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Also referred to as "mask of pregnancy," melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a brown darkening of facial skin. The dark patches usually occur on the forehead and cheeks. Melasma might be worsened by sun exposure.
Melasma often affects:
Melasma might fade after delivery, in the winter months or when you stop taking birth control pills. But melasma can also last for years.
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