Melasma: The Mask of Pregnancy

There is a lot of controversy about Melasma and how to treat it. I have spent years researching and experimenting with different treatments for Melasma with varying results. After years of treating the condition’s brown or grey-brown patches, I have come to the conclusion that Melasma is directly activated by the adrenal glands.

When your adrenals are fatigued, your hormones can become unbalanced and this can lead to an unbalanced production of melanin by the melanocytes.

Melasma is much different than Hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is a superficial pigmentation on the outer layers of the skin that can easily be treated with topical esthetic treatments in the spa. Melasma, on the other hand, is an internal condition that is directly linked to hormonal imbalance, hence the number of pregnant women that experience Melasma (and some women also develop the condition after the birth of their baby).

The adrenal glands are small structures attached to the top of each kidney. The human body has two adrenal glands that release the chemicals known as hormones into the bloodstream. Our hormones affect many functions of the human body.

I have so many clients come to me that have been to every specialist to try to cure their Melasma, only to be let down by expensive treatments, creams and chemicals that actually cause more imbalance in the body. I hear the stories of women who are frustrated and have spent thousands of dollars only to look in the mirror to see no results.

Here’s why: Melasma can not be treated topically. It is an internal condition. Lasers and prescription creams can actually exacerbate the condition by triggering the melanocytes to overreact thus causing more Melasma. I have had success with my clients by simply suggesting a lifestyle change and a healthy diet. The results are significant and clients are shocked that all along they had the answers right in their local health food store and now right here in the Amy Rae Aesthetics’ growing collection of nutritional supplements.



When we understand that the human body is fully capable of healing itself from Melasma, as well as other skin conditions, by simply giving it the proper nutrients and cutting out harmful foods that disrupt the hormones, such a sugar, GMOs, preservatives and foods laden with harmful chemicals, we begin to heal.

At Amy Rae Aesthetics, we start with a skin nutrition consultation which often leads to the optional hormone and allergy blood test. Testing the proper hormones determines a starting point. You are then empowered with the information to be proactive in balancing your system and getting the results you wish for without wasting time and money.

You have so many option of services here at ARA including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Garden of Life Supplements (Try our ‘Healthy Hormones’ from Garden of Life), our Infrared Sauna, our nutritional recommendations and of course, our famous facial treatments to keep your skin glowing, radiant and healthy from the inside out.

Just another way we can help you achieve total mind, body and skin wellness! We’ll see you at the spa!

Lots of love,

Amy Rae

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