August 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm #185119
As if I need more problems…it seems I know have Melasma. Brief summery, thanks to my Multiple Sclerosis I am now peri-menopausal. I don’t know if that is even how to spell it, lol. So a shift in hormones and swimming in the pool and then I look in the mirror and wham! Huge brown patches all over my face. I fell apart. I always use sunscreen but I don’t know what went wrong. I went into hiding basically. It’s actually lightening on it’s own but I still need some sort of treatment. I now have what I call my movie star hat & sunglasses that I wear at the pool and use extra sunscreen. So, before I run out room: HELP! Tips, advice anything! I have gotten Eve Pearl foundation & concealer but it’s like the makeup wont “stick” to my face. I dunno! Help!August 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm #185152
What do you mean ‘extra’ sunscreen, and what sun protection does your sunscreen offer? Are you diagnosed with Melasma?August 8, 2012 at 10:46 pm #185186
I have melasma (hyperpigmentation) too. I included a link for you, and this comes from that link. ”People with olive or darker skin, like Hispanic, Asian, and Middle Eastern individuals, have higher incidences of melasma”. I am black, but very fair skinned and I used to worship the sun without sunscreen, which was a big mistake. Now I use an spf 70 especially for the face, wear a hat if I’m going to be in the sun for more than a few minutes. There are otc treatments like hydroquinone creams, used along with alpha hydroxy creams, but there are other treatments that have to be prescribed by a physician. Plenty of women swear by applying lemon juice to their face, check Makeupalley.com. But you shouldn’t let it send you into a frenzy!August 9, 2012 at 9:43 am #185259
I am hispanic so that is a check in the box and I used to worship the sun also, another check. I found Avenno (sp?) face sunscreen but I also now know that its very important to reapply often. What treatment works for you?August 13, 2012 at 6:59 am #185672
Hey Robin! Try Perle by Neocutis it is excellent. Any questions just let me knowAugust 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm #187381
Thank you for the suggestions. I did find a product that is working so well and so fast!!! I went to Sephora and met a wonderful woman and she walked me through all the products I could use and we finally settled on one and holy cow!!! It’s Murad Rapid Pigment Lightener. I’ve been using it for about 1 1/2 weeks and I’m seeing a huge difference! I really didn’t think there was anything out there that would be able to help but there is. I would recommend this 100000%! Its worth every penny. Its $60 at Sephora.
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