5 natural remedies for melasma: Is it possible to get rid of dark spots?

Woman with melasma patches on the face

Woman with melasma patches on the face

If you are searching for natural remedies for melasma, it’s probably because you have already experienced these dark patches of skin along with the emotional component that usually accompanies them.

There is no known cure for melasma even though many people have had great success with both traditional and natural treatments. Here’s what you need to know about melasma and the best home remedies for helping it.

What is melasma and why is it on my face?

This condition is a form of hyperpigmentation in the skin.

Most people experience melasma on their face, in the form of brown or gray-brown patches, but this skin issue can appear on other parts of the body too, particularly those exposed to the most sunlight, explains the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Melasma is seen primarily as a result of hormonal fluctuations, which is why it tends to appear more often among pregnant women and is known as “the pregnancy mask.”

Hormones aside, sun exposure and harsh cosmetics are also causes of melasma, so think twice before you go to the beach for some casual sunbathing or your apply that new product on your face!

Natural remedies for melasma

There are a few traditional treatments for melasma, and your dermatologist can help you decide which are best for you. But if you want to try a more natural approach, these five home cures for melasma could be a good start.

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