Melasma and pregnancy: what's the link?

Melasma and pregnancy: what's the link?

by Yenny (SU)
Melasma is a skin condition where dark brown patches appear in areas of the skin that are exposed to sunlight. It is almost always located on the face. Melasma is sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy” because it is a common condition for women to develop during pregnancy. Up to 70% of pregnant women may develop melasma. Although melasma makes your skin look different than it was before, it is not dangerous to your health and is not painful in any way.