On men, facial hair can look good. In fact, it’s become rather trendy. But for women, it’s totally the opposite. It’s actually quite normal for women to have a few dark hairs on the upper lip and some peach fuzz elsewhere on the face. Nevertheless, many women can’t stand it and think it’s embarrassing. What’s more, they’ll do just about anything to to get rid of it: waxing, shaving, lasering, threading, and applying any one of countless different creams. These methods don’t always work that well, irritating sensitive skin and doing more harm than good. Some of them can get expensive, too.
Before breaking out the harsh chemicals, you might want to try a time-tested, all-natural method for removing unwanted facial hair. It’s the wholemeal flour mask. For all the details on this easy and inexpensive technique, there’s an excellent video by beauty vlogger Himani Wright and we’ve posted it for you below. The ingredients you need are a third of a teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil, some cold-pressed coconut oil, 3 tablespoons of wholemeal (whole wheat or whole grain) flour, and water.
The first step is to gently massage the coconut oil into your skin, taking care to cover your entire face. Not only is it a great moisturizer, with nutrients and antioxidants that are good for your skin, but it has natural anti-fungal properties as well. Mix the flour with enough water to give it a thick, pasty consistency. Then, using a downward stroke and only working in that direction, apply the flour paste to your face, making a mask. After about 10 minutes, the mask should be dry. To remove it, gently rub your face using an upward outward motion (that is, in the opposite direction that you applied it). Once you’ve got most of it off by hand, you can wash the rest off with water and then pat your face dry. You’ll want to apply toner and moisturizer afterward.
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