Reduce Facial Hair Naturally With Turmeric

Updated on July 8, 2016

am a female who is happy to share a natural way to reduce facial hair. I have suffered from facial hair since my 20's. Mostly on my chin, but I also have suffered from very thick hair between my brows, a few above my top lips and fine hairs all over my face! The hairs on my chin have gotten worse over about the last 10 years. Some of which I blame for having laser hair removal in that area of my face. You see, I have had a few very patches of thick hairs on my chin develop, about the shape of the Laser! Where previously there was just the odd thick hair. I believe they must use the same laser for hair regrowth in men as they do for laser hair removal! I do not recommend having Laser for hair removal on the face due to this.

To remove my facial hair, for years I used facial hair removal cream over my entire, face except for my eye-brows. During my week I wear full-face makeup and find my face looks smother with foundation on when I don't have any of the fine hairs on my face.

Facial hair removal cream is great for removing the fine hairs on my face, but the problem is it doesn't remove the more coarse hairs on my chin, lip and between my eyebrows.

For years I have shaved and plucked my face daily, in addition to using one weekly hair removal cream treatments. It's been a constant battle to look 'hair free'.

I have tried electrolysis in the past, after having no success with laser treatment. I went to two separate beauticians for electrolysis, however I didn't see any results. I found it painful and I suffered from some burn and scarring and still the hairs regrow! I was told by the practitioners that I would need ongoing treatments which ultimately may not remove all of my facial hair because of it being so thick. I didn't like the idea of continue to commit myself to further electrolysis treatments when I hadn't I hadn't seen any positive results from many painful treatment sessions. I also didn't like the idea of waxing my face because of having to wait until the regrowth is long enough to wax. So, I have been shaving my face in the shower in the mornings and plucking the regrowth out at night, as I would have some stubble by the evening. It sure grows quick!

Tumeric Powder.
Tumeric Powder.

What Is Turmeric?

Tumeric is a brightly colored spice commonly used in cooking and can be found in the spices section of your local grocery store.

It's only recently I discovered a home remedy that really works for reducing my facial hair. It's cheap and inexpensive. You could even have the ingredients in your own home now.

Just on a whim, when I was doing my groceries I purchased, in the spices isle of the supermarket, a packet of turmeric powder I mix it with milk until it's a toothpaste like consistency and I rub it on my chin and between my eyebrows, and leave it for a minute or two, a few nights a week.

I found about this beauty treatment online, as an old Indian wives tale. But even after the first time I applied this mix to my skin I realised it was probably going to be of benefit to me.It really had me excited from the first time I used it. My skin felt much smoother (In the hairiest areas) after just one application.

Because my chin hairs are so ridiculously thick, they are not normally easy to pluck out, especially with the roots intact like occurs with waxing, but what I noticed after applying turmeric powder with milk was that even the most coarsest of my facial hairs slid out on my tweezers with very minimal effort. It's like this mixture somehow sinks into the hair follicles, like no other facial mask or cleanser does - and quickly loosens the hairs, so they slide out easily! This makes plucking so much easier! And I feel this is the reason why the hairs do not grow back as quickly or coarsely, it must somehow affect the hair follicle itself. There is something in the spice, normally used for cooking that seems to stun the hair follicle from the root.

I keep my turmeric powder in a little sealed container with my beauty products, and it's a bit fiddly to getting milk from the fridge to use with it each time, but mixing it with milk does seem necessary. When I tried mixing it with water, it just stained my skin really badly, including my fingers from applying it. There is still some mess and staining when removing the product with a face towel - I've needed to set a few aside for that reason - it doesn't seem to wash out properly in the wash. They do stain. Even if you leave the mixture on your skin too long when it's mixed with milk it may stain a little, so that's why I only leave it on for a minute or two.

In addition, I have noticed over the three months that I've been applying this product a few times a week I have finally - for the first time in years - Seen a reduction in the hair growth between my eyebrows and on my chin! After all the different appointments and expense I've had the past, I'm stunned and amazed how fantastic this works and at such little cost. I am so happy to have found such a simple solution to such an annoying problem.

Prior to using this facial hair-reduction remedy I thought I'd probably end up buying a 'hair reduction' product like various creams you can purchase online, but they seemed so expensive, and plus you have to keep purchasing them for the results, so I am so happy to be able to share how I have had good success with hair-reduction using this spice so that others in my situation can also find success with reducing facial hair without going through the unnecessary expenses involved with other treatments.

I am hoping with my continued use of turmeric powder and milk I will find that facial hair becomes a thing of the past.

If you are suffering from the annoyance of having to constantly remove your facial hair I definitely recommend you try applying turmeric and milk before investing in other more expensive remedies.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers


      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • profile image


        23 months ago

        After every 15 days I want to wax my chin and the hair is thick... I want to stop the wax or I can continue wax with this turmeric milk paste remedy ?????? Waiting for your valuable reply

      • profile image


        2 years ago


        Thanks for sharing this article,

        I have a question.

        My beard is growing high above the cheeks, few centimeters below my eyes and it's really doesn't looks good.

        However, i never tried shaving or tweezing them because i think it might make my hair to grow back darker and it will be more noticeable.

        Does tweezing and then applying mixture of Turmeric + Gamflour+ Milk will reduce the hair regrowth permanently over time ?

        It would be great if you could help me get rid of this problem bacause it really shakes my confidence.

      • profile image


        2 years ago

        Will hairs reduce and go permanently?

      • profile image


        2 years ago

        Morning thanks for leaving this have read. I just got slightly burnt from a hair remover cream I just used so am using a natural way from now on as I am getting married next year.

        I am left with a graze under my chin from the hair remover cream which I complained about I didn't leave on for very long and I did a patch test to

        Anyway will try this turmeric xx

      • profile image

        asad khan 

        2 years ago

        Is it also for men?? I am a 16 years old guy and my beard is growing like a men How I can reduce it naturally at home?? A little bit..

      • profile image


        3 years ago

        i am using this too and it works do you tweeze the hairs out first or apply the past with hairs still on the skin? email to me at

      • profile image


        4 years ago

        I want to know if you apply turmeric powder in facial hair does it removes hair same time?

      • profile image


        4 years ago

        Hi , just stumbled across your site and was very interested in the effects the turmeric was having with your facial hair. Can you tell me the quantities and also how long I should leave on my skin, the best way to remove the paste and how bad is the staining. I' m very excited to try have had bad facial hair since my twenties and am now in my forties tried everything and nothing works. Thanks for sharing...

      • AustralianNappies profile imageAUTHOR


        4 years ago from Australia

        I'm still having success with this for reducing thick chin hairs!

        I apply it to my face by making a paste by adding milk.

      • profile image


        4 years ago

        plz send the proper method of applying it ....

      • profile image


        5 years ago

        Hey, I too started using turmeric on my problem areas and I think it helps. Any further updates on your condition?

      • AustralianNappies profile imageAUTHOR


        5 years ago from Australia

        Hi Charlotte, check back with us if you can and let us know how it's worked for you personally :)

      • profile image


        5 years ago

        today is my second day using this mask, hope it works for me too :)

      • profile image


        5 years ago


      • profile image

        asma s 

        6 years ago

        thanks wonderful add


      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

      Show Details
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)