What You Need to Know
This can be caused by hormonal changes such as during pregnancy, while taking birth control or from excessive exposure to the sun. Melasma is more common amongst women and people with darker skin tones, however men can also be affected.
This condition can be temporary and fade with time, or it can be persistent and require treatment to alleviate the discolored patches of skin. The appearance and health of our skin is an important factor in how we feel about ourselves and how we interact with the world.