11 Simple Ways To Remove Upper Lip Hair Naturally August 31, 2016

Does your lip hair embarrass you? Have you tried various expensive products to get rid of your lip hair, but were unsuccessful in getting a long term cure? It is not necessary to visit the parlor every time you need to get rid of your upper lip hair. There are certain home remedies that work wonders. Wondering what they are? Take a look!

Unwanted Hair Growth In Women – A Brief:

The phenomenon of hirsutism, or unwanted hair growth in females, is caused due to many factors that may be hormonal or genetic, or even a combination of the two. Generally around 5-10% of females have a problem of hirsutism. There are no determined causes of this condition and the research is still ongoing (1).

How To Remove Hair from Upper Lip Naturally:

Following are some of the home remedies that can help you remove your upper lip hair.

Read: Home Remedies To Cure White Spots On Lips ]

1. Turmeric And Milk:

Turmeric powder has often been used as an ingredient in beauty products. It cleanses your skin, beautifies it and ensures that you glow all the time. Milk is also beneficial for your skin. The combination of these two can help in removing upper lip hair naturally. This is how you should go about it –

  1. Take one tablespoon of turmeric and milk each and mix them in a bowl.
  2. Once the mixture is prepared, apply it gently to your upper lip using your fingers.
  3. Wait till it dries, after which you can rub it off your skin.
  4. Wash off with cold water.

2. Turmeric And Water:

You can also substitute milk with water. Try this to see quick results –

  1. Take equal amounts of turmeric and water in a bowl.
  2. Mix them well and apply on your upper lip.
  3. Let it stand for half an hour.
  4. Once it has hardened, rub it gently and wash it off.

Continue doing this for 4 weeks; with time you will notice that there is no new growth of your upper lip hair.

[ Read: Get Rid of Dark Lips Naturally ]

3. Egg Whites:

Egg whites are another good remedy for upper lip hair. It soothes your skin and ensures great results.

  1. Take one egg white and mix it with some corn flour and sugar.
  2. Whisk the mix until it forms a sticky paste.
  3. Now apply the paste on the upper lip region.
  4. Let it dry for around 30 minutes and peel it off.

For best results, repeat this therapy twice in a week. Within a month, you will notice that the hair growth has considerably reduced.

4. Chana Dal Flour:

Chana dal flour is also a great ingredient that rips off unwanted hair effectively.

  1. Take some chana dal flour and mix it with a bit of water and turmeric.
  2. Blend well.
  3. Add a bit of fresh cream.
  4. Apply on your upper lip and wait for it to dry.
  5. Scrub it off against the direction of the hair growth.

5. Sugar:

Sugar is quite well known as an ingredient that is used for painless waxing. It not only removes unwanted hair but prevents its growth as well.

  1. Take sugar in a pan and let it heat for a minute.
  2. Now add some fresh lemon juice.
  3. Stir till it forms a thick liquid.
  4. When it has cooled down, apply on the upper lip region.
  5. Now, take a piece of cloth and gently put it over the applied paste. Rub in circular motions.
  6. Pull it off quickly against the direction of the hair growth.

[ Read: Ways To Remove White Facial Hair ]

6. Yogurt, Gram Flour And Turmeric:

Yoghurt, besan and turmeric can be combined to form a smooth mixture.

  1. Take equal amounts of yoghurt, besan and turmeric in a bowl.
  2. Mix it well and massage the upper lip with this paste.
  3. Wait for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rub it off.
  5. Wash with cold water.

7. Flour:

Flour can also be used to remove upper lip hair. It is one of the easiest and simplest methods of upper lip hair removal.

  1. Take some flour in a bowl and add milk and turmeric to it.
  2. Mix well to form a thick paste.
  3. Apply on the area and wait for it to dry. You can now peel it off.

8. Lemon, Sugar And Water:

Here is another sugar remedy that works well:

  1. Squeeze two lemons and collect the juice in a bowl.
  2. Add some water and sugar and stir well until it becomes a thin paste.
  3. Once the paste is ready, apply it all over the upper lip.
  4. Let it dry for 15 minutes and wash it off with water.

