I have a v hairy top lip. ALthough the hairs are not very coarse, they are dark and fine and there are lots of them, so I get this horrible shawdow on my lip and basically have a moustache. I wax or bleach to keep it under control but there is a permanant shadow there.
My problem is that every time I am talking to someone, I am so self conscious about my lip that I can’t concentrate on what people are saying and I feel they are looking at it all the time. This affects how I go about my life. I don’t want to draw attention to myself in conversations and so I keep quite and don’t speak up when I should do!! I constantly want to check myself in the mirror to check how my face looks in whatever lighting is in the room. I don’t look people in the eye and sometimes don’t even want to go out.
I have asked a few friends about it and my mum, and they just say I am being paranoid, so what am I looking in the mirror at, there’s nothing wrong with my eyesight, and I’m not crazy and so I figure they are just being nice or are too embarrased to say anything. I feel silly as well making such a big deal of it when people have so many other far worse problems in their lives.
However, it is so horrible because it affects your self esteem and confidence and you just wanna stop thinking about it, but its always there and sometimes its all I think about.