Months into 2018, my mom has been showing me dark spots on her face which I thought were just cute and natural freckles caused by the sun and skin aging. After all, a lot of youngsters nowadays are putting fake freckles on their faces for the sake of makeup artistry. I thought these things called “melasma” easily disappear through time, but I’ve recently found out that it can grow worse – creating huge dark patches in areas of your face.
After doing a bit of reading about it, a more troubling discovery hit me: Women ages 20-50 years old are commonly prone to melasma, which means the millennials are currently at risk! It’s not easy to continue covering these up with makeup, so here’s a quick run-through about what it is, what causes it, and how to prevent it.
WHAT IS MELASMA?
Melasma refers to skin-deep dark patches that usually appear on the most protruded parts of the face- forehead, cheeks, nose bridge, and body.
WHO CAN GET IT?
Anyone can develop hyperpigmentation when exposed to risk factors (which you can see below). It’s a very common condition that has affected millions of people all over the world. However, women – especially those who live in tropical countries – are more likely to experience this skin problem.
WHAT CAUSES IT?
It’s most commonly caused by too much sun exposure as ultra-violet (UV) rays trigger overproduction of the melanin levels in the skin. Hormonal imbalance – due to pregnancy or use of oral contraceptives and anti-seizure medications, indoor UV rays (from lights and electronic devices), cosmetics with phototoxic ingredients (those that react to sunlight like astringents and creams), and genetics are also said to contribute to the discoloration.
HOW CAN WE TREAT AND PREVENT IT?
Getting clearer and brighter skin or maintaining your current natural glow would be easy if we avoid too much exposure to the risk factors mentioned above. As an added layer of protection, you* may also opt to take this new brand called Pynocare – the first ever safe, and effective anti-melasma capsules for skin pigmentation. My mom has been raving about this product non-stop and was so grateful when she found out that I’m writing about it! Adding this to my skincare regimen, too.
If you’ve been reading our health-related posts, you’ll know by now that I only actively share and try products that are 100% natural due to other medical conditions. Manufactured by MegaLife Sciences, a Thai beauty pharamaceuticals company, Pynocare has been dermatologist-proven effective to combat dark spots and melasma. My mom can attest to that! Each capsule is packed with vitamins and nutrients that are good for your skin such as Betacarotene and Ascorbic Acid. Additionally, Pynocare contains MSCC Complex (Melasma Skin Clear Complexion) which is a patented combination of powerful antioxidants (Procyanidin and Vitamins A, C, and E). By taking two capsules daily after meals, you’ll see results in as early as eight weeks.
Pynocare retails for P67.75 per piece and P1,355.00 per box with 20 capsules. Capsules are small and soft, but you’ll still need water when taking it. It’s already available in all leading drugstores nationwide in case you’re interested to try it for yourself!
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*Pynocare is not recommended for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or 18 years old and below.
Note: Thumbnail image represents appearance of melasma.