One of the most common problems of women is hair growth on the upper lip. Due to hormonal imbalance in some women the growth of upper lip hairs occurs more than normal. If you think you fall in this category and you want some home remedies tips then read the article. Furthermore, these tips provide a solution temporarily and if you want a permanent solution then consult a health practitioner. We can divide the article in two sections.
Cause of upper lip hair growth in women
In addition to hormonal imbalance in some women there are other factors that are responsible for growth of upper lips like genetics or both. However, no determined cause of such a situation is known and the research is going on.
Removal of upper lip hair naturally
1. Milk & Turmeric
A scientific study discloses that curcuma oil reduced axillary hair growth in some women and this plant belongs to the turmeric family. Therefore, turmeric can reduce upper lip hair growth. Mix the turmeric powder (1 tablespoon) with water or milk (1 tablespoon) and apply it on upper lip hair and leave it for half an hour. Once it becomes hardened rub it softly and wash it.
2. Egg White
Egg white possesses a gelatin-like texture that acts as a magnificent peel-off mask. After application to the upper lip, it could remove upper lip hair from its follicles. Mix the egg white (1), cornflour (1 teaspoon) and sugar (1 teaspoon). Whisk this mixture till it becomes a sticky paste and applies over the upper lip and keeps it for half an hour then peel it off. However, it has less popularity to remove upper lip hair.
It also acts as a peel-off mask like egg white. It binds together with a liquid after a proper mixing. When it becomes sticky paste its adhesive property might support unclogging the hair strands from its follicles. Mix the gelatin (1 tablespoon) and milk (1½ tablespoons) in a bowl and microwave it for 10-12 seconds. Apply the paste to the upper lip and once dried peel it off with gentle force.
It is one of the most popular remedies which is used for painless hair removal. Use of sugar not only helps to remove unwanted hair but also restricts its growth. Heat the sugar (2 tablespoons) in a pan for a minute and add fresh lemon juice (1 tablespoon) to it and stir until it becomes a thick liquid and allow it to cool. Now apply it on the upper lip region and place a piece of cloth over paste and rub in the circular motion. Now pull it off quickly.
5. Honey, Yogurt and Turmeric
The combination of Yogurt, honey, and turmeric forms a smooth, sticky mixture; helps to remove unwanted hair on the upper lip. This scrub also dislodges the hair from the follicles of the upper lip. Mix the yogurt (1 teaspoon), honey (1 teaspoon), and turmeric (a pinch) in a bowl. Now massage the upper lip region with this paste and wait for 15-20 minutes. Then rub it off softly. Now, wash it with cold water.