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How Moisturisers Can Help with Melasma Prevention and Treatment?

Jul 28, 2023

How Moisturisers Can Help with Melasma Prevention and Treatment?

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How Can Moisturiser Help in Melasma Management?

Uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and dark patches on the face are some of the most common skin concerns many people struggle with. Among these, melasma is particularly tricky to treat as it often appears in response to hormonal changes and   sun exposure.

But don’t worry! There is hope in the form of moisturiser for melasma. Melasma is a common skin condition that appears as brown or greyish-brown patches on the face, often on the cheeks, forehead, chin, and upper lip. 

While the exact cause of melasma is unknown, it’s believed to be triggered by hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause and excessive sun exposure. Moisturisers can help prevent and treat melasma by hydrating the skin, improving the skin barrier function, and protecting it from UV damage.

How Can Moisturiser Help in Melasma Management?

Here are some ways in which moisturisers can help in melasma management:

  • Preventing Dryness and Irritation

Dry skin can exacerbate melasma and make it more noticeable. Using a moisturiser regularly can help prevent dryness and irritation, which can help minimise melasma’s appearance.

How Can Moisturiser Help in Melasma Management?

  • Enhancing Penetration of Other Products

Certain moisturisers contain ingredients such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid that can help to improve the penetration of other topical melasma treatments, such as hydroquinone, tretinoin, and vitamin C. This can enhance the effectiveness of these treatments.

  • Providing Sun Protection

Exposure to the sun’s UV rays is a major contributing factor to melasma, and using a moisturiser with a broad-spectrum sunscreen can help prevent further skin darkening. Look for a moisturiser with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it daily, even on cloudy days.

  • Reducing Inflammation

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Some moisturisers contain anti-inflammatory ingredients, which can help reduce skin inflammation and minimise melasma’s appearance.

However, everyone’s skin is different and can react differently to other ingredients, so it is always possible that some people may experience skin irritation, redness, peeling, itching, and discomfort from using a moisturiser for melasma.

Therefore, it is better to consult a melasma doctor/dermatologist before using moisturiser to avoid any side effects. They will prescribe other treatment options like chemical peel, laser therapy, or microneedling according to your skin condition.

Looking for a way to prevent and treat melasma? At Clear Skin Clinics Pune, our expert dermatologists can help you improve melasma’s appearance and keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Also, guide you on how to use moisturiser for melasma management.

Say goodbye to dry, dull skin and hello to a more radiant complexion. Book your appointment with Clear Skin Clinics Pune today!

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.


Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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