Since you got pregnant, you’ve been watching dark brown spots invade your face to the extent that they sometimes distract you from your belly, which is growing by the week into a little house.
Melasma (also known as the “mask of pregnancy”) is painless but “costly,” in terms of beauty, for a number of pregnant women, beginning in the fourth month of pregnancy. It’s one of the stubborn symptoms of pregnancy that accompany women for nine months and often even after delivery.
These spots are considered a quasi-natural state associated with pregnancy, especially in darker-skinned women, and are the result of elevated pregnancy hormones like progesterone and estrogen, which lead to an increase in the production of melanin in the skin.
But are there ways to help you avoid these spots that are invading your cheeks, nose, and forehead with chaotic brown splotches? Here are a few guidelines:
Finally, anti-pigmentation medicines, in addition to regular peels, can be considered a final solution to problems with melasma, which may continue after delivery. Do this under the supervision of a dermatologist, who may decide to remove stubborn spots by means of a laser—though not in the summer!
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