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.
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.
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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. I follow an alkaline guideline to eating real foods that are received positively in your body.
Throw on top of that various chemicals that are found in our cosmetics we use daily. I use clay face masks as a natural, chemical-free facial treatment. All those chemicals in our skincare disrupt our reproductive, thyroid and endocrine systems. And including 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 syndrome (PCOS), which is caused by hormone imbalance and can lead to facial hair growth in women. This research has linked the potential of our children developing PCOS due to an hormone imbalance while in the womb.
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-6. 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). I challenge you to start with trying a meatless monday.
Next, is to undergo a full body detox to get rid of those harmful toxins that are causing your imbalance. Start with a detox tea, drinking tons of alkaline water, and detox baths.
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 these powders into your smoothie:
How to lower 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 seeds
- raw plantain
- garbanzo beans
- hemp seed
There are herbs available that can also aid in balancing the female hormone system, including:
- shatavari (asparagus),
- saw palmetto
- white peony
- ladies mantle
- chaste tree berry
Since some of these are bitter, you may want to put them into a vegetable capsule 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 and sea salt (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.
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?
How to Stop Female Facial Hair Growth Using Diet and Nutritio
Improper diet and chemicals can lead to hormonal imbalance that causes facial hair growth in women. Learn how a healthy balance of all vitamins and minerals can stop facial hair growth and remove female facial hair.
JUST DONT SHAVE IT WITH YO MANS RAZOR!!!
Hell live long enough, lol
Ive had laser hair removal.
Did it work?
Yes. I still have very fine hair every now and then but thats genetics. We’re hairy people. :-/
How much did you pay, and how many procedures did you have?
I live in California, im going to google to see if one is out here because this is embarrassing…..THANK YOU!
One more question please, did you have your whole face did or certain parts?
Ladies, do mind the face is hormonal, so it may NOT be as effective as removing it off other areas of the body. Get your hormones levels checked out first and see if the dr can assist you in balancing them out
Ive had my chin/neck area. Im going to my underarms next.
I go to Glow Med Spa. Not sure if they are in other states. Its about $50 per treatment every 6-8 wks and I’ve had 5 with 2 more to go. I haven’t had any issues with it & no pain. I would be leery of paying thousands of dollars for it because that’s crazy. It doesn’t cost that much. Just do your research and see a dermatologist first.
Tired of picking loving tired of plucking.
Hate having the discoloration.
I do waxing don’t shave it leave the face black an bumpy
Good read !
My struggle but I’ve embraced it. It’s what makes me me
Thank you for this much needed.
Totally misleading information about PCOS….. not PCOD
So necessary and needed for me. One of my daily struggles.
It is my struggle and it’s not one or two try a whole gosttee , and no am not to embarrassing , I inherented from grandmom and lupus did the rest , but am so blessed to be still here this my hair on my face and guess what am beautiful inside and out cause it’s a part of me , is love me for who I am , so be blessed and love who you are cause god loved me and you. Pace
Or you can just wax it a couple of times a month…
The bane of my existence!
facial hair growth due to medicine is permanent or temparory , the hairs which grow on my face will go with the passage of time or not please reply me
Thanks for the info …..
I am 28 years old and i have too much hair on my face chin upperlips and neck chest tummy plz tell me better diet for me plz help me its very embarrassing me….
Hi Tasleem, in my article I laid out some foods that you should definitely incorporate into your diet to reduce facial hair growth. Your diet and nutrition plays a huge role in your hormones and hair growth.
After adjusting the diet… I’m wondering what remedy would get the effected skin back to normal?! Ginger root? Aquaphour? Etc?! This past year, with the mask, has severely increased the red chin irritation around the growths. Would be great if the area wasn’t glowing red anymore!!
What diet did you follow…example of how you ate, nutritionally