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Options for Treating Melasma

When you look in the mirror are you distressed by seemingly random patches of darkened skin that are trying to rob you of a clear, even-toned complexion? If you answered yes, then you’re not alone. What you’re suffering from is most likely a hyperpigmented skin condition called Melasma, and it’s one that affects more than 5 million people in the United States. While Melasma is generally harmless, it can be concerning to the person who has it. The condition, which is characterized by light to dark patches of pigmentation on the forehead, upper lip, nose, cheeks and jawline is a...

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Ask Amy – Brightening Serum

We’ve asked our Co-Founder and President, Amy Romero, to answer some of our customers most commonly asked questions about our Ultra Potent 2% Hydroquinone Brightening Serum. Read on to learn more about this flagship Admire My Skin product. I’ve started using your Brightening Serum. Is it normal that my skin is a little red for a few days before it turns darker and peel? Redness and peeling are normal. The serum can cause redness, irritation and even spots to appear darker at first before peeling off to reveal lighter skin. To explain how the product works a little more, salicylic...

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Can Melasma Be Cured?

Have you noticed that the skin on your face looks a little more “splotchy” than normal? If when you look in the mirror you see a seemingly random splattering of discolorations, you could be seeing the visible evidence of Melasma. Melasma is a type of acquired skin hyperpigmentation disorder that’s estimated to affect as many as five million Americans, the majority of which are women. Sometimes the cause of Melasma is unknown and could be contributed to a number of factors, including genetics. However, more often than not, the occurrence of Melasma can be directly connected to sun exposure and...

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All About Melasma

There are many types of hyperpigmentation issues. Everything from a light scattering of freckles to severe cases of skin discoloration, and everything in between are various degrees of hyperpigmentation. While mild discolorations, like freckles and age spots are quite common, occasionally a person will look in the mirror and suddenly notice that the something has happened to the even tone of their skin. There’s a chance that what they’re seeing evidence of is Melasma. Melasma is a skin pigmentation condition that’s in a league of its own. If you’re sitting there saying, “Wait, what’s Melasma and is it serious?” let’s...

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Hydroquinone and Azelaic Acid and Vitamin C

It’s probably not a newsflash to hear that Hydroquinone is one of the preferred skin lightening agents today. In fact, if you’ve been researching Hydroquinone you might feel like there are few other options. The truth is that there are in fact, other agents that can help to lighten and treat hyperpigmentation, but they tend to fall a little short of Hydroquinone’s effectiveness when used alone. Does that mean they should all be pushed aside as Hydroquinone reigns supreme? Absolutely not. In fact, we think that when used together, these skin lightening compounds can maximize the effectiveness of Hydroquinone, making...

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