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How to wax your upper lip at home

Updated: May 1, 2021

Save time and money by waxing your upper lip at home! You only need a couple of products (see below). You don't need to be a professional- you just need to know a couple of tips in order to do it safely and effectively.

I encourage those to use hard wax at home (especially on the face) as it is the easier of the waxing options. It is also more gentle, so it is acceptable for those who are sensitive as well or breakout easily. Additionally, you won't need wax strips (less product needed and less money spent!)

Products needed:

Hard wax (in a wax heater or microwaveable. Test on your wrist first to make sure the wax is not too hot! It should be like molasses consistency)

1-2 Cotton pads

Wax sticks (popsicle sticks work)

Witch hazel (or pre wax prep solution)

Tweezers (a sharp pair for those stubborn course hairs)

Powder (cornstarch or other depilatory powder)

Post wax cream (aloe, calendula compress.... I used Nelly Devuyst Sensitive Skin Cream- check out the link for more info or to order product-

Watch the video for a demonstration!


  • Do not wax over scabs, rashes, pustules (pimples), broken or irritated skin

  • Some medications will "thin the skin" making you more prone to "skinning" (ie: this is when you wax and end up with a scab- you're removing the top couple layers of skin)

  • Do not wax if you are using retinol, Accutane or proactive

  • Do not tan on days you are waxing (wear SPF- mineral based or mineral makeup to protect without clogging pores)

  • Wash hands before waxing

  • Do not touch the area after you wax (to prevent breakouts)

  • If you have coarse hairs- tweeze those first before waxing to prevent hair breakage and ingrowns

  • Do not "double dip" your wax stick (even if you only use the wax on yourself). This will contaminate the wax. Instead, use a different stick every time you touch your skin with your wax stick.

Post Treatment:

Sanitize implements used with 70% isopropyl alcohol and discard any disposables.

Got questions? Don't hesitate to message us! We'd love to help trouble shoot your beauty Q's!

Happy Waxing!

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