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What is the best way to get rid of dark skin pigmentation on upper lip, is there any natural way except for applying limes/lemons I am black&female?

What is the best way to get rid of dark skin pigmentation on upper lip, is there any natural way except for applying limes/lemons I am black&female?

Not natural: You have melasma, which is caused by the sun, hormones (including the bcp) and other reasons that we do not understand. It is usually treated with bleaching creams and the constant use of a sunblock which has titanium dioxide or zinc oxide in it. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I had done wax and had burnt first layer of skin. After two weeks it got healed and now I see the dark skin at the edge of lip it looks ugly, suggest?

I had done wax and had burnt first layer of skin. After two weeks it got healed and now I see the dark skin at the edge of lip it looks ugly, suggest?

Time: If this is a pigment darkening due to the inflammation caused by the burn then over time it will usually fade. It is frustrating to wait but it could take months. If it has been months then you should have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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As a kid I would bite my upper lip, now that skin has turned dark. Is it from the biting or something else?

As a kid I would bite my upper lip, now that skin has turned dark. Is it from the biting or something else?

Possibilities: You probably need a doctor's exam to visualize, but some ethnic groups have melanocytes that add color or pigment to tissues. Best to check it out for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can ihave a name of a cream not what is added in it, want to know an actually name of cream that remove upper lip dark shadow it's my skin not hair!!

Can ihave a name of a cream not what is added in it, want to know an actually name of cream that remove upper lip dark shadow it's my skin not hair!!

Yes: There is a cream called hydroquinone that can help with facial discoloration. It is a prescription cream and may or may not be covered by insurance. It is not guaranteed to work and may take a long time but you could ask your doctor about it. Hope that helps!! ...Read more

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Wax Burns-i had my upper lip waxed 4 days ago. I have dark patches in that area. My skin is dark. What should I do?

Wax Burns-i had my upper lip waxed 4 days ago. I have dark patches in that area. My skin is dark. What should I do?

Wait: To see if resolves after few months, pist inflamatory hyperpigmentation [after trauma or burn too dark skin people may get this, if does not fade can get steroid cream there or lightening agent over time topically such as hydroquinone 4% or tretinoin0.1% crewam but take months, lazer or freezing sprays can lighten quicker. ...Read more

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Hi. I have dark skin in the creases of my nose and also on my chin below my lower lips, what can I do about it pls?

Hi. I have dark skin in the creases of my nose and also on my chin below my lower lips, what can I do about it pls?

Dark skin: Dark skin in skin creases could be genetic, due to sun, or due to an underlying immune issue (like Lupus: which is unlikely but possible. See MD to be sure no other signs of Lupus. Otherwise keep out of sun (hat, sunscreen), avoid doxycycline pills, and use make up if needed ...Read more

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I scraped my upper lip 6 days ago - a scab hasn't formed but there is dark yellow tissue (new skin?) covering it - is this normal?

I scraped my upper lip 6 days ago - a scab hasn't formed but there is dark yellow tissue (new skin?) covering it - is this normal?

Likely normal: The eschar, or scab, of lesions that are healing in moist environments often appear soft and yellow. In the absence of redness, pain and drainage, this is likely part of the normal process. ...Read more

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Can I use vitamin E oil on my skin to get rid of upper lip dark shadow?

Can I use vitamin E oil on my skin to get rid of upper lip dark shadow?

Vit E oil for skin: Vitamin E oil will be moisturizing, and may help your overall skin tone and softness, but may not work on deeply pigmented areas. A dermatologist would likely be able to recommend a more appropriate regimen to help you achieve the results you are hoping for. ...Read more

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Which std can cause lips to be chapped and dry gray and then upper Lip get a little dark like the skin wants to peel off?

No STD: No STD is a likely cause of these symptoms. The only remote possibility might be syphilis, which can cause a wide variety of skin problems, which might on rare occasions affect the lips. But even this seems extremely unlikely. You and your doctor need to look into non-STD explanations for this. ...Read more

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I shave against grain everyday, can't rid of mustache! Red/dark, bumpy, ingrown hair, on upper lip no matter what. I have black hair, light skin. Help?

Not against grain.: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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How do I get a lighter skin from head to toe about 3-4 shades, I now have very dark skin?

How do I get a lighter skin from head to toe about 3-4 shades, I now have very dark skin?

Naturally dark?: Naturally dark skin is genetically determined, and runs in the family. A person gets darker after being in the sun, and lighter when out of the sun. If one is the same color as one's parents, siblings, and other relatives in the racial group, then one's color is most likely normal. If one is much darker than other family members, then a primary care doctor can evaluate for a hormonal problem. ...Read more