I've never been a super hairy person, but when your mom tells you to take care of your upper lip, then it's time to take some action. With the vast amounts of hair removal product on a drugstore shelf these days, it can be hard for a girl to decide what to use. Hot wax, hair removal cream, wax strips—the choices can be mind boggling.
These little babies are super small. You heat and soften the wax by rubbing the mini-strips between your hands. For the best results, I found that the placement of the strip and the direction I pulled it off were super important. After leaving the strips in place for around two minutes I pulled my skin taught and ripped upwards—away from the corners of my mouth. There was relatively no pain, but a lot of wax was left around my upper lip, which felt very sensitive. After the waxing process, I also found that I had a few red bumps on my upper lip which looked slightly like pimples and weren't very attractive!
A few weeks later I tried the cream facial hair remover. I've used a hair removal cream on my arms (when I was feeling particularly self conscious about them) and loved the results, so I was eager to try this on my upper lip. My only fear was that the cream would sting and burn. While I did feel a warm sensation while the cream was on my face, it wasn't unbearable. And after I rinsed off, I found my skin hair-free and without red bumps, a rash, or any sign of irritation! Suffice to say, I'll be using the cream next time I want to de-fuzz my face.