Help!! The skin above my upper lip is dark!!

Reader's Query

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 / mustache. This is disturbing me immensely. I'm a 19 year old girl. Can you suggest a suitable home-remedy for my problem?

skin on upper lip is dark - looks like a moustache
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Smita replies:
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 recommendations, 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

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  1. Lightening products would be a great place to start. One good one to try would be Skinceuticals Phyto+. Also, be sure that you are using sunscreen daily so as not to further increase the pigmentation.

  2. Anonymous9:17 AM

    before u waste money on lightening products; try a great micro dermabrasion face mask first. this will remove some dead skin and poss even it out too.I am not sure if skin lightening cream would work like that (to my understanding its just for skin pigmentation not something that's most likely temporary) but a great one is in the 'skin doctors' range or 'dr lewins'

  3. Extract some pomegranate juice by grinding the seeds. Add a few drops of beet juice to it and apply it on the upper lip area. Wait for it to dry and then rinse off with lukewarm water.

  4. Heera9:21 AM

    Mix together a tablespoon of oatmeal, a teaspoon each of lime juice, curd, honey and one egg white. Whisk the ingredients together and apply the mixture on the entire face. This will help remove the tan and will lighten the upper lip skin natural

  5. Anonymous9:21 AM

    Prepare a natural skin lightener by mixing together some chickpeas flour, turmeric, honey and milk cream. Whisk the ingredients into a fine paste and apply this to the upper lip area.

  6. Arpita9:26 AM

    wow this is really helpful.thanks for sharing this!

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  8. Pushpa9:35 AM

    Thank u for the tips, I will try them

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  10. Nagaveni8:40 AM

    Lemon juice can bleach your skin lighter. Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with one teaspoon baby oil and apply it to your face at night. Leave on overnight and wash off in the morning.

  11. Nileema8:41 AM

    You can also mix lemon juice with honey and apply it to your face.

  12. Can anyone tell me if fuller's earth also helps to lighten dark skin above the lips and below the nose?

  13. Anonymous10:20 AM

    In my left and right side of lip ,and under nose will dark in recent few days can i remove that ..

  14. Anonymous11:07 PM

    I have tried many skin lightening creams. Dermalmd Skin Lighter serum one seems to work the best. I have darker skin above my lip. Looks like a moustache. Not good, unless that becomes attractive on females! It takes awhile to see improvements.


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