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Best Sunscreens for Melasma
When it comes to Melasma (a skin condition that results in discoloration or hyperpigmentation of the face) an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of Melasma cure.
One of the features of Melasma is that it is made worse by even the smallest amount of sun exposure. That makes a good sunscreen vital in the treatment of Melasma.
What Makes a Good Sunscreen for Melasma?
A good sunscreen for Melasma will have the following features:
- It will protect against both UVA and UVB rays. To avoid the effects of sun exposure, you need protection from both of these.
- A moderately high SPF. It's not necessary to have a 100+ SPF but a 15 probably won't cut it. Choose something relatively high and remember to reapply it throughout the day. Frequent applications of a 45 SPF will probably be more effective than a higher SPF applied only once.
- A physical blocker like zinc oxide or titanium oxide.
Suggested Sunscreens for Melasma
Keeping the above in mind, here is a suggestion for a sunscreen that will be effective in preventing Melasma.
This maker of this sunscreen recommends it for those requiring full sun protection for medical reasons, which makes it a great sunscreen for Melasma.
This sunscreen comes in both tinted and untinted varieties and the tinted variety is described as "covering blemishes, post-laser redness, and uneven tones." Since Melasma sufrerers often are hesitant to go without makeup, this suncreen can provide protection and coverage in one.
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