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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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Intensive spot treatment features triple strength actives to tackle stubborn brown spots on the face, body and hands with safe, natural, clinically proven ingredients.
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This formula combats hyperpigmentation with hydroquinone and kojic acid.
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This concentrated formula targets and diminishes the appearance of discoloration for a more even skin tone.
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This lightener restores an even skin tone by fading skin discolorations caused by the sun or hormones.
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Breakthrough serum fights the 3 main stages of dark spot development.
$53.00
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Protect from UVA and UVB rays while reducing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines & wrinkles.
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A brightening treatment that reduces discolorations while refining skin texture.
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1 oz | PN021
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A daily dark spot correcting moisturizer with SPF 30.
$52.00
1 oz | LP114
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Brightening serum helps fade dark spots and even out skin tone.
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A daily treatment to visibly reduce skin discoloration stemming from various triggers including sun exposure.
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This serum significantly boosts skin's radiance and evens skin tone.
$53.00
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A fast-acting formula that pinpoints and fades stubborn dark spots and discolorations.
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0.3 oz | IE095
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An advanced lightening formula to diminish discoloration and improve overall skin health.
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1 oz | SK036
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Get brighter, more even skin in as little as four weeks.
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Proven anti-dark spot action in just 4 weeks.
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An all-over treatment that helps to fade sun damage, dark spots and acne scarring.
$88.00
1 oz | DG147
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A highly effective, safe, full-facial approach to reducing stubborn discolorations.
$90.00
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This pigment treatment lightens and inhibits hyperpigmentation and age spots while exfoliating the skin.
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This targeted treatment serum treats and prevents pigmentation and damage caused by daily environmental exposure.
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1 oz | MR181
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Diminishes dullness, evens skin tone and enhances overall clarity.
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A fast-acting formula that helps reduce hyperpigmentation and discoloration.
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Helps brighten skin and reduce dark spots.
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Reduce wrinkles, break outs and even out skin tone in one step.
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Powerful night treatment to help correct irregular pigmentation and dark spots.
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