How to Naturally Remove Unwanted Body Hair at Home

How to Naturally Remove Unwanted Body Hair at Home




Every woman feels at ease in her own skin when there’s no trace of unwanted body hair. The soft touch of a smooth surface is the epitome of comfort and the perfect occasion to wear skirts and dresses every day and feel amazing.

Unfortunately, the unwanted hair always finds ways to regenerate and become a nuisance again. The depilation at a salon is too expensive to repeat several times a month, and not everyone is comfortable with somebody else taking care of their body. A laser hair removal clinic might be a non-invasive and ideal solution, but it can prove to work against some restrictive budgets. The good news is that there are many home remedies that help you eliminate the unwanted hair in the comfort of your room. So, let’s see how you can obtain a smooth skin in a natural way and ditch the intrusive methods such as laser or hair removal creams.

1. Lemon, Honey, and Sugar

Sugar is a wonderful ingredient and not just because it sweetens up our lives. Once it gets in contact with a source of high heat, the resulted chemical reaction turns the sugar into a wax-like substance. Thus the sugar is an eco-friendly alternative to waxing that also saves you tons of money. The waxing products usually have petroleum-based substances, which are definitely not designed to protect the environment.

The other two ingredients are also extremely helpful for the removal process. The honey offers a rich oily paste that has moisturizing properties. Once the sugar strips remove the hair strands, the area will become prone to inflammation. Honey is more than capable of treating the affected skin as it has antimicrobial properties.

You also want to use lemon in your composition for its antiseptic attributes. This citrate juice can actually lighten the red areas and protects the skin against bacteria and other infections. The lemon is known for its bleaching abilities, and it will reduce the visibility of hair strands by making the color whiter over time.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 cup sugar;
  • ¼ cup honey;
  • The juice of half a lemon;
  • Cornstarch;
  • Popsicle stick;
  • A strip of fabric cloth.

So, once you obtain all these materials, start by mixing the sugar, honey, and lemon juice together. Heat the resulted substance in a metal bowl and make sure the flame is mild enough not to burn the sugar. You can stir the bowl constantly to diffuse the heat evenly. If the paste becomes too thick to use, you can add some water to obtain the perfect composition. On the contrary, if the substance is too thin, you can thicken it with some cornstarch.

Before applying the paste, wash the skin and dry it with a towel. A useful tip to ensure a successful operation is to use some cornstarch to the areas you will wax. The powder will prevent the composition from clinging to skin.

After the homemade wax has cooled off, use the Popsicle stick to spread it evenly in a thick layer of your skin. Make sure you apply it in the direction of hair growth. Rub the strip of fabric on the wax and then pull it quickly in the opposite direction. In the end, you will notice the same smooth result as the commercial products, but this time, the depilation will be completely natural!

The compositions based on sugar are the only natural substitute for waxing. The following home remedies have the capability to restrict the growth of hair if used consistently and often.

2. Papaya and Turmeric

These two ingredients work wonders together. Along with many vitamins and minerals, the tropical fruit has a powerful compound called papain. This substance helps you break down the hair follicles where the hair roots are hosted. This procedure will slow down the hair regeneration significantly. Papaya also has high nourishing properties which make it safe for every type of skin, no matter how sensitive you may be.

On the other hand, turmeric will handle the antiseptic effects of the hair removal treatment. This root contains a powerful antioxidant which goes by the name of curcumin. It fights against inflammations while maintaining the health of your skin. Turmeric proves to be a fierce enemy of hair growth also. The more you make use of the miraculous powers of this oriental root, the more efficient its effects will be.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Half a papaya;
  • ½ spoon of wild turmeric powder.

Chop the half of papaya into small cubes which then you can smash with a fork or run them in a chopper. The end result should look like a thick juice with some pulp in it. Mix papaya and turmeric together until the pulp absorbs the powder completely. Afterward, apply the composition to the body parts where you want to get rid of body hair. This home remedy is nourishing enough so you can treat the face skin also.

