Hair sprouts forth from just about any part of a woman's body and its quite embarrassing, to say the least!
From spiky hair on your chin to the rough stubbles on your upper lips, and did we mention the side burns? Its everywhere!
As much as we would like to think that the sideburns are predominantly for men, but the truth is different altogether.
Before we get down to finding the solution, you need to first understand the reason why you have sideburns, or for that matter, facial hair!
It is mainly due to the high level of male hormones in your body called androgens. And testosterone is a type of androgen that is found in both men and women, but in a lesser amount in women.
In men, testosterones are involved in deepening of the voice and production of sperms.
All women, produce a certain amount of testosterones, it is when the balanced is tipped on the higher scale that women experience high sexual drive, or irregular menstrual cycle and the dreaded facial hair.
Now, we get down to a more important question, what increases androgen production in our body? Well, for the starter, hormonal disorder, hereditary condition, obesity or, in some cases, heavy medications.
After knowing the cause, next part is to find the solution. You leave that to us, as here are 7 natural remedies to get rid of sideburns that you must take a look at!
Remember the time when our mothers used to obsessively drill us about the many beauty benefits of turmeric, turns out they were right! Antiseptic properties present in turmeric slow down the growth of facial hair and, with time, prevent it from regrowing.
Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric with half a tablespoon of curd, make a thick paste out of it. Trim the sideburns with a pair of scissors, apply the paste on the area. Let it sit until dry. Later, scrub it in a circular motion and rinse it clean. Repeat this method thrice in a week for quicker results.
It works similar to your parlour waxing, only it is much safer and effective. And the lemon present will lighten the skin tone and slough off the dead skin cells.
Melt sugar, water and lemon in a double container, until it gets to a thick sticky consistency. Let the concoction cool.
When tepid, apply a thick coat on the affected area. Place a waxing strip on the wax, press it, now holding the skin tight, pull the strip off. Make sure you pull the strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
More than the topical treatment, it is what you consume that will bring about a noticeable difference. Spearmint tea is packed with powerful antioxidants and vitamins, which when consumed regularly are proven to reduce facial hair growth and flush out the toxins. So, what are you waiting for? Sip on the piping hot mint tea.
Gelatin Peel Off
Gelatin is nothing but powdered collagen that can spell magic for your facial hair.
Heat 1 tablespoon of unflavoured gelatin, with 2 to 3 drops of lemon, 2 drops of lavender oil and 2 tablespoons of milk in a microwave, for up to 30 seconds.
Apply the syrup on the affected area immediately. Let it dry. Once the mask is dry, peel it off. It removes the unwanted hair, right off!
From fluffy rotis to handy hair removal packs, who would have thought that wheat flour could do so much? Wheat flour does reduce, lighten and prevent unwanted facial hair.
Mix equal quantity of sesame oil, wheat flour and turmeric powder in a bowl. Mix until it forms a thick paste. Scrub gently for a few minutes and rinse it clean. Apply this pack once in a week.
Alum powder has natural bleaching agent that will remove the hair follicles from deep within, thereby preventing hair growth.
Make a thick paste of 1 tablespoon of alum powder and 1 teaspoon of pure rose water. Using a cotton ball, apply the paste on the sideburns. Once dry, apply another coat and keep applying layer after layer for about thirty minutes. Scrub it gently and rinse it clean once done.
Red lentils paste can be as rough as a pumice stone that creates friction enough to remove dead cells from deep within, while softening skin and reducing unwanted hair.
Grind some red lentils into rough powder. Mix 1 tablespoon of red lentil powder with 1 tablespoon of milk and half a spoon of honey. Whisk until it forms a thick paste. Apply a coat on the affected area. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. Scrub it, once dry. Rinse it with plain water. Pat dry. Repeat this method 2 to 3 times in a week.