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I've got this different tan'ish color surrounding my mouth which doesn't match my skin colour. I've tried washing it with soap but it doesn't go away. What do I do? PLease help!!
 

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We tend to recommend Microdermabrasion a lot because it helps exfoliate the skin deeply and remove surface imperfections. You've got good thick skin around the mouth which means that you can go a lot deeper than say around the eyes. Once you have done Microdermabrasion for a few sessions you'll be able to better assess the skin condition and decide if you want to go with a skin lightener or more micro sessions.
 

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It's difficult to tell from the picture but there could be many causes even a hormone problem. Since you spell colour with a u then I'm thinking you are British and if that's so I understand you can't just go to a dermatologist but I honestly think you ought to ask your GP about this.
 

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I'm thinking maybe dermatologist. At the moment, I'm trying light exfoliation scrub which doesn't seem to make a difference. Next thing I'm thinking of trying is maybe skin bleach. If that doesn't do something maybe I'll start going to a solarium to get the same colour tone and finally, if that doesn't work I'll go to a dermatologist. What do you guys think of my plan?
 

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Mineral make-up is really good for covering that. Use green tones since they cancel out the redness. If you can really tough it out, it's better since the make-up can cause further iritation.
 

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Yes, i agree with Freddy - don't go messing with the area until you get a dermatologist to look at it. The solarium must be a sun tannning bed? If so, don't do that as it will darken the surrounding areas BUT also darken the areas around your mouth and you still have the 2 tones. I would cover it temporarily with a concealing makeup until the derm. gives you some insight. Cover FX is a great line for covering even birthmarks...also Dermablend from Vichy is similar, just not as many shades available. Maybe use a cream with AHA in it (Reversa, Neostrata) until you see the derm. hope this helps. PS if you do use Cover FX or Dermablend, or one like it, put it on in very light coats - ie several light coats rather than one heavy application. And gently wipe a sponge along it after application to blend in with the remainder of your face.
 

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I may have missed a reply saying the same thing, but isn't that just a common, simple case of melasma caused by sun and hormones? I mean, only by looking, that's what it looks like. SUNSCREEN!!! I have it on my upper lip and also on my forehead if I go out in the sun, sunscreen or not. Comes and goes. Sometimes it looks bad, sometimes hardly visible.
 

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i have the same problem from almost 10 years now. first i thought it was due to fine hair and i got laser treatment for that. it got lightened a bit but not much difference. then i realised there was nothing to do with hair. its hyper pigmentation. i just started using meladerm i.e, from 10 days. thats not definitely hormonal becos my monthly cycle is perfect. so can anybody advise me wat to do? thats so embarassing for me. i cant even talk to anyone confidently looking into their eyes just becos of this darkness.
 

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Sunscreen is a must! Hormones can cause Melasma which can happen if you are pregnant or your hormones are going crazy. Go to the doctor pronto. If you do have melasma your options are Hydroquinone and microderm or chemcial peels or Obagi has a great system that will transform your face. The idea is to lighten and even your tone. Sun exposure will always make it worse. I have several clients that have melasma that come see me. Fyi Fotofacials will not work to even out your skin tone, it will cause it to scar darker. There are many women in the world that have this. Good luck if this is what you have and remember to have patience.
 

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Sunscreen is a must! Hormones can cause Melasma which can happen if you are pregnant or your hormones are going crazy. Go to the doctor pronto. If you do have melasma your options are Hydroquinone and microderm or chemcial peels or Obagi has a great system that will transform your face. The idea is to lighten and even your tone. Sun exposure will always make it worse. I have several clients that have melasma that come see me. Fyi Fotofacials will not work to even out your skin tone, it will cause it to scar darker. There are many women in the world that have this. Good luck if this is what you have and remember to have patience.
so is it ok if i use meladerm?
 

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It should be fine to use your product. Monitor how your skin is reacting, most lightening products will dry your skin out. Slowly work products in your daily routine and don't go overboard.
 

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hi,
i m too facing d same problm n my nose has also turned black from both sides near cheeks.is peeling good 4 me?which peeling?and how strong?plz help
 
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