10 Top Ways To Remove Upper Lip Hair At Home Naturally & Permanently

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One of the most annoying problems we women face is unwanted facial growth especially upper lip hair. Many visit beauty salons regularly for waxing to remove the upper lip hair. But upper lip hair can be easily removed at home permanently with natural home remedies and I wanted to share all of them.

But What Causes Upper Lip Hair?

Excessive hair growth on face and body is called hirsutism and it is caused due to hormonal imbalance and is mostly common in women suffering from poly cystic ovarian syndrome (pcos).

Some hair on our upper lip is normal and is mostly genetic but if the hair growth is dark, coarse and very visible then it is highly likely to be due to hormonal imbalance.

The best way to stop hair growth on upper lip is to treat pcos and you can find how to treat pcos with natural home remedies easily here.

Once pcos is treated, upper lip hair won’t grow as thick and coarse anymore and you can easily remove the existing hair with the remedies given below.

permanent hair removal remediesDifferent Ways To Remove Upper Lip Hair?

Some of the common methods used for removing upper lip hair instantly are plucking unwanted upper lip hair with tweezers, waxing, using hair removing creams and electric trimmers.

Finally there are homemade scrubs which helps stunt the hair growth permanently but it takes time and depending on the coarseness of the hair might take months to see results but the results are permanent.

I would suggest not using tweezers to pluck upper lip hair especially if the hair is thick as it injures the skin.

The best option is to use instant hair removal methods like waxing or using an electric trimmer to remove existing hair along with using homemade scrubs daily.

This way we can remove existing hair and arrest further hair growth simultaneously. When you continuously use both methods, you will find hair growth gradually diminish and over time will stop completely.

The time it takes will depend on how coarse your hair is. To use the below given scrubs, make it into a paste and apply as a thick coat on the upper lip.

Wait for it to almost dry and then start rubbing gently in small circular motions and then remove it off. Wash your face and then apply a moisturizer without fail…..

10 Top Ways To Remove Upper Lip Hair At Home Naturally & Permanently:

1. Nagamotha & Vasambu Powder For Hair removal:

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Take 100 grams of nagarmotha powder and 10 grams of vasambu powder, mix well and store in an airtight box. To use, take enough powder, mix it with water and apply. Both nagarmotha and vasambu powder have been used for hair removal in Tamil Nadu for many years.

2. Turmeric For Upper Lip Hair Removal:

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To use turmeric for hair removal, just take a tsp of turmeric powder and add enough milk to form a paste and apply. Turmeric is very effective for hair removal and you can use either kasthuri turmeric or normal cooking turmeric. If you have oily skin, mix it with rose water.

3. Alum & Rose Water For Upper Lip Hair Removal:

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Take a tsp of alum powder in a bowl, alum is called Phitkari in Hindi and Padikaram in Tamil. Alum is sold in block form in India and is called shaving alum as men rub alum block on their cheeks after shaving to heal cuts caused while shaving. Buy alum block and powder it in mortar and pestle and then use. Mix alum powder with enough rose water to from a paste and apply.

4. Sugar Scrub For Upper Lip Hair Removal:

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Sugar scrubs if used regularly arrests unwanted hair growth but try to use fine sugar else it will cause skin irritation. To use, take 1 tsp of fine sugar in a bowl, I prefer to use caster sugar that is used for baking as it is very fine. Add enough orange juice to form a paste and apply. This is one of my favorite scrubs.

5. Gram Flour Upper Lip Hair Removal:

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Take 1 tsp of gram flour in a bowl. Add 1/4 tsp of kasthuri turmeric to it. Now add enough milk to form a paste and apply. Gram flour is an another ingredient that has been used for hair removal from ancient times in India and this gram flour mask is especially famous…

6. Honey Wax Upper Lip Hair Removal:

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Heat 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup honey and 2 tsp lemon juice till sugar dissolves completely. Pour into a wax heater, whenever you want to wax your upper lip, melt the wax and apply it on the upper lip area. Press hair removal strip firmly on top and pull it in the opposite direction of hair growth. Regular waxing will help slow upper lip hair growth.

7. Gelatin For Upper Lip Hair Removal:

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Gelatin peel off masks are great for removing upper lip hair as it removes upper lip hair when we are peeling off the mask. Instead of buying expensive peel off masks you can easily make your own using gelatin.

This homemade peel off mask is made with gelatin, orange juice and turmeric powder and you can find how to do it here.

8. Egg White Mask For Upper Lip Hair Removal:

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Egg white masks are great for upper lip hair removal because they dry firmly on the skin and when we remove it by gently rubbing it, it removes the facial hair too. I prefer to use it along with rice flour.

For the face pack, take 1 egg white in a bowl. Add in 1 tsp of  rice flour to it. Mix well and apply as a face pack and once it dries remove it by rubbing gently.

9. Baking Soda For Upper Lip Hair Removal:

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Baking soda and turmeric combination is an other remedy that works very well for removing upper lip hair. But this paste is a little drying on the skin, if you have dry skin I would suggest using a moisturizer without fail later.

For the remedy, take 1 tsp of turmeric powder in a bowl, add in 1 tsp of baking soda to it. Now add enough water to form a paste. Once you add water, the mixture will start foaming which is normal and once the foaming subsides, apply.

10. Homemade Bath Powder For Hair Removal:

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Using bath powders are a great way to get rid of unwanted facial hair easily. Traditional bath powders has ingredients like green gram dal, wild turmeric, white turmeric, poolan kilangu and dried rose petals.

Wild turmeric is called “kasturi manjal” in Tamil  and white turmeric (Zedoary) is called “Poolan kilangu” in Tamil and all these ingredients help remove unwanted facial hair if used regularly. You can find the recipe for it  here.

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  1. Nandhini
    December 5, 2017 / 6:16 am

    Where will I get nagarmodha powder in Bangalore …what's the Tamil name of it ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 21, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Hi Nandhini, I usually get nagarmotha powder in nattu marunthu kadai, not sure about Bangalore but you can easily order it online. It is called korai kizhangu in Tamil….

  2. Anonymous
    December 20, 2017 / 8:56 am

    I have 7 years old daughter she have small hair under her arms i tried besan flour paste but no use pls suggest one method to remove hair from under arms

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 21, 2017 / 3:24 pm

      Under arm hair is generally very coarse and is very hard to get rid of using scrubs but I would suggest using turmeric based bath powders for her regularly, you can find the link for it in the post…

  3. Anonymous
    December 22, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Thank you for u r reply

  4. Tanya
    February 9, 2021 / 7:24 pm

    Is there any other natural easy ways to remove upper lip hair quickly?

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