Your getting ready for your first night out on the town after the birth of your child and you notice it; the growth of peach fuzz right above your upper lip. Pregnancy can play a wide variety of tricks on your body, including the growth of facial hair. Because no one told you this could happen, you don't have any quick hair removers you can apply, and you don't have time to get to the salon for a wax before your night out. There's no need to worry. There are several common household ingredients you can use that will remove the facial hair in no time at all.


This delicious fruit has more uses than just eating. Papaya is excellent when it comes to removing facial hair fast and effectively. Papaya is full of papain. This protein removes facial hair by directly targeting the follicles. Once the hair follicles are dissolved, you will have a smooth upper lip. The hair being destroyed at the follicles also makes it more difficult for the unwanted hair to grow back. Papaya is also a natural exfoliate, so it will gently buffer the area. If you have sensitive skin, this method is perfect for you because it is so gentle on your skin.

Take a raw papaya and smash it up in a small bowl. Gently massage your upper lip with the fruit for ten to fifteen minutes until the hair is gone. You can simply rinse your face with warm water when you are done with the process.

Turmeric Spice

This smelly spice is often overlooked in the kitchen, but it doubles as an exfoliating hair remover. Like the papaya, turmeric powder destroys hair right at the follicle. This spice is also an anti-inflammatory, so you don't have to worry about skin irritation and redness after you use it.

Mix one tablespoon of turmeric powder with two teaspoons of water until it forms a paste-like substance. The thicker the better, so don't add too much water. Apply the paste to your upper lip and let it sit for five minutes, or until it dries completely. Once the paste dries, gently massage it away using circular motions with a wet washcloth. If you skin feels a little dry after you use it, just apply a little mild lotion and continue on with your night.

Lemon Juice And Sugar

If you have a few lemons and a bit of sugar, you can make the best natural hair remover in five minutes flat. Because lemons contain bleaching properties, it will lighten up the dark hair on your face, while the sugar works as a buffer to remove the hair completely.

In a microwavable bowl, mix one tablespoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of sugar and one-fourth cup of water together. Place the solution in the microwave until the sugar is warm and dissolves easily in the liquid. You only want to heat up the solution for ten to fifteen seconds. Any longer could make the liquid too hot, and it could burn your face. Using the tip of your finger, apply the solution to your lip. Be sure you are applying it in the opposite direction of your hair growth. Once this solution dries, massage it away with a warm washcloth.

Don't let a little facial hair growth keep you from going out for the first time after your baby is born. By using one of the methods listed above, you will be on your way to a smooth and hairless upper lip within twenty minutes flat.