9. Threads:

Another home remedy that you can try is threading. To thread the upper lip hair, twist a loop of thread under the upper lip and uproot the hair. Threading is a temporary fix that will usually last for 10 to 14 days.

10. Scissors:

Probably the most obvious solution to unwanted hair is scissors. However, upper lip hair is quite fine and using scissors to cut it can be quite daunting.

11. Sugar Waxing:

Why go to a beauty parlour to remove hair from upper lip when you can get it done at home – without spending any money? Sugar waxing doesn’t even hurt as much as normal waxing does. It is a much smarter alternative.

[ Read: Hair Removal Methods For Facial Hair ]

Ingredients Needed:

  1. Four chamomile tea bags
  2. Two saucepans
  3. Two cups of sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons of sugar
  5. 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  6. Spoon
  7. Glass bowl


  1. Take four chamomile tea bags and put them in a saucepan. Now pour some water in the saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once it has boiled, remove the saucepan from the heat. Let the tea bags steep for around 30 minutes. Throw the tea bags away and pour out only half a cup of tea.
  1. Now pour a cup of water into a sauce pan. Add some water to the chamomile tea you just extracted.
  1. Add some sugar and two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Stir well.
  1. Now heat the mixture till it boils. Let it boil for a couple of minutes. Wait till the colour turns a bit darker.
  1. Now you can remove the saucepan from the heat and transfer the mixture to a bowl. Let the sugar wax cool down. Don’t apply it on your skin when it’s hot.
  1. Use a popsicle stick to spread it over your upper lip. Then apply a waxing strip on it. Hold it for a few seconds and pull it off quickly. Make sure that you pull in the opposite direction of the hair growth.

Should You Shave?

The answer is no! When you shave your face, the facial hair is only removed off the skin – making it blunt edged. So when your hair begins to grow back again, it grows into a stubble. And that can be a real spoiler for your beautiful face. Try sugar waxing. It’s a smarter alternative.

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11 natural Ways To get rid of upper lip hair

Benefits Of Waxing At Home:

Waxing at home comes with several benefits. Here are a few you should know –

  1. The more you wax, the lesser hair growth you will see. Waxing will ultimately lead to the damage of hair follicles.
  1. You will have long lasting and smooth skin if you choose to wax for hair removal.
  1. Waxing is precise as compared to shaving. It doesn’t leave any hair on your face. Waxing ensures that all hair that has wax on it is successfully removed.

Now that you know how to remove upper lip hair naturally, let us know if you’ll try out these simple remedies. Do you know of any other remedy for removing upper lip hair? Share with us in the comments section below!

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Binte, first of all when you apply turmeric paste, just leave it on your skin till it dries out which will take a couple of minutes (10-15 mins) and not half an hour. Applying a turmeric paste may leave a little yellowish tinge on your skin and it may not last for longer, giving your skin a healthy glow. Secondly for making a turmeric paste you should take turmeric and water in equal amounts in a bowl, for example if you take one teaspoon of turmeric powder then take one teaspoon of water and mix it well till it forms a paste, and apply this mixture evenly on your skin. Hope you find these tips to be useful!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Priya, these home remedies will not prevent the hair growth but also takes off the unwanted hair effectively with a regular application of these packs.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shree, time of regrowth of facial hair varies from person to person. Usually after waxing it may take 15 – 20 days for the facial hair to grow.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Priya, you can apply the above mentioned packs twice or thrice in a week. Continue doing this for 4 weeks; with time you will notice that there will be no new growth of facial hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Netu, yes all these remedies will help you to get rid of chin hair too…basically these are helpful for all the facial hair.

  • Prerna Ranjan

    Nice one….

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Disha, you can try these remedies for all facial hair and not just upper and lower lips.

