How to Get Rid of Little Hair at the Corners of the Mouth

by Kate Prescott

Removing lip hair is an important part of grooming.

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A kiss can be ruined if you have those prickly little hairs at the corners of your mouth. Save yourself from an embarrassing moment by removing your lip hair at home, which also saves you time and is less expensive than traditional spa treatments, such as threading or waxing. Then your face is smooth and your grooming is complete. Tie back your hair and wash your hands before beginning this simple and painless 15-minute process.

Items you will need

  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Mild facial cleanser
  • Facial hair removal cream
  • 3 white washcloths
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Cotton swabs
  • Lavender oil (optional)
Step 1

Wash your face with a mild cleanser to remove makeup. Gently pat dry with a washcloth.

Step 2

Wait five minutes, then use your index finger to apply a thick, even coat of facial hair removal cream to cover the hair at each corner of your mouth. The hair should be at least 1/4-inch long. Use the lighted makeup mirror to ensure complete coverage.

Step 3

Wash your hands immediately after application. Leave cream on for five minutes.

Step 4

Use a fresh damp washcloth to test for hair removal by wiping a small area gently. If the hair does not wipe off easily, reapply the cream to the wiped area and leave it on for three more minutes. Removal time depends on the coarseness of the hair and the hair thickness.

Step 5

Wipe off the facial hair removal cream and the hair with a damp washcloth. Rinse the cloth and repeat until all hair is removed.

Step 6

Wash your face with a mild facial cleanser and pat dry with a fresh cloth.

Step 7

Dip the tip of a cotton swab into the vitamin E oil and dab the corners of your mouth to clean your skin, which also soothes and softens the area. Lavender oil also is an option.

Tips

  • Use facial hair removal cream no more than once per week.

Warnings

  • If you experience signs of irritation or experience discomfort, such as redness or a burning sensation, immediately splash cold water on your face to remove cream and discontinue use. Consult a dermatologist or skin care professional.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Kate Prescott has been writing political commentary since 2002. Born in Paris, she was a Rotary Club ambassador in Europe. She received the Booth Journalism Award in 1979 and the Rose Kemp Fellowship in 2006. Prescott holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Arts in public administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.