A Stiff Upper Lip: The Best Two Recipes For Removing Facial Hair From Sensitive Skin


There is no avoiding the growth of unwanted facial hair, but that doesn't mean you have to live with it, especially if you have sensitive skin. Those with sensitive skin shy away from hair removal products because it irritates their skin and makes them break out in an embarrassing rash. Luckily, there are two hair removal recipes that are made with all natural and common household ingredients. These ingredients are perfect for removing unwanted facial hair on those who have sensitive skin.

Sugar And Molasses

A simple combination of sugar and molasses is perfect for removing unwanted hair because it works in a variety of ways. One of the many reasons women grow facial hair is because of hormone fluctuation. Molasses contains high levels of magnesium, which balances out these hormones and puts them back at normal levels. So while you are removing the hair, you are also slowing down the growth of more hair. Sugar is gentle on the skin and will help remove the hair while leaving your skin feeling soft, so there won't be any irritation afterward.

Mix one cup of sugar and one-third cup of molasses in a small, microwavable bowl. Heat the mixture up for sixty seconds, or until the ingredients are pliable. When you remove the bowl, dip the tip of your finger in the solution to make sure it's not too hot for your face. Using a Popsicle stick, rub the wax on your upper lip, in the opposite direction of the hair growth, and rip it away using a waxing strip. When you rip the strip away, be sure you are ripping in the opposite direction of the hair growth. This makes for an easier and quicker removal process.

You don't have any waxing strips laying around? No problem. Cut an index card into thin strips and voila! You have homemade and durable strips.

Sugar And Lemon Juice

If you don't happen to have molasses laying around your kitchen, you can use sugar and lemon juice. Because lemon juice is a natural bleach, it will lighten the hair that is growing in. Bleaching the hair will make it less noticeable when it starts to grow in again. In this case, the sugar is going to work as a gentle buffer to remove the hair.

For this homemade hair remover, blend two tablespoons of sugar and two teaspoons of lemon juice in with one-fourth cup of warm water. Using a washcloth, massage the hair remover into your facial hair in a gentle, circular motion. This will buff the hair away and exfoliate your skin.

If you would rather wax than buff, you can add two teaspoons of honey to turn it into a hair removing wax.

Hair growth on the face is completely normal and isn't something you should be embarrassed of. If you have sensitive skin, you have just as many options for hair removal as anyone else. By using one of the recipes listed above, unwanted facial hair will be a thing of the past and you won't have to break out into a rash to do it.

For professional help, contact a local dermatologist.


12 July 2016

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