How to treat melasma moustache

A melasma moustache is possibly the most common type of blemish and often caused by hormonal imbalance, always aggravated by the sun and usually hard to conceal.

The solution to a melasma moustache

Located on the upper part of the lip, a melasma moustache is a poorly demarcated brown spot resulting from hormonal imbalance, among other causes. The Spanish Association of Dermatology (AEDV) says this type of blemish is "very common and has a marked predominance in women from the age of 20".

Aware of the difficulty in concealing and reducing this moustache blemish, MartiDerm, with more than 10 years' experience in this field of skincare, has the most comprehensive product range - in the form of Pigment Zero. The aim? To prevent, treat and reduce.

Read on for the star product set to become a staple in your bag or pocket to reduce spots on your face.

Why does a melasma moustache appear?

Hormonal imbalance is the main cause of melasma, according to experts. It's why women on the pill and pregnant or menopausal women suffer the side effects of hormonal imbalance with the appearance of a melasma moustache.

However, genetics also plays a big role, so the above scenarios for melasma on the upper lip area don't always apply. Melasma on the moustache can appear simply because you are prone to this type of blemish.

In any case, solar radiation has a harmful impact on this type of hyperpigmentation. It can cause it or, if are already have one for whatever reason, can make it worse.

UVA and UVB rays not only cause or accentuate melasma, they also trigger premature photoaging, an upshot that will always deepen the tone of hyperpigmentation on the moustache.

And although there are several external and internal factors that cause this type of blemish, we have good news for you.

Tips to avoid brown spots on the moustache 

  1. Broad spectrum sunscreen. It is crucial to use a cream with UVA and UVB protection and SPF 50. Whether you are in January or July, it is key to use it every day of the year. Although moustache patches darken in summer, they need to be protected every day of the year.
  2. Stay out of the sun between 11am and 5pm. This is when UVA and UVB rays penetrate our skin most intensely, so it is advisable to avoid stay out of the sun. You should also wear protective clothing such as a hat, T-shirt or parasol to minimise the sun's harmful effects on the skin.
  3. Use depigmenting products on a regular basis. Active ingredients such as kojic acid and salicylic acid are depigmenting and skin renewers, so products containing these types of actives should be applied every day. 

DSP-Cover: the indispensable stick for everyday life

As comprehensive as a 3-in-1 product to prevent, reduce and conceal hyperpigmentation. DSP-Cover is suitable for all skin types and is designed for blemishes requiring continuous treatment in localised areas. The best known example is melasma on the moustache.

What makes it unique? Several characteristics.

First, its practicality. The 4ml product you can take with you anywhere. Sized for use several times a day, whenever you think your skin may be overexposed.

Yet despite its small size, the formula of active ingredients is highly complex and complete.

Firstly, it contains UVA/UVB sun filters, making it SPF 50+ and able to act as a sunscreen for localised areas.

In addition, it has 2% kojic acid a depigmenting active ingredient that acts as a treatment to reduce blemish intensity. To this active ingredient we add 0.4% salicylic acid, a skin renewing agent. Finally, the corrective shade of DSP-COVER helps conceal the darkness of the blemish instantly.

As we said: 3-in-1.

DSP cover de MartiDerm

And as a final recommendation, to use it simply apply the stick to the hyperpigmented area and reapply as often as needed throughout the day. In short, it is designed so you can treat a melasma moustache simply, consistently and in a way that works.

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