Ginger Zee, ABC Meteorologist recently revealed that she has been suffering from Melasma ever since the birth of her first child, Adrian (who recently turned 1). Because Melasma is caused by an imbalance in hormones, the fact that Zee developed Melasma after giving birth is not surprising. Many women also develop this condition during or after pregnancy.
Below, I will reveal the steps that Ginger and her doctor took to dramatically reduce the appearance of Melasma on her face.
Ginger reveals, “The day I looked in the mirror and saw a mask over my face, that was the day I said, enough is enough. My skin was brown in patches and bright white in others. It looked much different than it had before I had the baby.”
Taking the recommendations of Dr. Whitney Bowe, Ginger went through a series of chemical peels to try to lessen the look of her Melasma.
She stated, “I was so nervous that my skin would fall off in sheets and it would burn. Instead, the peel took 30 seconds to apply and barely tingled. She sent me home with strict instructions to wear SPF always, gave me C E Ferulic to mix in with my SPF and then made me a special melasma emulsion to use every other night.”
Along with the chemical peels, Ginger’s doctor also prescribed her a combination of Retin-A, Kojic Acid & Hydroquinone (a known skin lightening agent) and a daily skincare regimen which includes Cetaphil Facial wash, Skinceuticals CE Ferulic & La Roche Posay Sunscreen. Ginger was also instructed to wear a hat at all times and avoid hot environments like hot yoga, saunas, tanning salons as just the heat alone can exacerbate Melasma.
Recap of Ginger Zee’s Melasma Routine:
- Series of Chemical Peels
- Prescription of Retin-A, Kojic Acid & Hydroquinone
- Washes face with Cetaphil Facial Wash
- Uses Skinceutical CE Ferulic & La Roche Posay Sunscreen daily
- Wears a hat whenever outside
- Avoids hot environments like hot yoga, saunas & tanning salons.