Melasma is a common form of skin hyperpigmentation that can be exceedingly frustrating to get rid of.
It typically appears as dark-brown to grey patches on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and upper lip. Two main factors that contribute to melasma are exposure to UV light and hormone changes, so summertime and pregnancy are common times when melasma flares. Certain medications as well as genetics may also contribute to the development of Melasma.
Identifying the cause, including adequate sun protection as well as pigment blockers into your daily skincare routine, are the top main priorities when treating and managing Melasma.