Glycerin. Let it cool. You can now use this for waxing unwanted hair from hands, underarms, pubic area and legs. You can also use Honey to make DIY homemade wax. Mix 5 tbsp of honey with 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Heat gently. Once cooled, add a few drops of glycerin. Always apply some talcum powder before waxing. If you have very coarse hair, you can use some cold cream for massaging them before you wax. Use thin strips of clean cloth for pulling the hair out for waxing with the above DIY homemade waxes. You can place the utensil containing the wax in a hot water bath to keep the wax from solidifying. Apply ice cubes to the skin after using this remedy to remove hair at home.
This is one of the easy ways to get rid of hair permanently. It was introduced in 1857 by Dr. Charles Michael. It is generally a very safe method of hair removal but is not recommended for women with hormonal issues or diabetes. Avoid this technique of hair removal on the face if you suffer from acne.
Bleaching is a recommended method of at home hair whitening for people with dark skin and excessive hair on face. It lightens the hair and makes it less visible. Though not a permanent method of removing hair, it can easily and safely be used for reducing facial hair. You can also make homemade bleach with lemon juice- which lightens the hair and removes tan from darkened, sun-exposed skin. Avoid this remedy if you plan to step out in the sun. Bleaching and depilatory skin creams weaken the hair with prolonged use. Over time, the hair growth reduces to help you get rid of hair permanently.
7. Laser hair removal
This is a proven permanent method of hair removal which can get rid of unwanted hair on face, arms, hands, bikini line etc. It can address almost all problems of unwanted hair on face and body. However, it is an expensive treatment and you must visit a dermatologist for it.
Use any of these best and easy ways to get rid of unwanted hair on body and face naturally and permanently.