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MELASMA: What lies beneath the mask?

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

With scorching summers on the head and autumn approaching quickly, now is the time to assess the adverse effects of sun rays on our skin. Despite wearing sunblock religiously and avoiding stepping out during peak sun hours, our skin still sustains sun damage.

The sun damage can be revealed in many ways, but the most common among them is the increased brown pigment known as Melasma.

Through this blog, we will discuss Melasma: Symptoms, Causes and the Treatments available at Skin Decor in detail.


Under Melasma, also known as “the mask of pregnancy”, generally pigment patches appear on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and the skin above the upper lip in a somewhat symmetrical pattern. It affects women more than men and this is so because of the natural internal or prescription hormones. Also, people with dark skin tones tend to be more prone to melasma.


Causes of Melasma