Melasma is a challenging and common skin disorder that causes light and dark patches to appear on your skin. You may have heard it called the “mask of pregnancy” because pregnant women can suddenly develop this skin condition when the body is triggered by the increased hormones. While it’s common from pregnancy, people can also develop melasma without ever being pregnant.
Melasma sometimes fades after pregnancy or once you stop taking certain medications. It can also fade when you have a good skin care routine.
To prevent melasma, wear sun protection such as long sleeves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats any time you are exposed to the sun. Find shade when you’re standing outside. If you don’t want to wear sunscreen because it keeps your skin pale, try a tinted sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. At Central Wellness, we can help you find an SPF moisturizer that works well for you.
Even if you try these methods and they help, that doesn’t mean that your melasma is gone completely. That’s where our team at Central Wellness can help you! Our radiance peels remove damaged skin to improve your skin’s tone and texture, while our collagen induction therapy improves pigmentation issues from melasma. We would love to talk with you and help you choose the right treatment for your skin.