For men, upper lip hair may be pleasant, showing their masculinity and maturity. However, for most women, upper lip hair is something unpleasant that they don’t want to occur on their own upper lip area. Here are some best ways to remove upper lip hair.
Nine ways to remove women’s upper lip
1. At-home IPL Hair Removal
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal devices use strong pulses of a broad spectrum of light. The light heats the pigment in the hair and destroys the hair growth cells.
IPL hair removal, an FDA-approved permanent hair removal way is pain-free and convenient to operate at home. Amazingly, if you choose a suitable IPL hair removal device, like JOVS Venus Pro II hair remover, you can start seeing results in 2-3 weeks and permanent hair removal in 6-8 weeks.
2. Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal devices deliver concentrated beams of light into hair follicles. Pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the light and kills the stem cells. Hair follicles coagulate and necrotic hair naturally falls off.
Laser hair removal has the greatest and long-standing hair removal effect. However, you will feel very painful. In addition, the price is high in that the treatment should be done at a beauty salon with certified people. The cycle frequency of laser hair removal needs to be lengthened, and you have to go to consolidate it frequently, which is expensive. It is important to note that laser hair removal is much more painful than IPL hair removal, so many people will shy away from choosing this type of hair removal.
3. Hair Removal Cream
It is also called depilatories. It works by dissolving the hair at the surface of the skin. Hair Removal cream is cheap, fast, and pain-free. The result of hair removal can last 2 weeks. But it may irritate sensitive skin and cause an allergic reaction. For upper lip hair, you need to pick up face depilatories instead of body depilatories.
4. Battery-powered Blades
Shaving with electric razors is the fastest and least painful way to remove upper hair. The disadvantage is that shaving only gets rid of the hair on the skin’s surface. Hair will grow back within 1-3 days after shaving. You need to use battery-powered blades more often. Also, it easily causes ingrown hairs or bumps.
Experienced professionals move and twist two cotton threads over the unwanted hairs quickly. After threading treatment, the result of hair removal can last 1 month.
This way is ideal for hair removal in small areas, such as the upper lip and eyebrows, and for sensitive areas. But you may feel a little pain.
Waxing adopts resin-based wax that pulls the hair out from the root. This process can have a longer-standing result. After waxing, the hair may grow back thinner and softer.
However, this method can be time-consuming and painful. The degree of pain depends on different pain thresholds. Waxing is not suitable for individuals with sensitive skin. It is not safe and convenient if you want to remove your hair at home. You’d better do waxing in a beauty salon.
Electrolysis is a combination of laser hair removal and depilatory cream. The electric current targets the hair follicle and then the chemical or heat destroys the root of the hair.
It is also an FDA-approved method for permanent hair removal and is suitable for all types of skin, all types of hair, skin color and hair color, including sensitive areas. But the process can be painful and needs lots of sessions of treatment.
8. Hair growth inhibitors: Eflornithine
Eflornithine is a specific, irreversible inhibitor of the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase. This process can slow down hair growth by inhibiting this enzyme in hair follicles. The downside of this method is that it may lead to some side effects, such as redness of the skin, acne, and swollen patches of skin.
9. Natural remedies
There are four natural remedies for hair removal from the upper lip. Not only do these methods remove hair but also reduce growth rate and do no harm to health.
A mixture of turmeric and milk is the most popular natural method. According to a study, Curcuma Aeruginosa Roxb, a component of Turmeric can inhibit the growth of hair.
Gelatin is an important component of homemade hair removal masks. Unwanted hairs from your upper lip will get rid of when you remove the mask.
It is said that drinking 1 cup of spearmint tea twice a day can prevent the growth of facial hairs. It is safe but no evidence shows it is 100% true.
Using honey to pull hair out is the same as waxing but is much milder.
How do we choose the best way to remove hair?
It depends on your requirement. If you want to be painless and get rid of your hair permanently, I recommend the at-home IPL hair removal device.
In addition, it is totally safe. The common side effects such as red bumps and ingrown hairs will never happen when using IPL machines.Also, It is easy to operate. whenever you want to remove your upper lip hair, you can use it at home and it is very private. The most important thing is that the IPL hair removal device can achieve relative permanent hair removal, which is unimaginable for people with hair problems.
What should we do before using a hair removal device?
1: Shave cleanly before using hair removal devices. It can ensure less discomfort when making a treatment.
2: Get rid of fake tan. Fake tan can increase the risk of burning.
3: Try to exfoliate every day. Doing so is good for the outcomes of hair removal and reduces the risk of side effects.
4:Try to avoid sun exposure 1-4 weeks prior to hair removal treatment.
What should we do after facial hair removal?
1: Don’t pluck or wax. After treatment, you may find that hairs will continue to grow. It is common and you can shave the hairs but do not pluck or wax.
2: Also avoid excessive sun exposure for at least 24 hours. Individuals with sensitive skin may feel much hotter than usual.
3: Keep your facial skin moisturized every day.
After you read this article, I hope you can find the most suitable way to remove your hair from the upper lip.