Cure for MelasmaI'm beginning to think that there is NO cure for Melasma. Maybe I should just learn to live with it. I give up.
Faithfully10 on 2003-04-29
I, too, suffer from this dreadful disease! [on my upper lip!!!]. if anyone can help, please let me know!
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puravida_6 last decade
It comes in several descriptions according to allopathic views.
Homeopathically, I found 4 possibles, but not enough information to give good suggestions except the names of the remedies.
Bacillinum and Teberculinum are similar remedies. Adrenalin is the third and Sulphur is the fourth I could find.
I am not versed enough to discuss or suggest more than this information from Homeopathic reference books.
Maybe Passkey has some direction here??
Remember, when you take allopathic meds, they suppress.
I also suggest ignoring this donnely that is suggesting unknown remedies he/she calls homeopathy. Do not become sucked into anything one knows nothing about. I am suspicious.
♥ sabra last decade
For myself, I found that MSM worked quite by accident, before finding the book that supported what I already knew. I was taking MSM for a sprained knee...simultaneously, I noticed that I began to develop a 'breakup' of my brown spots with good skin that never reverted back with sun exposure. Since then, I have learned a lot about how to cure, not 'treat' it. My personal experience has been that large doses of Vit C (asorbic acid) 3-5000mg/day combined with pure MSM (4000-6000mg per day, along with 2 tsp of pure Cod Liver oil/day has rapidly improved my skin over the last few months and know it will be gone for good...I just don't know what the time frame will be. I dont care...as long as there IS a cure, right? I'm tired of hiding and not wanting to go swimming, etc.
Also, I had one of the worst cases...almost 95% of my face...so I know if it works for me, it will work with others. Now keep in mind...I am completely healthy...I do not take birth control pills, medications of any kind, do not smoke or drink or even take an asprin unless a headache is killing me. I do take all kinds of vitamins and herbs and supplements to increase and maintain my health...and I believe all this makes a difference.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions about my personal experience.
Hope this will help all of you out there like it is doing for me.
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Renee Ferland last decade
I found a website where women were raving about Concha Nacar No. 3. Concha Nacar is mother of pearl. Someone at this site (ABChomeopathy.com) mentioned that in his country women use creams containing mother of pearl to keep thier skin beautiful.
Might want to do a search engine for Malesma and see if you can find the website where women are raving about Concha Nacar Nol 3. It is cheap too. Less than $5.00 available online or at hispanic stores.
I also met a couple of sisters who swear by Total Block Tinted SPF 60. It also comes in clear. The tinted gives you the option of customizing it to your skin color/tone.
Melasma is believed to be associated with female hormones and is aggrevated by the sun.
Might also try rice bran oil to protect your skin from the sun. Rice bran oil is more natural.
Pat2006 last decade
Pat2006 last decade
You must be very patient because results come very slow. But, they are permanent!! I have also been reading about MSM sulphur on the web and have ordered it to take orally. But you can search a lot of websites on the uses of Elicina cream and rose hip oil and how they work. I am satisfied, have been using these products for 5 months now..I have given this 'project' a year to complete and succeed..
ninaaa last decade
i read heathnuts reply and began taking MSM 1500mg 1 capsule 3 times a day combined with Vitamin C 500mg 2 capsules 3 times a day and began putting Arnica Montana Bruise Cream on all affected areas.
that was 3 days ago and my melasma is lightened 75%! its a miracle! not only has it lightened the melasma but its completely taken away the rosacea from the hydroquinone as well! i am absolutely amazed and will continue to use these and let you know how it goes in a few weeks.
thank you healthnut!! :D
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Buckley last decade
i just discovered this forum &
had no idea so many others were suffering like i have been for 9 years. My melasma
was brought on my birth control & started as one tiny spot... now i look like a pale leopard print face...
i have tried EVERYTHING!
sun block , staying out of sunlight all together,
costly Fraxel treatments, fade cream perscriptions. the fade creams worked ok at first but my skin gets sooo dry it is another problem to battel all together..
i went on a cruse for 6 days & in that time i stopped using my fade cream because i knew i would not see the light of day, we did not even have a windo in our cabin ( per request) when i got home... the melasma was darker! aaaaaaaaaaaag!
i finally gave up too!
i read this last night.. a rey of hope & i figure i need the vities anyway! so went & got the MSM , Vit C & Cod liver oil caps. Oh & on another site i read about a lady who used the same combo but also used a bruise cream & she said it is working!
i will be back to let you know how it all works for me.
if anyone comes up with any ideas.... i am all ears!
thank god for forums!
leopardlady last decade
shortstuff last decade
Please help on any remedies or where I can buy any of these products. :-(
justine578 last decade
Is there a place you recommend to buy the MSM from? As well as what type, powder form or tablets? As far as the vitamin C....was it the regular one or ester-C?
justine578 last decade
am new to this forum,i had a miscarriage a year ago....might be aroud that time i developed a burining sensation in my cheeks,whenever i wash my face my cheeks turn red n burn,even pollution irritates them....am suffering with this condition so yesterday i went to see a dermitologist n he said am having melasma in starting stages...am just 24..so i was scared...he prescribed me fucibet cream and celestone tabs...which r pure steroids....which i hate to use...so plz ladies hlp me if u know the cure n i cant avoid sun...so its getting worse...need hlp
madhu2226 last decade
Melasma doesn't burn. You may want to get a second opinion. If you are using Retin-A or Tretinonin, stay out of the sun. These products will cause your skin to burn.
