Let’s face it, facial hair is a fact of life for all — even women! It’s no surprise that most women would prefer that rogue facial hair hit the road, and these four natural solutions can help.
- Turmeric Mixtures – Not only does this spice do wonders in the kitchen, but when mixed with milk or water, it can be beneficial in keeping your upper lip smooth and hair-free as well. Just mix equal parts turmeric and either water or milk, and apply the mixture to your upper lip. After allowing it to dry and harden for about a half hour, rub it off, rinse, and repeat weekly.
- Sugar Waxing – Forget those hard-to-handle home wax kits and make your own natural alternative. Mix two teaspoons of sugar, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of water to a microwave safe bowl. Heat the mixture until it comes to a boil and becomes darker. Allow it to cool off, and use a popsicle stick to apply your sugar wax. After it hardens, peel it off in the opposite direction of hair growth.
- Papaya Bleach – If the hair is minimal, you may be able to camouflage it rather than remove it. Papaya is known for its natural bleaching properties, and when mixed with turmeric, it has the ability to reduce the appearance of hair for good. Just mix raw papaya with a half teaspoon of turmeric and apply to your upper lip. Allow it to set for 15-25 minutes and rinse, repeating this process once per week.
- Spearmint Tea – Unlike most remedies, this one requires you to consume the tea rather than apply it. You see, facial hair grows as a reaction to testosterone levels, and spearmint tea helps to lower those. Just boil, steep, flavor with honey, milk or sugar, and enjoy!
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