Young girls starting from puberty and women get concerned if they have unwanted hair - excessive dark or dense hair growth (called “hirsutism”) on their face or any other part of the body including facial hair and pubic and bikini hair. In women hirsutism may be caused by hormonal changes at puberty, pregnancy, irregular periods, menopause, stress, or it may be genetic or a result of some drug use. Sometimes hirsutism could be a side effect of steroid creams or hormone pills which are used for treatment of other health conditions.

You can discover all possible causes of hirsurism on next page. Please pay special attention to Ferriman-Gallway Hirsute Score, Constitutional Hirsutism, Idiopathic Hirsutism and Medical Treatments of hirsutism.

In this chapter you can discover some home remedies for hirsutism (unwanted hair) which were recommended by different professionals and experts. All suggestions should be tested for each person on small area of skin. Young girls and women could be sensitive to some methods.

HIRSUTISM - Home remedies for unwanted facial hair

HIRSUTISM HOME REMEDIES Make a paste from sugar, lemon and water. Apply in the direction of hair growth and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Do this twice weekly.
HIRSUTISM HOME REMEDIES Mix a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice with 4 teaspoons of honey. Apply in the direction of hair growth and leave for 10 to 15 minutes twice a week.
HIRSUTISM HOME REMEDIES Mix turmeric powder with milk and apply to your face. Scrub using a circular motion and wash off with cold water.
HIRSUTISM HOME REMEDIES Mix an egg white with a tablespoon of sugar and half a tablespoon of corn flour to make a sticky paste. Apply to your face and let it dry. Peel off. Wash your face with cold water. Do this three of four times a week.
HIRSUTISM HOME REMEDIES Mix turmeric powder with besan and water and apply. When it dries, rub off. You can also mix turmeric, besan and curd together and apply to your face. Leave it for a few minutes then remove.



HIRSUTISM - Home remedies for unwanted body and leg hair

HIRSUTISM HOME REMEDIES Mix well-ground white pepper with a few drops of kerosens and camphor. Apply to the legs and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. The hair will fall off.

Make a sugaring solution at home to remove hair. Mix 2 cups of sugar, one-quarter cup of water and one-quarter cup of lemon juice in a pan and heat on medium until the consistency is smooth. Let it cool to a touchable temperature. To remove hair, dust the area with flour or cornstarch. Apply a thin layer of the solution in the direction of hair growth. Then press one to one and one-quarter inch cotton strips on the skin, rub and wait. When the solution cools and hardens, pull the cloth in the opposite direction of hair growth. Repeat two or three times.

The unused solution can be stored in an airtight container which can be put in hot water to melt it when you want to use it next time.
HIRSUTISM HOME REMEDIES To turn hair golden brown, apply before bedtime a paste of 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice and ½ teaspoon sugar, 3-4 times a week for 2 months.

HIRSUTISM - Alternative hair removal methods

irsutism Bleaching (makes the excessive hair less obvious)

Revolutionary device that enables you to be free from unwanted hair and enjoy smooth skin every day.



Depilatory creams (removing hair)
Shaving (for skin irritation and skin damage the electric shavers are better than wet types) hirsutism
hirsutism Waxing (pulls hairs out from the roots and needs to be repeated regularly)  
Electrolysis (may result in permanent hair loss but takes time)    hirsutism
hirsutism Epilady (removes the hair by a combined cut and pull)   
Laser therapy (modern lasers are pretty effective for facial hair removal in certain skin types) lazer


Hair Removal  Method Duration/Frequency Cost
Shaving 1-3 days Inexpensive
Sugaring 2-5 weeks Moderate
Waxing 3-6 weeks Inexpensive
Epilation 2-6 weeks Moderate
Home remedies 2-4 times a week Inexpensive
Electrolysis permanent, treatment time is long. Expensive
Laser Method could be permanent, treatment time moderate Expensive



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