Turmeric as a beauty aid

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turmericTurmeric is an inexpensive and indigenous beauty aid. It is also used in the formulation of some sun screens. Smearing with turmeric paste cleans skin and beautifies it. Its antiseptic and healing properties prevent and cure pimples. For turmeric based home-remedies visit here.
Turmeric as a beauty aid

Turmeric face mask for glowing skin
As a face mask, a paste of this powder and sandalwood powder mixed with a little edible oil should be applied on your face for 15/20 minutes. It is then washed off with cold water. Your face will be bright and radiant within 15-20 days.
Turmeric for skin infections
For any type of skin infection, a paste of neem leaves and turmeric will work wonders.
Pound dry turmeric root with milk on a stone slab to a fine paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck for half an hour. Your skin will start glowing. In winters, apply this paste to your lips to cure chapped lips.
Turmeric during bath
Mix pure turmeric powder in coconut oil and massage this oil into your skin before taking a bath. This will not only impart radiance to your skin but also ward off skin problems.
Turmeric as a pack for arms and legs
Mix a little turmeric powder in sour curds and massage this on your arms, hands and legs. Wash off with cold water. Don’t use soap, use gram flour instead. This serves as an excellent pack for your legs and arms.
Turmeric for wrinkles
Mix a little turmeric powder with the cream of milk (malai) and apply it to the skin around the eyes. This helps greatly in reducing the dark circles and the fine lines and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Turmeric for cracked feet
Slightly, warm coconut or castor oil. Add a little turmeric powder to it. Massage this oil over your heels to prevent cracks and roughness. Application of this oil on the toes and in between the toes is also beneficial.
Turmeric for tooth decay
Brushing teeth with a mixture of turmeric, ash and salt may help in tooth decay.
Turmeric for pigmentation and scars left by acne
Pound dry turmeric root (buy from here) with tender coconut water and apply this paste on your face to diminish the scars left by acne and lighten skin discoloration.
Turmeric to get rid of unwanted hair
In olden days, turmeric was used to prevent and get rid of unwanted hair. Applying a paste of turmeric powder in warm coconut oil on your skin is believed to arrest the growth of superfluous hair and give you a petal soft skin.
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71 comments:

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  2. Anonymous12:00 PM

    thank you so much for posting this fascinating piece. I never knew turmeric was so versatile!

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  3. hey simply superb....ll try some of these soon.

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  4. Anjali11:04 AM

    Turmeric does work, I’ve used it with yougurt and chick pea flour on 3 occasions and it has helped under my chin I have very dark pigmentation and now it is appearing somewhat more subtle - I can’t say its a massive impact but it does work, I hope with continued use it will diminish. I’ve used loads of products dermatologist recommended and lightening cream and in the last two years I’ve not noticed a slight difference but now I can say there is a slight difference now

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  5. Ambika10:35 AM

    Use of turmeric for facial skin on daily basis. This makes your face very clear and superb and gives you a youthful skin

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  6. Bhakti9:27 AM

    Turmeric does work, I’ve used it with yogurt and chick pea flour on 3 occasions and it has helped under my chin I have very dark pigmentation and now it is appearing somewhat more subtle - I can’t say its a massive impact but it does work, I hope with continued use it will diminish. I’ve used loads of products dermatologist recommended and lightening cream and in the last two years I’ve not noticed a slight difference but now I can say there is a slight difference now.

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  7. Sandeep9:29 AM

    Thanks for providing guidance about how to use turmeric. I have read about it that it is not only suitable choice for the sun tanned skin, gives brightness to skin but a very useful item to stop further increase of pigmentation loss problems of skin

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  8. Kusuma9:21 AM

    Regular use of turmeric paste with lemon juice and cucumber extract on the skin blemish helps curing the problem skin coloration naturally.

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  9. Anonymous11:36 AM

    im starting to use tumeric for my skin i had psoriasis..
    and i wish it work to me.

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  10. Sujata4:36 PM

    You are advised to make a paste with turmeric powder and mint extract and apply the same on the pimple affected skin. It would help to cure the problem of pimples with immediate effect. Retain the paste on skin for 30 minutes and then wash off with

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  11. I have been using turmeric for a few days now on my face and arms for better tight and smooth skin and it shows! It looks great. One problem I have is I'm blonde and light complexion, so the turmeric left a stain like a highlighting marker. One tip I found that you might use is that my facewash worked a lot better than soap to take it off. I use Mary Kay products. Click on my profile for more information.

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  12. Nandini8:30 AM

    I've never heard of Turmeric before. Great tips! I've been looking for a good healthy mask. Thanks!