  • neelam

    how can i remove pathy and dry skin

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Jane, you can follow these remedies twice or thrice in a week. If you your hair growth seems to be fast then you can also follow these remedies every alternate days in the week.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    @ R, the application of packs mentioned above in the article will help you to get rid of unwanted facial hair on a regular-basis application. You can apply these pack thrice or every day in a week. this will gradually reduce the facial hair growth.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ann, sugar and lemon waxing can be done once or twice in a week…depending on the facial hair growth. Regular waxing may prevent frequent hair growth.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Argha, the growth of facial hair is very common among women and it can happen due to many factors like hormonal or genetic. All the above mentioned methods will help you to control or delay the growth of facial hair when done on a regular basis. You can start following any these methods on a daily basis or alternate days…when you notice the slow growth then may be you can reduce it to twice in a week.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Asmaa, we are glad that you liked our post :-)
    All of the remedies mentioned above in the article are simple and good ones. However the top two remedies that you can follow are turmeric and milk pack and egg white pack can be very beneficial for the skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Mehk, chamomile tea is an infusion of dried flowers of sweet camomile. Chamomile is the common name for several daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae that are commonly used to make herb infusion to serve various medicinal purposes.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Harshitha, you can try threading or waxing upper lip for the first time to get rid of facial hair and then follow it up with any of the above mentioned remedies to stop or reduce further growth of hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ashaa !! No, it is not true…infact your upper lip hair will never grow in thicker or darker after threading. Since threading removes the hair from the root, your hair will become finer over time. If waxing is not suitable there try any of the natural methods explained above in the article. These methods may take time to show results but eventually will see a difference. Ingredients like gram flour, turmeric, sugar, lemon… scrubbing them will slowly weaken the hair roots and thus removing them completely.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sunitha, none of the hair removal methods mentioned above in the article will not have any affect on pregnancy. Tweezing and threading are probably the best options for removal of facial hair. Waxing and sugaring both provide a longer-term solution to your hair woes and are fine if pregnancy hasn’t made your skin too sensitive. Check with your doctor before waxing, too, to find out if there is a specific reason that waxing is not recommended for you during pregnancy.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Maria, it is best to not to apply anything such as mask on the face after removing the facial hair. After hair removal apply moisturizer for a day or two. Once your skin gets sufficient rest after threading or waxing then you can apply turmeric and milk paste. Applying this paste regularly may not completely remove the hair in all cases but can decrease the hair growth in a long run.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us :-) as you have mentioned that you have a sensitive skin…application of ice immediately after waxing will help you, also apply a quality moisturizing lotion to hydrate your skin. This method will expedite the natural healing of the swollen skin.

  • Ravi Shankar

    Hai nice article. When I search internet I came acroo an interesting topic regarding unwanted hair removal permanently for both males and females

