The Dreaded Sun Mustache

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The Dreaded Sun Mustache
Wed, 09-04-2013 - 10:29am

What is a "sun mustache"?
It's melasma, a skin discoloration resulting in brown to gray-brown patches on the face, affecting far more women than men. In addition to the upper lip area, melasma can also occur on your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, forehead and chin. The exact cause is unknown, explains dermatologist Melissa Piliang, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic, but is believed to be due to a combination of hormones, sun exposure and a genetic predisposition.

What Is Melasma -- aka a Sun Mustache -- and How Do You Get Rid of It? -

Have you experienced this?  How did you treat it?

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