Ezee Knowledge Bank: How To Remove Hair From Upper Lip Naturally

What if we told you that you do not need to visit the beauty salon anymore to get rid of your upper lip hair? Yes, you heard us right! Do not let the hair on your upper lip embarrass you anymore. Finding a simple solution that will last long is not out of reach now, because this article has all the answers for you.

Tried various expensive products to get rid of your lip hair, but were unsuccessful in getting an effective solution? Hair growth on the upper lip is as common as the hair on your scalp, but in some women, hormonal imbalances can cause upper lip hair to grow more than normal. Read on to know if you fall into that category, after which we shall delve into the home remedies that will work wonders in removing upper lip hair.

What Causes Lip Hair Growth In Women?

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 women have a problem of hirsutism. There are no determined causes of this condition, and the research is still underway (1).

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

How To Remove Hair from Upper Lip Naturally?

  1. Turmeric And Milk
  2. Egg Whites
  3. Chana Dal Flour
  4. Sugar
  5. Yogurt, Gram Flour, And Turmeric
  6. Flour
  7. Lemon And Sugar
  8. Sugar Waxing
  9. Honey And Lemon
  10. Potato Juice
  11. Corn Flour And Milk

No More Peach Fuzz With These Remedies

1. Turmeric And Milk

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon water or milk
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the turmeric powder well with either water or milk and apply on your upper lip.
  2. Leave it on for half an hour.
  3. Once it has hardened, rub it gently and wash it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once every few days for a couple of weeks.

Why This Works

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 (2). Milk is also beneficial for your skin where its lactic acid content exfoliates the skin, and its amino acids moisturize it (3). The combination of these two can help in removing upper lip hair naturally.

Caution

Do not use milk in this remedy if you are allergic to dairy.

2. Egg White

You Will Need
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
What You Have To Do
  1. Take the egg white and mix it with the 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.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this twice a week. Within a month, you will notice that the hair growth has considerably reduced.

Why This Works

Egg whites are another good remedy for upper lip hair. It soothes your skin while at the same time helping you dislodge the hair from its follicles with the enzymes it contains (4).

3. Chana Dal Flour

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon chana dal flour
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the flour with a bit of water and turmeric. Blend well.
  2. Apply on your upper lip and wait for it to dry.
  3. Scrub it off against the direction of the hair growth.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this on your upper lip area twice a week.

Why This Works

Chana dal flour is also an excellent ingredient to remove unwanted hair effectively (5).

4. Sugar

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • A soft piece of cloth
What You Have To Do
  1. Take the sugar in a pan and let it heat for a minute. Now, add the fresh lemon juice.
  2. Stir till it forms a thick liquid. When it has cooled down, apply on the upper lip region.
  3. Now, take a piece of cloth and gently put it over the applied paste. Rub in circular motions.
  4. Pull it off quickly against the direction of the hair growth.
How Often You Should Do This

Use this simple homemade hair removal solution as and when required.

Why This Works

Sugar is quite well known as an ingredient that is used for painless hair removal. It not only removes unwanted hair but prevents its growth as well (6).

5. Yogurt, Gram Flour, And Turmeric

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon besan
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • A pinch of turmeric
What You Have To Do
  1. Take the yogurt, besan, and turmeric in a bowl.
  2. Mix it well and massage the upper lip with this paste.
  3. Wait for about 15-20 minutes. Rub it off gently.
  4. Wash the area with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this twice a week until the hair growth on your upper lip is entirely unnoticeable.

Why This Works

Yogurt, besan, and turmeric combine to form a smooth mixture that when scrubbed off takes with it the unwanted hair on your upper lip. This is because these ingredients absorb all the impurities that have been clogging your pores. This causes the upper lip hair to become loose in their follicles (7).

6. Flour

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • A pinch of turmeric
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients together to form a thick paste.
  2. Apply on the upper lip area and wait for it to dry.
  3. Once dried, slowly peel off the mask.
  4.  Rinse the area with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Use this hair removal pack every 3-4 days for best results.

