Well being

Last Updated 29 January 2010, 11:46 IST

Q I am 19 years old and I have lot of hair on my face, upper lip, lower lip and chin. Could you suggest any home remedies for this rather than electrolysis and laser treatment? I have tried threading but it is hard to make it a part of my weekly routine.

A Here are few home remedies: Try applying cucumber juice and lime to your upper lip to lighten the area.
Apply a paste made of sugar, lemon and water in the direction of hair growth on the face. Rinse after 10-15 minutes. Apply this mask twice a week.
Apply a mixture of 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 4 teaspoons honey in the direction of hair growth on the face. Rinse after 10-15 minutes. Apply twice a week.
Make a paste of 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice and ½ teaspoon sugar. Apply this paste 3-4 times a week for 2 months for long-term benefits.
Mix a pinch of turmeric powder with a teaspoon of milk and apply on the face. Scrub it off slowly, moving your fingers in circular motion, and then wash your face with cold water.
Blend one egg white with 1 tablespoon of sugar and ½ tablespoon of corn flour until it becomes a sticky paste. Apply the paste on your face. When it dries, gently peel it off. And wash with cold water. Repeat this procedure 3-4 times a week. If the hair growth persists, see a dermatologist.

Dr Vandana Jayaprakash

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(Published 29 January 2010, 11:46 IST)

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