Before choosing a method for removing that irritating upper lip hair, it’s a good idea to find out what’s causing it. Who knows, it might just be hormones.
SMOOTH IS THE GOAL – NO MATTER HOW
A traditional shave is fine when you want quick results without planning ahead. But it only cuts the hairs off at surface level, so they soon grow back in the form of unpleasant stubble. And who wants to scratch like a man?
FOR LONG TERM SUCCESS, YOU NEED TO REMOVE THE ROOTS TOO. THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO DO IT:
Tweezers are great for plucking individual hairs but if you need more, consider using an epilator. This works like lots of little tweezers all at once, and the results can last up to a few weeks. The hairs (and roots) are easiest to remove after you shower, when the pores are open.
This is one of the most popular methods for removing upper lip hair. Hot wax is better: it hugs the contours of your upper lip, and the warmth opens the pores around the hair root, making it less painful to remove. To catch even the finest little hairs, be sure to clean and de-grease the area thoroughly beforehand, and peel off the wax against the direction of growth.
Lasering is expensive, and not always successful. Women with sensitive skin sometimes find their pigmentation suffers after treatment. So if you choose this method, bear in mind that it takes time and money. If all goes well, however, your problems are solved for good.
Some women with fine upper lip hairs report getting good results with bleaching. Lighter colour hairs are far less obvious. But although this method is definitely affordable, it’s not recommended for women with sensitive skin.
For women, upper lip hair is a no-go to be fought with all available resources. Which weapon you prefer is up to you. Women who travel frequently may not always have the right cream, epilator or bleach to hand, despite knowing how quickly their upper lip hair grows. The CARRERA cosmetic trimmer №524 is a multi-functional tool that’s perfect for eyebrows, and works well on upper lip hair too if needed. It’s so compact, it even fits in your cosmetic case. Interested? GALA magazine has reviewed it already – see for yourself.
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