By Shelby Winchell

Bleaching dark facial hair does not have to be a painful or expensive process. You can purchase over-the-counter bleaching products at your local grocery store, or you can get the same results without having to spend the extra money by making a homemade bleach. There are a couple of things you can do to make your own bleach and do it right in the comfort of your own home!

homemade facial hair bleach
homemade facial hair bleach

Tomato Bleaching

homemade facial hair bleach
homemade facial hair bleach

Wash your face with a mild soap and water to remove makeup and any other dirt and residue from the skin's surface. Be sure to dry your face with a clean towel.

homemade facial hair bleach
homemade facial hair bleach

Cut a whole tomato in half using a sharp knife. Place the tomato on the part of the face where you want to bleach unwanted hair. Why tomato? They act as natural hair bleachers.

homemade facial hair bleach
homemade facial hair bleach

Hold the tomato in place over dark facial hair for several minutes. The maximum time you should keep it on your face is four minutes.

homemade facial hair bleach
homemade facial hair bleach

Rinse any tomato juice or residue from your face. If you still think the unwanted hair is too dark, you can repeat the process using the same tomato.

Wheat Flour Bleach Mixture

homemade facial hair bleach
homemade facial hair bleach

Wash your face with a mild soap and cold water. This will help remove any makeup, dirt or other residue on the skin's surface. Dry your face with a towel to remove excess water.

homemade facial hair bleach
homemade facial hair bleach

Mix 1 tsp. of water with 1 tsp. of wheat flour in a bowl. Stir the flour and water mixture with a spoon until it turns into a paste-like mixture.

homemade facial hair bleach
homemade facial hair bleach

Apply the paste mixture to the part of your face where you want to bleach unwanted hair. You can use your fingers to evenly spread out the mixture into a thin coat.

homemade facial hair bleach
homemade facial hair bleach

Add 1/2 tsp. of sugar to the paste mixture using your fingers and massage into your skin. Leave the paste and sugar mixture on your face for up to five minutes. It's not recommended leaving it on for more than 10 minutes, though, so be sure to keep track of time.

homemade facial hair bleach
homemade facial hair bleach

Rinse the paste off your face with water. Dry your face with a clean, dry towel.