Watch as Parents Magazine tells you how to prevent melasma during pregnancy! Melasma is referred to as the "mask of pregnancy." The causes of melasma are a combination of the sun and hormones during pregnancy. To prevent melasma, avoid the sun while pregnant. If you are going to be in the sun, use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and make sure it contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. During pregnancy, you can treat melasma with natural lighteners like soy, arbutin, niacinamide and kojic acid. Once you've given birth and have stopped breast-feeding, you can use hydroquinone or chemical peels. If your treatments aren't working, don't be discouraged! It takes months of treating melasma to get better.
Subscribe to the Parents channel: http://po.st/SubscribeToParents
About Parents: We’re here to help moms and dads raise happy, healthy kids—and have A LOT of fun along the way. Parents features information about child health, safety, behavior, discipline and education. There are also stories on women's health, nutrition, pregnancy, marriage, and beauty. It is aimed primarily at women ages 18–35 with young children.
Follow us today to become the best parent you can be!
Official Parents Website: http://po.st/ParentsOnline
Follow Parents on FACEBOOK: http://po.st/ParentsOnFacebook
Follow Parents on TWITTER: http://po.st/ParentsOnTwitter
Follow Parents on PINTEREST: http://po.st/ParentsOnPinterest
Follow Parents on INSTAGRAM: http://po.st/ParentsOnInstagram