Do you know that facial hair is a thing for everyone, whether it is visible or not, and it is practically impossible to get rid of completely? It's quite funny how there's nothing wrong or unusual about them, but we still want to get rid of them. Nonetheless, some people have the confidence to rock it, while it worries others; thus, the desire to get rid of it, if not permanently, in a temporary way that can often be repeated on a routine.
Here are best ways to temporarily get rid of upper lip hair.
Hair Removal Cream
Some hair removal creams are safe to use on sensitive facial skin, including the upper lip. Depilatory creams are highly alkaline solutions that break down the protein bonds in the hair, causing it to dissolve. At this point, people can simply wipe the hair away. To use an hair removal cream, apply it to the upper lip for as long as the instructions advise and then rinse it off, along with the loose hair. Depilatory creams are an easy, affordable, and quick way of removing lip hair. However, these creams do not dissolve hair down to the root, so they only have a short-term effect. Before applying, note that depilatory creams are not suitable for use on any broken, sunburnt, or irritated skin.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is an effective way to get rid of upper lip hair. During this procedure, a dermatologist directs a concentrated beam of light at the hair follicle to destroy the hair. Laser hair removal is not a permanent method, but its results can last for up to several months. People may find that they need between two and six treatments to remove the hair. The good thing about this procedure is, it last a long time before renewal.
Waxing strip can be applied to upper lip to remove hair. Waxing can be painful on sensitive areas of skin, such as the upper lip, but it provides long lasting results as it removes the whole strand of hair. To wax the upper lip hair, a person can apply hot wax to this area of skin and press it down firmly with a cloth strip while it cools, then pull the strip away quickly, which uproots the hair, leaving the skin hair-free for several weeks.
Razor for Shaving
Shaving is an easy and affordable way of removing upper lip hair, and it can be less painful than other options listed. Meanwhile, smaller razors are better than larger ones for removing hair from the upper lip. Shaving is a temporary method of removing hair, which means that people may notice hair regrowth within 1–2 days.
Use of an Epilator
An epilator is a handheld electrical device that removes hair by plucking them from the root. Epilators remove more than one hair at a time and is more efficient. Exfoliating the upper lip with a facial scrub before using an epilator usually gives a better result. Note that an epilator may cause some redness of the skin, which doesn't last long. However, it is advisable to stop the use if any skin irritation is noticed after use.