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    Default Did you get 'the mask of pregnancy'?

    I'm 4 months postpartum and have a discolouration on either side of my top lip which looks precisely like a Charlie Chaplin moustache. I am not usually that caught up on my appearance but this is really bothering me

    I've read that these can hang around until you stop breast feeding which is bad news as I plan to feed for a long while yet. Please if anyone has any great stories of theirs disappearing overnight way before they stopped breastfeeding...or you could make one up to make old moustachio here feel better.

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    Default Did you get 'the mask of pregnancy'?

    I get pigmentation from pregnancy too but I have to use expensive methods to get rid of it

    A cheap option is selsun gold ( anti dandruff shampoo ) as recommended by dermatologist. The instructions for how to use it is on the back

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    Oh yes... this is me too! with all 3 pg's I got it. In fact, I STILL get it and my youngest is nearly 3 years old!

    I have it pretty much all over my face except where you have it LOL (...& where you have it is apparently the most common spot). I have seen skin specialists about it a few times and it is REALLY hard to get rid of. Stay out of the sun and always wear sun cream to avoid it getting darker. I think it took at least 12 months after baby for mine to fade.... depressing I know!

    I have tried skin peels, bleeching creams (even ones made at a compounding pharmacy) and laser. None of them completely got rid of it and I spent a lot of $$$$

    If you find a solution let me know! It's a *****.....

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    Ah well good to know I'm not alone at least! It's really doing my head in...why in the moustache zone of all places?!?! Rahhhh

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    Default Re: Did you get 'the mask of pregnancy'?

    Yes, I had it quite bad with my first. It didn't seem to be linked to BFing as I fed DS till he was 1 and it faded by about 8 months. I used Clinique dark spot corrector and it did seem to help but was very expensive. If you can get some duty free or from strawberry net (they don't always stock it) it's quite a bit cheaper.

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    Thanks FL, that's reassuring. I'll look into the Clinique stuff because this is making me feel horribly self conscious and I have this big mo in all the photos I've got of DD and I.

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    I got thisyears before I was pregnant or even on the pill (which can apparently cause it as well). No idea why! So many people asked me if I had been wearing sunnies because the part they would cover was the only part of my face that didn't have patches all over it. I still have it a bit but it has got a lot better with time. A dematologist gave me a lightening cream to use early on and it was working but is pretty harsh on the skin (it got quite pink!). I just wear mineral foundation over a moisturiser with sunscreen to hide it and protect my skin from sun which would make it worse.

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    Yep, I got a couple of spots of darker pigmentation on my face when preg with DS. They had started to fade about 6 months pp and were pretty much gone by the time DS was 12 months old - that was well before I stopped bfing at 18 months .

    The same spots have come back this preg. I just try to make sure I always have sunscreen on when I go out so as not to make them worse.


 

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