Jan 5, 2010
Don’t hide behind the mask of melasma…let your inner glow take the front row!
You may be wondering why your maternal glow has suddenly turned to the “dark” side. Melasma, also known as “the mask of pregnancy”, is a common skin disorder involving an excess of melanin. Melasma is typically confined to the mid-forehead, cheeks, chin, nose and jawline. The female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are believed to stimulate the over-production of melanocytes (pigment-producing skin cells). As a result, the epidermis develops patches of darkened skin (hyperpigmenation). Unfortunately, melasma is not limited to the nine months of pregnancy. In fact, it is not limited to women. Although uncommon…even men can develop melasma!
THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL…MELASMA
*Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Undo the damage of yore with the illuminating TCA skin peel. Renowned by dermatologist for its powerful brightening effects, this potent peel effectively treats the blotchy discoloration associated with melasma. The TCA Peel can also be applied to localized areas of hyperpigmentation. In other words, it can be used to effectively “spot treat” melasma conditions.
DON’T PULL THE TRIGGER
Although the root cause of melasma varies from person to person. The trigger remains the same: UV radiation! Sun exposure is the singular, most-important factor in the development of melasma. Regardless of hormones or genetics, without sunlight, your melasma won’t see the light of day! Broad-spectrum sunscreens, such as Peel Rx Green Tea Anti-Aging SPF 30, ensure your skin will be melasma-free for all of eternity!
Life’s a beach! So, please don’t forget your sunscreen!
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Kristina Holland-Natural Skin Shop’s skin savvy writer (& biggest fan!)