Beauty: at last, some good news about melasma

As a melasma sufferer myself, I’m delighted by the new treatments

I have always promised that if I ever find a product that significantly improves melasma (large brown patches caused by defective cells failing to regulate melanin production, triggered by damage or hormonal changes, and worsened by heat and sunlight), I’d let you know. It’s been a long time coming.

My own melasma – which appeared in my 20s and stepped up several gears when I became pregnant, spreading across my forehead and down the sides of my face – has never responded to treatments, either cosmetic or medical (NHS dermatologists told me nothing could be done), so I’ve focused instead on the art of cover-up.

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