Is Turmeric Best For Facial Hair Removal?

Updated on March 16th, 2020
Turmeric for Facial hair removal

Most of us are uncomfortable with facial hair, and it’s no surprise that there are so many ways to remove it. For example, you can wax, epilate, try threading, use laser treatments, shave, use hair removal creams, or use makeup to cover it up. While hair growth is a natural phenomenon, the hair on the face is a very gross topic amongst most women.

There are various causes that contribute to facial hair in women; the most common reason is hormones. When the body secretes a higher level of androgens, including testosterone, for some the hair growth on the face is coarse and more. Women also produce androgens, but it’s at a controlled level. Other factors for facial hair growth include PCOD, menstruation changes, pregnancy, and other hormonal changes.

There are plenty of natural ways to remove facial hair. The skin on our face is delicate and sensitive. There are so many chemicals and harsh treatments that your skin should not be exposed to, or it may have severe side effects in due course of time. This is why Turmeric for facial hair removal is one of the most sought after methods by most women, including beauty bloggers and fashion bloggers.

How Does Turmeric for Hair Removal Work?

Turmeric is known as a golden spice and is known for its anti-bacterial properties. Found mostly in Asia and Central America it has multiple uses. Turmeric is a part of many people’s beauty routines, used to reduce marks and hyperpigmentation.

Turmeric works for facial hair removal in two ways:-

1) Curcumin(1), one of the natural ingredients available in turmeric helps to reduce hair growth.

2) Using a turmeric scrub or mask mixed with another ingredient helps in weakening hair roots and helps to pull the hair out from the skin.

Research shows that continued usage of turmeric has slowed down the growth rate on the area tested, hence, if it reduces the growth of hair, it can give the same results as waxing or shaving but more slowly.

Bizarre Facts

  • The traditional method of removing hair involved a turmeric paste in the olden days when the modern methods weren’t invented.
  • Turmeric has medicinal properties and is used to reduce pain in arthritis and inflammation.
  • Turmeric is an effective ingredient in skin-related issues, pimples. Dermatologists often recommend turmeric in the form of capsules these days.
  • It works as an antiseptic when used as a paste. Turmeric for facial hair removal works well since it is a natural ingredient and has anti-bacterial properties thus leaving your skin healthy and flawless.

Turmeric Preparations for Hair Removal.

There are different ways of using Turmeric for Facial hair removal.

1. Using Turmeric and Milk for Facial Hair Removal

Turmeric and Milk

Things You’ll Need

  • ½ cup of cold milk
  • ½ cup of gram flour or besan
  • 2 tbsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. salt.

Place them in a bowl and mix it well. Apply it to your face and leave it till it dries on your face. Rinse well. Wipe with a clean towel.

2. Using Water and Turmeric for Facial Hair Removal

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 tbsp turmeric
  • 4 tbsp water

Mix well until it forms a smooth paste. Apply on your facial area. Leave it to dry and then wipe with a clean cloth. Rinse face with water and gently dry.

Repeat it thrice weekly.

[ Read: Upper Lip Hair Removal ]

3. Using Turmeric and Salt for Facial Hair Removal

Turmeric and Salt

Things You’ll Need

  • 5 tbsp salt
  • 5 tsp turmeric
  • 5 tbsp mil or rose water

Mix everything well to form a smooth paste. Wash your face and then apply the paste. Leave it for half an hour and rinse well. Repeat twice, weekly.

[Also Read: Turmeric For Glowing Skin]

Different Turmeric Face Masks

The hair removal process is tiring, tedious and painful. It also takes a lot of time. But with these DIY masks at home, it will no longer be!

Here are some ways to use a Turmeric face mask for facial hair removal.

1. Baking Soda + Turmeric Face Mask

baking soda benefits

Things You’ll Need

  • Baking soda- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric  powder-1 tsp
  • Water to mix.

Mix baking soda and turmeric well. Add water to make it into a thick paste. Now, apply it to areas where you want to remove hair and leave it to dry. Once dry, rub it with your fingers. Wash well and dry with a soft towel.

[Read: Shea Butter for a Smooth Face]

2. Oats + Milk+ Turmeric Face Mask for Facial Hair Removal

This face mask prevents the turmeric staining on your skin.

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp oats flour
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp honey

Mix all in a bowl and then apply it to the areas of unwanted hair. Leave it for 15-20 minutes.     Wash your face with warm water and towel dry your face.

3. Lemon Juice + Turmeric + Water as a Mask for Facial Hair Removal.

Lemon Juice and Turmeric

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Water to mix

Mix the entire ingredients well and apply to your face and leave it on until it dries. Wipe gently with a cloth dipped in warm water. Repeat thrice in a week. Lemon has citric acid that exfoliates the skin and reduces pigmentation(2) and when mixed with turmeric helps to remove unwanted hair.

Bottom Line

Many women aren’t comfortable with their body hair and resort to methods like laser treatment, waxing, shaving, electrolysis, etc. These are expensive and have side effects in the long run. Using turmeric for facial hair removal not only serves the purpose but is also inexpensive, and easily available. It has no side effects in the long run and on the contrary, has skin benefits.

Also Read:

Serious Side Effects of Turmeric

Treat Blackheads Using Homemade Facemasks


1. Can Turmeric Remove Hair Permanently?

Yes. It can remove hair permanently if applied regularly and in the right way.

2. Will Turmeric for Facial Hair Removal Harm My Skin?

Absolutely not. Unlike other methods of facial hair removal, this has negative side effects and is gentle on the skin.

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