Body hair can be beautiful and should be celebrated. (Some very fabulous women even go as far as to dye their underarm hair, reports the New York Times.) But sometimes, you may find body hair irritating and want it removed.
Instead of suffering through the nicks and rashes of a razor or the excruciating pain of a traditional wax, try these safe, all-natural ways to remove unwanted body hair.
1. Sugar and lemon.
This classic facial hair-removal method actually works! Home Remedies For Life recommends mixing 2 tablespoons sugar in 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 10 tablespoons water. Apply the home remedy in the direction of hair growth. Rest for 15- 20 minutes and then wash off with water, rubbing gently. Repeat 2- 3 times a week for best results.
2. Lentils and potatoes.
It sounds more like a soup recipe, but in fact, lentils and potatoes are some of the best ingredients for hair removal.Positive Health Wellness says to start by soaking yellow lentils in a bowl overnight. The next morning, put the lentils in a food processor to turn them into a thick paste.
Add a potato, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to the food processor and blend. Apply the home remedy to the unwanted body hair and relax for 30 minutes before rinsing with water.
3. Banana and oatmeal.
Massage a mixture made from 1 mashed banana and 1-2 teaspoons oatmeal into unwanted hair for 15- 20 minutes. This process exfoliates the skin and makes it soft and supple. Repeating twice weekly can be an effective method of removing body hair, says Home Remedies For Life.