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Melasma or hyperpigmentation

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Old 05-29-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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Melasma or hyperpigmentation

When I was pregnant with my twins, I got melasma on my forehead. It would fade with time but never went completely away. It would darken up in the summer without sunscreen but is usually hidden by my bangs so it's never truly bothered me.

But I have noticed over this past year of more intense peri-meno symptoms, that the patches seem to darken then lessen some then darken up again. And I noticed a tiny spot appear on my chin. It too gets dark then fades a bit.

Plus I have it on my arms. Started years ago as just a small blotch but now seems to have gotten bigger. Mostly my left arm that gets sun all year long when I'm in the car etc. (I live in Colorado so the sun is pretty intense here). Maybe I'm noticing it more right now because I've been walking outside with the nice weather and don't put sunscreen on my arms because they don't usually burn.

Have any of you noticed any melasma or hyperpigmentation with peri-meno or menopause? I'm also using some progesterone supplements so maybe that is causing contributing as my body is still trying to find some hormonal balance.

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