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  13. Beauty expert9:45 AM

    When the skin becomes and and it get gets wrinkles, it means, the circulation of the blood in the tissues is not sufficient. These dead cells have to be stimulated and energised to make them live again. I have prepared some formulations in oil. This oil is massaged gently for about half an hour daily on- say the back of the hands, face, neck, feet, breasts and other parts if you need to energies them. This formulation increases the circulation of the blood and the skin becomes tightened and starts glowing. This treatment has to be continuously taken for about two months.
    It removes the aging affect from these areas to a greater extent. I have used it with some exercises and the results were very satisfying.

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  14. Anonymous6:07 PM

    So I read about the benefits of Turmeric on the skin and decided to try it. Please note that if you are white your skin will turn bright yellow if you put turmeric on it for even 30 seconds. I was able to scrub the color almost off with a industrial strength scrubber but I was scared there for a while. So for white skin it is better to take the Turmeric internally or use it before a heavy duty scrub...

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  15. I heard That ,after applying turmeric if u go out in sun it tans your skins and
    also skin gets wrinkle faster. Is that
    true?????

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  16. Sabhavana10:12 AM

    I’ve used it with yougurt and chick pea flour on 3 occasions and it has helped under my chin I have very dark pigmentation and now it is appearing somewhat more subtle – I can’t say its a massive impact but it does work, I hope with continued use it will diminish. I’ve used loads of products dermatologist recommended and lightening cream and in the last two years I’ve not noticed a slight difference but now I can say there is a slight difference now.

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  17. Bhakti10:13 AM

    Turmeric – a traditional skin remedy to lighten skin

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  18. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Use of turmeric for face on daily basis. This makes your face very clear and superb. Daily Skin Cleansing Daily wash your face. This prevents accumulation of any impurities and dust particles on your face making your skin clear and beautiful.

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  19. Pushpa9:41 AM

    I have used the turmeric method to remove body hair, and i must say that i am extremely impressed with the outcomes.

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  20. Venkatesh9:43 AM

    Turmeric is also beneficial in the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease.

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  21. Sanjana8:10 AM

    is turmeric the same as saffron?

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  22. Neelam8:12 AM

    Thanks for providing guidance about how to use turmeric. I have read about it that it is not only suitable choice for the sun tanned skin, gives brightness to skin but a very useful item to stop further increase of pigmentation loss problems of skin

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  23. Jayashree8:40 AM

    Mix turmeric and cream on the top of milk, massage that mixture to body.

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  24. Anonymous12:00 PM

    Turmeric helps you minimize pigmentation on your face and even out your skin tone. It can be very easily done at home. Combine a very little turmeric with cucumber or lemon juice and apply to your face. Leave it for some time and rinse off. A one-time application could be of little help and only regular use will give a soft glow to your face.

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  25. Sumati12:01 PM

    Turmeric combined with sandalwood powder and a little water, and applied to the face can significantly reduce the appearance of acne. It’s absolutely a economical alternative to all those creams and gels that are often not as efficient as desired or they claim.

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  26. Anonymous8:21 AM

    I am not sure what this article means by using coconut oil. Do you mean the fluid in a fresh coconut or manufactured coconut oil bought?????? please let me know so that i can start to make use of the information provided. Thank You

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  27. In the sub-topic Turmeric for bath, you should use store bought coconut oil; organic & virgin coconut oil would be must preferable. And in the subtopic Turmeric for pigmentation and scars left for acne, you have to use the water from tender coconuts.

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  28. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Turmeric helps in reducing cholesterol,helps relieve wound inflammation and in treating arthritis,Apply the paste of turmeric and sesame oil on body to prevent eruptions. To avoid any kind of skin problems apply turmeric paste before a bath. To cure itching take roasted turmeric with jaggery. To eliminate freckles and spots rub ground turmeric on stone with the help of water and then apply this paste on skin. You can also make a paste of ground turmeric with milk of banyan or pipal and soak it overnight and then apply it for 1 hour before bath. This will help in removing freckles and also give glow to the face. Make a pudding of 2 tsp flour with 1 tsp ghee and 1 tsp turmeric, 2 tsp sugar and 1 cup water and take this in the morning it will halp in curing Utricaria.

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  29. I use turmeric daily on ma skin n believe me it works i have no scars or hair on ma face n some people also think tat i used 2 do facials on ma face bcoz it glows but i don't do anything except applying turmeric on the face

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  30. if you want less hair on your face or body mix a little turmeric with soy flour and half and half milk or heavy cream. leave on until it dries and rinse off ... your skin will look awesome and after some time you'll have less hair regrowth.

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  31. Kamala8:38 AM

    mix the Turmeric,milk and apply it on your face. after 15min. wash your face properly. and you will become one of beautiful women in dis world....

