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Old 06-29-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Hooray! I found something that Ulta that does a pretty good job of covering it. It's called Amazing Cosmetics. I had the girl there show me how I should put it on, and so far, I am liking how much better it looks! Of course, that's on top of the sunscreen...
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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I just got this darkening on my upper lip too, I do not know why, but I'm suspecting a product line that I've been using for acne, which unfortunately is the only acne product that has ever worked for me. Ug, everytime I look in the mirror I see this horrible stache, and it's not hair either.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:35 AM
 
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Dark Upper Lip

That article lists a bunch of different reasons. Try the Juice Beauty line to get rid of it and treat the acne:
Peels and Serums
(blemish clearing one, a little goes a long way.)

One that is not listed is a nutritional issue. Make sure you are getting enough iron, and b-vitamins in your diet. A darkening upper lip is also just a normal sign of age coming on. Taking vitamin e and calcium helps improve the way your skin looks too.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:14 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Dark Upper Lip

That article lists a bunch of different reasons. Try the Juice Beauty line to get rid of it and treat the acne:
Peels and Serums
(blemish clearing one, a little goes a long way.)

One that is not listed is a nutritional issue. Make sure you are getting enough iron, and b-vitamins in your diet. A darkening upper lip is also just a normal sign of age coming on. Taking vitamin e and calcium helps improve the way your skin looks too.
Age coming on as in how old? I'm 28.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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Age coming on as in how old? I'm 28.
Well that is the age that visual things can start. You skin changes every decade about. But you are coming up on fine lines, oil balance change and maybe a bout of adult acne (only some people seem to have to deal with it).

Look at other 28 year old you know that is a lot less healthy than you. Smokers especially. They show a ton of aging usually by that age.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:10 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Well that is the age that visual things can start. You skin changes every decade about. But you are coming up on fine lines, oil balance change and maybe a bout of adult acne (only some people seem to have to deal with it).

Look at other 28 year old you know that is a lot less healthy than you. Smokers especially. They show a ton of aging usually by that age.
I know I'm getting old, haha. However, I don't tend to see anyone else with this issue...if they do have a dark upper lip, it's because of hair, which mine is not. Although I did find make up for this a while back, it didn't quite do the trick like I thought it was. I still feel like people must be zooming in on my "mustache" when they look at me. Ugh. If this is something that has to do with age, so be it...but how can I hide it!?
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Paris, France
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Usually glycolic acid peel takes good care of sun spots and localized darker skin, especially when the problem was caused by sun exposition. A visit to a dermatologist to discuss the issue of a peeling would not hurt, imho.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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I have a dark shadow above my upper lip too. Like where a mustache would be. I also go tanning in the tanning beds and am wondering if that is why but i also notice a small brown patch on my forhead as well. is there somethng cheap over the counter i can buy to lighten this? Will it go away on it's own or should i seek medical help?
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Cut down on the chocolate milk.
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Just another possibility, if you use a bronzer/self-tanner, you can get a bronzer moustache.

iI also go tanning in the tanning beds and am wondering if that is why but i also notice a small brown patch on my forhead as well.

These areas are closer to the lights and thus get a higher-intensity dose. Either use UVA/UVB block on those areas or stop using the tanning beds.
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