Symptoms and Causes of Melasma
Generally, melasma is caused by harsh exposure to radiation like Ultraviolet light and infrared or visible light. Hardly to say, darker-skinned individuals are at higher risk of having this condition.
Other causes of melasma include hormonal imbalance which can be triggered during pregnancy, use of contraceptive pills, or hormonal therapy. This skin condition can also be traced to increased estrogen and progesterone
On the other hand, it’s possible to develop melasma from using skincare or cosmetics products which are not suitable to your skin. Of course, we all have our allergies, so using products that trigger your allergy might lead to melasma.
Other causes of melasma include the use of sunlight-sensitive drugs known as phototoxic drugs, genetic factors, and hypothyroidism – a situation where your thyroid is underactive. Some anti-seizure drugs can also cause melasma.
Now, let’s briefly look at the signs and symptoms of melasma. They usually appear as colored patches or black spots at your:
- In some cases, your neck and forearms.
However, this skin discoloration is not harmful. The only issue is; that it can only affect your looks causing you to be more conscious of your body.
If you notice any of the abovementioned symptoms, kindly see your healthcare professional or contact Gold cosmetics. Here, we offer procedures and products that can help you get rid of melasma within days.