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Melasma is the dark blotchy pigmentation that commonly develops on your cheeks, nose or forehead.

Why does it occur?

Various factors play a role in the causation:

-Sun damage

-Hormonal imbalances


-Oral contraceptive pills


- Excess heat

What can be done to get rid of it?

Melasma tends to be very resistant to treatment, and may recur frequently. Some of the measures to get rid of it are:

-Strict sun protection is a must. Apply sunscreen every 3-4 hours throughout the day

-Avoid excess heat

-Medical treatments containing skin lightening agents

-Chemical peels



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