I have had very good success with using MeSmooth, and now shaving has been a once-a-month kind of activity (sometimes less often), except for a few trouble spots, like upper lip and chin, and also the trail from my bikini area toward the belly button.
No matter how much i zap those with the MeSmooth, the hair in those areas seem to stay pretty stiff and dark.
So, since it is just a few spots, i can try some other approaches.
Here are few suggestions I picked up from the Internet (and most I have reviewed in the past).'
This kind of treatment must be done before going to bed.
Add 1 tbs of baking soda in 200 ml of boiling water, mix in and leave to cool. Soak in this tincture a little piece of cotton or gauze, dry it a bit and put it on the place(s) where the unwanted hair grows. Stick into with a snippet and leave it all night.
In the morning, you can remove the wrapper, but be sure to put some nourishing cream on the problematic places.
After 2-3 treatments the result is positive: the facial hair will start to fall.
To prepare this folk medicament you will need: 40 ml of 70% alcohol, 1.5 ml of ammonium, 2 ml of iodine, 10 ml of castor oil, hydroxide (10%).
Stir well all the necessary ingredients and leave until the mixture becomes colorless.
This composition should be scrubbed into the problematic areas in the morning and evening.
The hair will start to knuckle down after a few days of use. There are appeals that this is a return to permanently eliminate hair off your face.
|These two methods have been reviewed by some Russian girls trying them out. It was concluded that the effects were negligible, but the damage to the skin was noticeable. I would not recommend using your upper lip to do any experiments, esp. if you have sensitive skin. Maybe some less exposed areas would work as an experiment, though.|
This recipe of the effective method has been known since long – time, it has been used by the beauties in the 17th century, and reads as follows:
On 3 tablespoons of nettle seed put 100 ml of any vegetable oil. Leave it for two weeks in a warm place.
Hereafter, strain it through strainer and place it into a glass jar and close the plug.
Put a piece of cotton or gauze soaked in nettle oil every evening, on the problematic parts of the face and leave it for ½ an hour (you can place a patch to secure it from falling). Later, wash the face with warm water and soap.
This kind of treatment is different for every woman. Do the treatment until the hair does not fall.
|I am very skeptical about the nettle proposal. In Russia and
Europe, nettle was often added to bath water to promote healthy
hair. Positive effects of nettle on hair are mentioned in numerous
articles (ex, here). In Russia, one of my favorite shampoos are Nettle shampoo by GreenLine.
So, it just seems contradictory to me that the same herb could be used as hair enhancement product and as a hair removal product. So, if anyone has had any experience with using nettle extract or nettle oil to remove or thin out unwanted hair, please share your experience.
Scrub the problematic areas of the face with freshly juice of garlic, a few times a day.
Leave the juice of garlic on the face for ½ an hour, to achieve maximum results.
Later, wash it with warm water and apply cream.
|I actually have experience with garlic juice myself. And I warn everyone to be VERY careful with it. I once had a cold sore above my lip that I wanted to treat with garlic. I applied freshly cut piece of garlic to the cold sore. I planned to keep it on for a while, but the burning sensation developed after a few minutes, and was increasing. After 15 min or so I decided to take it off, as burning was pretty strong.
The treated area was so red and inflamed, it looked like a chemical burn. I applied some coconut oil to it, but it was too late. The damage was done. It looked an felt like a serious BURN. The area was blazing red, puffed up, felt inflamed, and actually grew overnight to become an area a size of a coin. For the next 2 days I looked like someone put a hot coin to my face. The area had hard time healing, was very sensitive, started to ooze some clear liquid after 3 days. I was afraid to apply anything to it so i would not aggravate it. It took a week to heal, and then it pealed and itched for a day or two. I was concerned there would be scarring, but it healed without a scar at last. Funny enough, the hair still grows in that area. So, the damage to the top layer of the skin did not affect the hair follicles.
So if you plan to use anything with fresh garlic juice, make sure to test the juice on some well hidden area that would be easy to treat if it got really inflamed. Do NOT use on face, or, god forbid, near your eyebrows without testing it on other areas first.