Dark facial hairs can be embarrassing, but you don't have to live with unsightly facial hair. Dermatologists provide permanent hair removal services, or you can try removing or bleaching your facial hair at home. Drugstores and beauty supply stores sell creams designed to bleach facial hairs, but if you have sensitive skin or prefer natural ingredients, you may wish to try a few home treatments for bleaching hair before spending money on expensive items.
Use hydrogen peroxide to lighten the hair on your face. You'll need to mix six percent hydrogen peroxide with ammonia to make the facial hair bleach. The Fat Free Kitchen website suggests mixing 10 drops of ammonia with 15 grams of hydrogen peroxide to create the bleach. Apply the mixture to your dark facial hair immediately after mixing and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing. If the bleach does not lighten your hair to your liking, you can repeat the process the next day. Peroxide and ammonia are strong chemicals, so don't use them to bleach your eyebrows or eyelashes. Perform a test patch on a small area of skin to make sure you won't have a negative reaction to the bleach.
Make a safe and effective natural bleach for unsightly facial hair with lemon juice. The Become Gorgeous website suggests mixing lemon juice with honey to form a facial bleaching paste. Apply the paste to dark facial hairs and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing. Lemon juice is a mild bleach, so you will need to repeat this process to achieve significant lightening of your facial hair. If you experience redness or irritation, stop using the lemon juice and honey combination. Be sure to keep the lemon juice away from your eyes to avoid discomfort.
Tomatoes can lighten your facial hair naturally and quickly, according to the Become Gorgeous website. Start with clean skin and rub a cut tomato half over any areas of your face that have dark hairs. Leave the tomato juice on your face for four minutes, then rinse with cool water. You should see immediate effects, but you can repeat this process until your hair reaches your desired level of lightness.
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Use the pulp from a papaya fruit to lighten the hair on your face. The I Love India website suggests mixing papaya pulp with milk to form a thick paste. Apply this paste to dark hairs on your face and massage the mixture into your skin for 10 minutes. After massaging, wait another five minutes before rinsing the paste from your skin.
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