Five daily habits that exacerbate melasma and hyperpigmentation.

August 21, 2018

What Causes It? 

Most people, at some point of their lives, come across this patchy brown discoloration and while it’s not a dangerous condition, it’s certainly an unpleasant one. Here are the five little known causes of melasma and hyperpigmentation: 

  • Contraception Pills: besides their main function of preventing pregnancy, birth control pills are used to ease many different things – period pains, acne, oily skin. However, contraceptive pills can also cause oestrogen imbalance that can stimulates hyperpigmentation and can exacerbate melasma.

  • Skincare Products: with harsh chemicals that tend to irritate your skin are likely to worsen your melasma.

  • Genetic Predisposition: people with darker skin tones are more likely to develop hyperpigmentation.

  • Unprotected Sun Exposure: ultraviolet radiation  penetrate the skin cells on the face and cause a mutation leading to darkening of the skin cells.

Can You Get Rid Of It Permanently?   


Unfortunately, there is not a permanent cure for melasma. Melasma can be kept under control by pigment-control treatments and the following prevention steps:

  • Wearing SPF daily: Since sunlight is one of the biggest triggers for melasma, daily sunscreen use is non-negotiable to keep it at bay. Choose a sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection with an SPF of 30 or higher

  • Protective Clothing: Broad-brimmed hats help keep rays off vulnerable parts of the face. Seek shade whenever outdoors, as well.

  • Gentle skin care: Since products that irritate the skin exacerbate melasma, use gentle products that don't sting or burn.

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The Perfect Peel, a medium strength peel with no pre peel preparation that gives excellent results after 7-10 days.

Retinol  cleansers, lotions creams & serums to reduce pigmentation over a number of months from ZO, The Perfect Peel Products, Aestheticare & La Roche Posay.

Products containing Vitamin C to reduce pigmentation from ZO, The Perfect Peel Products, Aestheticare & La Roche Posay. .

High factor SPF creams & lotions from ZO, Heliocare, La Roche Posay & Biore.


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