Whether it is facial or body-related, many men and women alike have unwanted hair that they wish to remove. From the back, chest, legs, feet, toes, fingers, belly button, arms, upper lip, and even the chin; there are those always looking for options when it comes to hair removal.
What causes unwanted hair? Anything from specific medications (e.g. drugs with steroids within, or that has increased levels of specific hormones), as well as genetics, and conditions (like polycystic ovarian syndrome).
As per the American Academy of Dermatology, body hair grows to the full length within a month, on average. Female hair doesn’t grow as fast as male hair, and a person’s hair on their head grows approximately six inches, annually. Some factors affect how fast someone’s hair can grow and this includes diet, genetics, and medications.
Your hair also tends to slow down in growing as you age. There is a perception out there that certain hair removal treatments can rid a person of unwanted hair, permanently. Truth is, in most cases, there is no way to do this; however, there are plenty of ways to remove hair for weeks, sometimes months, or for prolonged periods.
Below are 10 different options when it comes to hair removal.
Studies have shown that drinking spearmint tea can help decrease the growth of thick and dark hair on a woman's chest, abdomen, and face. Two past research projects have revealed that two cups of spearmint tea daily could assist in decreasing facial hair in women. The key to spearmint tea is that it reduces testosterone, which is connected to facial hair growth.
One project reviewed 41 women in a study that lasted 30 days, where females saw a decrease in hair growth within the month, after drinking two cups of spearmint tea, daily.
Overall, this herbal home remedy is quite popular in the Middle Eastern, and other countries, across the world. Seems far less invasive than waxing!