Facial hair: those two little words pack a plethora of negative feelings for women.
For most ladies, facial hair is not only manly but unsexy as well when sporting it themselves. Start at Sixty reports there are several ways women can nix that facial hair, offering creative methods like a sugar lemon mix, molasses wax, alum rosewater treatment, an egg mask, a banana and oat scrub, an apricot and honey facial mix and a gelatin peel-off mask.
Sugar lemon mix is the first method mentioned, with Start at Sixty reporting if you “exfoliate your face with this natural lightener and skin polish, these three ingredients combined will help effectively remove hair on your face.” To do this, simply mix 2 tbsp of sugar with 10 tbsp of water until dissolved, adding lemon juice after. Apply the mix in the way of hair growth and let it sit 20 minutes before washing off with a warm cloth.
“Mixing sugar with molasses is quite effective in removing unwanted hair and keeping it at bay.” Microwave one cup of sugar and a drizzle of molasses for up to three minutes and then cut a half a lemon and squeeze in juice, stirring well. “When warm, apply on face and place thin cloth or waxing strip over it,” reports the website. Then just push down and pull off.
An Indian and Pakistan custom, alum rosewater can be purchased in powder form, often from Indian grocers. “Mix two tbsp of rose water to half tsp of alum powder and dissolve with a spoon,” reports Start at Sixty. “Apply the mixture to your chin with a cotton ball and allow to dry.” After it is dry, reapply. Continue to repeat for an hour before washing it off and following with moisturizer.
For the egg mask, set a few eggs aside in the morning for this quick, all natural treatment. First, “combine one egg white, half a tbsp of corn flour and one tbsp of sugar in a bowl to make a smooth paste.” After that, apply the mask to your face for about 20 to 25 minutes until dry, then peel off. The treatment can be repeated up to three times per week.
It’s not just eggs, though. Other breakfast fare that aids in banishing hair include bananas and oats, natural ingredients that, when mixed, exfoliate skin. By simply mashing up and mixing a piece of the fruit into a sticky form with two tsp of oats, the blend should be applied and massaged circularly on your face and chin. “Allow to sit on the area for 15-20 minutes and wash off,” reports Start at Sixty, adding to repeat the treatment as needed.
A gelatine peel-off mask is an easy way to get rid of pesky facial hair. Just mix 2 tbsp of milk, 1 tbsp of gelatin and a dollop of lime juice together, then microwave for 20 seconds. This sticky mask should be applied for five minutes before being peeled off.
Lastly, grab some apricots and honey to whip up a facial scrub that wipes away chin and facial hair and while softening and soothing skin. To make, combine half a cup of mixed dried apricots and honey and apply to your face for up to five minutes before scrubbing off. The hair will be removed and the gentle scrub can be repeated as necessary with no fear of harm or irritation.
So if you’re tired of shaving, waxing or lasering hair off your face, hit your pantry for some easy to whip up, all-natural facial treatments!
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