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What Is Melasma And How Can I Treat It?

We’re getting so many questions about this topic on Instagram and during our phone consultations at the moment – particularly because of the time of year, after a whole summer sun exposure! 

What is melasma?

The British Skin Foundation defines melasma – also referred to as chloasma or pregnancy mask – as

A common skin condition of adults in which brown or greyish patches of pigmentation (colour) develop, usually on the face.

Firstly, it’s important to do some myth busting, in case that helps put your mind at ease. Melasma is not contagious. It is also neither an allergy nor an infection so skin shouldn’t feel itchy, raised or painful as a result.

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