How Can I Remove Body Hair At Home

How Can I Remove Body Hair At Home

Unwanted hair on the body and face is a natural thing for everyone. Generally, genetics play an important role for people who have dark and thick hair on their bodies and face. Other reasons may include medication, higher levels of the male hormone, and PCOS in women. People don’t want this unwanted hair (especially women) on their legs, arms, chin, upper lips, back, etc.

To get rid of this, people follow different ways such as waxing, shaving, using body hair removal cream, and permanent hair removal methods. But before adopting any of the methods to remove body hair, you need to know which one is suitable for your skin. In this article, we will discuss different ways of removing body hair, which you can easily follow at your home.

Take a look at these hair removal ways

Natural ways to remove body hair

If you want to follow natural home remedies to remove body hair, we have selected some of the best home remedies for you.

Natural home remedies are mentioned below:

·         Sugar, Cornstarch, and Egg mask

The mixture of ingredients like sugar, cornstarch, and egg can be very helpful in removing body hair. When you mix these items together, you can observe a sticky substance and that substance perfectly works for trapping the hair. All you have to do is just make a smooth paste of these three ingredients (one egg, one tablespoon of sugar, and half a tablespoon of cornstarch) in a bowl. Now, apply the paste to the body part (for example legs) and wait for 20-25 minutes until it gets dry. Then, peel off the dry mask. You can see that doing it will also remove the hair. To see the best result, repeat the process once a week.

·         Raw papaya

Papaya is a natural skin smoothening ingredient and on top of that, it contains an enzyme called papain that can easily remove hair follicles (responsible for hair growth). Mix raw papaya flesh with grated raw turmeric root (in a small amount). Apply the mixture to the skin and massage gently over it. After 20 minutes, rinse-off the mixture with lukewarm water. Repeat this process twice a week. This method only helps in thinning of hair. After that, you can shave or wax the remaining left hair.

·         Banana and oatmeal scrub

When you mix banana and oatmeal, it will make a great scrub to exfoliate the skin and can remove dead skin cells and hair from the skin. Banana prevents the skin from drying effect of the scrub. It is best suitable for sensitive skin. On the other hand oatmeal, because of its grainy texture, it isan excellent exfoliating agent. You need one ripe banana and two tablespoons of oatmeal. Mix it well and apply the paste to the skin area with unwanted hair. Then, gently massage for 12-15 minutes. After that, wash the face with cold water.

·         Honey, Lemon, and Sugar

If you have sensitive skin, then paraffin waxing is not an option for you. Then you can go for sugaring. It was a very popular hair removal method in ancient times. Now, the paste of sugar, lemon, and honey is used to alternate paraffin wax. These ingredients altogether make a sticky mixture. It not only reduces the re-growth of hair for a long time but the lemon of this mixture also helps in bleaching.

To prepare the mixture, mix sugar, honey, and lemon juice in a metal bowl (each of them should be in equal parts). Heat the mixture until it becomes a thick syrup-like mixture. You can add a little water too as per your needs. Before applying the mixture directly to the skin, apply some cornstarch over the skin which you are prepared for waxing (as the mixture can stick to the skin). Now, as you put wax on the skin (using a wooden stick), do it the same for the mixture. Place a strip of waxing cloth over it. Wait for it to cool down. Now, rip it off as you do in normal waxing.

Not so natural ways

Here are other methods that are not natural but effective for removing body hair:

·         Laser hair removal technique

Nowadays, you don’t have to go to clinics for full-body laser hair removal. You can easily take a home appointment for laser hair removal at your convenience. The laser light is directly absorbed by the melanin (responsible for the dark color of hair). It stops the hair from growing back. But you have to take multiple sessions for the best result.  And avoid waxing or tweezing of hair for at least one month before you start to take the laser hair removal session. Also, try to avoid direct sunlight.

·         Threading

Threading is the most common method among women. It is the best option for removing facial hair. You can do it all by yourself at home. Just twist a piece of thread and run it over the skin. Doing this can take out the hair from the root. It is considered a hygienic way to remove hair from the face. No use of chemicals is required in this method. However, redness on the skin and acne breakout can be seen after threading the face. 

·         Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a process in which a scalpel (a bladed instrument) is used to shave off unwanted hair. This is different from the normal shaving of hairs as it is being done at a steep angle. It is a safe and painless technique. You can do it on the face once a week.

·         Hair-removal Cream

Removing body hair by using hair-removal cream is one of the easiest methods. Those who don’t have any sensitivity issues can adopt this solution without any thought. And those who have should stay away from it as it can cause itching, burning sensation, rashes, and other allergic problems. Always do a skin test before using it. The chemical used in the cream dissolves the hair and removes it, but it doesn’t remove the hair from the root. You should always avoid the cream around the face, breast area, and on private parts.

Comparision between different hair removal methods

Methods

Cost involved

Amount of time spend

Hygiene

After Effects on skin

Sugar, cornstarch, and egg mask

Inexpensive

Fast(20-25 minutes for each time)

Messy process

Little redness may appear on the face

Raw papaya

Inexpensive

Fast (15-20 minutes for each time)

Create little mess

Mild redness on the face

Banana and oatmeal scrub

inexpensive

Fast (15-20 minutes for each time)

Create little mess

Little redness  on the face

Honey, lemon, and sugar

inexpensive

Slow (can take an hour or more)

Messy process

mild irritation and redness in the body

Laser hair removal technique

Expensive (Rs. 1500- Rs. 20000 per session)

Slow (can take hours for one session)

 Hygienic

Little irritation, burning sensation, breakout, temporary discoloring of skin

Threading

Moderate price

Fast (10-15 minutes for each time)

Hygienic

Little redness and bumps on the face

Dermaplaning

Moderate price

Fast (25-30 minutes for each time)

Little messy

Risk of getting a cut and rashes

Hair removal cream

Moderate price

Slow ( can take an hour)

Messy process

Allergies and skin discoloration

 

Pro Tip: Revolutionary Way to Remove Body Hair at Home: Ulike Hair Removal Device

 Above all the different methods of removing body hair at home, each one of them has its pros and cons. Here, we have a revolutionary way for you to remove your body hair at home. Ulike hair removal device is a unique product that has the power to remove your unwanted body hair without any mess and risk of cutting and allergies. It can provide you with a salon-grade experience at your home. For your stubborn hair, thick hair, and thin hair, Ulike Sapphire Painless IPL hair removal handset is a perfect solution. This compact handset is available in three variants and has a smart temperature control feature to prevent your skin from heat. Now, you can appoint a session for yourself anytime at your home. Use this tool 2-3 times a week for 4 weeks to remove the unwanted hair.

Final Words

Here, in this article, we have mentioned different ways of removing body hair (natural and artificial both). After reading about each of them, you can easily figure out which method is suitable for you. We hope you find this article helpful.