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Sandra
VIP July 2014

Mustache shadow, need advice

Sandra, on June 25, 2014 at 7:30 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 15
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So I noticed recently that I have a shadow on my upper lip. I have researched it and came to the conclusion that it may have come from my face cream that I have switched not to long ago. I notice it all the time. My sister said that she never did until I pointed it out. We'll now she says since I did that that's all she notices. I have tried everything and need to get rid of it. Do you know any quick remedies or over the counter stuff? I have tried lemon and lime juice and cortisone cream so far. Since the wedding is next weekend I didn't want to try any chemicals if I do react. I have sensitive skin. Crap I look like a man

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Latest activity by Sandra, on June 26, 2014 at 7:17 AM
  • Crystal
    Super June 2014
    Crystal ·
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    I have the same issue when I get sun on my face. I'm not sure of any quick remedies, but my MUA said it's easy to cover.

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  • OMW
    Master August 2013
    OMW ·
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    Talk to a dermatologist, but a good make-up artist should be able to get hide it.

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  • Sandra
    VIP July 2014
    Sandra ·
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    When I for my makeup done she had no advice. I asked and she said cover it up. I guenss that's what I might have to do but I normally don't wear cover up when I do my makeup

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  • Nancy Taussig
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    Would it help to bleach it?

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  • Ashley
    VIP April 2015
    Ashley ·
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    My solution to everything - coconut oil. It helped reduce a scar I had on my leg - drastically! It's worth a shot I guess.

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  • Emma
    Master October 2024
    Emma ·
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    You still have time to get your face waxed. Go to a salon that does both facials and waxing. I love facials ... it's so relaxing. Exactly what you'll need right before the wedding.

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  • Tasia
    Devoted July 2014
    Tasia ·
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    Get it waxed. Don't just cover it up with makeup. You will be self conscious about it on your honeymoon unless the hair is gone, so definitely get it waxed!

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  • SpringBride2015
    Super June 2016
    SpringBride2015 ·
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    Waxing is the way to go. It's quick, easy, and will last for a week or more.

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  • Sandra
    VIP July 2014
    Sandra ·
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    Its not my hair but actually my skin that is deeper in color. So what bleach should I try over the counter?

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  • Ashleigh
    Master November 2013
    Ashleigh ·
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    If I tan, mine seems to get darker there, as well. My aunt does, too. She calls it her sun mustache. I just try to make sure I put extra sunscreen there. I would be afraid to suggest in OTC bleaching this close to the wedding. I would stay stick to the lemon juice and let it dry. MAYBE a light exfoliate, but that sounds a little risky, too. I have to agree that make-up might be your best bet.

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  • Macksgirl
    Master August 2014
    Macksgirl ·
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    Research reputable salons in your area. Get an appointment for a skin consultation and I'm sure they can help you out. You can also call around and ask Smiley smile

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  • Sandra
    VIP July 2014
    Sandra ·
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    OK I guess I will stick with salons. Thanks guys.

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  • DC Julie
    Super October 2014
    DC Julie ·
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    Please report back here! I have a slight mark on one half of my upper lip, too. I'd love to hear what the salon says!

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  • J&B
    Master September 2013
    J&B ·
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    Are you on birth control pills? It's often a side effect. Look up melasma or hyperpigmentation. The dermatologist can give you creams to bleach your skin. Being in the sun does make it worse.

    Seeing as though your wedding is next week, I think your only option will be to cover with make-up and avoid the sun until then.

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  • Sandra
    VIP July 2014
    Sandra ·
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    I'm not on birth control pills. So the only thing I can think of is the face cream that I have changed.

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