A healthy lifestyle and a consistent skincare routine can help you achieve better, more youthful-looking skin. But what if one day you wake up with a skin condition a little more serious than pimples and blackheads? Two of the more often noted skin problems are melasma and hyperpigmentation. But when it comes to melasma vs hyperpigmentation, what’s the difference?
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a condition that causes dark discoloration on your skin. It can present as brown, sometimes bluish-gray, patches, or freckle-like spots. It’s also called the “mask of pregnancy” or chloasma, because it frequently affects pregnant women.
Although it can be easily detected because it usually appears on your face, it is often called hyperpigmentation.