During the summer, we are even more aware of each hair on our bodies, given that we wear outfits that reveal more skin. While people with white skin and very pale hair color don’t face the problem of excessive hairiness, brunettes people must struggle daily to remove all unsightly hairs. If you’re in this situation, it is an annoyance with which you’ll have to live your whole life. The good news is that you can diminish it.
Here are some essential methods for slowing the growth of body hair:
Forget the razor, choose the wax
Shaving is faster and easier, but when used long term it really aggravates the problem. Make time for waxing, either at home or at a beauty salon, because this method can slow down the length of hair growth and even their density. An alternative method is waxing with sugar, considered by many women more comfortable.
Eat soy products
Often, excess hair can be caused by hormonal imbalances. If you don’t want to consult the doctor, who will give you a prescription for artificial hormones, try to change your diet. The products containing soy has phytoestrogens, which reduces the level of testosterone in the body and limits the unwanted hair growth.
Limit the carbohydrate intake
Daily consumption of refined carbohydrates (pasta, white rice, white bread) increases blood glucose levels and can cause insulin resistance. This process can lead to excessive hair growth in women. Choose a diet with reduced carbohydrate content, and you will notice that the unwanted hair thins.
Use pumice stone at every shower
Used for thousands of years to remove unwanted hair, pumice can be a good help regardless of the method used for hair removal. Once you’re in the shower, gently rub the pumice on the areas with unwanted hair. Other advantage of this method include excellent exfoliation of the skin.
Take the suitable vitamins
The deficiency of vitamin B6 and vitamin E can significantly contribute to unwanted hair growth. With the help of vitamin B6, blood glucose level lowers, the body breaks down starch easier, both possible causes of excess hair. Powerful antioxidant, vitamin E may block the activity of androgen hormones responsible for hair growth in many cases.
Try natural remedies
Specialists in natural medicine recommends products based on Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) as a good solution for regulating hormone levels. Another popular herbal solution in India is the mixture of turmeric (fresh or powdered) with coarse salt and a little water to form a paste, which is applied on the feet. The plant has an antiseptic effect and is particularly used as an ingredient in beauty masks.