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Melasma

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that is so common during pregnancy, it is often called the "mask of pregnancy." The hormonal changes of pregnancy trigger this skin condition in many women, but it can appear in the absence of pregnancy, primarily during a woman's reproductive years.

Treatments

Melasma is typically preventable if the proper precaution to protect the skin are taken. Broad spectrum sunscreen is the best form of prevention. Melasma can disappear after hormone levels return to normal. Numerous post-partum treatments are available. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Melasma

Melasma is a skin condition that is so common during pregnancy, it is often called the "mask of pregnancy." The hormonal changes of pregnancy trigger this skin condition in many women, but it can appear in the absence of pregnancy, primarily during a woman's reproductive years.

Melasma is a frustrating condition characterized by patchy, dark areas of increased pigmentation. These areas can be difficult to cover even with cosmetics and can cause a great deal of frustration. To make matters worse, it most commonly occurs on highly visible areas like the face that receive sun exposure.

What Causes It?

No one knows the exact cause of this common skin condition, but fluctuating hormone levels play a role, especially increases in the hormone estrogen. Sunlight is also a factor since areas that aren't exposed to sunlight are less likely to be affected. Women that have more natural skin pigmentation are more prone to this type of irregular discoloration. Despite its link with female hormones, men can also get it, although they get it less commonly, with genetic factors playing a role in both men and women.

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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 serum helps to impart a more youthful appearance to the face by targeting uneven pigmentation.
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This powerful formula diminishes the appearance of discoloration for a more even skin tone.
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This pigment-fading serum lightens skin and diminishes the appearance of age spots.
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An all-over brightening cream that leaves you looking lit from within.
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A natural treatment that helps to clarify skin tone and diminish dark spots.
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An intensive solution to hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
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This serum helps to exfoliate and brighten skin.
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This unique masque brightens, diminishes the appearance of dark spots and uneven pigmentation.
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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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1 oz | NS078
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Helps brighten skin and reduce dark spots.
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A powerful anti-aging lightening treatment formulated target discoloration and hyperpigmentation.
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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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