How to treat Melasma at home?
Melasma is a common skin condition that results in pigmented skin, or dark patches, on the face. It's often triggered by hormonal changes, sun exposure, or genetic predisposition. While melasma can be frustrating, there are several things you can do at home to help manage the condition. Here are some tips for melasma treatment at home:
Use Sun Protection: One of the main triggers of melasma is sun exposure, so wearing sunscreen and avoiding the sun as much as possible is essential. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it generously to your face every day, even on cloudy days.
Use an antioxidant serum: Using a serum like Timeless that is Packed with powerhouse ingredients like 2% Resveratrol, Ferulic Acid, Lime Caviar and Amino Acids can help immensely in reducing melasma.
Use a Niacinamide/Azelaic Acid rich serum: Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that can help regulate the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Look for a serum or cream that contains at least 5% niacinamide and apply it to your face after cleansing. From our range of products, Margarita clarifying and pore refining serum does the job perfectly. It is Loaded with 5% Niacinamide, 3% Azelaic Acid, Blue Agave and Tyrostat™️ and 9/10 people have seen a drastic improvement in their hyperpigmentation and melasma on regular use of Margarita in their skincare routine.
Exfoliate Regularly: Exfoliating your skin can help remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, which can help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Look for a gentle exfoliating scrub or use a chemical exfoliant like Dig Deep/Glitter Like Gold once or twice a week for effective results.
Eat a Healthy Diet: Eating a diet rich in antioxidants and vitamins can help improve the overall health of your skin. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet, and drink plenty of mineralised water or coconut water to keep your skin hydrated.
Manage Stress: Stress can trigger hormonal changes that can worsen melasma. Try to manage your stress levels by practicing relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, or deep breathing.
While these tips can help manage melasma at home, it's important to talk to a dermatologist if you're experiencing severe or persistent hyperpigmentation. Another thing to keep in mind is that there are plenty of ingredients apart from the ones mentioned above that are clinically proven to help in reduction of melasma. Pick the one that is most suited for your skin type and religiously use it in your skincare regime.