What is Melasma?

What is Melasma and why is it hard to treat?

Melasma is a skin condition characterized by darks spots composed of the pigment melanin that appears on the cheeks, forehead and upper lip. This frustrating skin condition is usually caused by sun exposure, heat and hormones.  It is so common in pregnancy that it is often called the "mask of pregnancy".  Read more about the causes of melasma and how it is affected by lifestyle habits here.

Why Is Melasma Hard To Treat?

Melasma is hard to treat because it is caused by things we cannot avoid: such as light, sun, heat, stress and hormones.

 There is no cure for melasma, but it can be controlled by changing your lifestyle habits and using the correct melasma skincare routine consistently.


The Best Treatment for Melasma on the Face

The best skincare routines for melasma are discussed at this link.

Our favorite skincare products for melasma are discussed at this link.

Guess what?!?  We make melasma treatment easy. You can choose melasma treatment products from many brands and make a customized skincare routine based on your Baumann Skin Type®.

Take the Skin Type Quiz and we will give you an exact skin care treatment regimen to target  melasma.  You will be guided through each step of the skincare regimen to choose from a list of products that are right for your skin type and work well with other products in the regimen.  You can choose from multiple brands, prices points, and in many cases there are clean ingredient and natural ingredient options to treat melasma. This is the quiz that dermatologists use to design evidence-based skincare products for their patients.  We try to make it easy on you because melasma is a hard problem to treat without a dermatologist. You can learn to live with melasma by understanding the best skin care routine for melasma and learning when to change from your Melasma Treatment Regimen to your Melasma Maintenance Regimen


 When you choose which skincare products to use in your melasma skincare routine, you should choose ingredients from at least 3 different skin lightening ingredient categories. The ingredient categories are here if you want to read more about them, but the good news is- we will help you choose the best brands and put them in a step by step skincare routine in the correct step order.  The routine will include skin lightening ingredients from at least 3 categories but will be combined with other skincare ingredients to target all of the barriers to skin health that your skin has.

Follow the above links to blogs written by dermatologists that tell you everything you need to know to treat melasma successfully.


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