How To Use Egg White To Remove Upper Lip Hair


Upper lip hair is a common problem in women, and it can be very annoying at times. Though it is harmless, the appearance of hair strands on a pretty face is disheartening. The appearance can vary from thin and fine hair to a coarse mustache!

Do you feel embarrassed because of your upper lip hair? Read on to know how you can solve this problem.

What Causes Upper Lip Hair Growth?


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The unwanted growth of hair in females, also called as hirsutism, is caused due to a number of factors, including genetics and hormonal changes. Hirsutism eventually leads to an excessive amount of stiff hair on particular body areas like the upper lip and the chin.

Body hair can be classified into two types: vellus hair and terminal hair.

Vellus hair is usually small, fine, and light in color whereas terminal hair is longer, coarser, and darker in color.

Normal upper lip hair is not linked to any health condition, but for coarse ones, there are chances of hirsutism.

How To Remove Upper Lip Hair


Upper lip hair removal is very common when it comes to grooming yourself. While waxing, tweezing, or threading can be quite painful, they are time-consuming too. Frequent waxing or threading can make your skin loose and dull. So, try to avoid them as much as possible.

Thankfully, there exists a home remedy that can help you get rid of fine hair on your upper lips. It is simple and effective and has no side effects. It not only reduces the rate of hair growth but also help in eliminating them with time.

Here is a simple trick to get rid of upper lip hair:

Ingredients Required
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
How To Apply

1. Take one egg and separate the egg white.
2. Add gram flour and sugar to the egg white and mix it well.
3. Apply the paste on your lips and let it dry for half an hour. When the paste dries out, it becomes like a thin mask.
4. Firmly peel the mask in the direction of the hair growth.

For best results, apply this paste on your upper lips three to four times a week. Very soon, you will start noticing reduced growth of hair. It might pain a bit as the hair gets pulled out from the root.

You can also use corn flour instead of gram flour. Another way to use egg white is to mix it with turmeric and applying it on your upper lip area daily. You can also apply the egg white and turmeric paste to your entire face. It will help you achieve glowing skin.

Why This Works

Egg white is perfect for any face mask. It is great for toning and tightening the skin. The application of egg white also works wonders on greasy skin by shrinking the large pores and reducing the secretion of excessive sebum.

Moreover, egg white contains an enzyme called lysozyme that kills bacteria that cause pimples or acne.

Egg white, when mixed in a face mask, forms a thin, sticky layer that depilates facial hair and ensures that it does not grow back over a period of time. The addition of sugar makes the paste more sticky, whereas flour is added to maintain the consistency of the face mask. It makes the face mask thick, yet smooth so that it is easy to apply it on the upper lips.

The combination of egg white, flour (gram flour or corn flour), and sugar is perfect for depilation.

Other Ways In Which You Can Use Egg White

The wonders of egg white do not end here! You can include egg white in your beauty regimen in many ways. Here are a few of them:

1. Egg White Skin Lightening Face Mask


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Ingredients Required
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
How To Apply

1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and apply it to your face and neck.
2. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Then, rinse it off with cold water.

Turmeric powder has amazing skin lightening properties that even out the skin tone and also help in reducing dark spots. Orange juice, on the other hand, tones the skin. When mixed with egg white, it forms the perfect face mask for skin lightening.

2. Egg White Hydrating Face Mask


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Things Required
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
How To Apply

1. Mash the avocado well and mix it with egg white and yogurt.
2. Apply the mask to your face and let it dry for half an hour.
3. Once the mask dries out, rinse it with cold water.

Avocado helps in moisturizing and hydrating the skin, and makes it soft and youthful. Yogurt helps in eliminating the acne-causing bacteria, and also in nourishing dry and flaky skin. The combination of egg white, avocado, and yogurt gives you soft, supple, and youthful skin.

3. Egg White Acne-Busting Face Mask

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Things Required
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
How To Apply

1. Whisk all the ingredients together until the mixture becomes frothy. Make sure the lemon juice is fresh.
2. Apply the paste to your face and neck and keep it on for 10 minutes.
3. Rinse your face with cold water.

Honey is rich in antibacterial and antiseptic properties that help in eliminating bacteria from the skin. It also works as a skin-lightening agent and moisturizes the skin well. Lemon juice, on the other hand, works as an astringent and helps in fighting acne-causing bacteria and reducing discoloration. Mix them with egg white and make your skin acne-free.


If your skin is too sensitive, do not add lemon juice as it can cause irritation and redness.

A Few Tips To Apply Egg Face Masks

1. While applying the face mask, work in the upward direction, from your chin to the cheeks, and till your forehead.

2. Leave the sensitive area.

3. While removing the pack, gently scrub in a circular motion and then rinse it off with cold water.

Are you sick of your upper lip hair? What method do you use to get rid of it? Have you ever tried egg mask? Try it once and let us know your experience.