Since time immemorial in India, a mixture of gram flour (chickpea flower) and turmeric powder have been applied on the face to remove facial hair. It has been noticed that facial hair growth stops with regular application of this mix. So, I decided to make myself a face pack with these ingredients, to see if this is a remedy of a folklore. I amped the recipe up with a couple of natural ingredients that are also known to curb the growth of facial hair.
Ingredients needed for the dry pack:
100 gms of chickpea flower
3 tbsp. of turmeric powder
3 tsp of salt
These ingredients can be mixed together and stored in an airtight container to avoid having to make the mixture every time you need it.
How to use the face pack
Take 3 spoons of the powder pack and mix some natural yoghurt till you get a thick paste.
Then, with an old makeup brush, apply the mixture onto your face in the direction of the hair growth (avoid the eye area).
Leave the pack on for 20 minutes or till it is dry.
Rub the pack off your face in the direction that opposite the hair growth till it all comes off.
Once done, you can wash your face with warm water and a mild soap. Follow this up with toner and a good moisturizer.
Some people apply this pack daily, but I choose to do this twice a week. I plan to try this for a few months to see if it really works and if it slowly stunts facial hair growth. If it does, or doesn’t, I’ll be back with an update in a few months.
Before I go, I advise you not to apply this pack without a skin test, to ensure it suits your skin type. While it is made with only natural ingredients, it could cause an allergic reaction if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used.
Now, while I am testing this pack for hair removal results, I must say, the turmeric and yoghurt combination has given my skin an after glow. I wanted to post a picture to show you the difference but my camera, as you can see, does not capture the results in poor light.
So beauties, if you try this face pack, let me know the results. And if you have tried this before, let me know if it worked for you.
Till later my lovelies!