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Hair Removal-Home Remedies

Hair removal techniques are a non-medical way to manage excessive or unwanted hair. These are the same hair removal methods that many women use to keep their legs, bikini line, and underarms free of hair. If you suffer from hirsutism, you may need to be more proactive about waxing, shaving, and using depilatories (chemical foams).

Self-care methods to remove unwanted body hair include:

  • Plucking. Using tweezers is a good method to remove a few stray hairs, but is not useful for removing a large area of hair.
  • Shaving. Shaving is quick and inexpensive, but it needs to be repeated regularly since it removes the hair only down to the surface of your skin.
  • Waxing. Waxing involves applying warm wax on your skin where the unwanted hair grows. Once the wax hardens, it’s pulled back from your skin against the direction of hair growth, removing hair. Waxing removes hair from a large area quickly, but it may sting temporarily and sometimes causes skin irritation and redness.
  • Chemical depilatories. Generally available as gels, lotions or creams that you spread on your skin, chemical depilatories work by breaking down the protein structure of the hair shaft. Some people are allergic to the chemicals used in depilatories.
  • Bleaching. Instead of removing unwanted body hair, some women use bleaching. Bleaching removes the hair color, making the hair less visible. Bleaching may cause skin irritation, so test the bleach on a small area first.
  • Reverse insulin resistance. You can facilitate your body’s natural healing pathways with dietary and lifestyle changes that reduce insulin resistance. Regular gentle exercise, along with meals and snacks that have a low glycemic load, can bring insulin and androgen production, regulation and metabolism back into balance.
  • Drink spearmint tea regularly. New studies in the journal Phytotherapy Research show that drinking spearmint tea twice a day reduces the effects of the levels of androgens that can cause hirsutism. Hot spearmint tea with a dollop of honey is very soothing and satisfying after meals, and chilled spearmint tea is delicious, too.

 

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References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsutism

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/basics/causes/con-20028919

http://www.healthline.com/health/excessive-or-unwanted-hair-in-women#Overview1

http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com/skin-and-beauty/facial-hair.aspx

https://onlinedoctor.lloydspharmacy.com/uk/info/causes-of-excess-facial-hair

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/121038-overview

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