Bye Bye, Melasma! My Solutions to Stop Hiding Under Makeup
Anyone who has suffered from brown patches of skin known as a type of hyperpigmentation called melasma understands what a pain it is to deal with after the summer. While melasma occurs because of hormonal changes, it seems to be worse after the summer. Summer affects everyone’s skin, but thankfully, there are several treatment options to help return your skin to its natural glow.
What I first experienced the dreaded “pregnancy mask,” I became extremely self-conscious. The brown spots taking over my skin were embarrassing. I wanted to hide. So, I did. I bought tons of beauty products to mask my mask. I spent hours learning how to do my makeup differently via YouTube to cover my pigmentation issues.
I looked up melasma treatments and struggled to get good results. I discussed my skin concerns with my doctors. It seemed like I was never going to be able to leave the house with a makeup-free face again. But, then, I made a discovery that changed everything.
I Made Some Lifestyle Changes
First, I stopped taking my birth control. I learned that melasma is directly related to hormone changes. It appeared because of pregnancy. Since hormone changes trigger melasma, I decided to stop taking birth control while I was trying to treat my issue. After discussing it with my doctor, this was the right choice for me.
I Practiced Sun Safety
Then, I started practicing sun safety more than ever before. I began to use daily sunscreen and wore sunhats and sunglasses. Even when I started to see positive results, I continued to use sunscreen daily. Melasma can easily return as a result of sun exposure. I do not want to risk it!
I Found a Melasma Treatment That Worked
Finally, I hesitated to use many of the products on the market because of the possible side effects. However, I learned about Cysteamine cream, which is a safe alternative of hydroquinone. I was thrilled to discover Cysteamine cream was the melasma treatment I had been searching for. Within less than six weeks of just using the cream once a day, I began to see the results!
Now, I only use the Cysteamine cream twice a week to maintain my complexion, along with a daily SPF. I no longer feel like I must hide my skin behind makeup.
published on: helping-parents.us, on: October 11th, 2017