Removing facial hair: Try these alternate ways to threading

There are many who take care of lips religiously with medication and cosmetic tips. Representative image. Photo Credit: Pressmaster/

Lips play a vital role in defining a person's countenance and looks. There are many who take care of lips religiously with medication and cosmetic tips. However, young women do not often find removing hair on the upper lip easy. Though threading can be resorted to, it is not generally accepted by all. There are several alternate ways to remove hair above the upper lip and make it soft and beautiful.

Shaving off facial hair is generally a man thing, but women too can follow it to do away with tiny hairs above the upper lip. It's a myth that women's facial hair would grow back thicker after each shave. On the contrary, they assume only their former shape and growth after a recess. It's important to keep a clean razor for the purpose. However, this is a temporary solution and it is advisable not to indulge in the act frequently.

A pair of small scissors or a facial hair trimmer can be used to trim the hairs above the upper lip. This is the most convenient technique to enhance the beauty without effecting a considerable change on the face. All one needs to do is trim down the growing hair before it is conspicuously visible.

Hair removal cream
Chemically invigorated hair removal cream are available now in the market. As such chemicals destroy the protein structure of the hair they can be easily wiped off. For that apply the cream over the upper lip and leave it thus for a duration mentioned in the list of instructions that comes along with the packaging. Meanwhile, it's also important to check whether the chemical ingredients are allergic to your skin. It's always better to follow a trusted brands while obtaining such chemical creams.

Waxing strips
There are several brands which market waxing strips made exclusively for removing facial hair. Stick these strips above the lip after heating them by rubbing on it. The strips should be plucked away in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Since this removes the hair from its roots, this method is far more effective than shaving and trimming.

Apart from these there are products like spring facial hair remover available in the market. These gadgets are easy to handle and use. Besides, they do not cause any harm to the skin.

Herbal tips
Those who are averse to any of the above methods for hair removal, can look for some natural solutions. One is to dab the hairy areas on the face with turmeric paste. It will weaken the hair follicles and keep the hair low and invisible. Another method is sugar waxing. For this, boil lemon juice and sugar in water to a form condensed syrup. Leave it to cool in a bowl for 30 minutes. After that, apply it on hairy areas. Pull away the coating that forms subsequently to remove the hair. A bit of skin oil can be smeared on those area to retain the softness and moisture of the skin.

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