Crystal Tomato®: Is It Effective For Melasma
The most common cause of hyperpigmentation or melasma is sun exposure. Whether you suffer from hyperpigmentation or melasma on the face, you may feel as though you have tried everything that you could think of to eliminate the appearance of these dark marks. There is nothing more frustrating than feeling as though you are doing everything that everybody else is doing to take care of their skin, yet you still cannot escape from those self-esteem-busting shadows that loom over all of your hard work...and this can be the most frustrating thing.
If you're looking to even out your skin tone and try to reduce dark marks and hyperpigmentation on your skin, then you've probably heard of more than a few products that have skin lightening ingredients - they're among the most popular treatments for dark marks and hyperpigmentation on your skin.
Overview of Melasma
Melasma is a condition that can cause dark patches – usually grey and brown in colour – to form on the skin due to an overproduction of melanin. Melasma is most commonly found in women who are pregnant, or who are taking hormonal medications (such as birth control) which gives melasma its nickname "mask of pregnancy".
For the most part, it is predictable that melasma during pregnancy will fade away as soon as the baby is born. Despite this, it is not uncommon for melasma to persist after pregnancy as well. Research and dermatologists have been searching for effective treatments to solve the issue of melasma because it is unlikely that it will heal on its own over time without treatment.
What is Crystal Tomato®?
Crystal Tomato® offers two types of products for the treatment of hyperpigmentation and melasma – Crystal Tomato® supplements and Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream. Crystal Tomato® supplements are a dietary supplement that makes use of carotenoids, that come from completely natural white tomatoes.
Supplements containing carotenoids have skin-lightening properties, which make them a safer and natural alternative to topical skin-lightening agents, which can have adverse side effects when used long-term. Studies have also shown that when the Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream and the Crystal Tomato® supplements are used together, they can be part of an an effective in treatmentment plan for melasma. Apart from being effective in achieving an even skin tone, taking the Crystal Tomato® dietary supplement has many other advantages namely, hydration, protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays, repairing the skin and keeping the skin’s youthful glow. This not only makes Crystal Tomato® is an effective treatment for melasma, but also ensures the skin is kept healthy and glowing.
How Can Crystal Tomato® Help in Treating Melasma?
1. Reducing pigmentation
The use of Crystal Tomato® supplements has been proven to help achieve a more even and glowing skin tone for melasma patients. In a clinical study conducted by the National Skin Centre in Singapore, it was shown that using Crystal Tomato® supplements together with the Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream, majority of the participants had significant improvements in their pigmentation issues. This clinical study proves that Crystal Tomato® can indeed be considered an effective treatment for melasma.
2. Whitening the skin
The main ingredient in the Crystal Tomato® supplements – the carotenoids – have proven to be able to decrease the amount of melanin in skin cells. This is important because melanin is what causes the dark patches to appear in melasma. As a result, this ensures the complexion of the skin is effectively lightened and radiant.
3. Protecting the skin from UV rays
Sun damage and UV rays are one of the main causes and aggravators of melasma. Crystal Tomato®, with its ability to protect the skin form UV rays, helps in reducing the chances of melasma worsening. The carotenoids present in the supplements allows for the skin to absorb light in the ultraviolet range, preventing damage from these UV rays on the skin. This sunscreen effect of Crystal Tomato® prevents the further formation and development of hyperpigmentation on the skin.
Using Crystal Tomato® as a Treatment for Melasma
If you are interested in using Crystal Tomato® to treat melasma, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First and foremost, it is important to use the product as specified. Crystal Tomato® is typically either applied topically to the skin or taken as a supplement.
It is also important to remember that while Crystal Tomato® can be effective in treating melasma, it is not a complete cure. It may take several weeks or months of consistent use to see results.
Preventing Melasma From Worsening
In order to prevent the re-occurrence of melasma after effective treatment of melasma, it is extremely important to protect your skin from UV rays from the sun. This can be done using topical sunscreens of SPF 30-50 frequently, avoiding sun exposure during peak hours, wearing a hat and sunglasses to protect your face from the sun, and continuing to use Crystal Tomato® supplements to prevent sun damage. However, since melasma is a chronic condition and relapse is possible, it is important to note that there is a high risk of melasma coming back on the skin, if consistent care or treatment is not continued.
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