How to Get Rid of Blotchy Skin

Blotchy skin makes us seen so old and worn out! Everyone wants clear skin – but how to have clear skin and keep it that way is an art! Here are some suggestions to help!

Why We Get Blotchy Skin

Blotchy skin is also known as melasma. It is caused by too much sun or UV rays.  However, certain medications such as birth control pills can make it more likely for you to develop skin blotches.

One of the best ways to prevent blotchy skin is by protecting ourselves from the sun. This means using a good SPF sunscreen, wearing hats and other protective clothing, and avoiding peak sun. Of course, keep in mind that you can still be exposed to UV rays on a cloudy day.

How To Treat Blotchy Skin

The next step is to clear up the skin blotchy. Dr. Kormeili clears up blotchy skin by using retinoid protects that gently exfoliate the skin. Another way to clear up skin blotches is with the use of chemical peels. Of course, everyone’s skin is different and will respond differently. If you have ethnic skin, proceed with caution and select a dermatologist that is familiar with treating ethnic skin.

In addition to exfoliating with retinoids and chemical peels, you can also use laser technology. Dr. Kormeili uses lasers to help lighten the skin. Again, ethnic skin requires special settings so as not to burn the skin.

Finally, your dermatologist may recommend the use of bleaching creams such as hydroquinone, azelaic acid, kojic acid, emblica, etc. Depending on your lifestyle and skin type, Dr. Kormeili will make individualized recommendations that are right for your skin.

We hope you enjoyed these tips for blotchy skin, you may also enjoy our article on getting rid of little brown bumps on the face.

Would you like personalized skin care recommendations from Dr. Kormeili? Schedule a consultation, we’d love to help you.

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