By ssuganthy from Tamilnadu
I have been fighting facial hair caused by polycystic ovarian disease since I was about 18 years old. I have shaved, plucked, electrocuted and waxed ever since. I don't mean a mustache, either--I mean a mustache, goatee and sideburns, with a few full beard stragglers. I finally settled on waxing. I buy SurgiWax at Sally's Beauty Supply. It has a pleasant vanilla scent, doesn't get brittle on my face, and comes in its own little microwaveable container, which can be used over and over. I have even built a resistance to the pain, to where now I don't even really feel it much-kind of like pulling a hangnail.The results last me a few weeks, and the best part of all?
By applying the warm wax and peeling it all these years, I have been exfoliating, and stimulating my skin. My face is still firm. The only wrinkles I have are on my forehead, and people guess my age at mid-thirties. I'll be 54 in November!
I know that drinking a cup or two of spearmint tea every day helps lessen facial hair in women.
Check out this link and it has a bunch of sub-links to check out, too :-) You can also Google Body Sugaring Recipes to make your own :-) Hope this helps :-)
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How do I get rid of facial hair in a natural way?
By Sandra S.
By Beth - MA
Any hair that grows back will be softer and lighter. Another form of hair removal is called threading, in which cotton thread is rolled along the hair and the hair is pulled out. This is an old technique and is becoming more popular in our country recently. It is however, very expensive to have done in the salon/spa setting. (08/22/2007)
Pour the sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan, and heat it over a low flame. Keep stirring the mixture until all the sugar has melted, and you have a thick brown liquid. Let it cool slightly.
Test the temperature before applying the wax to your skin. It should be hot, but not scalding, or you can burn yourself. Once the wax has cooled slightly, test it on your finger. Blow on it to cool it with your breath and apply it to your skin with a butter knife, in the direction of hair growth. Place a clean cotton cloth strip on the wax and yank it against the direction of hair growth. Wipe the area clean with a cold cloth after you've finished waxing.
You could also apply ice to the waxed area, to close and tighten pores. You may notice that your skin has turned red, or that you have tiny bumps on the skin immediately after waxing. This is a normal reaction, and the redness and bumps should disappear within an hour. Applying a moisturizer or soothing lotion will help.
If you can still see sugar particles in the wax, the hair will probably not come out and you would need to re-cook the wax. (02/22/2009)
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