Birth Control: One of the Major Melasma Causes

Women, mothers in particular, are always in search for the best solutions to their health and beauty concerns — mainly on keeping their skin as youthful as possible.

However, as their families continue to grow and with stress rapidly affecting their lifestyles, most moms turn to birth control medications to regulate their menstruation, control the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and lower their chances of becoming pregnant again.

And while some are thanking the birth control pills for keeping their skin acne-free, a lot of women are identifying it as one of their primary melasma causes.

Considered by many as common, harmless, and manageable, melasma refers to skin-deep dark patches that usually appear on the most protruded parts of the face including the forehead, cheeks, lips, nose bridge, and body. It can occur whenever there is overstimulation to the melanocyte cell, within this cell the melanosomes produce excess pigment and then deposit the pigment into neighboring skin cells (keratinocytes) resulting in dark brown patches of skin.

Melasma is widespread in countries with tropical climates. In fact, Melasma is one of the top 10 skin problems in the Philippines.

And in terms of the most common Melasma causes, among which are overexposure to the sun, genetics, harsh chemicals from cosmetics, pregnancy and birth control medications.

Do all birth control medications trigger melasma?

The answer is NO.

Among the birth control that are least likely to be linked to melasma includes barrier methods and non-hormonal birth control options like condoms, birth control sponges, diaphragms, cervical caps, and spermicides

Meanwhile, the forms of hormonal birth control that are considered melasma causes include intrauterine devices (IUDs), vaginal rings, birth control shot, birth control patch, and oral contraceptives. All of these contain progesterone and estrogen that are closely associated with melasma.

So is there really a link between birth control pills and melasma?


Research says that about 10-25% of women who take oral contraceptives develop melasma as the pills usually lead to hormonal imbalance.

Hormones are among the primary melasma causes most especially estrogen.  And when there changes in the hormones, it naturally affects the production of melanin in the body that triggers the production of dark spots from inside to outside of the skin.

The good news is – for some moms, melasma can naturally go away on its own after they stop taking oral birth control medication because hormones have leveled off. While for other women, they seek help from dermatologists so they can identify their melasma causes and choose among the best and safest options on how to completely get rid of dark patches on the face.

Stop controlling, Let the light in

With a clear, beautiful, and youthful skin in mind, saying goodbye to oral contraceptives might be one of the best self-love decisions a woman can make.

Through proper diagnosis, the best and safest cure for your melasma follows.

Whether it’s mild or severe, it is best to treat oneself from the inside by eating healthy, getting enough sleep, saying no to smoking, staying away from stress, and taking supplements that can help cure melasma.

One of the proven and tested solutions that is highly prescribed by dermatologists is Procyanidin + Ascorbic Acid + Betacarotene + d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate. It is the first and only oral medicine that is clinically proven to reduce melasma or dark spots formation in just eight weeks. Unlike creams, lotions and gels, it has MSCC or Melasma Skin Clear Complexion Complex formulation that deeply penetrates the inner layers of the skin to help normalize melanin levels, thus minimizing the appearance of dark spots in such a very short time.

Is it time for you to be free from oral contraceptives’ unflattering side effects and embrace a lighter life with your healthy looking skin? The decision is in your hands now. Once you’re ready, just step out of the dark and #LetTheLightIn!


PYNOCARE (Procyanidin + Ascorbic Acid + Betacarotene + d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate)

The first and only oral medicine that is clinically proven to reduce Melasma or dark spots formation in just 8 weeks. Unlike creams, lotions, and gels, it has MSCC or Melasma Skin Clear Complexion Complex formulation that deeply penetrates the inner layers of the skin, to help normalize melanin levels, thus minimizing the appearance of dark spots in a short time.

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