Both men and women have hair on their upper lips a lot of the time. Stress, a bad diet, or changes in hormones can cause more hair to grow than usual. In this article, we look at some easy, natural ways to get rid of hair on the upper lip.
Note: The natural remedies below will temporarily get rid of hair on your upper lip. If you want permanent hair removal treatments or medicines, talk to a professional or health care provider. Read on to find out more.
Why do women get hair on their lips?
Hirsutism, or hair growth in women that isn’t wanted, can be caused by a number of things, including hormones, genes, or a mix of the two. Typically, around 5-10% of women have hirsutism. No one knows what causes this condition, and research is still going on.
Here are some natural home remedies that can help you get rid of hair on your upper lip. Take a look!
1. Turmeric and Milk
In a scientific study, curcuma oil from a plant in the turmeric family was found to slow the growth of hair in women’s armpits. So, turmeric might help stop the growth of hair on the upper lip.
You Will Need:
1 tablespoon of turmeric
1 tablespoon of water or milk
Apply the turmeric powder on the upper lip after combining it with water or milk.
Let it sit for 30 minutes.
Once it’s hard, rub it gently and wash it off.
*Do this once every couple of days for two weeks.
Be careful: If you are allergic to dairy, don’t use milk in this remedy.
Even though this probably won’t get rid of all the hair in the treated area, it might slow its growth.