London: Let’s be real, girls. Being South Asian means that the majority of us are reliant on salons to get more than just the hair on our heads sorted. Yes, we’re talking about facial hair that tends to overrun our faces if left untended for more than a month, but now that we’re stuck inside our houses, what can be done? Whatever the reason, most women are bothered by unwanted facial hair and look for permanent options to get rid of it.
Good news: Getting rid of facial hair isn’t all that hard. You may not be able to head to a salon, but there’s no way you can’t turn your bedroom into a salon. If you find it difficult to visit a beauty salon every few days or weeks, here are some simple and effective home remedies to remove your unwanted facial hair naturally at home.
How to Remove Facial Hair At Home
Here are 5 easy ways to manage that pesky facial hair, compiled from Pinkvilla.
Tweeze ‘em off:
Easily one of the simplest ways to manage facial hair, this is a tried and tested tool to get rid of the extras on your face. All you have to do is pick at one hair, and yank it from the roots – yeah, we know it sounds painful but it really isn’t. You also can not go wrong with this one.
We know, it sounds almost too ambitious to pull it off (pun intended) at home, but trust us, it only takes a bit of practice before you feel like you may never need the salon again! You will need sugar, lemon juice, and water. Mix it all together until the sugar melts. Then, get to work! You won’t even need wax-strips for this.
It sounds really risky – oh the horror of fully shaving off your brow! But, it’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to manage your facial. And no, the hair will not grow back thicker, we’ve tried it. Tinkle razors work the best and even Vogue recommends them!
Okay, this one might need you to head out of your house (taking all precautions, of course), to buy the strips. Once you get your hands on them, you will need to cut them up into smaller strips to fit your facial contours. It can get a little hard and you will have to be extra cautious while using them, but they will get the job done.
Mask off! If you’re more of a homebody and feel more comfortable with desi totkas straight from the kitchen, this one’s for you. Take some egg white, corn starch, and powdered sugar, and mix it all into a thick paste. Apply it on your face and once dry, peel it off like a normal peel-off mask. Yes, it will peel off the facial hair. Not only that, but it will also tighten your skin!
Oatmeal and Banana Paste:
This method is quite handy. Blend two tablespoons of oatmeal with a ripe banana, and apply this paste to the affected areas. Massage it for 15 minutes, and wash it off with cool water. Oatmeal paste makes a great, hydrating scrub and is loaded with antioxidants that help to remove redness from your skin. Apart from removing your facial hair, this paste will also give you glowing skin.