The Causes of Skin Hyperpigmentation & Dark Spots – A Doctor's Natural Melasma Treatment

The Causes of Skin Hyperpigmentation & Dark Spots – A Doctor's Natural Melasma Treatment

Are you suffering from Hyperpigmentation on your face? Those annoying dark spots around you mouth and on your face are sensitive to light and darken when exposed to UV rays is called MELASMA. In today’s video I am going to talk about the causes of melasma, medications that impact your body’s likelihood of developing melasma and share with you my natural routine to treat my hyperpigmentation.

Melasma impacts men and women of all ages. Teens, Menstruating Women, Men, Pregnant Women, Perimenopausal Women and Menopausal Women.

My experiences with Melasma is around the mouth and lip and more recently around my forehead.

The Multiple Causes of Melasma:
1. Genetics
2. Race
3. Many Medications that cause light sensitivity that causes hyperpigmentation
– Birth Control Pills
-Migraine Meds
-Hormone Replacement Treatments
-Anti-Seizure Meds
-Yeast Infection Meds like Nystatin
-Aspirin & Advil
-Bactrim Antibiotic

4. Other Medical Causes
Thyroid Diseases
Yeast Infections
Allergies to Antibiotics
Stress – MSH is a hormone that kicks off melasma
Seizure Disorders

Dr. Melissa’s Natural Melasma Treatment Plan
1. Post Cleansing Fresh Lemon Juice over hyperpigmentation
2. Apple Cider Vinegar – cotton ball swab over area
3. Glycolic Acid Serum
4. Lactic Acid Serum
5. Bliss Steep Clean Peel 2x weekly
6. Control Corrective Lactic Acid Peel 25% 1x a week

Internal Supplements:
7. Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid

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Glycolic Serum

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Comments (42)

  • C M Reply

    I used lemon on my face, now my skin looks rashy, white and brown, it made my skin worse

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Nancy Asare Reply

    Thank you for sharing that's wonderfully explaned

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Tania M Reply

    Laser will take off melasma

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Tara Fox Reply

    Please get to the point sooner from the start. You tend to drag on a little bit. You are an intelligent expert. Skip the excessive non medical examples. Otherwise, ty for the info.๐Ÿ‘

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • 64HomeMade Reply

    I'm so lucky, brown skin, epilepsy, menopause and thyroid!!!

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Blue Rose Reply

    I have sensitive skin. If I try the lemon and ACV and it irritates my skin what could I use instead? Thank you!

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Wong Fu Reply

    Go to this Dr and watch his video (i'll link below) His video is the best video that i have found here on YT: explaining Melasma, the cause and what works. Save your time from trying all different kinds of home remedies the truth is there's nothing works, i know it because I have Malesma and I have tried everything.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Ersinn Nevzat Reply

    Hello Doctor ! I used lemon several but doesn't work just make dried skin and wrinkle the melasma still appear.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Md Sohel sakeif pasan Reply

    Malsma .lamon oll the best so I am tary ok

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Yoli Charm Reply

    You are so beautiful !Donโ€™t let it bother you or bring you down you are not alone on this … Try the Ambi fade cream( at night time only) ,make sure no sunlight gets you face if you use it, it actually worked on me,and never forget to use sunblock during daytime .Another thing that works is potato with lime juice mask . And If you have vitamin D Rub the oil over the spots it actually helps a lot !You could also try the Charcoal peal off mask To get rid of dead skin and after a honey mask.Good luck! Iโ€™be been dealing with it for almost 4 years now and I know how hard it can be no matter how many times you get rid of the spots it always seems to find a way to come back,Iโ€™m now taking collagen supplements maybe it will help to prevent getting them back.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Tonya Espinosa Reply

    This makes me so sad because your discussing everything you do for your Malayan and it is still visible on you… Iโ€™m loosing hope for myself๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Antonia Scopelliti Reply

    Thank you for this! I've never had a baby and have never been on the pill and dont have a hormone issue. All this info helps.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Brandon Sheely Reply

    When this appeared on my (nearly) twelve-year-old daughter, it coincided with her first menstrual cycle. The hormonal imbalance caused inflammation and when combined with sun exposure lead to the hyperpigmentation. I'll get her started on the lemon, ACV hyaluronic acid. I'll also order the Renew 5 for her to begin practicing facial cleansing.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Wilhelm Hesse Reply

    Great video and advice thanks alot

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Camucha Custodio Reply

    As a MELASMA patient I have seen many dermatologist in the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ and NO dr. Recommended glycolic products to be use in the summer because it will make you more sensitive to the sun.15% glycolic cream is strong enough to exfoliate your skin. With all the products you are suggesting… YOU ARE MAKING A SALAD OF YOUR FACE. All you need is a good moisturizer and a physical sun block with ZINC and TITANIUM DIOXIDE.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • judy Simeona Reply

    Too much talk. Just get to the point. Too boring

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Tiffany Marie Reply

    I would love to see a video on how to treat pink/red skin. i have this on my cheeks and chin. it isnt severe at all but if you look close you can see it and it bothers me. i think its from sun/tan bed exposure. new channel member thanks for the vids!

