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March 6, 2011 2:23 PM Subscribe
Waxing the upper lip leading to greenish skin?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've had my upper lip waxed off for the past ten years, as has my sister, who has a similar complexion and hairs. She's been actually doing it for a longer time (at least five years more), and I'm noticing a greenishness to her upper lip area, like under the skin. She says it's coming from waxing and threading and using a microtrimmer, so she plans on just bleaching the hair that comes back (which will still look furry in the light and embarrassing).
She can obviously do whatever she wants, but I don't want to have bleaching that hair become my new method.
I can't afford electrolysis or any permanent removal schemes, but I'd like to know if there's anything I can use to fight off the greenishness. This hasn't happened anywhere else I wax or thread.
I'm Pakistani, with a golden complected fair skin. My aunt told me to use lemon on it to make sure it doesn't happen to me (not sure how that would help since I don't know what the greenish stuff is).
Anyone know what it is and how to deal with it? I'll stop waxing and threading if it's just hair pulling trauma, but I would still need to use a microtrimmer or something to get the hair off. I don't want to go with bleaching it.