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WHAT ARE THESE BROWN SPOTS ON MY FACE?

Dear Sugar
I am 29 and fair skinned. But I have two light brown spots on my upper lip about the size of my pinkie nail. It makes me look like I have a moustache! I don't spend alot of time in the sun. I can't get make up to cover it. What else can I do? Spotted Suri

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Dear Spotted Suri
If they are freckles then there isn't much that you can do. If they are sun spots you can try laser but it might be painful. If you were born with it then it is definitely a freckle. If it recently appeared, chances are that it is a sunspot.

Sunspots can develop even when you don't spend tons of time in the sun - especially if you are fair skinned. I suggest consulting a plastic surgeon.

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yayita yayita 11 years
Weight fuctuations also cause spotting as well as lack o drinking water.
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 11 years
They could have been caused by any of the reasons that other posters have mentioned here. Have you tried mineral make up to cover them up? I have two sun spots that I will have lasered some time in the future, but for now I use mineral foundation (bare essentuals) as a concealer and they disappear. Also it doesn't rub off in the heat or water.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 11 years
Are you on the pill? I was on the pill once upon a time and it was a higher dose than usual and it caused what almost looked like brown stains or blotches on my skin around my mouth and abovce my cheekbones. The doctor said that it was caused by a hormonal change triggered by the pills. Similar to what they call a pregnancy mask. I switched to a differnt dosage of pill and started using a skin lightener. That helped considerably. Hope that is helpful to you.
MeganHarris MeganHarris 11 years
I think those spots are you. You looks great. I have a friend with similar birth marks on her arm, she likes them..
kylake kylake 11 years
I have lots of freckles and unfortunately during summer they become more "pronounced" because of the sun. I pile on loads of foundation above my upper lip just so I don't get the lovely mustache effect of freckles gone wild in the sun!
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 11 years
Ha. Spotted Suri. It could be a birthmark. How long have you had it?
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