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Facial hair is not flattering and most women will do anything to get rid of the ones that have taken permanent residence on their face.
Excessive facial hair growth in black women is often caused by hormonal changes. When estrogen is the predominant hormone, facial hairs remain in their vellus form ( small hair that is not easily noticeable).
But when androgen levels increase, vellus hairs can become terminal. This means that male sex hormones cause a pattern of facial hair growth more similar to a man. The hairs on the face become coarse, thick, and more noticeable and absolutely unsexy.
There are simple ways you can get rid of them and have the smooth facial skin you have always wanted.
1. Egg white mask
Not only is it sticky, which makes the mask stick to all your facial hair and help you peel the excess growth off once it is dry, but also nourishes your skin. Eggs are full of protein, which infuses the collagen booster your skin needs after a long day. Just grab a bowl, take the egg white and mix it with a tablespoon of cornstarch and sugar. Keep beating until you get a smooth mixture. Apply the paste on your face, and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes. When the mask dries and is hard enough, peel it off quickly. Rinse your face with cold water after peeling.
2. Sugar and lemon face mask
Sugar when warmed sticks to the hair, and after it dries, you can rip the hair off (as you pull the mask) causing no damage to the skin, Sugar only sticks to your hair and not the skin. Lemon, on the other hand, works as a natural bleaching agent and bleaches the rest of the hair while lightning the skin tone. For this home-made remedy for facial hair, you need to take a mixture of 2 tablespoons of sugar, a pinch of fresh lime juice(about 2 teaspoons), and a 9-10 teaspoons of water. Heat the mixture, and set it aside to cool down a bit. Apply the paste on your face and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. Do this at least 3 to 4 times a week for best results.
3. Lemon and honey mask
Looking for home remedy for dry skin and excessive facial hair growth? This home-made waxing alternative should work wonders for you. Take a bowl, and mix about 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of organic honey, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and heat the mixture until it becomes paste like. You can also thin the mixture by adding water if it tends to become too sticky. Keep the mixture aside for cooling. Take the paste and apply it on the affected areas. Grab a waxing strip and pull the hair out in opposite direction.
4. Papaya (pawpaw) and turmeric
The star bio-active enzyme found in papaya called ‘papain’, enlarges the hair follicle which inhibits the excess hair growth on your skin. Papaya also helps naturally exfoliating the skin, by removing the dead cells. Just peel the raw papaya and cut it into small pieces, grind them into a fine paste. Add a tablespoon of turmeric powder to the paste. With the help of your hands massage it on to the parts with excessive hair growth and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. For best try the regime at least twice a week.