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Chloasma

What is Chloasma?

Chloasma, which is also referred to as melasma, is a common problem among women who are pregnant with fluctuating hormones and is sometimes called the "mask of pregnancy" due to the patchy areas of discoloration it produces.

Treatments

Sun protection using a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays is critical. Other treatments include, Hydroquinone, retinoids, lightening ingredients, and AHA. However, many of these ingredients cannot be used during pregnancy or while lactating. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Chloasma

Fluctuating hormones can lead to a skin condition called chloasma which is also referred to as melasma. It is a common problem among women who are pregnant. This condition is so closely linked with pregnancy that it’s sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy.” It’s referred to as a mask because of the patchy areas of discoloration it produces. These discolored areas are due to increased production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin and hair its color. It’s most common in areas that are exposed to sunlight, especially the face.

What Causes It?

Chloasma is closely linked with pregnancy and fluctuations in hormones, but you don’t have to be pregnant or even a female to get it. Men can get it too, although less frequently. Women who are on birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy are more prone to this skin condition. Sun exposure plays a role since it’s most likely to affect areas exposed to sunlight like the face. Genetics are also a factor in determining who will acquire the condition.

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This dynamic product lightens the appearance of discoloration and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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This powerful serum is designed to illuminate and brighten skin that is affected by hyperpigmentation caused by aging and UV exposure.
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This daily triple action moisturizer is formulated to both diminish the appearance of dark spots and brighten overall skin tone while protecting skin against further discoloration and damage.
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A daily treatment to visibly reduce skin discoloration stemming from various triggers including sun exposure.
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A nourishing oil packed with Omega-3 and fatty acids to balance skin tone and smooth skin texture.
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Correct pigmentation and boost luminosity to reveal beautifully radiant and even-toned skin.
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A professional-grade, spa-powered brightening treatment formulated with a complex of powerhouse ingredients.
$90.00
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A professional-grade, nighttime treatment serum powered by high-potency 25% vitamin C.
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This two-step peel gently polishes skin as it fades darks spots and discoloration.
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This unique masque brightens, diminishes the appearance of dark spots and uneven pigmentation.
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This concentrated formula targets and diminishes the appearance of discoloration for a more even skin tone.
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0.5 oz | KS080
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Breakthrough serum fights the 3 main stages of dark spot development.
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