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3 Things That Are Sure To Help You Get Rid Of Melasma


Melasma is a very common skin condition usually associated
with the appearance of brown patches on the skin. The patches generally occupy the
forehead, cheeks, jaw, upper lip, or chin. Though this skin condition is more common in
women it also affects men, and is more likely to “hit” people with olive or darker skin. There are many known causes of
Melasma, such as, sun exposure, hormonal changes (pregnancy, taking pills with
estrogen or progesterone, hormone replacement, etc.), and some skin care
products and cosmetics. For the ladies out there who make an effort to take
care of their skin, melasma can be a menace! Still, melasma is not a curse and as any other skin condition it is manageable! Read on if you want to learn 3 easy ways to keep dark spots at bay!

Protecting
Your Skin With High SPF

The best way to deal with melasma is to prevent it,
if possible. It is much more difficult
to eliminate this condition compared to preventing it from happening in the first
place (as with other skin concerns). So how can we prevent it? Protect your
skin with very high SPF. Simple as that. If you know that you are prone to developing
melasma (i.e your mom had it when she was pregnant), it is recommended that you
use sunscreens with at least SPF 50 containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
These 2 ingenious ingredients are the ones responsible for blocking UVA rays (
A for Aging) and UVB rays (B for Burning). 

If
prevention is not an option anymore and you are already trying to deal with
melasma, sun protection will help avoid further discoloration from occurring,
so don’t underestimate it. Also, aiding your sunscreen with wide brimmed hats
is a must when you absolutely have to simmer in the scorching hot sun.

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Using Skin
Brightening Products

In conjunction with sunscreen and regular exfoliation, skin
brightening creams are essential to reducing hyper-pigmentation. When it comes
to reducing dark spots and evening the skin tone, the ultimate champ is 
Vitamin C. Not only vitamin C will diminish hyperpigmented marks (au revoir, brown
spots!) but it will boost collagen production (goodbye, wrinkles!), and shield
skin from free radicals (hello healthy skin!). There are many products out
there that contain Vitamin C, but always keep in mind, choose organic! With
organic products, brightening your skin has never been this safe!

The La Mav Skin-Brightening range includes powerful bio-actives targeted specifically to even skin tone, texture and promote radiance while reducing the appearance of spots, sun damage, and other blemishes. Rumex occidentalis extract, Vitamin C, Bearberry extract, Glabradin (from Licorice Root extract), and Cassia alata leaf extract are key ingredients in the range that have scientifically proven effects on skin clarity and texture. When used together, products in this range offer a synergistic skin brightening effect that is quickly noticeable and improves with continued use. Formulated for use on all skin types, this range is perfect for use on skin with sun and lifestyle damage. 

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Regular Exfoliation

We have talked about exfoliation many times on our blog, and there is a reason why. It is very important! We can’t stress on this enough. Melasma or no melasma, exfoliation is the key to maintaining healthy glowing skin. If you have melasma, exfoliation can help remove the pigmented skin cells on the top most layer and at the same time help your treatments penetrate deeper into your skin. Start with exfoliating once a week, and increase gradually while monitoring your skin for redness or irritation. If you see irritation, decrease frequency. Remember, exfoliate gently or you will be at risk of increasing pigmentation on your skin.

With these 3 essential steps, you can finally
bid adieu to
melasma! Trust me!

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