Are you one of the many women struggling with Melasma? This is a common skin disorder or condition characterized by brown or blue-gray flat patches or freckle-like spots because of the overproduction of the cells that make the color of your skin.
No one is born with freckles, even though they may be genetic.
What causes Melasma?
- Contraceptive therapy (birth control)
- Antiseizure medications
- Phototoxic drugs (medicines that make you sensitive to sunlight)
- LED Screens
- Makeup (cosmetics)
- Skincare products
- Tanning beds
We care for skin and there’s a dark spot treatment! So if you have it and want to get rid of them, here are some tips!
Sunscreen won’t get rid of existing dark spots, but it helps prevent the appearance of new ones. We care for skin so we should wear sunscreen SPF of 30 or higher year-round, even when it’s not sunny. And reapply every two hours.
Laser treatment uses pulses of focused, intense light to target damaged areas of skin. There are different types of lasers said to be effective for treating melasma. This dark spot treatment is generally safe. The risk of scarring is low but there may be other side effects like itching, swelling, redness, crustiness, peeling, infection, changes in skin color.
Multiple sessions are usually needed to achieve desired results and it may take up to two weeks to recover from laser treatment.
Cryosurgery uses extreme cold in the form of liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy abnormal skin cells. It is generally safe and requires no anesthesia and little recovery time. Some potential side effects are hypopigmentation, bleeding, and blistering but rarely causes scarring.
Fading cream, also called bleaching cream, is available both over the counter and by prescription. Many fading creams contain hydroquinone, an ingredient thought to suppress melanin production and lighten darkened areas of skin. They may cause inflammation, dryness, burning, blistering, skin discoloration.
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to exfoliate and peel off areas of damaged skin. To remove freckles or for dark spot treatment, a moderate skin peel containing glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid penetrates the skin’s middle layers. Once damaged skin is removed, new skin is generated.
Chemical peels may temporarily cause stinging, peeling, redness, irritation, crusting, swelling.
There are several natural remedies people swear by to get rid of freckles or dark patches. None are scientifically proven. Still, most are unlikely to cause harm when used in moderation.
These we care for skin natural remedies include:
- Lemon juice
- Sour cream
If you experience any irritation, stop using the remedy.
PYNOCARE (Procyanidin + Ascorbic Acid + Betacarotene + d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate) is the first and only oral medication clinically proven to reduce Melasma or dark spots formation in just 8 weeks! It has MSCC or Melasma Skin Clear Complexion Complex formulation that deeply penetrates the inner layers of the skin to help normalize melanin levels. This can minimize the appearance of dark spots in a short time.
Taking 1 capsule twice daily helps lighten deep Melasma up to 12 weeks of taking it 2x daily. Results vary from person to person depending on the type of pigmentation.
PYNOCARE (Procyanidin + Ascorbic Acid + Betacarotene + d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate) is an over-the-counter drug available at Mercury, Watsons, Southstar, Rose, St. Joseph pharmacy, and other leading drugstores nationwide.
3 Tips to Avoid Melasma
- Avoid exposure to sunlight without sunscreen.
- Cut down on screen time in front of your LED screen television, tablet, mobile phone, and computer.
- Keep your skin healthy in general, try a skin-healthy diet of foods rich in Vitamin D: Almond milk, eggs, meat, mushrooms, orange juice, and yogurt.
Melasma can be treated and can be avoided so you should start now! Share your dark spot experience in the comments and let’s talk!
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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