01-19-2016  Cheryl Kerr

What is Melasma? Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a common skin problem that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face, forearms and neck. The most common areas for melasma to develop are cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip. One way to prevent melasma is sun protection. Dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen every day and reapplying the sunscreen every 2 hours. They also recommend wearing a wide-brimmed hat when you are outside since sunscreen alone may not give you the protection you need.

Women are far more likely than men to get melasma. There are many factors that can trigger it including pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone therapy, cosmetics, and anti-seizure medications. Because melasma is so common during pregnancy, it is sometimes referred to as “the mask of pregnancy.”

The Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen exfoliates, visibly brightens and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.

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