Women envy Rapunzel for her hair. Thick, healthy hair that flows like a cascade from head to toe. But hair on visible body parts could be a matter of shame and dismay for many, especially women. Medically known as ‘Hirsutism’, the problem of excess hair can be solved in different ways, some natural and some medical. Some permanent and some recurring. Depending on hair pattern, density, ease of use and budget, one can choose from the various methods discussed below.
While everybody dreams of having alabaster skin, few are gifted with it. Women with excess facial hair often become anxious and uncomfortable with their appearance. Yes, having unwanted facial hair can be quite disturbing and one can shy away from social interaction because of this problem. Here we will discuss various methods of removing excess facial hair that can relieve you from social awkwardness and help you project yourself in a joyous, brighter aspect.
Balance the hormones
Hormonal imbalance may be the culprit responsible for the unwanted hair growth on your face. Research has shown that spearmint tea can help in decreasing the effect of male hormones responsible for hair growth. So treat yourself to regular spearmint tea and take the first step to lesser hair growth on your face.
Home remedies can work wonders:
What are the better, cheaper and healthier [for your wallet too] options for achieving smooth skin with no facial hair? The answer lies in your kitchen, in natural ingredients in your kitchen cupboards. Pick that jar of gram flour, take that bowl of curd and sprinkle turmeric generously to create a smoothie. Applying this regularly on your face and you can achieve that naturally healthy glow and lessen your facial hair growth.
Women with thick facial hair growth can opt for waxing which can be done at salons or at home. Waxing is effective up to 5 to 7 weeks and is a widely-accepted method of hair removal. However, it is not recommended for those with sensitive skin. Also one needs to use aloe vera gel or similar soothing products to comfort the skin after the waxing is done.
Threading comes handy
Threading is another inexpensive method to remove excess facial hair. This is an ancient process but is effective up to 3-4 weeks depending on individual hair growth pattern.
Sugarcoat your way to gloss and glamour
A mixture of sugar, lemon and water can make you look flawlessly glamorous the natural way for several weeks. The pluses include soft and smooth skin and tan removal. This popular non-chemical way to look beautiful has worldwide acceptance among women.
Do it with depilatories
Depilatories can make your face hairless for 4 to 5 days depending on individual hair growth and is less painful that other methods, but harsh chemicals can damage the softness of your skin. One should carefully examine the ingredients before applying them to the face.
Laser hair removal – Is it permanent? Well, almost!
Touted as the permanent hair removal solution by many, laser hair removal, however, shows regrowth tendency. Coming under an expensive bracket, this method of hair removal is best suited for those with dark hair and light skin. Is it painful? Again, that depends on the nature of facial hair and its density. Those with coarse and dense hair growth will have to tolerate the heat and needle like pinch more than the ones with soft and lesser hair growth.
Electrolysis – The permanent solution
Of all methods discussed above, this one is the most expensive and most effective method of facial hair removal. This FDA approved hair removal method has won many hearts as the best permanent hair removing solution that can be done by an expert practitioner.