Top 10 Ways To Naturally Get Rid Of Unwanted Body Hair

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4. Sugar Lemon Mix

Sugar mixed with a little oil or water is a terrific exfoliator and lemon juice is an astringent. Lemon juice will also lighten the color of facial hair. (Read more about using lemons instead of beauty products).

Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and about 10 tablespoons of water. The sugar will dissolve a bit, but not completely and that’s OK. Apply this mixture to your face in the direction of the hair growth and leave on for about 20 minutes. Now rinse with water while rubbing gently. Do this twice a week and you should see a vast reduction of hair on your face after a few weeks.


5. Thanaka Safflower Mix

Thanaka is a tree and its bark is crushed into a powder. This powder is used in many countries for cosmetic purposes. Thanaka is a yellow-white powder and when it’s mixed with safflower oil, it can get rid of hair permanently.

Mix enough Thanaka powder to cover whatever part of your body where you have unwanted hair. (So just a little for your face, a lot more for your legs) Add safflower oil and make a paste. Apply this mixture to the problem area and leave it on overnight. Wash off in the morning. Use one or twice a week. Now it may take as long as 3 months to get the results you want, but it does work!


6. Rosewater Alum Mix

This is a traditional recipe used by the women of Pakistan and India to remove unwanted hair. You can find alum powder in many healthy food stores or you can even buy a rock of alum and grind it yourself.

Add ½ teaspoon of alum powder to about 3 tablespoons of rose water. Mix it as well as you can, dissolving the alum as much as you can. Dab a cotton ball into this mixture and then dab it on the problem area. Wait until it dies, then apply again. Repeat this process for about 30 minutes. If your skin feels irritated, stop and apply again in a few days. Wash off, and then apply a bit of cream or olive oil to the area to soothe the skin and reduce irritation. Repeat this 2 or 3 times per week until the hair falls out.


7. Sugar Molasses “Wax”

Mix about one cup of sugar and enough molasses to cover the sugar. Add the juice of half a lemon. Place this mixture in the microwave for 2 or 3 minutes until it heats up and the sugar dissolves. If the sugar hasn’t completely dissolved, put it back in the microwave for another few minutes. Once the sugar is fully mixed with the molasses, allow the mixture to cool just a bit. You want it hot enough that you can spread it, but not so hot it burns your skin.

Apply this mixture to the problem area with your hands. Place a strip of cloth over the top and press down. Once the mixture is completely cool, pull the cloth. The hair should come right off.

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