Saturday, October 17, 2009

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on the Face

According to Dr. Andrew D. Montemarano of The Skin Cancer Surgery Center, facial dark spots are common in women on the birth control pill, menopausal women taking hormone replacement and pregnant women. While dark spots on the face, also known as melasma, are associated with estrogen and progesterone, they can also appear in men. If you have olive or darker skin, and if your mother has it, you may develop melasma more readily, but it can happen to anyone who experiences unprotected sun exposure. The good news is that it is not harmful and will fade naturally; the bad news is that it takes a long time to fade and in the meantime makes you feel unattractive.

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