With various ways to remove hair, women have options for fuzz-free skin that has nothing to do with sharp razors and smelly depilatory creams.
India West reports that both shaving and hair removal creams, though simple to use, can come at a cost as Cosmetic Physician Reema Arora explains.
“Shaving and depilatory creams only trim the hair without touching the roots. This can cause dryness and irritation to the skin. The creams have a darkening potential,” Arora told IANS. Also consulting Sonam Yadav, a dermatologist at Three Graces, the skin expert explained while shaving makes hair instantaneously disappear; it “can also give the impression of hair thickening.”
By chemicals dissolving hair directly through the skin with depilatory creams, Yadav said the products “often cause allergic reactions and skin darkening.” She suggests testing a small area below the elbow before applying all over to test the creams. “Perfumes, contaminants and additives in wax can also cause such reactions,” she says, adding that laser hair removal trumps both shaving and depilatory creams but does cost hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Alps Beauty Clinics founder and director Bharti Taneja, promotes more natural ways of removing hair by replacing razors, creams and lasers with Mother Nature’s products. “Prepare a regular ubtan by mixing equal quantities of two tablespoons of gram flour, two tablespoons of sandalwood powder, one tablespoon of fresh cream, one tablespoon of mustard oil, one tablespoon of rosewater, along with a few pinches of turmeric,” she says .
“Apply it all over the area with unwanted hair, and let it sit for 15 minutes. Now, rub the area against the direction of the hair growth, and wash away with cold water,” she added, suggesting chickpea flour, milk and turmeric paste also promotes growth.
And when you want to remove the skin above the belt, K. Veena, the founder of hair and beauty salon Naturals, shares how to free yourself from that unruly and unwanted facial skin. After gathering turmeric, besan powder, powdered neem leaves and raw milk to create a paste, then “apply this mixture on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.”
“When semi-dry, massage with your fingertips, using slow circular movements. The paste acts as an exfoliant, and the turmeric is a natural antiseptic known to control hair growth. Besan and milk are natural cleansers,” she says, adding that an egg white and lemon juice mask also works. “It not only tightens and lightens the skin but also strips off hair when peeled from the face.”
According to the report, thicker skinned areas like the hands and legs may require “a slightly grainy scrub made of banana and rice flour can be used to massage all over the body before bathing.”
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