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Darkening of Skin from Facial Hair Bleach

Question: I recently used Jolen Creme Bleach on my upper lip hairs. I have dark skin...after about 5 minutes it started to burn and I washed it off. Now my skin is slightly darker above my upper lip - it looks like I have a moustache! Do you know if my skin will eventually return to its originally color?
Answer:

It should, you just traumatized this area. First thing to do is be sure to wear sunscreen in this area, whether you think you are going to be in the sun or not. I also recommend you try Aquaphor Healing Ointment and Jan Marini Skin Research Recover-E. Once the area is completely healed I recommend you use SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gelto help lighten the discoloration in this area. Best skin care wishes.

Meagan, Esthetician