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Is It Possible to Naturally Stop Hair From Growing on My Chin?

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author image Sharin Griffin
Sharin Griffin has been a freelance writer since 2009, specializing in health-related articles. She has worked in the health-care industry as a certified nursing assistant and medical technician. Griffin's medical expertise encompasses bariatrics and geriatric care, with an emphasis on general medicine. She is completing an associate degree in health-care administration from Axia University.
Is It Possible to Naturally Stop Hair From Growing on My Chin?
Keep your chin free of unwanted hair growth. Photo Credit determination image by sylbohec from Fotolia.com

Unwanted hair growth on your chin is most commonly caused by a surge in androgen--male hormone--production, according to Baylor College of Medicine professor Karen Elkind-Hirsch. Women may encounter this problem during hormonal disturbances caused by stress, menopause, and obesity. The hair may start out as thin and light, however it can turn darker and stiffer as time goes by. Stopping chin hair growth naturally takes time and patience.

Step 1

Relax and de-stress daily. Stress increases androgen production such as testosterone, says Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor Jerome Litt. Keeping calm will force androgen production to return to normal and will cause chin hair to stop growing.

Step 2

Eat a healthy diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and lowfat dairy. Eating healthier and losing weight may increase estrogen production, suppressing testosterone spikes which are responsible for facial hair growth, according to the Rodale book, "Total Health For Women," excerpted on MotherNature.com. Exercise teamed with a healthy diet will help shed pounds while keeping hormone levels in check.

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Step 3

Apply lime juice, lemon juice, or chamomile to the chin in order to bleach that hairs and kill the follicle. Do not pluck the hairs as this could stimulate other dormant follicles and cause them to produce hairs. Once the hair follicle is dead, you may wax or shave the bleached hairs.

Step 4

Cook a mixture of 4 cups sugar, 2 cups lemon juice, and 1 cup honey over medium heat until melted. Allow to cool slightly and apply the the chin, covering with a clean cotton cloth. Once the mixture has dried onto the skin, take one corner of the cloth and with one swift motion, pull if from your chin going in the direction of the hair growth.

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