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  32. Nagashree11:38 AM

    turmeric is a beauty element that is harmless and yet provides excellent results. Turmeric mixed with sandalwood powder and a little water, and applied to the face can greatly lessen the appearance of acne. It's definitely a low cost option compared to all those creams and gels that are often not as powerful as desired or they claim.

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  33. Varada11:42 AM

    Blend some turmeric with gram flour and water and use it to scrub all over your body before your bath. Performing this frequently may certainly help you get a beautiful skin. Ask any bride in India and she will affirm that this is the beauty routine that they dutifully follow days prior to their wedding to obtain a spotless skin.

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  34. Gargi8:32 AM

    I use turmeric daily on ma skin n believe me it works i have no scars or hair on ma face n some people also think tat i used 2 do facials on ma face bcoz it glows but i don't do anything except applying turmeric on the face

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  35. Helen8:34 AM

    I cant wait to try the turmeric past on my face. recently i read an article regarding skin cancer and the result was that the cancer cells died having been treated with turmeric for something like 24hrs good news

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  36. Pushpa8:35 AM

    I have small hairs all over my face just below my eyes, on my nose tip, whenever i shave it looks bad as because it appears clean in lower part os face but hairy in upper part. each and every one can notice them and i feel ashamed going to college and giving vivas or interviews as all of stare my face and have a laugh inside their mind and don't try to understand what am i answering. pls help gyus my life is misery with hairs

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  37. R .J.8:36 AM

    if you want less hair on your face or body mix a little turmeric with soy flour and half and half milk or heavy cream. leave on until it dries and rinse off ... your skin will look awesome and after some time you'll have less hair regrowth.

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  38. Sonam8:37 AM

    I really want to know if i should eat raw turmeric not powder every morning, i have dark skin.will be helpful for me.can i have it in winter season.

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  39. Ankita10:20 AM

    turmeric does not only whiten ur face but using it the right way can reduce facial hair. apply turmeric powder and lemon paste on ur face and leave it on till it dries and then scrub it off. u will find the difference in a few weeks.

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  40. apply turmeric before taking bath or during hip bath regularly and u will; get good result i do.. keeps dull skin at cove

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  41. Subhas11:36 AM

    TUMERIC IS GOOD FOR HEALTH BUT DRINK IT WITH MILK TO ACHIVE THE FULL BENEFIT OF IT.

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  42. Antioxidant and Anti Inflammatory.It promotes body’s natural cleansing and healing

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  43. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Youch! DON'T use the chemical hair removers! Your skin is your bodies biggest organ, and anything you put on it GOES INTO YOUR BLOODSTREAM. Try to use natural products on your skin.

    Anyway, one way to treat them, as well as razor bumps, is to take a few aspirin, crush them up and add just enough water to make a paste. Apply the paste, then lay back and relax for about twenty minute with a cold washcloth covering the area. Most of the razor bump creams, and ingrown hair products are nothing more than acetylsalicylic acid, which is what aspirin is. A small jar of the creme will cost you about $6, while a bottle of aspirin that will make the same amount of creme will cost you about a dollar fifty.

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  44. Vrushali9:21 AM

    It will help to eliminate not only wrinkles around your eyes, but also dark circles. Add a pinch of turmeric to 2 tablespoons of buttermilk. Smooth the paste around your eyes and let it set for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

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  45. Lavanya9:04 AM

    Mix sandalwood powder, lemon juice, cucumber paste,turmeric powder and lemon juice and apply it.This will remove the tan and brighten your face.

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  46. Anonymous3:17 PM

    In New York the winters are very bitter- Cosmetic companies give various creams for face, body for winters. Even in the harsh winters- I do not use any of those creams- all I use it turmeric and pure milk cream and wash off with chickpeas or green gram powder.

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  47. @Anon (comment #46): True, it's more sensible to use natural and inexpensive ingredients from the kitchen instead of spending a bomb on expensive cream and turmeric is a wonderful beauty aid.

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  48. Smriti9:08 AM

    turmeric reduces & cures acne , pimple & black heads, its true

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  49. Pavitra9:10 AM

    Turmeric has been used from times imemmorial as a traditional medicine and Lepan (ointment) for beauty and fairness of skin and acne pimple, scars, freckles and the like. It combines well with Rakthachandanam (Red sandalwood) or chandanam (sandalwood), Basal, coconut milk, Green gram, Neem leaves, lemon juice, white of egg, butter,. rose water are few of the components which can lead one to clear skin. These are natural remedies and are of immense value.

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  50. Vanamala3:27 PM

    Turmeric is perhaps the most preferred beauty aid, chosen especially to lighten the skin and rid of blemishes because it of its powerful antioxidant properties. These antioxidant agents not only protect the skin from environmental toxins, thus helping it retain the glow, but also reduce the skin's melanin production.

