Skin like milk, makeup on fleek, mustache? Very visible. Okay, maybe it’s a bit of an exaggeration to call it mustache, but upper lip hair is very normal and totally natural. However, most women are not comfortable with it, thus, the need for frequent waxing. For this reason, we did our research into how you can safely wax your upper lip at home for maximum results.
Of course, waxing can be painful, this is why you must absolutely do it the right way. That is to say, before you run off to your nearest supermarket for a wax kit, you should first get a good knowledge about the subject. So, what’s the cause for upper lip hair?
Cause of upper lip hair
Just like our skin and eyes, hair is one of those things that make us unique. As varying as our skin tones can be, is also how diverse body hair gets from person-to-person. Simply put, some of us have more hair than others, including facial hair. This is largely due to an interplay of genetics and hormones that decide the type, amount, and even how our hair grows.
Let me stop you right on track and remind you there’s such a thing as waxing but before you run off wax shopping, there’s a right way to wax your upper lip in order to remove as much hair and in a less painful manner.
Now you understand the cause of upper lip hair, and you also know that it is completely normal and natural, let’s cover how to wax your upper lip hair.
Things you’ll need
• Cream wax
• Baby powder
• Muslin strip
• After wax lotion
Check out how to wax your upper lip hair like a pro…
Step 1: Prep your upper lip
Firstly, begin by cleansing your upper lip area with your normal face wash. This will ensure the area is free from all impurities, some of which could disturb the waxing process. After cleansing, pat dry and apply an average amount of baby powder on your upper lip.
Step 2: Wax your upper lip
When waxing, focus on the sides closest to the cheek, and apply wax evenly using the applicator/spatula. During this process, you can tuck in your upper lip to see the area clearly. This can relieve pain as well.
Note: Apply wax in the direction of hair growth. Also, use a moderate size as thick wax can prove difficult to remove from your upper lip.
Step 3: Cover with strip
Once your wax has been evenly applied, you should cover the whole area with a wax strip. The trick with this is to cover the site with a muslin strip and press the strip down firmly, but exempting the far ends. This will enable you to pull out the strip in a less painful way.
Step 4: Take out the strip
This is usually where you can feel a sting of pain. In order to avoid this, hold onto the far ends of the strip that aren’t attached to the skin. As soon as you have a good grip, pull in the opposite direction (not upwards).
Step 5: Repeat until satisfied
To entirely wax your upper lip, repeat the above process over and over again until there’s barely any hair left. You could also decide to use tweezers to take out the remnant hair. After which you clean the area and apply an after wax lotion.
There you have it. With these five easy steps, your mustache will be gone in no time. Slay without limits girl.
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