5 Home Remedies to Reduce Facial Hair

home remedies to reduce facial hair

One of the primary reasons for embarrassment and low self confidence in women is unwanted facial hair. Although the factors causing unwanted facial hair like genetics and hormonal changes are beyond our control, there are plenty of ways to remove facial hair with ingredients readily available in your kitchen! While you are busy researching permanent methods like laser, electrolysis, permanent waxing etc. you should give these home treatments a try too. The home remedies mentioned below are prepared of ingredients which are natural, help minimize the appearance of facial hair and also gives you a clean and clear skin. Try these remedies twice or thrice a week for a month to see visible difference.


home remedies to reduce facial hair

Raw Papaya

Papaya has an active enzyme, papain which is capable of breaking down hair follicles and inhibits the growth of hair. It will make your fine facial hair less noticeable and would also improve the texture of your skin by naturally exfoliating it. And the best part, its suitable for all skin types.

Mix raw papaya paste (two tablespoons) with half teaspoon turmeric powder and massage it on your face. Leave the mixture for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water.

Alternatively you can also make a paste with mashed papaya (one tablespoon), aloe vera gel (four tablespoons), turmeric powder (half tablespoon), gram flour (half tablespoon), mustard oil (two tablespoons) and two drops of any other essential oil like lavender, jojoba etc. Apply this paste in the opposite direction of hair growth. Once the paste is dry, remove using a clean cloth by rubbing in the direction opposite to hair growth. Rinse your face with water and then apply a good moisturizer. If you’re busy and don’t have time to do this, a Laser Hair Removal Treatment could be an easy solution in the long run.


Turmeric is an age-old ingredient used in India for a clean and healthy skin. It not only has anti bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties but also prevents hair growth.

Make a paste of turmeric with milk which is neither too thick nor too runny. Apply this on your face and let it dry. Wash it off with warm water. For dense facial hair, use gram or rice flour in the above mixture. All of these techniques may or may not work as it varies for each person. If you feel like you need a more permanent solution, look for laser hair removal Monterey Park or anywhere near your home.

Gram Flour

Gram or chickpea flour works wonders for removing unwanted hair and has been used as a part of Indian traditions for a soft and clean skin.

Make a paste of gram flour with milk, turmeric powder and fresh cream and apply it on your face in the direction of hair growth. Leave it on for thirty minutes and then rub the paste in the opposite direction of hair growth. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

Sugar and Lemon

Lemon is a natural bleaching agent and lightens the color of facial hair while sugar is an excellent exfoliator.

Mix two tablespoons of sugar and lemon juice each with five tablespoons of water. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for half an hour. Rinse with water.


Egg mask is great for removing facial hair.

Make a smooth paste of egg white of one egg with one tablespoon of sugar and corn flour. Apply this mask on your face and let it dry. Once dry, pull this egg mask off your face to remove your facial hair.

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