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Hyperpigmentation & Melasma Treatments

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I have had these brownish dark spots under my eyes for a few months, and at first I thought it was just dark circles or hyperpigmentation but now I'm pretty sure they are melasma. I probably got it from hormonal imbalances since it started appearing in the wintertime, and I think it may have gotten worse with sunlight although I always wear sunscreen outside. Does anyone know anything that would help it? I'm hoping that by reducing stress and trying to balance my hormones naturally & with vitamin D it might fade a little bit on its own, but I'm not that optimistic about it. It's gotten to the point where I can't even use a concealer to hide it, and also mineral makeup seems to make it worse! I tried yogurt, honey, lemon juice, vitamin C, aloe, and niacinamide consistently, but I'm not sure if any of these is working. I need some more ideas...the under eye area is sensitive, so I'm trying to be careful with it.

I'm also still trying to figure out if estrogen dominance could have caused it, or if it's a delayed side effect from birth control pills which I stopped taking over 5 years ago... I have no idea!


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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