Melasma is a hormonally driven skin condition characterized by dark areas of hyperpigmentation characteristically found on the cheeks, upper lip, forehead and possibly other sun-exposed parts of the skin as well. It predominantly occurs in women, especially those with a darker skin tone, and classically may first appear during or directly after pregnancy (earning it the classic nickname “pregnancy mask”). It can be a stubborn condition to get under control, and for this reason is best assessed and treated by a board certified dermatologist. Our expert panel of dermatologists has compiled their list of favourite cosmeceutical grade skincare products for the treatment of melasma, including their favourite broad-spectrum sunscreens and a variety of skin brightening, pigment lightening agents. With Dermshop.ca in your corner, melasma doesn’t stand a chance!