It’s a fact of life: we’re going to see some changes on our faces as years go by. I still remember the birthday when I woke up and noticed that there were two hyper-pigmented spots under my eyes that I swear weren’t there before. Although aging can be a contributing factor, hyperpigmentation comes in many forms and has a variety of causes, like acne scarring, sun damage, or discoloration from eczema or psoriasis. But there’s one form of hyperpigmentation that’s unlike the rest, and that form is melasma. I talked with FACILE dermatology + boutique co-founder Nancy Samolitis, MD, FAAD all about this unique form of hyperpigmentation, why it shows up, and what you can do about it.