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Last Updated: May 03, 2023

How To Remove Upper Lip Hair Naturally

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Dr. Girish.M.SDermatologist • 20 Years Exp.MBBS, MD - Dermatology
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The removal of the hair present over the upper lip is a very painful and challenging task as the methods or techniques which are used for the removal of hair present in different parts of the body could be very painful and harsh for the removal of hair present in the upper lips. 

You can opt for other methods which are not made up of chemicals, painless and have a natural origin. They are done following the conventional methods and still prove to be very efficient without any kind of difficulty throughout the procedure of the removal of the hair. These methods are suggested by those health providers who are known to practice natural remedies and the main aim of these medications is to remove the hair present on the upper lips, these medications also result in the decrease of the hair in that region and its continued application for a long period of time will result in the disappearance of these hair.

Some of the most common used natural remedies for the removal of upper lip hair are given below: 


This substance is not for the removal of the hair from the body by itself but it is said to be a very important part of the home remedies that you opt for the removal of hair. You have to use this in the form of a mask and the removal of skin proceeds as when the mask is removed from the skin surface the hair which is unwanted comes out with the mask as well. The research and information in the support for this substance is very limited but this substance is used as a complement to other hair removal methods like laser hair treatment and gelatin and glycine are also used for cooling down the skin after various skin removal procedures.

The steps for making the mask along with glycerine is given below:

  • A tablespoon of gelatin which is unflavored has to be mixed with one and a half teaspoon of milk along with three drops of lavender essential oil in a small glass bowl.
  • This glass bowl is to be kept in the microwave and is heated on high temperatures for 12 seconds only.
  • When the mixture has cooled down you will have to apply this on your upper lips using a wooden stick or a tongue depressor, gently.
  • After the mixture has dried completely you will have to gently peel the mask off against the direction of your hair growth.
  • After the peeling is completed you will have to wash the part thoroughly and gently.


This substance when used for the removal of hair from the upper lips region has a very similar effect on the pulling out of the hair from the follicles as that of wax but honey is milder than that of wax. After the use of this substance some of the people also apply lemon juice on to the area for getting rid of any remaining hair in this area and it also has a bleaching effect as well. You can feel irritation or have a stinging effect on your skin after the application of this due to the acid present in the food. 

The property of honey's anti-inflammatory or anti microbial on the skin of a person is a proven fact and is backed by science information as well but the hair removal property needs more study. There are hair removal kits available in the market which are totally honey based but if you want to follow a home remedy then you can follow the steps given below for the upper lip hair removal: 

  • A tablespoon of honey along with half a tablespoon of lemon juice is combined together.
  • This combination is then applied on the upper lips.
  • This is to be left for a time period of 20 minutes in the area.
  • A washcloth is soaked in warm water and the excess water present in it is wrung out.
  • This paste is gently wiped out of the portion and the area is rinsed properly with the help of cool water.

Sugar waxing or sugaring of the upper lip hair

This process of sugar waxing is a method which has been in use for the removal of hair since ancient times and this procedure is also called sugaring. This method is unlike all the other methods that you can opt for the removal of hair and has a temporary effect on the hair follicle or the bulb. You can follow the steps which are given below for the removal of the hair with complete effectiveness: 

  • Four chamomile tea bags are placed in a saucepan which is then covered with water and is brought to a boil. 
  • This is then boiled for two minutes, then it is removed from the heat and it is then cooled down for a time period of 30 minutes.
  • The year bags are removed from the saucepan and about a quarter of cup which is infused with the tea and then, pour this water which is left behind into a different saucepan.
  • Then on a medium flame, two cups of sugar is added along with one fourth cup of squeezed lemon juice in the tea water and boil this combination until they have mixed thoroughly.
  • After the solution or mixture is boiled completely, it is then left to cool down for a few minutes.
  • This mixture is then transferred into a bowl and the mixture is cooled down significantly.
  • The mixture is then spread over the upper lip hair with the help of a stick and is made into a mask.
  • A cotton waxing strip is then placed over the area where the mixture is applied and then the strip is to be held for a few seconds.
  • The cotton waxing strip is then pulled off in the opposite direction of the hair growth for the removal of the hair.

Spearmint tea

Women with the medical condition of hirsutism can consume a cup of spearmint tea as this has the property of limiting the growth of facial hair significantly.


A lot of natural methods are available and can be opted for the removal of upper hair lip or you can go for those methods which have been used for some time like shaving or tweezing. Removal of these hairs present in the upper lip region are to be discussed with a health provider before the procedure for the removal is opted. You need to be aware of your skin and should be very much attentive regarding the removal of the hair in the upper lip region as this is a very sensitive area.

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