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Do you have large, brown skin spots, especially on your face? Melasma is a skin condition that primarily targets the forehead, temples, cheeks, and upper lip. The tan patches are due to an overproduction of pigment. Although pregnancy and other hormonal changes can trigger the dermal ailment, other conditions can as well including the sunshine and artificial heat. Luckily, there are several ways to prevent melasma and treat it including healthy lifestyle changes, a safe skin care regime, over-the-counter medication, and prescriptions.

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1. Wear Sunscreen Every Day

One of the biggest triggers of melasma is the sunlight. As much as we love basking in the warm rays, it is not the healthiest practice. Besides, your skin is always at risk as soon as you step outside. Did you know that if you can make a shadow outside then, you are prone to sun damage? You should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF protection of 30 or higher every single day.

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