Melasma On The Hands

June 28, 2011

Melasma is a skin condition where the skin is characterized by irregular black or tan patches. The skin is usually discolored. There are numerous causes for melasma. It is hereditary and also caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Women who are pregnant and those taking oral contraceptives are more susceptible to melasma. This skin condition can however get to anyone.

Melasma occurs in different body parts and one of them is the hands. The hands appear to have black patches. The patches can also be in shades of brown. These patches are usually irregular. Melasma causes the skin to have an uneven skin tone. The skin loses its usual beauty. Melasma on the hands is common especially on the upper back side.

There are many treatments that you can use to get rid of melasma. Laser rejuvenation is performed in hospital to return the skin to its normal and usual self. Lasers are very costly but it is worth it. Lasers are also very fast and effective.

You can also use onions to treat this skin disorder. All you need to do is grate the onions and get their juice. Mix this juice with apple cider vinegar and use it on the affected area in this case, your hands. You should do this on a daily basis and after some time you will have marvelous results.

Chemical peels are also used to treat melasma on the hands. You can use chemical peels rich in glycolic acid. These peels work by causing blisters on the affected area and after some time, new healthy skin will grow back.

Skin lightening agents like hydroquinone are used to treat melasma. This agents work by regulating the pigmentation of the skin and with no time, you will have your even skin tone back.

Lemon juice is very good for the skin. The acid in it burns the patches and after some time they peel off. This is good for the skin as the new skin will grow with the correct pigmentation giving you an even skin tone.

As you have seen, it is easy to maintain and treat melasma. It is not a harmful skin disease but it can be treated for beauty reasons. Treatments can be costly depending on the one you are using but can be very cheap too as some treatments can be found at home and in your kitchen.


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