Lip hair is completely normal for both men and women to have, and starts developing when either sex is going through puberty.
For men, the hair will naturally appear darker and for women, it will normally appear, thin, fine and very light in colour.
Many women experience darker hair growth on their lip, which can be a nuisance to them, especially when it becomes noticeable.
Women who have unwanted hair growth in areas that aren’t associated with women typically having hair in a specific area is known as hirsutism.
But why has this happened? Well, there are two main factors that cause this unwanted lip hair - genetics and hormones.
Some ladies are naturally predisposed to being hairier than others, as it runs in their family. Others may find that over time they start to develop darker lip hair, when before it was just fine peach fuzz or nothing at all.
This change could be due to a hormonal imbalance in your body. Such hormonal balance may suggest that your body is producing more male hormones than it naturally should do.
To be on the safe side, we’d strongly urge you to go and see your doctor about this to see if there are any underlying health problems and if treatment or medication is required.
Perhaps you haven’t experienced unwanted hair growth until your body started going through the menopause?
The menopause is when a lady’s body starts changing and it reduces the production of sex hormones such as Oestrogen.
It’s a natural process and one that often triggers unwanted hair growth.
So what can be done to remove upper lip hair?
Best hair removal method for lip hair
There are many methods for upper lip hair removal, including;
- Hair removal creams
- IPL or Laser
But which will provide longer lasting results?
Hair removal creams
These work well for top lip hair removal as they work by dissolving the hair below the skin surface, prolonging the time for the hair to grow back, and can easily be done in the comfort of your own home.
You can expect to be hair free for between two to three weeks.
The downside is that they tend to smell and can be irritating to sensitive skin.
An uncomfortable pain to get used to, but one that should leave your upper lip hair free for up to a month.
You’ll be left with a red moustache afterwards, which is normal as all the hair would have been removed and your skin irritated, however, this should calm down within 24 hours.
IPL / Laser hair removal
These treatments work to kill the hair and prevent it from regrowing. The downside is that it is expensive and works best when performed by a professional.
You’d think as it’s a tiny area to remove hair that it would work after one session but sadly not. You’ll require several sessions to be able to get rid of hair growth from its various growth stages.
One of the oldest forms of hair removal and quite possibly the best one to choose when dealing with lip hair removal.
Why? Well, it’s extremely quick to do, it can be done professionally or at home, is a cheaper method, and will not only leave you hair free for up to three to four weeks but will also help make the hair grow back thinner, weaker and less noticeable.
Waxing will be able to extract the whole hair from its root, which is why it will take a longer time for it to grow back.
If you’re looking to stop unwanted lip hair from returning full stop, then if you choose to wax you’ll be able to use our FRÉNÉSIES Facial Cream that has been designed to permanently reduce unwanted hair growth.
In order for our natural, scientifically developed cream to work properly, all hair in the area you want to stop growing has to be fully removed from its follicle, hence why our cream goes hand in hand with waxing.
As soon as you have waxed the upper lip area, apply our facial cream so it can get straight to work at blocking hair regrowth. It will also gently moisturise the area helping to reduce the amount of redness from skin irritation from developing.
It normally takes between three to four cycles of treatment for hair to stop growing permanently, but even after the first use, you’ll notice up to a 70% reduction in hair regrowth, with the hair that has grown back being much thinner, extremely weaker and a lot lighter.
So if your lip hair is getting you down, then finally you no longer need to worry about it anymore and let it affect your confidence or appearance. With FRÉNÉSIES Facial Cream you’ll be able to be hair free in no time at all.