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Upper lip skin discoloration

(13 Posts)
AntsontheApple Sun 03-May-15 17:51:26

Hi all,

I'm 30 years old and have quite prominent discoloration on my upper lip. I've had it for a few years now, not due to pregnancy. I've never done anything to treat it or lighten skin. Just wondered if anyone has tried anything that worked for them?

Mrsmorton Sun 03-May-15 17:52:27

Are you on the pill? Do you use SPF every day?

AntsontheApple Sun 03-May-15 18:12:41

Not on any type of pill. I use bare minerals which has spf in it but I'm thinking I need to use a proper spf. Was thinking somesomething like city block.

Mrsmorton Sun 03-May-15 18:29:00

I get a really annoying fucking moustache on my top lip unless I use SPF 25 EVERY. FUCKING. DAY. ALL FUCKING YEAR.

so, maybe that's you! thanks mum for telling me

Mrsmorton Sun 03-May-15 18:29:56

Sorry, I mean, maybe that doesn't help. I'm Mediterranean skin tone? Anyway. Yea. Factor 25c, soap and glory moisturiser every day. Or I'm poirot.

Madlizzy Sun 03-May-15 18:30:25

I use factor 50 on my face when it's sunny or I get the same plus on my forehead also.

AntsontheApple Sun 03-May-15 18:38:02

Definitely my first stop then! I'll get some tomorrow. Did you find it faded using spf? Any recommendations? Thanks!

Mrsmorton Sun 03-May-15 19:23:47

Yes SPF made a huge difference but it's definitely every day. If you do lip balm get spf that too.

LettuceLaughton Sun 03-May-15 19:43:06

SPF will certainly help.

Are you maybe bleaching your 'tash? That can cause dark discoloration too.

violetbunny Sun 03-May-15 19:47:12

It sounds like melasma, I had the same thing. You must be vigilant in protecting your face from sun as this worsens it. That means SPF 30 daily plus a hat if going out in the sun. Laser pigmentation removal helped get rid of mine. A strong (25%) vitamin c product and /or hydroquinone will also help.

AntsontheApple Mon 04-May-15 14:53:04

No bleaching. Thanks everyone. Will get trying!

ImNameyChangey Mon 04-May-15 14:56:54

I have some discoloration and I am having laser treatment. Maybe look into that.

MillyMollyMandy78 Mon 04-May-15 18:47:14

I get this too - im so self conscious of mine

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