We’ll admit it, we’re aren’t exactly short of hair removal options on the market – from shaving, and waxing at home to hair removal cream, visiting a professional waxer, using an epilator or turning to laser hair removal, there’s practically something for everyone and every budget.
Or so we thought, until this blogger proved that there was actually a homemade hair removal cream that we’d never thought of before: using products you probably already have in your cupboard and, guess what, it actually works.
Madina Shrienzada, a beauty vlogger famous for her beauty hack videos, shared a step-by-step video to her 413k Instagram followers showing a new method of removing hair on her forearm by mixing two simple ingredients.
Madina starts by mixing toothpaste and turmeric together in a bowl and then slathering it on her arm, leaving it to dry before rubbing it off, revealing her arm hair stuck to it.
The influencer commented that turmeric ‘is a calming agent for the skin while the toothpaste is the main agent for hair removal.’ She added that you should ‘allow it to dry and rub skin in the opposite direction of hair growth. Wipe it with a wet cloth & viola.’
According to a leading dermatologist at Yale University, you should use this method with caution as ‘it may make a good paste, like how sugaring is a good paste for removing hair, but it can also be irritating and not that effective.’
We’ll leave it to you to decide whether to try this hack…