Waxing Hair on Your Upper Lip

Waxing hair to get rid of facial hair is one of the smartest beautifying things women can do! It might not be a pleasant process, but those extra strands can really look unsightly.

Upper lip hair is more obvious on women with dark skin and dark hair. If you have fair skin and blonde hair, it isn’t going to be as big a problem for you, as blonde hair isn’t as detectable as darker hair. Raging hormones in teenagers and the aging process in older women, can both exacerbate facial hair growth. Oh my!

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When men don’t shave, they get what’s called an ‘afternoon shadow’. The very same thing can happen to women though, if you don’t get rid of the hair on your upper lip! Even if you’ve got a mild mustache, you’ve need to get rid of it. It’s as simple as that. Women with a hairy upper lip just aren’t as appealing as women who don’t have them!

Have you ever seen a lady with a really dark mustache? Didn’t you just want to rip it off her face? Yeah, it bothers me a lot too.

Besides being unattractive, excess facial hair gets in the way of makeup. Your makeup foundation doesn't glide over hair the way it glides over smooth, soft, hair-free skin! When you zip your facial hair, you eliminate problems that can get in the way of your true outer beauty!

There are many ways to get rid of unwanted facial hair, but waxing hair is a great method for upper lips especially.

Plucking to shape your eyebrows, (or threading), are the best methods to use for your eyebrows. In threading, you need to be exact about which hairs you remove! Waxing your own eyebrows can get very messy. If you're not careful, you can end up losing more hair than you intended. Waxing your upper lip or chin however, works really well.

Steps for Waxing Hair on Your Upper Lip

Microwavable waxes are the easiest to use. These come in a small hard plastic container that contains the wax. Also included is a small spatula to apply the wax. There is no need for cotton cloths or strips to remove the wax. You remove the wax by pulling on the end of the hardened wax and zipping it off with your fingertips. Lets get technical about it though. Here's the process.

  • Wash and tone your face before starting. You may want to apply a small amount of very light facial lotion to your face. Lotion helps calm your skin before you zip. If you do apply lotion, be sure to let it absorb fully before you wax! Lotion however, is not a requirement.

  • Heat up the wax in the microwave. You want to partially remove the lid of the product so it doesn’t explode. I usually leave the lid cocked to one side. You want the wax to melt but not get so hot you can’t use it. Wax should be on the thick side and not overly thin either. If it’s very thin, it's also very HOT! You’ll need to wait until it’s cooled down a bit before you use it. You don’t want to burn your precious facial skin! To be sure, test the wax on the inside of your wrist before you apply it to your face!

  • In the bathroom over the sink, dip the spatula into the heated wax. Apply wax to a small area first; the center of your upper lip, (underneath your nose). Be sure to apply wax all the way from under the nostrils down to your lip!

  • Spread wax on one side of your lip, then do the other. Apply wax all the way from where you left off under the nostrils, down to beside the crease of your mouth. It's OK if you overlap! Make the strip wide enough and thick enough so you cover the area completely. Now apply wax to the other side of your lip the same way.

  • Wait.

  • Once the wax is set but still pliable, you want to start removing the wax from the side you started on. Grab the corner of the bottom of one side of the wax strip while you hold the skin taut with the other. You want to remove the strip quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. That means you’ll be zipping upwards towards your nostrils. Zip quickly so it hurts less!

  • Repeat zipping on the other side so you are again pulling against hair growth. This should completely remove the wax strips.

  • Once you're through waxing hair, your skin will look red and inflamed. That’s because waxing hair changes the pH balance of your delicate skin. In order to get rid of inflammation, you must apply a skin toner to your skin. Toners help normalize the pH balance of your skin and help remove any leftover residual wax that’s present.

  • Allow your skin to rest.

  • Once redness subsides, apply a quality facial lotion to your skin. Hopefully you have one with vitamins and other beneficial ingredients.
    Tom Selleck image After waxing hair on your upper lip, your skin will be soft, smooth, and delicious! You can also use the same wax for your chin or perhaps between your eyebrows.

    Your makeup will glide on so much easier with superfluous hair out of the way.

    Getting rid of that aggravating shadow can make you look like a million $$$ dollars!

    The only facial hair women really like to see, are the mustaches on good looking men like Tom Selleck! Youza!

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