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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 concentrated formula targets and diminishes the appearance of discoloration for a more even skin tone.
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Breakthrough serum fights the 3 main stages of dark spot development.
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A daily dark spot correcting moisturizer with SPF 30.
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Visibly perfects skin tone and leaves skin looking energized, radiant and luminous.
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Be enlightened by this SkinBrite Serum, formulated with Chromabright™, AHAs and botanical brighteners.
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Helps dramatically reduce the appearance of stubborn brown spots and wrinkles.
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This formula combats hyperpigmentation with hydroquinone and kojic acid.
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2 oz | GT034
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Brightening serum helps fade dark spots and even out skin tone.
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1 oz | BT146
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This serum significantly boosts skin's radiance and evens skin tone.
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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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This pigment treatment lightens and inhibits hyperpigmentation and age spots while exfoliating the skin.
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Reduce wrinkles, break outs and even out skin tone in one step.
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