Cure Melasma

February 8, 2012

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Melasma is a kind of skin condition that is more common in female. Males too are affected but only about 10% of cases had been reported in males. The skin condition comes with a brownish appearance. It can also affect every race. It is usually seen on areas of the body where there is consistent contact with the sun. Some drugs have also been associated with the appearance of the skin condition.  Use of contraceptives and pregnancy too can lead to its formation on the skin. The pigmentation can come up on several parts of the body and it can have this disfiguring appearance on the skin. Most women of child bearing age can end up with this skin condition.

In case the presence of this skin condition is already giving you some worries, this write up will show you what to do in order to get rid of it from your skin. The methods to be highlighted below will help with complete removal of the melasma within a rather short period of time.

Use of sunscreen

Since melasma can be caused by direct contact of the sun on the skin, one of the best ways to get it treated is to make use of sunscreen. The sunscreen can help to get the skin covered and it will prevent direct glare of the sun on the skin. This method helps to prevent formation of melasma and it had been proved to be one of the best ways to deal with the skin problem.  While you are making use of sunscreen to cure melasma, it is important to use it on daily basis. If you fail to be consistent, the method may not work against the melasma and your skin will be covered with it.

Topical creams

It is also possible to get rid of melasma through the use of topical creams. Some topical creams are specially made for this skin condition. What you need to do is to apply the topical creams the same way you will apply every other cream. The topical creams have bleaching effect on the melasma and this will make the skin condition to fade away with time.

Conclusion

Many of the topical creams used for removing melasma contain hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent and it can have negative impact on the skin if it is too much. Make sure that the topical cream does not contain more than 2-4% hydroquinone.

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