Massage the substance into your skin gently and let it release its natural properties for 20 minutes. Rinse the face mask with warm water abundantly. The skin might have a yellowish nuance of color, which is an effect of turmeric. However, you can eliminate this issue with some lemon juice.

3. Potatoes and Lentils

potatoes hair removal
This is an Indian home remedy that was used by women for centuries. Its effects will not prevent the hair growth, but they will help you eliminate the unaesthetic aspect of facial hair. The potatoes contain special properties that work in favor of the dry type of skin.

The hair follicles will lose their elasticity and strong structure which in time will lose their regenerative power. Potatoes can also bleach the hair in a natural way, which will make the strands look seamless with your skin tone. The lentils offer the same properties, and the mixture between these two ingredients will only maximize the efficiency of your treatment.

Ingredients you will need:

  • One potato;
  • A bowl of yellow lentil;
  • one tablespoon of honey;
  • three tablespoons of lemon juice.

To activate the best properties of the yellow lentil, you should let the beans in water to soak for an entire night. The following day, you can dry the lentil and grind it to obtain an even paste. In the meantime, peel off the potato and crush it until you get a juicy composition. Add all the ingredients together, including the honey and some fresh lemon juice.

You can now apply the mask on your skin and massage it until it gets absorbed completely. Leave the composition for up to 30 minutes. Afterward, don’t rush to rinse it with water. Instead, you should rub the paste with your fingers just like you would do to eliminate wet sand off a surface. By this time, the composition should be dry and clingy enough to be able to pull the hair strands off when you scrub it with your fingers. It won’t be as effective as a waxing procedure. However, by repeating the process for two or three times a week, you will experience great progress in your hair removal endeavor.

1. Egg White and Cornstarch

Once it dries, egg white becomes strong enough to create a waxing effect for your unwanted body hair strands. The substance is also rich in vitamin A that activates a whitening effect for any strand which will make them less visible. The addition of cornstarch is to create a thicker mask which is a great solution for the most stubborn hair.

Ingredients you will need:

  • One egg white;
  • One tablespoon sugar;
  • One tablespoon cornstarch.

Carefully separate the egg white from the yolk, and mix it up together with the other two ingredients. In just a few moments, you should obtain a hard, smooth paste. Apply the composition on your face or other body parts with unwanted hair, and let it sit for about 25 minutes. Again, you shouldn’t use water for a cleansing process, but peel the mask off with your fingers. This will ensure that the hardened paste pulls out the hair strands. Afterward, apply a hydrating cream on the treated body parts and repeat the remedy for two or three times a week.

2. Tea Tree Oil and Lavender

lavender home hair removal
There are cases when women experience unusual hair growth. This might be the effect of hirsutism, a condition triggered by the excessive production of androgen in the body. This compound encourages the hair growth on different parts of the body, especially on the face and back. This mild condition can be treated by regulating the hormone levels.

Lavender has many miraculous benefits, but it is also great for restraining the excessive hair growth. Tea tree oil and lavender have both anti-androgenic properties, and together they can prove to be an effective cure for hirsutism.

Ingredients you will need:

  • One teaspoon lavender;
  • 4 to 6 drops of tea tree oil;
  • Cotton ball.

Mix the two ingredients together and apply the composition on the affected areas with a cotton ball. Make sure the oily mask is well rubbed into the skin to get the maximum of their natural effects. You should repeat the treatment two times a day and stick to it for at least three months.

So, these are the five remedies that will help you remove unwanted body hair at home. Being formed completely of natural ingredients, the key to a successful hair removal process is patience. You should use these remedies in your daily routine in order for them to be effective.

However, before turning them into a regular habit, you should take some safety measures. Before applying any of the above ingredients to the affected areas, you should test the composition on a small portion of your body. This way, you will see if there are any side effects that can look behave like an itchy rash. If all works perfectly, you will no longer have major issues with body hair after around three months of home treatments.

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Author Bio
After getting her degree in nutrition, Kathy Hardess focused on making people understand the importance of clean and healthy living. She is part of the Max Home Remedies project.

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