Tout ce que vous devez savoir sur le mélasma sur la peau noire

Everything You Need to Know About Melasma on Black Skin

Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark spots to form on the face. It can occur in both men and women, but is more common in women who are pregnant or taking oral contraceptives. Melasma on black skin is more common and lasts longer.

In this article, we will discuss what causes melasma, who is at risk of getting it, and how to get rid of it. We will also give you some tips to prevent melasma from coming back.

What is melasma?

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown or dark spots on the face, usually on both sides of the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin. Melasma can also appear in other parts of the body exposed to the sun, such as the neck and chest.

When it appears in pregnant women, it is known as chloasma or "mask of pregnancy." This condition is much more common in women than men, and it often develops during pregnancy or while taking certain hormonal contraceptives.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 90% of people with melasma are women.

Causes and risk factors for melasma

The exact cause of melasma is unknown, but it is believed to be related to hormones. Pregnancy and taking birth control pills are two common risk factors. Skin care products that contain irritating chemicals are also a possible cause. Other hormonal changes, such as those that occur during menopause, can also trigger melasma.

People with certain medical conditions are also at higher risk of developing melasma. These conditions include:

  • Thyroid problems
  • Addison's disease
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Taking certain medications, such as corticosteroids, antimalarials, and tricyclic antidepressants

Sun exposure is another major factor that can contribute to the development of melasma. People who are regularly exposed to the sun are more likely to contract it.

Melasma is more common in people with dark skin because they have more melanocytes (cells that produce melanin).

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Symptoms of melasma

The most common symptom of melasma is hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the skin. It can occur on any area of ​​the body exposed to the sun, but is most commonly seen on the face.

It can appear as symmetrical dark spots on the face. These patches are usually brown or grayish in color and can appear on any area of ​​the body exposed to the sun. The plaques are most often seen on the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose.

If you have melasma, you may also notice that the pigmentation changes when you are exposed to the sun. For example, the patches may become darker during the summer months or when you go on vacation in the sun.

How to get rid of melasma on black skin

There are a number of treatments that can help fade spots caused by melasma. These include:

1) Topical creams and gels

Topical treatments are applied to the skin and can help fade hyperpigmentation. These include prescription creams and gels, such as hydroquinone, tretinoin, and corticosteroids.

Topical treatments are usually the first line of treatment for melasma. They are usually used for several months to see if pigmentation improves.

If topical treatments are not effective, or if hyperpigmentation is severe, other treatments may be recommended.

2) Chemical peels

Chemical peels are a type of treatment that uses chemicals to exfoliate the top layer of skin. This can help improve the appearance of pigmentation.

Chemical peels are typically performed every two to four weeks and may be combined with other treatments, such as topical creams.

You may need a series of six to eight peels before you see noticeable improvement in your spots.

After a chemical peel, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun. You should always wear sunscreen when you are outdoors to protect your skin.

3) Laser therapy

Laser therapy uses intense beams of light to break down melanin in the skin. This can help improve the appearance of pigmentation.

Laser therapy is typically performed every two to four weeks and may be combined with other treatments, such as topical creams or chemical peels, for best results.

It may not be suitable for everyone. There is a risk of burns and hyperpigmentation.

This is why it is important to choose your professional carefully and to make sure that she has extensive experience with black skin.

Our best recommended solution for pregnancy mask

If you are looking for effective treatments against melasma on black skin, we recommend using the following products:

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1) INOYA Anti-Stain Pack

The INOYA Anti-Dark Spot Pack is a set of three products that work together to fade melasma on black skin:

  • My Inoya Exfoliating Cleansing Gel: this gel gently exfoliates your skin to reveal its natural radiance. This is a specific scrub for black and dark skin.
  • My INOYA Anti-Dark Spot Serum: This serum is formulated with a powerful blend of ingredients that work to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
  • My Inoya mattifying unifying treatment: obtain an even complexion with this Inoya mattifying cream for black and dark skin.

This pack can help you get rid of the pregnancy mask effectively and safely.

2) Inoya My Sun Fluid SPF 50

When following treatment against pregnancy mask, sun protection is essential.

My INOYA Sun Fluid SPF 50 is a lightweight sunscreen that protects the skin from harmful UV rays.

This product is beneficial for melasma because it helps prevent darkening of the skin. When used as part of a complete melasma treatment, INOYA Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 helps reduce the darkening of existing dark spots.

Try these products if you are looking for an effective treatment for melasma. They are gentle, suitable for all skin types and specially formulated for black and dark skin.

In conclusion

Melasma on black skin is a skin condition that can be difficult to treat. However, there are a number of effective treatments to get rid of it.

The key is consistency and patience.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you achieve the best possible results!


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