‘Hair on the head’- Yay! ‘But the same thing on the face' - Nay! Although facial hair is as natural as hair on any other parts of the body, but it can be a reason of major concern and embarrassment for some women.

All women have facial hair, but they are mostly fine and hence hardly noticeable. However, there are a few unlucky ones, for whom the texture of the facial hair is quite thick and even the growth is faster. Although people might think of it as a cosmetic problem, little do they realize that this excessive facial hair might be due to some underlying health condition.

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Girl who has removed facial hair

One of the main causes of excessive facial hair is hormonal imbalance often leading to hirsutism. Apart from this, even polycystic ovarian disorder, virilization (a condition where women develop secondary male sexual characteristics like facial hair), or congenital adrenal hyperplasia might contribute to an increase in the testosterone levels in the body leading to facial hair.

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Benefits Of Removing Facial Hair

Removing unwanted facial hair not only helps in exfoliating the skin, but a face sans any hair also promotes better absorption of beauty products and application of makeup making it look luminant and fresh.

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While the preliminary option should always be to treat the condition from the root, i.e., treating the underlying health condition but being time consuming, people usually resort to alternative methods. Obviously, salons and other beauty products can give you the desired result, but if you find it tedious and expensive to visit a salon every few weeks and want to opt for the natural way, why not try your hand at these DIY recipes.

We bring you 3 easy-to-make natural peel-off masks that are safe, effective and give long-lasting results.
Facial hair remover ingredients

Homemade Peel-Off Mask

Orange-Honey Mask


3 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp honey

4 tsp orange zest water

1 tsp tea tree oil


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

Heat the bowl in a double boiler.

Mix it properly until the sugar granules are fully dissolved.

Let the mixture cool, then apply onto the skin using a brush.

Wait for 15 minutes till it dries, and then carefully peel the mask off.

How It Works:

Loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, orange zest helps in the production of collagen. The potent anti-bacterial properties of tea tree oil soothe inflamed skin after hair removal while honey help in thwarting off skin infections, helps enhance the skin texture and bestows a radiant, lustrous skin. Use it 2-3 times a week for better result.

Egg-Corn starch Mask


2 egg white

1 tbsp corn starch powder

2 drops of lemon oil


Mix everything to get a smooth paste.

Apply it evenly onto your skin.

Let it dry and peel it off slowly in the opposite direction of hair growth.

How It Works:

The mask is extremely effective in getting rid of unwanted facial hair and unclogging facial pores. The presence of lutein in eggs provide hydration and elasticity for the skin while also helping in tissue repair and keeping the skin firm. Lemon oil prevents infection and lightens the skin tone whereas corn starch prevents acne and pimples.

Milk-Turmeric Mask


1 tbsp unflavoured gelatine powder

3 tbsp milk

Pinch of turmeric powder

2 drops of rose oil


Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl.

Heat the bowl in a double boiler.

Keep stirring until the mixture become smooth.

Let the mixture cool, then apply it evenly onto clean, dry skin with a brush.

Let it dry and peel off after 15 minutes.

How It Works:

The abundance of lactic acid in milk deeply cleanses pores and removes acne-causing bacteria, while turmeric boosts healing, treats acne and imparts a glowing complexion. Rose oil shields the skin from the harmful effects of the sun and reverses the signs of ageing. Use the peel off mask thrice a week to lighten skin tone and remove facial hair naturally.