Perfect hair, teeth, and skin – these are often what celebrities are known for. However, despite the constant demands to look their best, not all celebrities have everything in perfect condition. One of the skin conditions that you won’t expect a celebrity to have is melasma.
Melasma causes skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation, mostly on the face but it can also appear on other parts of the body especially those that are often exposed to the sun. Because of celebrities’ regular use of make-up, melasma is often easily disguised under make-up, making them unnoticeable to other people.
Nevertheless, celebrities are also humans and they are not immune to melasma! Here are some of them who have struggled (or still struggling!) with melasma:
Jenna Dewan Tatum
Although sun exposure is one of the biggest causes of melasma, a change in hormones, particularly during pregnancy, can also cause it. When hyperpigmentation appears during pregnancy, it is called chloasma. Such is the case with Jenna Dewan Tatum. She got melasma during her pregnancy with her daughter. Her melasma treatment of choice is laser treatment.
Aside from Jenna Dewan Tatum, another celebrity who got chloasma when she got pregnant is Australian model Lara Worthington. She now makes sure to use sunscreen religiously to prevent further hyperpigmentation issues. Lara has found light therapy, microdermabrasion, and melasma creams helpful in keeping her melasma in check.
Another victim to the ‘mask of pregnancy’ is ABC News chief meteorologist, Ginger Zee. She has turned to chemical peels to manage and control her hyperpigmentation problem.
This actress, model, dancer, and TV personality has long revealed her struggle with melasma on a TV show. Brooke’s brown spots moved to different areas of her face with every pregnancy. Among the hyperpigmentation treatments she has tried are chemical peels and laser treatments.
Kirstie Mary Allsop
Best known as a British television presenter, Kirstie has also struggled with melasma after pregnancy. She was even a victim of cruel gossips that mistook her brown pigmentation patches on her upper lips for a moustache.