HI ladies! I’ve been on a mission to find the answer to Melasma. Melasma is a chronic skin condition that causes discoloration on your face. It shows up in brown patches and is extremely hard to treat. Why do we have to deal with this as women. It’s as if having babies, losing weight, and dealing with hormones isn’t enough, right?!
I first got Melasma with my first pregnancy. It completely went away after a year. Then, it started coming back on and off. This past summer it flared up really bad. I wear hats with spf, I slather mounds of sunscreen on my face, and I even have sun guards with spf for all my car windows. I mean, I take this pretty serious.
I have done everything I can to protect my skin from the sun so I started doing more research and realized I must have a hormonal imbalance going on. Melasma is an internal problem, usually connected with hormone imbalance. When your estrogen levels are high, your melasma will flare up.
A couple things I’ve been doing to treat Melasma in myself and with clients –
1.Acupuncture, tell your therapist that you want to work on treating melasma. The liver is connected to this issue and they use certain pressure points for hormone imbalance. It’s pretty incredible. The next time I go, I’ll put it on snapchat. I saw results within 2 weeks.
2. Find a hormone Bio-identical doctor. He will check your blood levels,hormone levels, and vitamin deficiencies. I was pretty shocked to find out that my main problem with my Melasma is coming from having too much of a certain hormone. It’s so easy to correct! Everyone should have your levels checked.
3. Whatever you do, DO NOT get an IPL. This laser is the worst laser you can do on your face if you have Melasma. IPL treats hyperpigmentation but not Melasma. They are different. This laser will make your Melasma worse. Trust me.
4. Sleep, anxiety, stress, and diet are all factors. Take care of your body.
5. Look for skincare products that contains these five ingredients.
6.Stay away from heat and direct sunlight.
This one is the hardest to do but here’s why you need to do it:
7.This doctor is well known for treating melasma. He is located in Beverly Hills and has a patent on his laser that treats Melasma. You can look him up here. I really want to try it this winter. I’ll share my results!
Hope this helps. Just remember it’s not just about sun exposure and the lightening creams for your face. This issue is very internal and not topical.