What are you doing to treat Melasma?

  • J
  • 7 years ago

Hi I am 25 and try to take care of my skin as best as I can. About 6-8 months ago I noticed that I had developed a darker brownish skin pigmentation above my upper lip on my otherwise fair skin.  I was told by an estitician that considering the fact that I applied sunscreen daily the culprit might be my birth control pills.I was wondering if anyone has had a similar melasma problem what has been the most effective/ least expensive treatment? The info is MUCH appreciated! Thank you so much.

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Hi what's your question
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Hi just wondering how to post A question to a forum
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If you want to start a new forum post click here or click on that blue button at the top of the page that says Post to Forum.  
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By The way I was put on birth control at 14 for severe menstrual cramps and I attribute that to my severe my last my before and after pregnancy. I have tried everything from retinol to Tazorac to hydroquinone to kojoic acid and I'm telling you none of it worked but this mandelic acid that is in the nucelle products is truly a miracle. I am just a real person trying to share what I found with people who I can so relate to. I have nothing to gain from it whatsoever:-)
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Sorry there are typos above I attribute my severe melasma to being on birth control for so many years because my last my is hormone related
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Go to www.nucelle.com I started using this 3 weeks ago and my melasma is gone!....it's a miracle product! I have pictures of myself if you want to see them
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So dubious of this type of post as not sure if it is company trying to promote their own product.
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Saffron I know exactly what you're saying and I felt like it sounded like a promotion that's why felt like saying I don't even sell it! truly it is a miracle. my girlfriend that I went to high school with, her and I both suffer melasma and we've both been keeping in contact looking for possible ways to get rid of it and I shared this with her about two weeks ago and it's working for her it really is amazing! I looked into the possibility of trying to sell it though because it is so amazing but you have to be an aesthetician or a dermatologist it's just such a wonderful product and it seems like no one really knows about it:-( I really am just here to try to share and promote the product in my own way because I want them to be successful so that they never go away that's how much I love the product:-) I hope you'll try it and realize what a blessing it is to have discovered it.
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I agree with you as well
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sorry I agree with Saffron. Do you have any more pics Adpeart? I only see one
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I have pics but how do I post them?
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Are you talking the cooking spice saffron? if so how do you use it? if is not the spice, what is it? Thanks, Sonia
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Are you talking about the cooking spice saffron? if so how do you use it? if is not the spice then can you explain what is it. Thanks!
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Hi, no saffron was the girls name I was responding too.. Sorry
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Hi ladies where can I get nizoral from and what isit? Am struggling to find it. And is listerine same as glycerine? Can't wait to try this need my upper lip to be gone. It's bringing my confidence down. Thanks for this recipe can't wait to try it!
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Listerine can be found anywhere. Its just a mouthwash but has no glycerine in it. Nizoral is the name brand of an anti-dandruff shampoo found in any shampoo section (dandruff section tho) of a pharmacy type store, walmart and possibly some grocery stores but not sure. I get mine at cvs. Its in a navy blue bottle. U can go to the dr and get a prescription if you'd prefer (generic name is ketaconazole) but its pretty much the same thing minus a dr visit. Hope that helps
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Hi ladies whay is nizoral where can I get this am struggling
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you can get nizoral at CVS, Walgreens, or Amazon. Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.
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hello! id like to ask a question- people that use the hydrogen peroxide / listerine / nizoral combo for melasma spots on upper lip, do you try to put the mixture just on the discolored spots or just blend it on the upper lip a a whole?? i am interested in trying but not sure if i should try to do a spot therapy just on the discolored parts, or do it on the whole upper lip. it seems hard to be able to then rub it in if i do it just on the discolored parts as it's rather smallish spots. but if i do it on the upper lip as a whole, will it not just lighten the whole area lighter but keeping the difference in tone, ie keeping the appearance of spots? any sharing of ideas or experience welcome!! thanks so much so far for sharing and thanks especially for the person who posted that she is trying to also just love her skin as it is. i think thats so important and wise.
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Can someone please (re-)post this "recipe" for melasma? I am unable to find anything on it, except comments referencing how well it worked.. Thanks!
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Never mind, I think I found it :) Thanks, kataliya, for posting it in your comment on July 18, 2014 and thanks, katgirlla, for your original recipe. I think I'll give it a try. :)
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Can you repost the link or recipe
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good morning. the recipe i use is this: 1 tbsp. of nizoral (blue) 1 tbsp. of baking soda 1 tbsp. of listerine (original - gold) i mix that into a paste and then i apply to the discolored areas in a circle motion. i let that dry for about 5 minutes. once it is almost dry, i pour hydrogen peroxide into it's cap and then i use my finger to rub the peroxide into the paste on my face in a circle motion. this will cause a little foaming action. i let it dry for about 15 minutes then i rinse off. i then apply a dab of hydrogen peroxide to the discolored areas, then i moisturize with argon oil and CeraVe Zinc sunscreen. i take my makeup off with Pond's Cold Cream because i read that it is good for melasma, too - and i like the result. i normally do this mask in the morning before my shower (as i make coffee) and sometimes when i get home from work. i have noticed a lot of improvement and would recommend this to anyone that has melasma. i learned is not to leave the mask on too long - it will dry up the skin a little...my skin started drying up so i took a break about day 23 and restarted the regime on day 27. my melasma is continuing to disappear and now it is looking more like cute freckles than melasma. i think these results are temporary, though. I returned to doing the mask because once i stopped due to drying, i noticed areas redarkening so i have a feeling i will always have to do this to keep my melasma completely at bay. BUT, i am happy to finally have something that works to reverse it.
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Kataliya, what strength hydrogen peroxide do you use?
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