What is melasma?

Melasma causes dark and discolored patches on the skin, especially on the face. It’s a common problem, causing patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray spots. Women are more likely to have it than men. In women, these patches often appear on the upper lips, cheeks, forehead, and chin.

It may occur due to family history, pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, and exposure to sunlight (UV rays). It has three types, and one of them appears in the middle of the face, on the cheekbones, and along the jawline.

These are skin products used to lighten dark patches caused by melasma. They often contain active ingredients like hydroquinone, kojic acid, glycolic acid, azelaic acid, vitamins C and E, and aloe vera extract. These natural compounds make the product safe for all skin types.

How does melasma cream work?

They may work in different ways to lighten the skin. Firstly, they can stop the formation of dark spots and reduce the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. Besides, they can help fade existing dark patches and improve the skin’s natural regeneration process. However, the effectiveness of the product may vary from person to person. These products work well to treat epidermal melasma, which appears on the top layer of the skin. They prevent the production of melanin cells and reduce skin darkening.

Benefits of melasma treatment

Fades hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and melasma
Helps reduce acne spots, freckles, and blemishes
Promotes a brighter and more even skin tone
Deeply cleanses and moisturizes your skin
Absorbs quickly to provide intense nourishment and hydration for your skin.
Suitable for various skin types
Clinically tested and proven efficacy
Non-greasy texture
Non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores)

How long does treatment take to show effective results?

It may take a few weeks or months to see effective results. If you want the desired outcomes, make sure to use it regularly and consistently.

Do ointments have any side effects?

Using these can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. So, it’s crucial to wear sunscreen with a high SPF every day to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Sometimes, these may cause slight irritation, redness, or peeling.
Using high concentrations of hydroquinone (HQ) for extended periods can lead to a side effect called exogenous ochronosis.
Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should be cautious, as some ingredients in these products may not be safe during this time.

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