Do you have excess growth of hair on your upper lip? Is waxing and threading leaving your skin red, sore and scaly? Then here is a herbal mask for upper lip hair that will get the job done without the pain, plus it will reduce hair growth overtime!
But, before we explore this DIY mask to remove upper lip hair, let us first understand what causes the facial hair.
Increase in the growth of hair on face can be due to spike in androgen count in the body. A male hormone that causes male-pattern hair growth, as well as, other male characteristics like deep voice.
Androgen spike can be triggered by several factors including PCOD, medication, a medical condition called hirsutism or hormonal imbalance.
Natural ingredients used in this mask to remove upper lip hair - gelatin and milk. Gelatin works as a peel off that removes unwanted hair and deeply-embedded impurities in the skin.
Plus it is packed with proteins, which heals and nourishes the skin. Milk, on the other hand, is used to dilute the gelatin. And it has lactic acid which lightens skin tone.
Now that you know precisely how this mask works, here is a step-by-step guide on how to remove upper lip hair naturally!
Cleanse your face of the day's dirt and grime. In case you have makeup on, use a mild cleanser and rinse off every last bit of it. Using a clean towel, blot dry your skin. Tie your hair up, away from your face.
Take a bowl, add a tablespoon of unflavoured gelatin powder to it. Add one and a half tablespoon of milk. Keep the bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds. Keep stirring it until the gelatin powder melts and you get a smooth paste.
Add 3 drops of lemon juice to the mixture. Lemon has citric acid, which will help take off the unwanted hair, without making your upper lip dark. It also has vitamin C, which helps brighten skin.
The gelatin mask to remove unwanted facial hair has very pungent odour. To mask the smell, add a few drops of lavender oil to the mixture. Don't add too much oil as it will reduce the effect of the herbal mask to remove upper lip hair.
You have to keep stirring the mask, and use it immediately, otherwise it will thicken and become impossible to use. Using a popsickle stick apply a thin coat of the mask on your upper lip.
The consistency of the mask has to be just right. If it is too thick, then it will not come off in one strip. If it is too thin, then it will crumble and break into pieces. The consistency should be in between.
Let the mask sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Once the mask starts to tighten on the skin, peel it off in one quick motion. It will remove the unwanted hair right off, and give you super-smooth skin.
Take your regular face cream in the palm of your hand and massage it onto the skin above your lips. It will soothe any redness. Make sure the cream you use is light and oil-free.
For this herbal mask to remove upper lip hair to work the consistency has to be right. Make sure to apply the mask when it is lukewarm and gel type. It will remove fine hair from the face, while clearing the pores of impurities!