Melasma is a common skin condition that affects both men and women, although more popular in women. Also known as Chloasma or the mask of pregnancy. Melasma causes darkening in the skin, usually more prevalent in summer.
Melasma causes dark patches, usually present on the forehead, nose, top lip and cheeks. There are often equal and matching pigmented areas on both cheeks, like a mirror image. These pigmented areas are often flat, nose raised and darken more in the summer months. Melasma is more common in pregnant women and women who easily tan.