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Houda Gorman Reply

    Turmeric helps too โค๏ธ

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Ashley Cox Reply

    I'm so upset. All my friends are tanning and here I am trying to bleach my face. ๐Ÿ˜ญ Do progesterone cream would make it worse??

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Alexa Lulu Reply

    Do you have any tips on telangiestacia?! Please. I am desperate. I have limited scleroderma CREST syndrome and am cursed with these little devils.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Ivis _S. Reply

    Yup,medical doctors don't explain much in details of a lot of things.get in get out the doctors office..

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • gina fisichelli Reply

    I just watched a video that ginger, almond oil, aloe vera help in few days.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Luana Bass Reply

    So diabetes can cause MELASMA in the mustache area?

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Muhammad Najeeb Reply

    Plz tell me the cure of acne n acne scars removed in oily skin

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
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    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • msmarvellous Reply

    Hi doc… what about using the morning after pill regularly… can this also be a cause… I am dark skinned with hyper pigmentation around my mouth and cheeks

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • sandy monrose Reply

    I have been treating my pigmentation for years …still thรฉ same

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Marie Toni Reply

    Im a filipina and i have melasma it showed out when i turn 30 i hope this video will help me

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Evelyn Glick Reply

    Thank you for these great tips!!

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Shauna Fidler Reply

    Thankyou so much for this informative video!!

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Divaani L. Reply

    You should mention to your viewers that glycolic acid, lemon, retinol, vitamin C, or anything that lightens the skin needs to be protected from the sun, as in "suncreen protection!"

    Because using those products and being in the sun can give you a rebound effect, worsening or causing more melasma and dark spots.

    Some people cannot avoid sun exposure. Also, if you completely avoid the sun for long periods, you can get a vitamin D deficiency, insomnia, depression, and anxiety!

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Naomi Abbay Reply

    You are brave what ever people said about your appearance you still put your self out there, strong women Rules the world ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • MaryAlice McCrae Reply

    I have hyper pigmentation, and didnโ€™t know it was called malasma until I saw your video. It showed up about a year ago after a tropical vacation. I think it could be exasperated by hormones, candida overgrowth, and stress. I plan to do a candida cleanse to help with several issues Iโ€™m experiencing. Have you seen candida treatments improve malasma? Thanks for the information.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • rozella erickson Reply

    Hi, I have Melasma and its getting worse. I often use the steam room is it good or bad for melasma? Thank you.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Nazreen Khan Reply

    Hi…my advise to you is not to use lemon during the day…the acid in lemon will make your skin very sensitive to the sun…and make pigment more darker..only what I've learned over the years.. We love you for all your advise…you beautiful..?
    Thank you

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Runa Begum Reply

    Is the lemon juice not dangerous for the skin? As it it very acidic
    Says it can cause burns and or irratation etc
    Help x

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Pat Wagner Reply

    I'm learning so much from you !

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • star27 Reply

    Thank you, Iโ€™ve been doing so many research for my melasma. I have to said this video is hand down. Thank you ๐Ÿ™

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Linda A Reply

    Sorry you got a rude comment about your pretty face, some people do not have manners.
    I do suffer from hyperpigmentation or actually I should said I used to suffer from it. Almost 6 years ago I started my own business of skin care products. I was always looking for 100% natural products for my skin, body and hair. It was a deception to find out that most products have any kind of synthetics or fragrance even though their label said "natural or organic". When I realized that my age spot was getting bad I created a cleansing kit. It consists in Facial cleansing oil, facial mask and facial toner. I use it everyday, well the facial mask I try to use it as often as I can since it helps to remove dead skin. My mineral cream is really good to fade age spot. One of the best ingredients in it is hyaluronic acid. Finally I use a moisturizer with zinc as a natural sunscreen (I haven't post yet a picture and info about it) I would love to send you samples of my products you can try. I use high quality ingredients and organic. Please see the following links and let me know
    I do also believe of the importance to do a detox of our liver. When I was a child I suffered from tonsillitis and doctors always prescribed antibiotics I am pretty sure the drugs I took for years damaged my liver. I also was raised in a sunny place. As you mentioned there are several factors to affect our beautiful skin. Whatever we apply on it goes inside our body.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Nik Reply

    My hyperpigmentation has gotten so out of control after going back on thyroid pills that i can barely leave the house without makeup anymore. In fact, makeup barely even covers it now. It is so anxiety inducing and embarassing. I am so tempted to just go off these evil pills

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • K Mills Reply

    People are mean. Thanks for sharing this.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Isabella Bankhead Reply

    Very informative video. Thanks Doc.

    June 11, 2019 at 10:20 am

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