SOS! How to Get Rid of Melasma Mustache?
Summer is here and you finally feel like leaving all that heavy makeup behind and hitting the beach. But wait! What is this? The skin above your lips is covered in dark spots! Why are they there? How did it happen? How to treat mustache hyperpigmentation? This is a very frustrating problem for many women, so we will focus on this topic – how to get rid of melasma mustache. In addition, these answers are based on my personal experience over the past few years and the opinions of dermatologists. Let’s go!
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What Is a “Sun Moustache”?
If the dark skin on your upper lip looks like mustache, then you are faced with hyperpigmentation. This is a very common problem that most women face. It’s not easy being a woman, is it? I’m also trying to deal with it, so I can understand your concern very well. When someone looks at you from a distance, it may look like you have a mustache. But this skin problem has nothing to do with facial hair. This is an increase in the production of melanin in the skin.
What Causes Melisma?
Even though it’s called “sun mustache”, UV light isn’t the only cause of hyperpigmentation. It is very important to identify the reason for it in order to know how to treat it and prevent the appearance of freckles on your skin.
Does your mother or grandmother have freckles? Maybe it’s in your genetics. The question is, “How did you activate it?”
Skin darkening can also be due to hormonal changes. That’s why it’s a very common side effect of contraceptive pills. You can experience it even after pregnancy.
If you have thyroid problems, this can also affect the appearance of your skin.
The time spent in front of screens is also a major problem. It might even be more important than the sun. It not only causes skin pigmentation, but also premature aging. It’s actually the factor that activated my genes.
How to Get Rid of Melasma Mustache?
Mustache pigmentation cannot cause skin cancer, but it can definitely affect body image and self-esteem. So, how to get rid of melasma mustache?
The method most commonly used by dermatologists is chemical peeling. These days, technologies and products are so highly developed that you won’t even notice any real peeling of the skin. The skin regenerates so finely, like dust, that you won’t even notice it. Of course, there are different types of facial peels, so you should consult your doctor before taking the plunge. For me, it had a temporary effect that lasted a few days.
The most aggressive method is to use the laser. It is more effective but should only be used in winter and after checking your skin type. Is this really a good option for you? That’s what a good dermatologist can tell you.
How to Prevent Melasma Mustache?
Even if you manage to reduce the pigmentation, it can very easily reappear. That is why it is important to take action and use appropriate cosmetics daily.
Serums including vitamin C, retinol or azelaic acid are very commonly used but should not be applied to the skin in summer, according to some specialists.
Lightening creams are another option that decreases melatonin production. But don’t overdose. Applying more cream does not guarantee faster results. It can even cause skin problems. So always follow the instructions.
Home Tricks to Reduce Facial Pigmentation
- If you drink lemon juice in the morning, remember to save a few drops for topical application. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse with water.
- Gently rub the insides of the banana peels on your face. Leave on for about 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
- Black tea water can also be used as a spot treatment.
- A tomato paste and olive oil mask used twice a week can help reduce melasma, which is caused by the sun.
- Here is my mother’s secret: she drinks a pinch of sulfur in the morning and in the evening diluted in water.