Why This Works

This is one of the easiest and simplest methods of upper lip hair removal. Applying the pack loosens up the hair follicles, and the hair can be easily removed when the mask is peeled off (8).

7. Lemon And Sugar

You Will Need
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
What You Have To Do
  1. Squeeze the lemon and add the sugar to it. Stir well until it becomes a paste.
  2. Once the paste is ready, apply it all over the upper lip.
  3. Let it dry for 15 minutes and wash it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this paste every alternate day.

Why This Works

Lemon contains acids that have bleaching properties and lighten the hair on the upper lip (9). Sugar helps to exfoliate the skin and makes the hair loose in their follicles, hence they easily detach from the skin (10).

8. Sugar Waxing

You Will Need
  • 4 chamomile tea bags
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Water
  • Popsicle stick
  • Waxing strip
What You Have To Do
  1. Take the chamomile tea bags and put them in a saucepan. Now, pour some water into 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.
  2. Now, pour a cup of water into a saucepan. Add some water to the chamomile tea you just extracted.
  3. Add the sugar and the lemon juice. Stir well.
  4. Heat the mixture till it boils. Let it boil for a couple of minutes. Wait till the color turns darker.
  5. 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.
  6.  Use a popsicle stick to spread it over your upper lip.
  7. Then apply a waxing strip on it. Hold it for a few seconds and pull it off quickly. Make sure you pull in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
How Often You Should Do This

Depending on how fast your hair growth is, use this remedy. It is advisable for the hair to grow to their full length before waxing so that all of them can be taken off at once.

Why This Works

Many women these days prefer to wax at home, by themselves, instead of spending money at the salon. The stickiness of the sugar paste will pull the hair from its follicles and slow down growth with multiple uses (11). The addition of the chamomile tea bags is very beneficial as chamomile is soothing for the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that will help the mild edema in your skin to quickly calm down after the waxing is done (12).

9. Honey And Lemon

You Will Need
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Warm water
  • Washcloth
What You Have To Do
  1. Apply a mixture of honey and lemon juice on the upper lip skin.
  2. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Soak the washcloth in the warm water. Wring out the excess water and use this to gently wipe off the honey-lemon paste.
  4. Rinse your face with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this 2-3 times in a week.

Why This Works

In this home remedy for upper lip hair removal, honey works as a mild wax and helps to pull out the hair from their follicles (13). Whatever other minute hair remains are bleached by the vitamin C of lemon juice. So the hair becomes too light to notice.

10. Potato Juice

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons yellow lentils
  • 1 tablespoon potato juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Soak the lentils in water overnight.
  2. Strain them in the morning and grind them with the lemon juice and freshly extracted potato juice (from a grated potato).
  3. To this paste, add the honey and mix well.
  4. Apply this on the upper lip and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Once dried, scrub the paste off.
  6. Wash your face with water.

You can apply this hair removal mask on the entire face as well.

How Often You Should Do This

This remedy will yield best results if used twice a week.

Why This Works

Like most of the remedies mentioned above, the contents of this pack will unclog pores and pull away from the upper hair lip when scrubbed off from the skin. Potato juice acts as the hair bleaching agent in this blend (14).

11. Corn Flour And Milk

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon corn flour
  • 2 teaspoons milk
What You Have To Do
  1. Make a paste with the ingredients and apply on the upper lip.
  2. Let it dry and then slowly peel this mask off.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this 2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

The corn flour and milk combination will stick to your skin firmly, and when peeled off, it will remove the hair along with it.

Before we sign off, we would like to advice you to never opt for shaving your upper lip hair. When you shave your face, the facial hair is only removed from the skin – making it blunt edged. So when your hair begins to grow back again, it grows into stubble. And that can be a real spoiler for your beautiful face. Try the sugar waxing remedy if you are in a hurry. It’s a smarter alternative!

Upper lip hair can be embarrassing especially when your natural hair is thicker. Give the remedies given above a go and watch your hair turn lighter, thinner, and fainter within a few weeks. Keep in mind that these remedies have to be regularly followed as recommended to show results.

Source: Stylecraze

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