Methods to remove unwanted hair

Remove facial hair with home remedies, 4 ingredients or less.

Unwanted facial hair can be traumatic if you are a woman. Excess body hair can easily be concealed by clothing. Your face is always on display to the world. Before spending large amounts of money for traditional methods, you might want to remove facial hair with home remedies. These remedies are easy to make with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

Why would you want to do this?

There are 2 main reasons to use natural ingredients to remove facial hair.

  1. It can save you money.
  2. Natural remedies have very few side effects. Waxing, shaving, plucking, chemical depilatories, and epilators can all be irritating to the skin causing redness, irritation, bumps and ingrown hairs.

Ways to remove excess facial hair with kitchen ingredients

1. Egg White Mask


This is a similar concept as waxing so hair growth will need to be approx 1/4 inch for this to be effective.
What you will need:

  • 1 egg ( separate and discard the yolk)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch


Pour the egg white into a bowl. Mix in the sugar and cornstarch, Beat until it forms a smooth paste.

Apply the paste to your face until it drys and hardens into a thick mask. This will take approx 10 minutes. Grab and rip the mask off in strips. Use a quick fluid motion. If no hair is sticking to the mask, the hair regrowth probably wasn’t long enough. This sounds harsh but it is less damaging to your skin than wax.

2. Papaya and turmeric


This one is a hair growth inhibitor. That means it won’t actually remove any hair and will have to be used with another hair removal method. It will slow down regrowth and hair will grow back lighter and thinner. It doesn’t take effect immediately. You will need to do this several times on a regular basis to see results.
There is an enzyme in papaya that breaks down hair follicles and prevents them from regrowing. Turmeric has also been shown effective in slowing down hair growth. Women in India have been using turmeric as a body hair inhibitor and skin lightener for centuries. Turmeric is also great for reducing inflammation.

What you will need:

  • 1 papaya
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric

Directions:Scoop out papaya flesh using a spoon, Add in turmeric powder and mash with a fork until it forms a thick paste.m
Massage into skin and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

Repeat this once a week.

I was doing this one for a while. Turmeric will stain everything so you might want to place a towel down on your sink or counter top. It will also stain your skin, The orange stain is easily removed by massaging coconut oil into your skin. Wear gloves while applying and washing off to keep stains off your hands and fingernails.

3. Turmeric gram flour facial mask


If papaya is out of season, hard to come by or you just don’t want to do that. Here is another option that uses turmeric.

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup of cold milk
  • 1/2 cup of gram flour
  • 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions: Mix all ingredients together to form a thick paste.

Apply to face and massage in circular motions for 5 minutes. Allow the paste to dry. Wash off with warm water.

4. Tea tree and lavender oil


What you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon lavender oil
  • 4-6 teaspoon tea tree oil

Directions:Mix the 2 oils together and apply to affected areas 2-3 times per day.

You will need patience with this one. It can take 3 months to see results.

5. Sugar and yogurt scrub


What you will need:

1 teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon of plain full fat Greek yogurt

1 scoop of white sugar

Directions: Mix yogurt and honey together. Apply to face and leave on for 15 minutes.

Scoop the sugar up with your fingers and massage using circular motions into the mask that is already on your face, Rinse with warm water and apply a moisturizer.

6. Oatmeal Scrub


Oatmeal can be used to gently exfoliate skin and scrub away peach fuzz. This may not work as well on course hair.
What you will need:

  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground oatmeal (you can grind oats in a coffee grinder)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 6-8 drops of lemon juice

Directions; Mix all ingredients together to form a paste. Apply to face and leave on for 15 minutes. Massage face in circular motions then rinse off with warm water.

7. Spearmint Tea

It doesn’t get any easier than this. This one is not a topical solution, You get to drink this one, Spearmint tea has been shown to reduce androgen levels.

You can buy spearmint tea bags or you can make your own.2-6 cups per day is the recommended amount for this to be effective. That sounds like a challenging amount of tea to drink every single day. However, several women in my pcos support group have reported success with this slowing down their facial hair growth

Recipe for spearmint tea

What you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon dried ground spearmint leaves or fresh spearmint
  • boiling water
  • optional honey or sugar


  1. Place tea leaves in cup
  2. Pour boiling water over leaves.
  3. Let tea steep for 10 minutes
  4. Add sugar or honey to taste if desired.

Did any of these work for you?

Try these out and let me know if they were effective in the comments below. These are just a few of the home remedies for facial hair removal that exist. If you know a better one that works for you I would love to hear about it.






























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  1. Wow, what a superb and helpful information your have shared with us. This article about facial hair removal saves us alot of money and time too. Definitely gona share with other mums too.

    1. I am so glad you found this helpful. I appreciate the shares!

  2. Will this work on men as well?

    1. Yes. It should work for men as well since these methods have worked for some women with pcos, Since pcos is caused by an increase in androgens it can be classified as male pattern hair growth.

  3. Ernest says:

    I was unaware there are so many home products that will assist with removing facial hair. For the ones that take a few weeks to work, does this mean that the hair wouldn’t be gone instantly.

    I am guessing it will slow down the process of the hair growing back? That would be nice, as shaving everyday is not something I do anyway. If my facial hair never grew back I would not be upset!

    1. admin says:

      Hi Ernest,

      You are correct. The ones that take a few weeks inhibit the hair from growing back as quickly. It will also change the texture do it grows back finer and lighter in color.

  4. Sunny says:

    I’m blessed as a blonde not to have extremely visual or course facial hair, but due to hormonal issues I get really long ones on my face that are embarrassing as I constantly tug at them. I use home remedies all the time and I hadn’t even thought of a food mask to prevent hair growth. I literally have ALL of these items in my kitchen now. Time for a home spa day! Anyway, thanks for the ideas. I’ll have to come back and let you know how it goes.

    1. admin says:

      Hi Sunny,

      Thanks for stopping by. Let me know which one you used and how it worked for you.

  5. jim says:

    Had no idea there were dio many remedies in the kitchen for removing hair. I usually don’t do the hair removal in our house but my wife does. She had me pick it up all the time from the store. I will share this site with her and use some of these methods, I will come back and share our experience. Thanks for the info!

    1. admin says:

      Hi Jim,

      I hope that some of these work well for your wife,.

  6. AleahaSheree says:

    These home remedies look so simple and easy! I can’t wait to try the oatmeal scrub. I have facial hair on my chin and upper lip, it’s blonde so it’s only noticeable in certain lighting but it still makes me super self conscious. I also notice that my makeup tends to “cake” in those areas. I would love to get rid of my unwanted facial hair without spending a ton of money. Thank you for these amazing home remedies!

    1. admin says:

      Hi Aleaha,

      Your welcome. I hope this recipe works well for you.

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