It’s an embarrassing situation to be in and a lot of women are secretly battling with it daily. Facial hair is something that doesn’t belong on women, but for many, it does.
If you are having issues with unwanted facial hair, you’ve likely tried or considered different remedies, like shaving, waxing or even laser hair removal.
But like with funk, you can’t spray on more cologne to cover it up, thinking it’ll go away. You have to get to the root of the problem, which in that case would be to simply take a bath.
What causes facial hair in women?
It’s the same thing that causes facial hair in men — testosterone. When a woman has too much of it, it can lead to facial hair, extra muscles and a more masculine figure (square body). Those with a lot of estrogen tend to have the curvy bodies that many of us desire.
A woman having too much testosterone simply means that she has a hormonal imbalance. When a woman is healthy, her hormones balance out the way they should, so that one doesn’t overpower the other, causing issues.
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You’ll notice all sorts of symptoms when your hormones are in an imbalanced state, such as acne, hair loss, facial hair, problems with weight (gain and loss), hot flashes and menstrual cycle irregularity.
Improper diet and chemicals lead to hormonal imbalance
The key to a balanced body is a balanced diet. If you’re like most Americans, you are highly deficient in a lot of different vitamins and minerals.
This is thanks to the Western diet we have all grown up eating. The processed foods we consume are “enriched” with chemical synthetic vitamins, since the natural vitamins were killed during the processing of the food.
And if you’re like most, you don’t eat enough plant-based foods to consume natural vitamins and minerals your body needs to sustain a healthy state.
Throw on top of that various chemicals that are found in our cosmetics we use daily (which disrupt our reproductive, thyroid and endocrine systems) and the hormonal birth control pills that some of us take. These all cause hormonal imbalances.
Then our food is filled with hormones as well, such as what you’ll find in the meat and dairy we eat multiple times daily. Children are reaching puberty sooner and acne is running rampant, all because of these extra hormones and chemicals we’re consuming.
I’ve read that a lot of women develop polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), which is caused by hormone imbalance and can lead to facial hair growth in women.
This is known to be caused by a poor diet — mainly eating too much of Omega-6 and not enough Omega-3. Majority of the foods you eat have omega-g. It’s important that you eat a healthy balance of all vitamins and minerals to avoid problems like this.
So how do we fix it?
Balancing your hormones naturally
To revitalize your body, you have to take a holistic approach, which means going through a process of elimination (detox) and a process of intake (nutrition). You also have to get rid of the root of these problems, which is a poor diet and chemical use in the forms of birth control, cosmetics, fragrances and so on.
The first step is to stop consuming soy, hormonal meat and dairy and either eliminating meat or switching to those that don’t contain hormones (read the packaging). Next, is to undergo a full body detox to get rid of those harmful toxins that are causing your imbalance.
Third, you’ll need to start eating more nutritious foods, that contain a variety of vitamins and minerals — nothing specific, or you risk causing further imbalance. You should begin taking herbal smoothies that can provide you with well-balanced nutrition intake, such as by adding Irish moss, bladderwrack, moringa, hemp and spirulina into a fruit smoothie.
Lowering your levels of testosterone through diet and herbs
You can also start eating more foods that will help drive down testosterone. Some of the foods you want to implement into your diet include flax, quinoa, hazelnut, bananas, raw plantain, garbanzo beans and hemp seed.
There are herbs available that can also aid in balancing the female hormone system, including: shatavari (asparagus), saw palmetto, white peony, calendula, ladies mantle and chaste tree berry. Since some of these are bitter, you may want to put them into a pill rather than drink them. But you can give it a try.
External method for removing facial hair naturally
If you’re interested in using a natural method that is popularly used in India, you can try rubbing turmeric powder (made into a paste with water) onto the areas with hair, then leaving it on for about 20 minutes. You may want to wear gloves because it can stain your hands yellow. You should continue doing this daily until you get the results you want.
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By combining a healthy diet and lifestyle, along with natural external remedies like Tumeric Facial Mask, you should be able to not only get rid of the hair, but stop it from growing back for good!
What methods have you tried to get rid of facial hair?
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