Home remedy: Facial hair removal

Facial hairs in females is a common cause of cosmetic concern. While it is OK to go for some of very famous facial hair removal techniques like waxing, bleaching, threading, electrolysis, laser  etc..  here are  a few cool home remedies for facial hair removal that you can try at home –
1. Make a paste of besan powder (gram flour)  along with turmeric and apply, leave for fifteen minutes and remove.

Turmeric is used in Indian tradition, by females to apply over the cheeks, because of its hair removal property.

2.  A mixture of gram flour, turmeric and mustard oil is used for scrubbing.

3. paste of milk with turmeric, over a period of time, helps .

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Assistant Professor, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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Comments

  1. Veronica says:

    Dr. what is besan powder gram flour called outside of India? As I would like to try this.

  2. Rasamanjari Devi dasi says:

    Dear Doctor Hebbar,

    I am 60 years old and in the last 6 months i am growing a lot of facial hairs, a small patch of fine ones below my lower lip, a smattering of thick, long curling ones from under my chin, and few from cheeks and moles. The ones on my upper lip at the edges are darkening and becoming noticible, kind of like a young boys first hairs. i never had this before. The use of tumeric may help externally but i wonder if there is not something i should be taking internally to correct a male/female imbalance. I know this is not a problem i alone am facing as other ladies in my age group have same complaint. I can pull some of them but it is getting worse and i think the whole system needs addressing. Help! Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      There are a few oral medicines which can be tried to lessen the facial hair growth. The choice of medicine depends on age, underlying disease (if any), body type etc.

  3. Dear Doctor,
    South Indian married woman apply turmeric to their face and sometimes all over the body as a ritual. It is commonly believed that turmeric is good for skin as it protects the skin from infections, enhances the complexion and retards body and facial hair growth. Apart from this it has another advantage. Turmeric helps the body to produce progesterone which is a very important female hormone. Skin being the biggest organ of the body absorbs the nutrients from the turmeric applied on the skin and maintains the progesterone hormone balance in the body which is responsible for body hair. Women with proper progesterone balance have hardly any body hair. After menopause the production of progesterone in the body decreases due to which facial hair starts growing. There are various herbal medicines which can help woman maintain the hormonal balance. It is advisable to take them under Doctor’s supervision.

  4. Hello doctor.. greetings.. I really appreciate your efforts for sharing your knowledge with us..
    Sir,
    1). If turmeric maintains the progesterone hormone balance in the body.. Then instead to apply on skin one should drink turmeric milk at bed time.. Is it preferable..?
    2). For hair removing I read somewhere about Sankh bhasma and hartal bhasma for external application.. Is it safe to use them?
    3). Now a days on internet Thanaka powder and kusuma oil is popular among bloggers for permanent hair removal solution.. Is it true to get hair free permanently without any side effects of these products…?? I searched about thanaka powder, basically its beal tree (wood apple)..
    4). Romashatan lepa and oil really works..?? if yes then please share their preparation method and how to use them..?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      1. Yes, a pinch of turmeric in a small cup of milk is good to improve progesterone.
      2. I am not okay with Hartal bhasma for hair removal. It contains arsenic, albeit purified. I would rather suggest cosmetic intervention for hair removal.
      3. I have read Thanaka for improving skin beauty, complexion etc. but not sure about hair removal. I think the hype about it is too much, but it may be useful to a minor extent.
      4. Sorry for the depressive tone again, but I do not have much hope with Romashatan Lepa. But oil might work to some extent.

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