What is Melasma?

This deeper brown or dark pigment is also known as a pregnancy mask. Melasma often appears around pregnancy or with many hormonal changes (increased levels of progesterone) and use of birth control pills or during menopause and can also be hereditary. It can appear anywhere on the body and is worsened by exposure to the sun, but it is mostly found on the face of women 20-50 years of age than on men. Melasma is extremely difficult to treat, especially on darker skin types and can usually be lightened but not cleared.

What can be done?


Best sunblocks to use:

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

ZO Sunscreen + Primer Broad-Spectrum SPF 30

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