Unwanted hair on face, hands, legs and armpits is a cause of concern for many women. We endure painful waxing sessions, sit through plucking sessions, and even spend our hard-earned money on laser hair removal.
Hormonal imbalance, use of contraceptives, pollution, post-pregnancy effects, irregular periods, etc, are some of the reasons behind an abnormal hair growth in women.
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Hair-free and radiant skin is the dream many women harbour. They are even willing to try many expensive and time-consuming treatments. These treatments are not without their side effects.
However, what if we told you there are certain Ayurvedic remedies that can help you in getting rid of that unwanted hair in the easy and safest way possible.
Yes, these remedies are known to provide long-lasting results and a much preferred skin without any hair. But, you'll have to be patient and regular in using these ingredients for your beauty purposes.
So, let’s unearth our scriptures and find a solution to this pesky problem of unwanted hair. Shall we?
All you got to do is check these 5 amazing Ayurvedic remedies and get started on the business now!
Raw papaya contains an enzyme known as papain that is capable of stopping the growth of unwanted hair. It breaks down hair follicles and makes your unwanted hair less noticeable. Raw papaya is good to be used on sensitive skin too.
• Make a paste of 1-2 tbsps of raw papaya pieces.
• Add ½ tsp of turmeric to it.
• Massage this mixture on your skin.
• Leave it on for 15 minutes.
• Rinse it with warm water.
• Repeat this once or twice in a week
Turmeric has been a prime ingredient in many beauty products, since ages, in India. Hailed for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, turmeric is also good to keep unwanted hair growth at bay.
Mix 1-2 tsps of turmeric with milk to form a paste. Apply this on the areas where you have unwanted hair. After 20 minutes, rinse this paste with water.
This paste is good for areas where you have thin hair. To get rid of stubborn body hair, mix it with masoor dal paste or rice flour paste to form a mixture that you could use twice in a week.
Kusuma Oil - Thanaka
Thanaka is used in Ayurveda for its cosmetic significance. A mixture of Thanaka and Safflower oil helps in getting rid of unwanted hair from the skin. In addition to hair-removing benefits, regular application of safflower oil and thanaka is a guaranteed way to make your skin appear soft and supple.
• Apply paste of safflower oil and thanaka
• Rinse it after 15-20 minutes for the desired results
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Consume Herbs Rich In Phytoestrogen
One of the causes for unwanted hair is hormonal imbalance in the body. The higher level of androgens and testosterones are responsible for the growth of unwanted hair in the body.
Ayurvedic herbs such as mulethi, flaxseeds, sauf or Brahmi help in alleviating the problem of unwanted hair.
This herb contains an enzyme known as phytoestrogen that reverses this effect and helps in relieving the problem of unwanted hair on the body.
If you thought drinking a cup of tea couldn’t help you get rid of unwanted hair, then you probably don't know about the goodness of spearmint tea. We all know that an increased level of unwanted hair in the body is due to the increase in male hormones such as testosterone and androgen.
Mint tea contains compounds that help in bringing down the male hormones in your body, and thereby help in getting rid of the unwanted hair.
•Boil 5-6 fresh mint leaves in water
•Allow this to boil for 5 minutes
•Strain the tea and drink it after cooling it
•Drinking this tea often can help in getting rid of the unwanted hair