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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I'm 100% Greek.

This isn't anything new.

What also isn't new is that stereotypically Greeks are known to be hairy.


Thankfully, I am not and my fabulous waxer Kate from Zen Metro Spa can confirm this for you. (tmi?)

Anyways where I'm going with this is that I do not have a mustache and any random hairs I do have up there I take care of. (tmi? again? Ladies, you know what I'm talking about, don't lie.)

But recently now that summer has come and I've been spending more time in the sun catching some prime time rays (PTRs, fyi), and I've noticed that the skin above my upper lip has started getting darker than the rest of my face - like lots of freckles.

Which, from a far looks like... well, you know what.

So, yesterday at my Thea's house I was complaining to my cousin Cathi about how my skin is getting unevenly darker in places specifically above my lip and she's like, "Oh, I know exactly what you're talking about, I had the same problem as I got older".

Great, as she got older...

Basically she told me that she has to always put SPF 55 above her lip to prevent that from happening.

Awesome, add it to the list of wrinkle creams, night creams, pore shrinkers and anti aging remedies. 

I'm sooooooooooooooooooo looking forward to my 31st birthday that's coming up in a few weeks - can't you tell?


  1. oh geeez. i totally understand. i look like i tried to line my lip with brown liner and totally missed. I have almost a solid line of freckles (in the summer) right above my lip. not cool, freckles. not cool. :)

  2. omg - I have the exact opposite problem. My upper lip stays about 10x lighter than the rest of my face, for reasons I don't understand, so I end up putting bronzer there just to kind of even things out. good to know i'm not the only one with problems in that area. drives. me. crazy.

  3. I'm pretty sure there's a Michael Jackson line of skin bleachers you could use as back-up. =)

  4. i'm with you, girl. we should just make the upper-lip tan cool.

  5. As I get older, I've realized I get this creepy lip liner tan too.

  6. I have good news for you... it's because of hormones, not age!

    I used to get the mustache tan on my lip as well as darker spots in a few places on my cheeks. I've got olive skin and figured it was just my luck. I found out from my doctor that the pigmentation is caused by elevated hormone levels (whether from birth control pills, pregnancy, or just higher hormone levels in general). A while after that I went off of my birth control pills, and wouldn't you know it, I stopped having the mustache!

    Sooo... I don't know what your sitch is, but there's the info... take it and run!

  7. Yes, birth control is a major culprit! I also like to blame the 5% Greek that I have in me.

  8. ms salti and elizabeth you just dropped a serious knowledge bomb on me! i'm going to look into the BC as a culprit option, thanks guys.


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