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Should I shave my upper lip?

I have really thick hair over my upper lip. Why do I have it and my friends don’t? And how can I get rid of it?

Don’t freak. Hair growth is mostly hereditary or hormonally related, says dermatologist Dr. Jim Baral. “People with dark hair on Mediterranean backgrounds tend to have more facial hair,” says Dr. Baral.

He recommends using over-the-counter bleaching or waxing systems like Ardell Invisi-Bleach cream or Surgi-Wax hair remover. Whatever you do, don’t shave! Razor stubble is not attractive.

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9/11/2009 8:00:00 AM