How To Treat Melasma

August 3, 2011

Melasma is a skin disorder that is characterized by discoloration of the skin. Black and tan patches that are irregular in shape occur on the skin.

There are many ways of getting rid of melasma. Treatment usually depends on how deep it has affected the skin. There are types that affects only the epidermis while there are types that affects the skin up to the dermis.

Laser treatment takes good care of melasma. It is very fast in doing this job and is very much preferred by many people. However, this treatment is expensive.

Getting rid of melasma is an easy task if you are using chemical peels. With chemical peels, all you have to do is apply the mask on the affected area and let it dry for sometime. You are then to peel off the mask and this will cause a blister on the skin. After sometime, new and healthy skin will grow back.

There are many skin lightening creams. These creams work by changing the pigmentation on the affected areas. This method is not advisable for dark skinned people as it gives them an uneven skin tone.

Lemon juice is another way of getting rid of melasma. It is an effective home remedy but it takes time to completely work. After a month’s use you should begin seeing changes in your skin. Lemon juice burns the patches and after some time, they fall off and pigmentation changes when new skin grows.

Yogurt is very good for the teeth. Did you know that it is as good on melasma? It cleanses and moisturizes the patches. Before taking a bath in the evening, apply some yogurt on the affected areas. This is to be done 30 minutes prior to showering. After rinsing off, you will feel your skin feeling smoother and softer.

Use vinegar on melasma. Rinse the skin with diluted vinegar and do not pat dry. Let the air to lock in moisture in the skin.

Finally, you should note that melasma can disappear on its own. Nevertheless, this is not the case in all cases. Women who got melasma when they were pregnant have it disappear after child birth. For those who got it when they took oral contraceptives, melasma usually disappears after they seize to use this form of contraceptive. This is not the case with men. Melasma does disappear rarely in men especially the ones with darker skin.


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