How do I remove the hair present on my upper lips as soon as possible?

There are a number of ways to get rid of unwanted hair on the face, especially on the upper lips. How you decide to remove or get rid of facial hair is a personal choice but it would be wise to know the pros and cons of each method before you decide or select any particular method.

Shaving is believed to be a temporary way of removing facial hair but it is certainly not recommended for women, as re-growth tends to take place rapidly and the skin is likely to get rough, as the new hair grows. Tweezing is also believed to be an efficient way of removing small areas of unwanted upper lip hair, but it can be quite painful as the hair is plucked out from the hair root. However re-growth of hair takes longer to appear as compared to the after results of shaving.

There are a number of commercial skin applications that promise instant hair removal without any pain or discomfort. Topical applications include depilatory creams, gels and lotions which alter the structure of the hair leading to painless and easy removal. These topical applications contain special chemicals and compounds and care must be taken to use only a safe product especially formulated for sensitive skin. Remember to do a skin test on a small portion of your body before using the product, to check for skin allergy reactions. Always follow directions exactly as mentioned on the label of the product in order to prevent skin irritation or chemical burns.

Waxing is another popular method employed by most women to get rid of facial hair or upper lip hair. In this method, hot or cold wax is applied to the area of the unwanted hair. The hair to be removed gets affixed onto the wax and it can be removed from the skin with the help of a clean piece of cloth. However this method can be extremely painful but is believed to be highly efficient in getting rid of unwanted facial hair.

Some permanent methods of hair removal include electrolysis, which involves the use of removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root. Electrolysis usually takes a number of sessions to achieve the desired result, and may be extended over a period of time repeatedly in order to individually destroy each hair follicle. Laser hair removal is also used by some women and is usually done by a licensed professional. Both electrolysis and laser removal are expensive and takes time and patience for desired results.

answered by G M

There are plenty of hair removal techniques that you can choose from. The hair on your upper lip is usually very thin and can therefore be bleached. If the hair is fine enough, bleaching can make it practically invisible. However, if the hair is thick, bleaching can make it look quite awkward, in which case, you need to try the other options.

Shaving is of course ruled out, as you will grow stubble within a few days, and no matter how thin the stubble is, it will look quite odd. Some women choose to pluck hair by using a pair of tweezers, but if your growth of hair is thick, plucking will be too painful and time consuming. You might want to try waxing instead - this too will be rather painful, as it pulls out hair right from the root, but it happens quickly, so you will have a few seconds of intense stinging, after which you should be fine, except for a little redness and inflammation, which usually disappears within an hour or two.

If you want something less painful, you can using a depilatory cream, which will sort of dissolve the hair. These tend to stink, but they are quite convenient and easy to use - simply follow the instructions on the box.

answered by G M

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