How to Beat Melasma
Melasma is a skin condition that can be very frustrating to deal with. It often appears in patch formations as opposed to speckling like freckles. Melasma can appear on many parts of the body including the face, chest, and hands. Causes for this condition are usually hormonal changes like pregnancy (usually referred to as Chloasma), however other factors also have an impact like sun exposure or certain medications.
So how do you prevent Melasma? We're glad you asked!
First things first - avoid sun damage at all costs! Use a minimum SPF 30-50+ (our Glow Getter is perfect for daily use) & wear a big floppy hat - it's an absolute necessity for preventing ageing as much as possible. Prevention is always easier than cure, and a strong SPF is the absolute basis for any effective skincare routine.
Once you've got the SPF down, we recommend you incorporate actives specifically designed at treating melasma.
The first is Vitamim A, aka Retinol, which is an active component found in many anti-ageing serums & creams. Retinol works by encouraging cell renewal to help get rid of the build up of pigmentation on your skin, allowing it to fade away. Go slow with this one as you don't want to over stimulate the skin and cause irritation, we recommend starting out once a week and slowly building up to two or three times as your skin adjusts.
Our go-to? New Skin - rich in Vitamin A, this is our number one recommendation for those looking to get serious results in the shortest amount of time. If you're new to Retinol please be sure to start slowly!
Our second pick for this condition are vitamin C actives like L Ascorbic Acid. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can help with environmental damage by preventing free radical formation. A great way to reap the benefits of vitamin C, as well as reducing your risk for melasma and pigmentation issues in general, is through regular use of C10 for those that prefer a milder active, and C20e for those who want the supercharged version!
Not all melasma is the same though, and we strongly recommend you book in for a expert skin diagnosis to discern the correct protocol for you. With spaces for 2021 incredibly limited, we strongly suggest you give us a call on 0401 759 599 and our VIP conceirge will do the best they can to book you in.