A Skin Ailment of Women


Melasma, a skin disorder usually observed in women, but scant numbers of men also counted affected by Melasma. This disease also known as the mask of pregnancy as it is appeared during the days of pregnancy.

What is Melasma? Melasma is well-known disease observed in women which is skin disorder. In some parts of body, Melasma is appeared, not anywhere. Eventually, Melasma disease can be ascribed as patches or spots in blue or brown colors.  Melasma is not hazardous, but it can have a negative impact on your look, and self-esteem. Everyone desires healthy, bright skin, whether they are men or women, as well as to appear attractive and charismatic.

However, some conditions take our lives and make us doubt our ability to live freely. Melasma is one of the conditions that affect women's self-esteem.

“Mask of Pregnency” is the other name of Melasma.

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Symptoms and Causes of Melasma

Melasma’s exact cause is unknown yet. There are several causes highlighted by experts too.  

Captivatingly, the people who have dark color skins, they indulged in this Melasma most of all.

Colors producing cells are also caused to this disorder of skin. During pregnancy days, Chloasma is also referred to this disease.

Then there is Sun Exposure, followed by various skin-care products. Melasma can worsen if a product irritates your skin, therefore skin care items can cause to Melasma and should away all of them as defenses.

Who Affected by Melasma?

Melasma is a widespread skin condition that affects roughly 45 million women globally, which is considered to be the large amount of the affected women almost all parts of the world.

It is more common in pregnant women, as well as women who use hormone replacement therapy or birth control tablets. Melasma can afflict men as well, but it is uncommon.

Kinds of Melasma: Melasma is ascribed with three of its types: Epidermal, dermal, and mixed Melasma are the three forms of Melasma.

Epidermal Melasma is associated to the sun rays. Skin pigmentation is belonged to Dermal Melasma.


Melasma is the skin disorder and its proper cure is instinct yet. There are some recommended treatments which can be effective also.

Melasma is most commonly caused by a trigger, such as pregnancy or birth control medications.

This disease might diminish after a woman gives birth or stops taking birth control medications.


Hydroquinone, corticosteroids, as well as Azelaic acid, can be used to treat Melasma.

There are some actions that can be used as treatment of the Melasma, such as laser treatment, chemical peeling, and microdermabrasion.

Except it, Sunscreens, bleaching creams, acne creams, topical retinoid, and facial peels using an acid solution to remove the outer layers of the skin are all common therapies for Melasma that have been recommended by the experts as well as dermatologists.


Melasma can be eradicated or fade it away forever. Some of the self-precautions may bring positive result.

It has also been observed that wearing of wide brimmed hat is also effective while you are outside and facing sun rays.

Waxing can be effective. Waxing can induce skin inflammation, which can exacerbate Melasma, so it is best to avoid waxing affected parts of the body.

Irritation soaps, creams, and cosmetics should be avoided as much as you can.

LED Screens and other irritating devices should also be avoided while having disorder of Melasma.

All birth control medicines or hormonal products should also be avoided as these may cause to disordering of the skin in the shape of Melasma.

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