What are you doing to treat Melasma?

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  • 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 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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i use 3%, the kind you can get in a drugstore .
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Thanks for the reply Kataliya! :)
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Great! Thanks for the reply Kataliya!
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Bless you..will try anything at this stage.
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Good luck to all! I know it will work for you!
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Both ponds and cerave contain parabens which are endocrine disruptors, specifically, estrogen disruptors (they mimic estrogen) ... It has been found that melasma is linked to estrogen dominance, so I would suggest switching to paraben free products
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What brand of nizoral do you use? Is it in liquid form? Thank you in advance for your help and for posting the recipe.
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hi KiaP. i use Nizoral A-D (anti-dandruff) Shampoo. I hope it works for you, too. i love the results.
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thanks for the info Tfanara. i will get some paraben free products.
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Thank you so much, Kataliya!!! We are so blessed to have someone like you who cares enough to share all your knowledge and information with us. Will try it and hope it works. Also read somewhere that Porcelana Skin Lightening Cream available at Walgreens works really well. Have you tried it? Thank you again, beautiful soul.
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You're very welcome! Hope it brings you relief too!
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Thanks for posting again! The combo gets lost after a while and I want to help people but I feel like I'm a broken record after a while so THANK YOU! You rock and I genuinely hope this helps you ladies! Melasma sucks! If I dont respond timely, I apologize and thanks to all u stepping up btw! I'm working 12 hr days sometimes! You are all beautiful btw! Take back your life :) I so get it! Trust me! Try this! Its cheap and works! If it doesnt work for u, get hormones fixed and retry! God bless!
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Thank you so much, Katgirlla! Appreciate all the info so much!
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Yes, please post the recipe again, I'm reading the thread and can't find it. I have noticed the upper lip discoloration in the last 2 years and I HATE IT. I am 36 yrs old, I have never waxed or taken birth control pills and my kids are 9, 14 and 17. This didn't happen during pregnancy and I can't link it to anything, not excess sun exposure, vitamins etc. I want it gone and professional laser/bleaching is def a last resort. I have used a skin lightening cream (OTC) for several months and combined with tons of sunblock and scar covering makeup, and it doesn't look as bad as last summer for sure, but I sure would love to find a home remedy that will work permanently. I have a medium skin tone and have a moderate amount of freckles and I'm also noticing other spots on my ears, face and neck, so I want to figure something out before it gets worse. However, the upper lip spots MUST GO..lol
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Hi, can someone please post the recipe for this remedy again? I'd like to give it a try but can't seem to find that post. Thanks everyone!
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