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How to Get Rid of a Female Moustache or Upper Lip Shadow

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How to Get Rid of a Female Moustache or Upper Lip Shadow

Many women have a dark shadow on their upper lip. This skin blemish may appear only temporarily or be a constant facial feature. The sun, hormonal changes or pregnancy can be the cause of a moustache shadow and there are different methods to help them disappear.

At OneHowTo.com we'll tell you how to get rid of a female moustache and say goodbye, once and for all, to that detested shadow.

Moustache shadows

It's called melasma and appears due many different factors, such as the delicateness of this part of the face. If you regularly pluck or wax, it's even more sensitive. Moustache shadows are one of the most difficult spots to remove and tend to be recurring. However, there are professional treatments and home remedies, that when used regularly, will help clear them up.

To prevent moustache shadows, it's recommended to apply sunscreen daily, with SPF 50. Apply it a half an hour before being exposed to sunlight, in the summer and as well as during the winter. For more detailed information, take a look at how to protect your skin from the Sun.

Moustache shadows

The causes of moustache shadows

The causes of moustache shadows often result from bad habits such as overexposure to the sun or routines that change your hormonal balance.

Next, at OneHowTo.com we'll explain the most common causes of a dark shadow on the upper lip.

  • One reason is due to plucking or waxing, without applying sunscreen. After waxing, the area is extremely sensitive, and therefore, it's recommended that you use SPF 50 or more.
  • If you take oral contraceptives, it also may be causing your skin to be more sensitive to sunlight.
  • Hormonal disorders produced during puberty, pregnancy or menopause can also produce skin blemishes.
  • Using tanning and cosmetic creams containing tar derivatives can also be a cause of moustache shadows.
The causes of moustache shadows

Say goodbye to moustache shadows with lemon

If you'd like to learn how to remove moustache shadows, then you should use lemon because it's a very effective natural lightening remedy. To lighten the skin and work to remove that bothersome spot, dilute a lemon in half a glass of water and apply every night on the upper lip.

Leave it on while you sleep and the next morning, wash your face well with water and then apply your regular moisturiser. To get rid of moustache shadows, it's essential to be consistent and do this routine every night.

Say goodbye to moustache shadows with lemon

Try intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy

If you want to remove moustache shadows, you can go to your regular cosmetic healthcare clinic and try an IPL treatment (Intense Pulsed Light). It's one of the most effective methods for getting rid of skin blemishes and destroys the melanin without damaging the skin, using a method that's painless and doesn't cause any side effects.

Melanin is the natural pigment in our skin and is a hormone that causes the appearance of spots. If you eliminate this hormone, it will lighten the blemish until it disappears.

Try intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy

A homemade mask of hydrogen peroxide to help with these spots

Another method for how to remove moustache shadows is to make homemade masks. This time, we'll use hydrogen peroxide which is suitable for moustache shadows.

The ingredients you need to make the homemade mask are the following:

  • 10 g milk powder (0.35oz)
  • 20 drops of hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 drops of glycerine

To prepare the mask, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until a paste forms and when it's ready, apply it to your moustache with a cotton swab. Leave the mask on for 5 minutes and then rinse with plenty of water. If you repeat this treatment every day, you'll succeed in lightening the skin blemish.

A homemade mask of hydrogen peroxide to help with these spots

Remove moustache shadows with Amelan

Amelan is a dermatological treatment that causes the skin to flake and therefore produces skin regeneration.

It's a treatment that must be prescribed by a specialist and consists of applying an Amelan mask to the moustache and leaving it on for 30 minutes. This must be repeated for 6 sessions to depigment moustache shadows and produce good results.

Remove moustache shadows with Amelan

A homemade mask for sensitive skin

If you have sensitive skin and you want to use a homemade mask to get rid of moustache shadows, follow this recipe with cucumber.

The ingredients you'll need are:

  • 3 slices of cucumber
  • 5 ml of apple cider vinegar
  • 5 ml of rose water

To make this home remedy for blemishes, crush the cucumber slices until you have a paste. Put it in a colander and squeeze out all of the juice of the crushed cucumber, then add 5 ml of apple cider vinegar and 5 ml of rose water and mix all of the ingredients together.

To apply the mask, use a cotton swab and put the paste over your moustache, letting the skin absorb the mask overnight. The next morning, wash it well with water and apply sunscreen. Repeat this every night and in a period of two weeks, you'll see how the moustache shadow becomes lighter.

A homemade mask for sensitive skin

Female moustaches

If you are in a hurry and want to get rid of the unsightly stain, you can learn how to cover upper lip shadows with makeup too.

Now you know how to remove a female moustache shadow or upper lip shadow, you may want some tips on how to lighten a female moustache or how to bleach a female moustache naturally.

Female moustaches

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Mel
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Instead of using lemon, can I use lime?
OneHowTo Editor
Lemon is more acidic than lime, therefore, if won't be as effective.
Hope this helps
Mariam
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What if i dont have rose water for the apple cider vinger method?
OneHowTo Editor
You can try any of the other methods if you're missing an ingredient.
Hope this helps
Mariam
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Is it okay if i dont use the rose water in the apple cider mask? I dont have aany rose water
vidya
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Such a great tips. Thanks for sharing it.
radhika
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i used brite with momate cream combination for 4 days, my upper lip issue was solved.
Mariam
What is momate cream?
janice
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How could I get my mustache shadow removed from my upper lip. I tried lemmon juice and removing it with Nair. The shadow never seems to disappear. Help Please.
taniya
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i want to whiten glowing clear skin at home
Becca
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Hi can i use these if above my lips it green?
OneHowTo Editor
Yes, these products will lighten and unify your skin's color.
Hope they help
shreejasan
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hai,
The upper lip skin are so black,but there is no hair..how to reduce the darkness..please advise
OneHowTo Editor
Lemon is good to clear dark patches on skin, follow the indications on this article to find out how to use it to get rid of your upper lip shadow
areesha
Plz help me i 'have greenish skin on uper lip so what i do plz tell me?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Areesha,
Have you had some kind of wound in the area? Our best advice is to go and see a doctor or dermatologist to get an appropriate diagnosis.
Hope this helps

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