July 31, 2014

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Splotchy Skin? Check sunscreen label

Afraid to look in the mirror because it seems like Zorro is staring back? That mask-shaped pattern of darkened splotches on your forehead and below your eyes is called melasma. Though often referred to as the mask of pregnancy, melasma actually can develop at any time. Because it is linked to estrogen, the condition affects women about nine times more often than men…and it is particularly common among women who use hormone therapy, take birth control pills, or are or have been pregnant.