Most of the time women are so conscious of the hair on their lips that they want to remove it. Sometimes it may be obvious to the woman herself and nobody would have noticed it. Still, they worry about it. There are also women who have upper lip hair that is noticeable. They go to the parlour regularly to get it removed. Different techniques are now available to remove hair, like threading, waxing and so on. Threading is the quickest way to remove upper lip hair. But you have to do it at least twice in a month. Sometimes we do not have time enough to visit the parlour twice in a month. This has made many women wondering if they can do something at home so that the hair is removed. If you are looking for an alternative, then waxing is the best option. Waxing has the advantage that hair grows back very slowly. So, you do not have to repeat it every two weeks.
The easiest way to remove them is to do so with homemade sugar wax. Sugar wax is not a technical wax. It is made with sugar instead of using wax or honey. But sugar wax also very effective and works almost the same way as regular wax works. Waxing is a process in which the hair is ripped off from your skin, whether you use traditional method or sugar wax method. It can be painful. By doing it yourself, you will be able to manage your pain and also get the result you want.
How to Wax Upper lip:
Take 1 cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of water and 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice in a small saucepan. Combine all the ingredients and put the saucepan on a medium flame. Now you have to stir it constantly and heat for about 8 minutes, till you get a thick and honey like consistency.
Once you get the desired consistency, you can remove it from the heat and transfer the content into a heat-safe container. Leave it aside for a few minutes to get cooled. As it gets cooled, you have to wash your face well with the cleanser that you use regularly. Make sure that you have removed all traces of makeup from your skin. Use a clean towel or wash cloth and pat dry your face.
After drying your face with the towel, take a brush and apply a light dusting of face powder on your upper lip. This helps in protecting your skin from the wax.
Before you apply the sugar mixture on your upper lip, you have to test the temperature of the mixture by putting a little of it on your wrist. If the mixture is warm, but not uncopmfortably hot on your skin, then the sugar wax is of the right temperature, and can be applied on your skin.
Now take a spatula and use it to apply the sugar wax on your upper lip. You have to pull your upper lip straight down over your teeth so that a flat surface is created for the application of the sugar wax. As you apply the wax, make sure that you apply it thicker on the outer edges than the centre part.
After applying it evenly on the skin, take a square cotton cloth that is thin, and press down the sugar wax mixture on your upper lip with the cloth. Let the mixture remain on your skin for one minute. You can keep the cloth pressed if you need to.
Now what you have to do is to pull the cloth up in a swift and sharp movement, in the direction opposite to the natural growth of hair on your upper lip. Take care to keep your movement firm and flowing.
Since the hair is ripped off from your skin, you may feel pain. So, keep an ice cube over your upper lip. This helps in reducing the pain, inflammation and the redness on the skin.
Tips to Keep in Mind:
If your skin is exceptionally sensitive, then it is a good idea to take an over-the-counter pain reliever about an hour before you wax your upper lip. This helps in minimizing the pain. Immediately after you wax your skin, try not to go out in the sun. This is because the skin is very sensitive to the sun. If you have to go, then make sure that you apply a good quality sunscreen on the skin after waxing.
Things needed to get rid of upper lip hair are:
- Brown sugar
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Facial powder
- Square cotton cloth
- Ice cube
There is also a wax called katori wax to wax your upper lip. It comes in a metallic bowl and is dark orange in colour. You have to heat the wax by dipping it in a bowl of warm water. After the wax melts, you have to cool it to the bearable temperature and then apply it on your upper lip. Now apply it again in the opposite direction after 2 seconds. Then repeat the third time also, in the direction you did in the first step. Now hold your skin taunt and roll the wax in the direction opposite to the growth of hair. This will remove hairs from your upper lip.