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Melasma (Chloasma, pregnancy mask): Improving appearance

  • Melasma is a common condition in women of childbearing age and of darker skin types. Although not fully understood, hormonal factors are likely to play a role.


  • In this video, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology recommend the following:
    • Wear sunblock daily (instructions in the video)
    • Wear a wide-brimmed hat
    • Choose non-irritating skin products
    • Avoid waxing

  • To read more about Melasma (Chloasma, pregnancy mask), click HERE.
  • For more information on sun protection in melasma, click HERE.
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