The past few weeks I started to notice two brown patches of skin on both cheeks, right next to my nose. I have been out in the sun a lot, however I ALWAYS use sunblock. I am calling to find a dermatologist today, so I am going to get it checked out. My mom noticed it and asked if I was pregnant (yikes!). She called it a "pregnancy mask." I went straight for the computer to look it up and sure enough it is a symptom that many women get whem they are pregnant, but can also happen to women who are on the pill (whew!). It says it is usually benign and just a pigmentation issue, but that it can get worse with continued exposure. I guess I have to really amp up my sunblock usage.
Has anyone had experience with this? Was it easily treatable and did it fade? Mine isn't extremely noticeable and with cover up you almost can't see it at all, but I'd certainly like it to go away!
Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.