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Angel, you can remove hair on the nose with several methods such as tweezing, waxing, or the use of depilatory creams. Bleaching is an additional method if you have a nose hair that is otherwise difficult to remove. If you have a sensitive skin then you are advised to use caution with waxing because it can lead to mild abrasions or broken capillaries if done too frequently.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Rish, yes, these remedies will work for chin area too or any facial hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Navneet, yes you can use these remedies on your chin hair too.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sara,there are many latest techniques such as waxing, laser hair removal, electrolysis, etc. are available for unwanted hair removal. If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering. Consult your dermatologist or cosmetologist who can help you and guide you through this procedure.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Harshitha, if you have waxed to get rid of facial hair then you should remember that the facial skin is much more sensitive than hands or legs. Process of waxing can pull off the delicate top layer of your skin since the skin in that area is thin. Also, during waxing, if the hair is not pulled out in the right direction it can lead to the formation of blisters or boils on the skin. So instead go for threading rather than waxing for a sensitive skin like yours. Application of aloe vera gel on the face can work to to rid of pimples or small bumps after waxing. Aleo vera gel has cooling properties. You can also mix some rose water with the gel.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Divya, using shampoos in large quantities may harm the harm more than doing any good. Always dilute the shampoo well before applying it on the scalp. Go for a sulfate-free or organic shampoo rather than a chemical-based shampoo.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Kauveri, waxing for the first time may seem uncomfortable and painful and as you have used razor for a long time then get waxing done for a couple of times and gradually you will see the reduced hair growth.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Gayatri, there are various ways to get rid of unwanted hairs from hands. One of the home remedy is the application of sugar, honey and lemon mixture. Mix Honey+Lemon+Sugar [30: 10: 60 in proportions] Microwave on high till it gets into a gel like consistency. Let the gel cool to some extent so that you can apply on your hands and feet, otherwise it may result in burns on your skin. Apply a thin layer on the area and then using a rough cloth pull of the unwanted hair in the opposite direction of hair growth. Clean the surface, apply moisturizer on it and attain a smooth skin. Other ways are to get waxed at a salon, shaving or using depilatory cream.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sasirekha, prolonged use of spectacles leads to the formation of spectacle marks on the nose and below eye region. Some of the home remedies to reduce these marks are:
    1. Potato or Tomato – Rub fresh slice of potato or tomato on the marks. Do it on the regular basis. It will clear the spectacle scars within a few days.
    2. Cucumber – Rub cucumber slice on the affected area. Alternatively, squeeze the juice of cucumber. Add potato and tomato juice in it. Mix well. Apply this mixture on the affected area, with the help of a cotton ball. Allow it to dry. Rinse with cold water.
    Hope you find these tips to be useful !!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Sasirekha, these home remedies will prevent the hair growth and also takes off the unwanted hair effectively with a regular application of these packs. The number of days depends from person to person.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Dibya, some the home remedies for dry, rough and dry skin are:
    1. Papaya And Avocado Paste: Make a paste using 1 slice of papaya, 1 avocado and 1 banana. Apply it on the face and leave it for 15 minutes. You can also make a paste out of avocados and apply it all over the face and body to nourish the skin.
    2. Cucumber face pack – Cucumber is extremely beneficial for treating dry skin. Cucumber naturally moisturizes dry skin and also lightens skin tone. Make a paste of 1 cucumber and apply on face. Leave the pack for 30 minutes and you will notice visible difference in a matter of few weeks.
    Hope you find this info to be useful.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sasirekha, some of the natural remedies to whiten teeth are:
    1. Baking soda and lemon juice paste – Mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes.
    2. Coconut oil rinse – In the morning, before you brush your teeth, scoop out a tablespoon or a little less (depending on the size of your mouth) of coconut oil. You can either soften it, or just put it in your mouth. Push, swish, and “pull” the oil through and around your teeth for 10-15 minutes, then spit it out, rinse with water, and brush your teeth.
    Hope these remedies help you.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    yes …

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Aditi, you can follow this remedy twice or thrice in a week depending on the growth of your facial hair.

  • Morgan

    Hello I’m 14 and so paranoid when I’m talking to people that they can see my upper lip hair or I’ll chase them away. My whole family says they don’t see it but I can see it in certain lightings and my sister has said she’s seen it. I watched a video a couple years ago about boys and that they don’t like facial hair on girls so me being little and not knowing better I shaved it once even though I never had anything on my upper lip. My sisters tell me I should wax it if it bothers me that much, but I’m TERRIFIED that it’s going to come back darker and or thicker. I just want to do something once and never have to worry about it again I don’t want to have to do something everyday, every couple weeks/months etc. PLEASE help~Morgan