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  51. Roshani8:39 AM

    Natural cleansing agents like milk with turmeric powder are effective natural cosmetics by their own right; it as if brings in a glow to the skin and turns them beautiful, appearing in the pink of health

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  52. It helps to rejuvenate or uphold the everlasting youth by controlling wrinkles and crease formation on the surface of the skin. Turmeric can also provide sufficient beneficial toning up to skin conditions including: eczema, psoriasis and acne.

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  53. Anagha9:02 AM

    For a Fair Complexion: Apply a blend of raw milk, cucumber juice, olive oil with a pinch of turmeric powder on your skin

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  54. Soumyashree8:10 AM

    turmeric acts as antibiotic...it eliminates microbial concentration to safer level.

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  55. It's amazing that despite the amount of benefits that curcumin has, the US lobbyists are still working hard to keep its health benefits under wraps. The cancer rate in the US is 3x higher than China, and almost 10x higher than India but, tackling the sources of cancer would put too much of a dent in profits of not just corporations but the gov, too. For example, my friend was using one of those belt things from http://www.abbelts.com and after about 5 years of use, he developed a tumor in kidney. I'm not a doctor, but my gut tells me that the ab belt was responsible... if it was, it would be one of many carcinogenic products that american companies are shoving down our throats.

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  56. Anushka8:54 AM

    Mix a tablespoon of turmeric powder in 1 cup of plain yogurt. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse off.It is a natural skin brightener.

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  57. I used it as a paste on an infected insect bite and it cleared it up in three days.

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  58. Dharmendra3:58 PM

    TURMERIC IS GOOD FOR HEALTH BUT DRINK IT WITH MILK TO ACHIEVE THE FULL BENEFIT OF IT.

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  59. Anonymous4:00 PM

    I take turmeric... its antioxidant benefits are compounded when you take it with green tea, or EGG caplets... you can even sprinkle some in your green tea, it actually tastes pretty good. Remember that our bodies heal themselves, turmeric may help... but its silly to say things like i got the flu and took turmeric and it cleared it up in less than a week

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  60. Carloss4:00 PM

    Turmeric also acts as an excellent anti-scarring agent when 1 tablespoon is mixed with a few drops of milk and applied on skin for 15 minutes. It is also used for spots due to pigmentation or blotches, and also for diseases like eczema.

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  61. Nitin4:05 PM

    by the way,every time i get bronchitis,turmeric has always cured it.great decongestant,and that's a fact et.there goes 1 human study,lol.

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  62. Sannuta9:49 AM

    besan is the natural way of removing the facial hair. u can even try flour mixed with 2-3 drops of lemon juice n milk make a fine paste of these 3. apply this pack on ur face n after 10-15 mins rub ur face gently on the opposite direction of hair growth or even down to upwards position. it would definitely help u to remove facial hair n that 2 without any kind of side effects.

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  63. Sandhya9:57 AM

    Besides treating skin conditions, such as acne, rashes, scars and burns, turmeric is also used for treating hemorrhage, bruises, toothache, sore gum, menstrual and stomach problems.

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  64. Albert10:33 AM

    Do not apply it to the scalp!!!
    One of it's uses is to reduce hairgrowth, it's known as a good hair inhibitor if used daily on your face, arms and legs. That's why not a good idea to apply on the scalp.
    I use it on my face, it looks a little yellow but clears out acne and makes the skin very soft and clear. You can mix it with yoghurt if you have dry skin like I do.

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  65. Turmeric, is truly a wonder herb. I have had so much success with incorporating this spice to my daily routine to fight inflammation.

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  66. i have dark skin.can i use turmeric on my face

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  67. Hi Kavitha, yes you can use turmeric on your skin. Also check the post skin care tips for dark complexion

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  68. Anonymous3:33 PM

    if you can buy the organic turmeric roots and crush them your self for the beauty and medicinal purposes. Most of the times over the shelf turmeric is processed in the shared equipment with other powders. Remember this works as long as it is meant to be as nature intended, not the imitations.
    "But if you can't do it then any turmeric powder is still better than creams"

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  69. This is something to try, will check it out, turmeric powder must be available in local stores too?

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  70. Can i apply the tumeric to remove body hair even though the hair might be prickly? Will it in time make the hair more softer?

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    1. It is said that application of turmeric helps to reduce unwanted hair to a certain extent. But it may take a long time. It's great for the skin too especially as it has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. You may consider applying it everyday but the drawback is that the slightly yellowish tinge that it gives to the skin persists even after washing. Why don't you also take a look at this homemade oil for unwanted hair?

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