Commercial scrubs and hair removal creams are packed with chemicals, unlike our three ingredient recipe that you can make in 10 mins flat. Oatmeal is fab for the skin as it contains Avenathramide, an antioxidant that protects against UV sun damage, and reduces redness, whilst the honey makes skin soft, hydrated and smooth.
For a start, the lemon juice in our hair minimizer has a natural bleaching effect, reducing appearance of dark hairs. The gentle but coarse texture of the oats, is the perfect soft scrub that will, with continued use, remove hairs gently over time.
With all the dollar we spend on waxing, this is an easy and cheap as chips way to reduce hairs and is safe to use on both the face and body. At 95p for 500 grams of oatmeal, it’s bargain breakfast porridge for all after this DIY.
Jam Jar (We hoard our used jam jars as they’re the perfect size for beauty DIYs, but you can buy them here)
7 heaped tablespoons of Oatmeal
Juice of 1 1Ž2 Lemons
3 tablespoons of honey
In a blender, blitz the oatmeal in a so they are ground to a fine breadcrumb. If you don’t have a blender, you can buy ground oats, though they are a tiny bit more expensive.
Stir in the lemon and honey and mix well.
Apply evenly to any areas of unwanted hair growth.
Leave for 15 – 20 minutes then rub in a circular motion for about 2 – 5 minutes against the direction of the hair growth
Rinse off with water.
Repeat 2 – 3 times a week
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.