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Morgan, once a boy or girl hit the puberty, it is common for the growth of facial hair. Girls do have hair that grows on their face. But it’s very faint and usually not noticeable. In teenage boys, facial hair grows thick and darkens because of the effect of testosterone. That’s the male sex hormone. If you are looking to get rid of facial hair then shaving is not a good option as may harm the skin, as the skin of the face is sensitive then the rest of the body. Instead trying waxing. Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as course. If you are looking for a permanent solution then consult a dermatologist, who can suggest various treatment like the laser hair removal method.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Niki, proper sleep and nutrition are essential to get rid of dark circles. You can follow simple procedures of putting cucumber/fig slices over your eyes for 15-20 mins regularly. Regular application of almond oil around the eyes every night before going to sleep is helpful too. For emergency fixes..like attending a party or so..you can invest on buying a good eye concealer to give an instant fresh look. To remove injury marks from your face, Gently wash your face morning and evening with a cream cleanser that has natural botanics and herbs, such as chamomile, willow bark, tea-tree oil or lavender. Pat the skin dry with a clean towel and then apply lemon juice to the scar for 15 minutes. Wash the lemon juice off with lukewarm water, and pat dry. Apply honey on all of your face. Wait 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse and pat dry. Do this routine as often as you like. Another remedy is the application of aloe vera gel. Apply aloe vera gel to the entire face and let it dry. When the gel has absorbed into the skin apply a natural healing oil that is pH balanced, such as olive oil, almond oil or jojoba oil. Continue this regimen until scarring is gone. Hope these remedies help you ! Do share your experience with us.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Feycelia, turmeric has many benefits for skin but it can also give a little yellowish tinge to the skin. To prevent your skin to turn yellowish you can add honey and milk or yogurt to the turmeric pack. These ingredients prevent the staining of the skin. At the same time they make the skin soft and glowing.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Priyanka, there are several remedies that you can follow to lighten your skin tone naturally. Some of them are:
    1. Yogurt – Yogurt contains lactic acid, that has bleaching properties. Gently rub plain yogurt onto your skin. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this once daily for several weeks to notice a significant change in your complexion.
    2. Gram flour – Mix some gram flour with a small amount of water or rose water to make a thick paste. Apply it on your face, hands, and legs. Leave it on until the paste dries. Then wash it off with water.
    For more such remedies and tips, you can check the article below:

  • La Katzi

    you can try scrubbing your face with lemon and sugar. just squeeze the lemon, add sugar and start scrubbing. another pretty obvious tip would be using sunscreen on a daily basis. If you want even better results you can use brightening products for your skin or ask your dermatologist
    hope i could help :)

  • Moushumi saikia


    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Moushumi, dark spots can appear on the skin after shaving for a number of reasons, including skin irritation, a buildup of dead skin cells and the appearance of sub-surface hair. If the spots occur immediately after shaving, there are several home treatments that can help reduce and eliminate them. One way to get rid of the spots is by exfoliating regularly. You can do so by using salt or sugar body scrub, which physically buff away dead skin. Another option is to choose an alternative method of hair removal. If you are prone to dark spots after shaving, you can try waxing. Waxing removes hair at the root. Always moisturize your skin. Applying moisturizer daily keeps skin healthy and free from problems such as dark spots. Lastly, visit your doctor or dermatologist if home treatment doesn’t work.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Samaira, there are several home remedies mentioned in the above article to get rid of upper lip hair. You can try any of one them regularly. Also, another option would be to go for threading or waxing at a salon or home. These two methods are effective to keep you hair free for at least a fortnight or more, depending upon your hair growth. For a permanent solution, laser removal treatment is gaining popularity among the people. You can opt for laser too.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Naadu, the above-mentioned methods will help you to get rid of upper lip hair. the frequency of using these methods depends upon the growth and the thickness of your upper lip hair. Despite using these methods if your hair growth does not decrease eventually then you can opt for waxing or threading.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Debapriya, applying turmeric and water mask regularly for a couple of weeks will help you to get rid of upper lip hair gently. This remedy may or may not be the permanent solution for your upper lip hair woes but eventually it will help to reduce the thickness of hair growth. Continue doing this for 4 weeks; with time you will notice that there is no new growth of your upper lip hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Happy to help you, Debapriya!!

    • Debapriya Sarkar

      Thank you Madam and Thanks StyleCraze as after continuous usage of water turmeric paste for almost 2 months my upper lip thicker hairs are completely vanished.Now once again I feel fresh and confident like before.Again a big THANKS to you :)

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

        Hi Debapriya, thanks for sharing your experience with us!! We are happy to know that the remedy has worked for you.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Lia, applying these natural ingredients will not have any side effects. However, if your skin is sensitive then do a patch test to find if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Tejaswi, if you spend a lot of time outdoors or under the sun, this might have lead to tanning of your skin. In such a case, apart from following the mentioned remedies, always remember to apply a sunscreen cream. Use an umbrella or a hat to cover your face.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Tejaswi, yes…you can improve your skin complexion once your tan starts to fade away. Apply cucumber juice or tomato juice or buttermilk to your skin. Also, never step out in the sun without sunscreen. Follow this regularly.

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