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How to remove upper lip hair at home

6th February 2015

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Facial hair can be extremely difficult for women; it can cause massive insecurities and bullying from peers. Women suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome often experience thicker, darker hair on their face due to the hormonal imbalance.

Understandably, looking for a way to get rid of this hair can be very important for the individual's emotional well being as well as making the application of skincare and makeup easier.

Bleach it

Bleaching it won't get rid of the hairs but it will make them so light that they're much less noticeable. This method is only temporary though, and will need to be repeated every few weeks (depending on how dark the original hair is).

Remember to check which bleaching cream is appropriate for your skin type and always perform a patch test before spreading it on your face. These creams could cause irritation and burning so it's worth knowing how you'll react before committing to a red, painful upper lip.


Applying a paste made of turmeric and water for half an hour to the upper lip regularly is thought to reduce the hair growth. This can be tricky for anyone with a busy schedule as you may not have 30 minutes a day to cover your lip with an orange paste.

At home waxing

Waxing can be a quick solution to unwanted hair but home-made methods can be tricky. Waxing can be painful, and doing it yourself can be daunting. If you change your mind once the solution and waxing strip is on, it can be difficult to remove. If you go through with it, it can leave a red mark and possibly cause irritation so don't do it right before any big events!

It can be a lot less stressful to put your excess hair in the hands of a professional. By doing your research and picking experience, medically trained practitioners for treatments like laser hair removal, you can be sure that it's safe and you'll receive the best possible results.

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