Sorry for the delayed response.. When i wasnt pregnant this is what i did. I cleaned up my diet. That was the most important thing I could have done. Next I followed with a strict regimen. Washing twice a day, icing, oxy wipes and treatment--- can be BP, glycolic/mandelic/salicylic acid serums or Retin-a! It depends on what my skin is like. I also like to switch it up. I moisturize in the day time only which may not be good for other peoples skin and I use sunscreen EVERYDAY! Facials are extremely important and Help tremendously when you see someone experienced. Now I haven't touched hydroquinone since 2010. I found a holy grail but you can inbox me if you want any info. Completely removes my melasma any time it creeps up. I use it 2-3 times a week usually. But I take a q tip and hardly touch the areas that may get affected just to let it get something on it. Melasma makes me anxious and depressed so I'll do anything it takes to keep it gone.
Thanks so much for all the advice My skin is still clearing up slowly, but my cheeks just won't give. Driving me bleeping nuts. What salicylic acid serum do you use? I use Differin Cream as my "retin-A", but it's pretty weak. Retin A makes me peel pretty bad, but I hear it gives great results. I do need to clean up my diet; I started exercising regularly again and that always help me out.