Melasma is a skin disorder that affects the face, upper lip, lower lip and the forehead. It mostly affects pregnant women because of hormonal changes in the body. It also affects those women who use oral contraceptives. Patients who suffer from thyroid can also develop Melasma. There are countless videos on www youtube.com about melasma from home videos showing how to cover it with make up and others showing how they make and apply their own home remedy for melasma. Some of the most popular methods to treat melasma include:
Creams for treating Melasma
Malasma can be treated using creams. Creams guarantee absolute treatment for Melasma. You can apply the cream on the dark patches on the face by using small amount for each spot. This cream is applied in the morning and at night. Changes can be noticed after ten days of application. The spot becomes red and thus starts to disappear. The cream penetrates the skin and then it starts to destroy the spot.
After this stage one can use makeup to cover the spot. The spot heels after fourteen days of application and a new skin develops. The spot is completely heeled after twenty days.
Natural remedies for Melasma
Melasma can be effectively treated using natural methods such as a mixture of lemon juice and sugar, use of coconut orange juice rose water and turmeric. These methods are cheap and effective ways of treating Melasma. They cause no harm to the skin since there is no use of chemicals.
Lemon juice and sugar:
One of the natural methods is the use of lemon and sugar exfolitor which is made up by mixing sugar with lemon juice. Rub the mixture on the palm of you hand and then apply on the face. Finally rub your face with a wet towel. This method is cheap, economical and you can actually use it at the comfort of your home.
Coconut milk, orange juice, rose water and turmeric:
You need coconut milk; four spoonful of rose water, two spoonful of turmeric and one spoonful of orange juice. Mix the ingredients and apply it on your face where there are dark spots of Melasma. Wait for a half an hour and wash your face with warm or cold water.
Laser treatment for Melasma
This process takes ten to fifteen minutes. The treatment is done for six to eight weeks. It is used for treating epidermal and dermal Melasma. It uses ultra violet rays to destroy Melasma.
Spectra laser toning treatment produces consistency results than any other method used to treat Melasma. This method is more expensive as compared to the natural method.