Have you ever got embarrassed because of your upper lip hair? It’s not possible to go to a salon and get the unwanted facial hair removed every now and then. It’s an impossible task if you lead an active life with jam-packed schedules. So, you end up attending events and going on dates looking like a 15-year-old boy with a very feeble-looking mush (Eww gross!). Time is not the only reason many girls get facial hair removed once in a month or so. Threading and waxing hair can be more painful than listening to Dhinchak Pooja (Admit it now). You pay money at the salon to get tortured so that you can flaunt your flawless skin for just a week or two. Also, some women believe that if you remove facial hair at shorter intervals, the hair growth increases over time. This is one of the worst dilemmas faced by every girl! But don’t worry because we’ve got your back. In this article, we’ll introduce you to some really cool ways to deal with upper lip hair.
The reason why some women have thicker and increased facial hair growth is because of their hormones and heredity. If you’re experiencing abnormal hair growth on the face, you may be suffering from Hirsutism for which it’s important to seek the help of a dermatologist (1). On the other hand, if you have normal facial hair growth, these natural methods are worth trying.
1. Turmeric And Milk
Mix one tablespoon of turmeric with a few drops of milk (water is fine too) and apply it on your upper lip. Let it dry for about 30 minutes and then gently rub it off. Wash the area with water or wipe with a cotton ball soaked in rose water. Repeat this at least thrice every week until your hair growth has completely dialed down.
2. Corn Flour And Egg White
Remove just the white of an egg by making a small hole in the shell. Add a tablespoon of corn flour and some sugar crystals to this and whisk the ingredients until you get a gummy paste. Apply the mixture in the upper lip area and peel it off after 30 minutes. You can also apply it in other areas of your face with unwanted hair. You will notice a reduction in facial hair growth in just a month!
3. Chana Dal Flour And Turmeric
Mix a tablespoon of chana dal flour with a pinch of turmeric and some water. Apply the mixture on your upper lip area and scrub it off after 30 minutes. Remember to scrub the dried mixture off in the direction that’s opposite to that of your hair growth. Continue doing this twice a week and you’ll notice the results soon.
4. Sugar And Lemon Juice
Sugar and lemon juice? No, you’re not going to make lemonade. Heat the sugar and once it’s golden brown in color, add two tablespoons of lemon juice to it. Apply the mixture in your upper lip area and stick a soft cloth piece on top of it. Rub on top of the cloth piece gently so that it is stuck to the mixture well, and pull it off against the direction of the hair growth. This is a simple and easy way of waxing at home whenever you need to go out urgently and there’s no time to spare on salon appointments.
5. Yogurt, Gram Flour, And Turmeric
Make a mixture of gram flour, yogurt, and some turmeric powder. Apply it on your upper lip area. Massage the mixture on your upper lip for a few minutes and then leave it for 20 minutes until it has dried up. Now, rub it off in circular motion and wash the area with cold water.
6. Wheat Flour And Milk
Make an upper lip peel-off pack with a tablespoon of wheat flour and some milk. Apply the pack on to your skin and peel it off after thirty to forty minutes. The pack loosens your hair follicles which makes the hair removal process easier. Repeat the process every four to five days for best results.
7. Honey And Lemon
Mix half a tablespoon of lemon juice with one tablespoon of honey and apply it on your upper lip area. Let it dry for half an hour and wipe it off with a soft cloth dipped in warm water. Do this thrice a week and you can say goodbye to facial hair in just a few months!
8. Milk And Corn Flour
Mix some corn flour with an adequate amount of milk to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the hairy area of your upper lip. It works like a peel-off mask and you can pull out the hair strands from the roots. Wash your face with cold water and apply ice in the upper lip area to soothe the skin.
9. Potato Juice And Yellow Lentils
Soak two tablespoons of yellow lentils in water overnight and grind them into a paste with freshly made potato juice. You can also add some lemon juice and a bit of honey to make the paste more beneficial. Apply the mixture on the upper lip region and scrub it off after thirty minutes. Repeat this process twice every week to see miraculous results.
If you want to save your time, energy, and money, DIY hair removal recipes are the best and the healthiest options. Also, they are a lot less painful than the tweezers and the blade-sharp thread! Which one of these methods are you going to try? Do you know a better DIY way to remove facial hair? Share your tips with us in the comments.