A lot of us have been blessed with a naturally hairy body. This leaves us with little choice but to try and get rid of the hair in any which way possible. While treatments for body hair removal can cost a bomb, creams claiming to help you with the same either don’t provide fruitful results or leave your body with a whole lot of scars, pigmentation marks and other side effects. So what else can you do to remove this ghastly looking body hair (remember, some of us have really long body hair which is not that nice to look at) without harming your skin or becoming broke in the process? Simple, opt for these really simple DIY tips to remove body hair at home itself.
1. Gram Flour
This ingredient can help you remove body hair painlessly and effortlessly. Simply mix a spoon of gram flour with an equal amount of curd and a pinch of turmeric. Mix nicely to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on the skin and massage it in nicely. After letting it dry for about 15 minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water. A few applications, preferably twice a week should do the trick.
2. Corn Flour
Corn flour can be used to remove unwanted body hair as well. Mix a tablespoon of corn flour with an equal amount of sugar as well as one egg white. Mix nicely to form a thick paste and apply it on the skin. Wait for it to dry (for about 15 minutes). The paste will create a thin mask that you can easily pull off, removing the body hair with it as well.
3. Pumice Stone
This would help you get rid of unwanted body hair, albeit on a temporary basis. While showering, rub a pumice stone over the skin gently. The friction caused by the rubbing motion will create a depilation action that helps removing the hair all the way from the root.
4. Barley Powder
Getting rid of body hair has never been easier. All you need to do is add two tablespoons of barley powder with a few drops of lemon juice as well as some milk to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on the skin and wait for it to dry nicely. After about 15 minutes, wash the skin with lukewarm water. Repeated application of this remedy would help remove unwanted body hair effectively.
5. Lemon and Honey
Add a few drops of lemon juice to about two tablespoons of honey (preferably fresh). Mix nicely and form a paste. Apply this paste on the skin in the direction of hair growth. Wait for 15 minutes and then wash off the paste with lukewarm water. This would definitely help you remove unwanted body in no time at all.
6. Onion Paste
If you want to get rid of unwanted body hair quickly, try onion paste. Simply grate an onion and extract its juice. Mix a handful of basil leaves with this paste and apply it all over the body. Wait for the paste to dry nicely, and follow it up with a shower in lukewarm water. Repeated application will provide desirable results in a short span of time.
7. Raw Papaya
Papaya contains an active enzyme called Papain which helps break down the hair follicles and prevents the growth of new ones in their place. This makes the fruit one of the best DIY remedies for removal of unwanted body hair. Peel a papaya and grind it in a blender. Extract the juice and apply it all over the skin. After about 10 minutes, wash off the juice with warm water. Repeat regularly for quick results.
8. White Pepper
Here’s an excellent DIY hair removal remedy for those hairy legs. Simply mix equal amounts of white pepper and camphor. Add a few drops of almond oil to this base to make a nice paste. Apply this paste on your legs and wait for 15 minutes. Wipe away the paste slowly with a soft cloth. A few applications should help you remove that stubborn body hair.
Turmeric can help remove unwanted body hair quite effortlessly. You can either mix it with milk or water to form a soft scrub. In either case, apply the scrub on the skin and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Upon washing off the scrub with water, you will notice the hair beginning to lighten a bit. Regular application will thus, turn body hair to your skin color and hide it effectively.
10. Orange Peels
Orange and other citrus fruits contain natural bleaching properties that can lighten the color of body hair and make it literally invincible. Grind a handful of orange peels along with a tablespoon of sugar to form a paste. Apply this paste on your skin and wait for it to dry. Wash it off with lukewarm water to notice the hairs on your body turning a lighter shade instantly.
11. Sugar and Lemon
Water mixed with sugar will create an excellent exfoliating agent that would in turn, help remove unwanted body hair easily. All you need to do is mix a tablespoon of sugar with a few drops of water. Also squeeze in a few drops of lemon juice to create an astringent effect. Apply this paste on your body, massaging it nicely into the skin. Wash if off with lukewarm water after about 20 minutes. Follow this remedy at least twice a week to get rid of unwanted body hair fast.
Bananas are the perfect option in case you have sensitive skin and find hair removal creams too irritating. Blend a banana along with some sugar to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on your skin and wait for it to dry. Peel off the thin film that develops over your skin. You will notice the body hair sticking to the film as it is peeled off.
Potatoes are natural bleaching agents that can help lighten the hair color on your body to render it near invincible. Peel a potato and grind it to extract the juice. Add some dried lentils to the paste and apply it on the skin. Wash it off with warm water afterwards to remove body hair aka hide it effectively.
You can also use eggs to remove body hair. Separate the egg whites from the yolk in a bowl. Apply the whites on the skin and wait for it to dry nicely. It will create a sticky film which you can peel off later. When you do this, the peel will pull of the hair follicles as well.
15. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds are known to be very effective in removing unwanted body hair. Grind a handful of Fenugreek seeds to get a coarse powder. Add a few drops or rose water to this powder and apply in on the skin twice every day. This will help you remove body hair without a trace within a few days.