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Skin discoloration of upper lip

The skin on my upper lip is darkening and I don't know what to do about it.  (It is definately not the hair)  It started about a year ago and comes and goes with no consistant pattern that I can determine.  I have used 2 types of face creams I think have made it worse - both were over the counter daily anti-aging moisturizers - but thats not the only time it seems to get worse.  Does anybody know what this is from and what I can do about it???  It makes it look like I have a mustache but  its nothing I can wax off!  I have seen Ambi, a OTC skin lightener, but I am scared to home bleach my skin.    
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I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be contact dermatitis or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The treatment for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment. If it still persists then you can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion. Avoid picking, harsh scrubbing, and abrasive treatments unless prescribed by a dermatologist during this period.
I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep us posted on how you are doing or in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.

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My guess woud be that you are to self conscious...but that's just a guess.
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