If you are dealing with melasma, one of the first things you need to know is that it is far more common than you realize. Many women suffer from melasma. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology call it “the mask of pregnancy” due to how often it occurs in pregnancy. As women’s hormones wreak havoc on their bodies, some women find they also wreak havoc on their skin.
If you are dealing with melasma, you are not alone. Even celebrities with a team of personal assistants, physicians, and makeup teams deal with melasma. Fame and fortune cannot hide the effects of the sun or your hormones. If you find solace in knowing celebrities suffer just like you, then keep reading!
Brooke Burke, the famous model and television host, publicly announced she deals with melasma by removing her makeup and showing her skin pigmentation issues on The Doctors television broadcast. She has honestly discussed seeking melasma treatment including chemical peels and laser treatments.
The ABC News chief meteorologist dealt with melasma during pregnancy and openly discussed her skin issues. In addition to chemical peels, she is now making every effort to avoid a recurrence by wearing SPF daily and going without makeup.
Jenna Dewan Tatum
Channing Tatum’s beautiful actress wife, Jenna, developed melasma during pregnancy and spent two years trying to lessen it. She eventually used a pigmentation reduction treatment and has been satisfied with the results.
After dealing with melasma during pregnancy, this Australian model now practices a regular sunscreen routine to avoid a recurrence. She is a fan of light therapy and microdermabrasion.
Ultimately, melasma is more of a nuisance than anything else. But, many women find the condition embarrassing. Since it is not guaranteed to fade on its own, you should seek help from your dermatologist.