Having a full beard or mustache is great if you're a guy, but when you are a woman, the last thing you want to see is facial hair of your own. Hirsutism, or this unwanted facial hair, refers to having excess hair on the face and or body. It is a condition that tends to affect more women than men and is often caused by an imbalance in hormone levels. The best way to stop your facial hair growth is to regulate the hormones causing the excess growth. To learn how, continue reading.
How to Stop Facial Hair Growth
One of the first things you'll want to change to reduce facial hair growth is your diet. Begin by eliminating products that contain soy, dairy, and hormonal meat, you can still consume meat but you want to ensure that it doesn't contain any hormones. Then begin to incorporate more nutritious foods into your diet. You want to eat foods that contain plenty of vitamins and minerals as well as foods that will help keep your testosterone levels lower. Foods like quinoa, bananas, hemp seed, flax, and hazelnut can all lower testosterone. Herbs such as saw palmetto, chaste tree berry, Shatavari, and white peony are also great for keeping the female hormone system more balance.
Once you have effectively stopped eating soy, dairy and hormone meats, you'll want to give your body a full detox. This detox will help you fully eliminate the toxin that these foods can let into your body.
Talk to your doctor
While diet changes can help reduce your facial hair, it may not be enough to completely stop the growth of it. It is best to consult your doctor who can do various test to accurately determine what is causing the excess growth of hair. Most often this will be done through blood test to show your hormone levels.
If you do have a hormonal imbalance, you may be prescribed some medications to help balance the hormone levels. Oral contraceptives, as well as anti-androgen medication, can help stop facial hair growth. These medications will help stop androgen which causes hair growth, if after two months on a prescription you do not see any change in the hair growth, you'll want to go back to your doctor.
Talk to a dermatologist
Talking to a dermatologist can give you alternative methods to stop the excess growth of hair on your face. Electrolysis and laser hair removal are just two of the most effective ways you can rid your face of unwanted facial hair.
How to Remove Facial Hair Effectively
Waxing is a popular way to remove facial hair but this method can irritate the skin, may cause ingrown hairs and be slightly painful. This method can be used on the chin, upper lips, cheeks, and eyebrows. The wax used can be either soft or hard, soft wax used with cloth strips while hard wax is just pulled off. While you can do this on your own, it is highly recommended that you go to a professional salon to have this done.
Plucking is one of the most common methods to stop facial hair growth. Since it is highly likely that you have tweezers in your home, it can be the easiest way for you to remove unwanted hairs on your face. If you only have a few stray hairs on a small area of hair on your face, plucking can be the best option for you. Be sure you cleanse your tweezers before using them and using soap and warm water, then store your tweezers in a dry place.
If plucking your facial hair isn't your thing, then you might want to consider threading. This method is popular in Middle Eastern and Asian countries, but is offered around the world. The process involves using double cotton thread that is thin as roller to the areas you wish to remove the hair. While this method is highly effective, it can be more difficult to try on yourself so it's something you'd want to go to someone who has experience with this method.
Papaya and turmeric mask
Mash together a few pieces of raw papaya flesh and a half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a fork. Once you have a paste, you can use your fingers to massage the paste into the skin of your face. Allow the paste to soak into the skin for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Apply the paste every two weeks until the facial hair has disappeared.
Separate the whites of an egg into a bowl. Add a tablespoon of sugar and a half a tablespoon of cornstarch and whisk together until you have a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your face and allow it to dry. Once the mask has hardened, you will need to rip it off quickly to remove and even stop facial hair growth. The mask can pluck the hairs from the skin when done correctly.
Basil and onion paste
You might need a little bit of patience during the process for this method. Begin by cutting two onions in half. Using a knife, you will need to remove the membranes located between the layers of the onion and place the membranes into a pestle and mortar. Add about 11 fresh basil leaves to the onion membranes and crush them together until you have a smooth paste. Apply this paste to areas of the face where the hair is located and live it on for about 15 minutes. The paste can make you feel as though your skin is burning if you leave it on for too long. Rinse the paste off with warm water and repeat the process two to three times a week for one month.