Unwanted hair growth in women is known as Hirsutism. It is quite embarrassing for most women to have hair on face. Experts say excess male hormones called androgens leads to this condition.
Laser and other expensive treatments are available to remove unwanted facial hair, nature lovers recommend to try home available remedies. As they provide permanent results without any side-effects.
Based on a research we can say that lavender oil and tea tree oil can be used to remove facial hair. Renae a blogger who has struggled with unwanted facial hair says that lavender and tea tree oil has shown positive results in reducing mild hirsutism. If you’ve mild hair over your face try this home remedies to reduce their growth. She also tells that it took several weeks to see positive results, but she still recommends it.
There are many ways with which you can remove facial hair like shaving, pulling hair, Epilator, dyeing, chemical depilatory, waxing, threading, trimming, laser, electrolysis and oral contraceptives. But, these methods are either expensive or cause pain.
Unlike above mentioned ways, natural remedies take time but come with no or less side-effects. When you topically apply these natural oils, you don’t have to use moisturizer or cosmetic creams for your skin. These oils are filled with vitamins and nutrients that can enhance cell regeneration and make your skin supple.
Lavender Oil and Tea Tree Oil for Facial Hair
Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from a plant in Australia. Prominent nutrients in tea tree oil can aid to soothe minor burns, treat acne, remove skin tags, treat jock itch and other chronic skin conditions. Due to its higher concentration, tea tree oil is not recommended to use internally.
Lavender oil on other hand is extracted from blue aromatic flowers of lavender plant. It is renowned for its relaxing and calming aromatic effect. It can fight fungal infection and reduce migraine headache.
Combine these two natural oils and apply it over prewashed face. If you’ve sensitive skin, it’s recommended to dilute lavender oil with some water.
Add 1 tbsp of lavender oil to 4-6 drops of tea tree oil. Use cotton ball to apply this lotion over face. These oils have anti-androgen effect, which is how it helps to reduce hair growth.
The study was carried on a group of women affected with mild hirsutism. 12 members of one group (A) are treated with lavender and tea tree oil spray. The second group of 12 women (B) was given placebo twice per day for 3 months. After 3 months hormone evaluation and hair growth measuring were taken.
Though no hormonal difference was found in two groups, significant decrease of hair growth was found in group A. So the result shows that lavender oil and tea tree oil can reduce facial hair, it is now represented as economically safe to use over skin.