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Getting Rid of Melasma

Melasma - Brown Spots - Before Treatment

I’ve had freckles for as long as I can remember, but at some point the cute little spots grew, clumped together, and turned into big brown spots also known of as Melasma. Over the years I kept skin condition at bay with various over-the-counter potions, one of which I write about in the post A Skin Care Odyssey, but then I got lazy, and the spots grew and grew and got really bad.  They got so bad my father was worried, so I decided to see a dermatologist to make sure that the problem was only cosmetic, and to see if there was a prescription-grade formula that would tame the spots into submission. It turns out there’s a lot you can do to treat Melasma, but although I wanted to write about it I simply don’t feel that I am enough of an expert on the subject, so I will turn it over to dermatologist Doctor Lisa Rhodes, who was kind enough to submit this guest post on how to effectively treat Melasma. Continue Reading →

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A Skin Care Odyssey

I am blessed with oily skin. That seems like a strange statement and certainly not something I would have said in my teens as I suffered through legions of zits.  I still haven’t completely irradiated the blackheads that launch sneak attacks on my complexion, but I consider the oil that oozes from my pores a blessing regardless. Why?  Because I learned at an early age to take good care of my skin. There was no forgetting to wash my face at night because it always meant a pimple later the next day. I also realized that it wasn’t easy to find good beauty products, so I experimented, and experimented. I wonder how much money I’ve spent over the years on less than stellar skin lotions, potions, and serums. A lot, no doubt. Continue Reading →

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