Tag: Melasma

Help for Hyperpigmentation

Posted on December 29th, by staff in Products, Reviews, Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

Review: Kellett Luminate Pads

Melasma: My Battle

Posted on June 2nd, by staff in Obsessions, Products, Skincare, Treatments. 5 comments

Can a Leopard Change Her Spots?

Skin Discolouration

Posted on May 13th, by Helen in Dermatological Advice, Skincare, Treatments, What the Yuck?!. 1 Comment

Melasma, birth marks, sunspots.

Teens can’t tan

Posted on October 15th, by staff in Blog, Skincare. 6 comments

Tanning beds are now banned.

New Melasma Treatment

Posted on September 30th, by staff in Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

How to get spotless skin.

Celebrities with Skin Problems

Posted on May 9th, by staff in Celebrity. 31 comments

Psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, etc.

Blotchy blob, be gone!

Posted on March 25th, by staff in Celebrity, Dermatological Advice, Skincare, Treatments, Videos. No Comments

How to get rid of Melasma.

Working with skin discolourations

Posted on July 10th, by staff in Uncategorized. 5 comments

Few people understand the psychological impact skin discolouration can have – especially during the turbulent teen years. Dark spots or mottled skin tone can cause men and women to feel insecure about their looks and subsequently avoid social situations. There are even stories
about people who felt so embarrassed by their skin that they refused to leave their apartments. This skin disorders can leave big psychological scars.

Thankfully, beauty experts often play a critical role in helping those suffering with skin discoloration feel better about themselves through camouflage makeup techniques. A compassionate staff associate can demonstrate quick solutions in a very sensitive manner.  Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett gives us some up-to-date information regarding skin discolorations.

Cosmetics: What is the medical term for skin discoloration of the skin around the face?

Dr. Lisa Kellett: The two more common causes of discoloration on the face are post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and melasma. PIH is caused by trauma to the skin which results in the stimulation of the release of pigment and subsequent darkening of the skin. Melasma is pigmentation of the skin related to hormones and sunlight.

Cosmetics: How common is this condition?

Dr. Lisa Kellett: Both disorders are quite common, with melasma more common in women using oral contraception or those who are pregnant.

Cosmetics: How do clients react when they come and see you with this disorder?

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Pregnancy skin care

Posted on September 5th, by Helen in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

Dr. Lisa Kellett is expecting her third child and enjoying a couple of the benefits of being pregnant: “Healthy, shiny hair and great nails!” Here are some pregnancy skin care tips:

Many pregnant women develop melasma (or pregnancy mask), which is a flat, brown pigmentation that can be exacerbated by sun exposure. Always use sunblock. “I also wear a hat,” says Kellett. Melasma usually disappears post-pregnancy.

If acne is a problem, try topical solutions rather than antibiotics. Avoid salicylic acid and vitamin A (consult your doctor). Consider a moisturizer with alpha hydroxyl acids, such as glycolic or lactic acid, to help exfoliate the skin.

Although her hair looks healthier than ever, Kellett, like many expectant mothers, expects some hair loss postpregnancy. “It will grow back, usually within a year of delivery,” she says.

Stretch marks affect almost 90 per cent of pregnant women. While rich creams and cocoa butter might not prevent them, moisturizing the area can’t hurt. The marks do fade following pregnancy and can be treated with lasers, says Kellett.

—From “Tips From Lana – An adult guide to zapping acne” Canadian Living, November, 2003.