In the time it takes to say "yowza," you can remove a lot of hair and buy yourself about a month of fuzz-free skin. Waxing is especially effective for upper-lip hair. (If you can't bring yourself to DIY, it's a relatively affordable salon service that costs $10-$15.)
Waxing stings and can leave skin red. "And you have to stop using retinoids or glycolic acid a week beforehand," says Anne Chapas, MD, a New York City dermatologist.
Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit for Face, $6, which doesn't require heating or muslin strips.