Ashita asks: The area above my lips and below my nose is noticeably darker. And even though I do not have superfluous hair above my upper lip, it appears as though I have a moustache. This is disturbing me immensely. I'm a 19 year old girl. Can you suggest a suitable home-remedy for my problem?
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Ashita, this particular home-remedy that I am recommending to you had helped me lighten an unsightly discoloration on my forehead. I'm sure this will work on the skin above your upper lip too. Do this an hour before you go to bed, regularly or on alternate days. Take ½ tsp of lemon juice, ½ tsp of honey and ½ tsp of milk powder and mix well. Apply this paste on the darkened area and let it remain there for ½ an hour. Then with a wash cloth soaked in lukewarm water, wipe off the paste from there. Since the skin above the lips is pretty thin & sensitive, you might experience a bit of dryness or an itchy sensation. For this, apply honey over it but do remember to wash it off before you go to sleep or else you will have ants crawling all over you. One more thing... you will also have to apply the below mentioned face pack twice a week for better results. To prepare this pack, you have to soak 1 tsp of methi (fenugreek) seeds powder in ½ -- ¾ cup of sour buttermilk and leave it overnight. In the morning, you will get a rather thick paste. After washing your face with a mild face wash (homemade or otherwise), gently massage your face and neck with this methi paste. When you are done, apply the remaining paste all over your face, excluding the undereye area and let it stay for 20-25 minutes. Then wipe it off with a wet washcloth and splash cold water on your face. In addition to all this, drink lots of water; 6-8 glasses at least and have more of green veggies and Vitamin- C rich fruits. I hope this helps.
In the meantime, use a good concealer to camouflage that darkened area as home-remedies do take some time to work. As for concealer recos, search for it on the web and make your choice. You might have to try 2-3 concealers before you get the right one to successfully mask your flaw.
See also:Homemade packs for darkened neck