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Sun tanned, hair on chin and upper lip. What is the right age to shave hair?

When I was born I was white but because of playing in the sun I got black.I use face wash daily.And sometimes cream.And there are some hair on the upper lips and on the chin .I want to shave but my mother says to shave later.At what age should I shave and what should I do to get white because I got sunburnt.Please help me.
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi, dear you have not mentioned your age and gender.

I guess you are some where around 13-18 years and started developing hair on upper lip and chin.
As such there is no specific age when we can start shaving, it can be done any time but at least you should be mature enough to handle razors.

For sun tan you may apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA and UVB coverage during the day time.
It has to be repeated every 3-4 hours.
Aviod being in the sun as much as possible
Try to wear full sleeve clothes as they protect from sun rays to some extent.
You may apply pigmentation reduction creams by prescription from a dermatologist.

Hope this helps you.
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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