I've had melasma since I was a teenager. It started as a black mustache. It did it's course and went away by age 22. At age 34, it started taking over the rest of the face.
Through the years, I've tried it all. Including fraxil and have spent thousands. Over the past year, I've keep it to an extremely light phase and now can go out without wearing make-up and feel comfortable. I'm able to keep it very with the following daily routine...
Vitamin C & E (combined gel cap)
Biotin (makes your hair grow too)
Drink a TBS of Organic Vinegar every morning.
When eating veggies, try to eat organic if possible.
And most importantly, moisturize.
Organic Hydrating Cream with B5 (SPF 15). Keeping your skin highly moisturized. Dry skin makes melasma appear very, very dark.
Sunblock a must. SPF 15 works just as well.
Hydroquinone... STOP using it. It can do serious internal damage. Other countries have pulled it the market in more than 5 years ago because of side effects. I was prescribed 8% (2% is the norm) when I learned of the devastating effects.
Hope this helps...
If you want to know where I get the Hydrating cream, let me know. I'll send you the link.
Adventurer67 6 years ago
Melasma is not another description of addisons disease.In addison's disease pigmentation may occur.
Homoeopathic reedies are choose according to the patient
Sepia,Cauloph,Nit acid,Nux vom,Psoralia cor etc cured many cases
PANNAKKAL last decade
So here is what I have been recently doing, in addition to PRAYER, these are the steps:
DAYTIME/WHEN YOU WAKE UP:
Step 1: PRAY!! PRAY!! PRAY!! Even if you have never prayed before, God doesnt care about that. He is just happy that you have decided to come to Him with your problem, so He can bless you and heal you with His solution
(Read about Naaman in 2 Kings Chapter 5).
Step 2: Cleanse your face with La Roche-Posay Biomedic LHA Cleansing Gel
Step 3: I use MDSkincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel - 30 applications
(This is the most expensive product of my skin regime, but it does the job, Google Skinwest, they have it on sale for $53.99 (mothers day sale). If it is too strong, use every other day, until your face can become acclimated to it).
Step 4: Avalon organics Vitamin C Moisture plus lotion with Spf 15. You can buy this on Avalon;s website or Google it to find a price that suits your budget. Now if you have oily skin, you can purchase Avalons oil-free moisturizer (does NOT have SUNCREEN, which is a VERY IMPORTANT DEFENSE against melasma), however, if you purchase the oil-free moisturizer, I recommend using Neostrata oil-free lotion Spf 15, to rub on your face after using Avalons vitamin c oil-free moisturizer.
Repeat Step 2 (with Biomedic Cleansing Gel). After step 2, I rub Atralin on my face, which is a prescription acne medication. From my research on the internet, since it contains 0.05 tretinoin, it helps with hyper pigmentation. However, if you cannot get a prescription for Atralin, do not worry about it.
Just cleanse your skin with the Biomedic cleansing gel, and follow with Avalons vitamin C moisturizer with Spf 15 or their Oil-free moisturizer, which ever you choose.
This is optional:
Then, just because I like the scent and the feel of this lotion, I pump just a little of Cantu Shea Butter Body Lotion (I purchased this from Walmart, but you can Google it and order it from somewhere else, if your neighborhood Walmart does not carry it), in my hands, and dab it on my face. Google the benefits of shea butter. You will see that it is an amazing antioxidant. However, a lot of manufactures make their shea butter lotions either too oily for the face, or not enough that hydrates the face. I found this one to be the perfect medium, for the face and the body.
Well, that is it. I KNOW GOD WILL DELIVER YOU AND YOUR BEAUTY WILL SHINE THROUGH. TRUST IN HIM!! NOT THE PRODUCTS!! READ ABOUT NAAMAN!!! AND WALK INTO YOUR MIRACLE!!!! BE BLESSED!!!!
PS. IMPORTANT SUPPLEMENTS TO TAKE IN ADDITION TO A DAILY MULTI-VITAMIN:
5000 mg of Vitamin C, 5000 I.U. Vitamin A, 400 I.U. Vitamin D, 1200 I.U. Vitamin E. In addition, I take 2000 mg of Calcium to maintain my weight, anything over 2000 mg of Calcium does not help the body/its useless. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!!!!! EAT A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES!!! EAT A LOT OF FOODS WITH PROTEIN: CHICKEN BREAST, TURKEY MEAT, ETC. THE BODY CANNOT HEAL ON THE OUTSIDE IF THE INSIDE IS MESSED UP!!!!
Naamanstestimony last decade
I have been taking MSM and Ester-C for 1 week, I had what I would say a pretty severe case of melasma, to the point even makeup wouldnt cover up without looking like i had dirt on my face. I can honestly say, that it has lightened considerably in 1 week, i stopped my birth control after being on for over 10yrs, today picked up the avalon organics vitamin c vitality facial serum that contains antioxidants, i will keep everyone posted on the progress, if i can help if only 1 person heal, i would be happy to share my story and help!!! good luck beautiful people!!!! keep posting!!!
mandy99 last decade
i have been on different infertility drugs for almost 2yrs now and w/in the last 6months i have noticed these brown patches above my top lip. they are driving me crazy and have made me very self conscience, that i dont even want to look in the mirror. can melasma be connected to infertility drugs- since they mess with your hormones? i have brought it up to the clinic and they didnt have much to say on the topic and when i asked my obgyn, they suggested anti-depresants. can anyone help me with this?
sunkissed last decade
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