Melasma, chloasma or “the mask of pregnancy” is due to excessive melanin (pigment) production in the skin and is seen in sun-exposed areas. Excess hormones like those in pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone-replacement, “natural hormone supplements,” and possibly even the Mirena® * IUD, when combined with sun and heat exposure are thought to be the cause. Treatment for melasma centers around removing any source of exogenous hormone, sun & heat avoidance, and the use of pigment-lightening products and procedures.
TrueLipids Pigmentation & Melasma Care
Cheryl Lee MD Sensitive Skincare is now offering dermatology telemedicine services. Offering serious skin conditions solved with sensitive skincare.
A premium customized solution for your skin. Use our telehealth service to meet with licensed independent physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who have each been trained in the patent-pending CherylLeeMD products and protocols.
You can submit photos, ask questions, and get your skin cared for by experts in sensitive skin. Each solution is customized for your needs to provide you with the best skincare possible.
For an non-prescription regimen we recommend the following three products:
- TrueCider Gentle Creamy Cleanser: Age Fighting, Skin Brightening
- TrueCider Face & Body Serum: Face & Body pH Protect for Beautiful Skin
- TrueLipids Hydrate, Correct & Perfect Lotion: Long Lasting Balanced Moisture for Smooth, Youthful Skin
Healthy Skin Secret 1: pH Balance
We discovered that healthy skin has a pH that is moderately acidic— between 4.6 - 5.6. This moderately acidic pH naturally protects your skin against harmful bacteria and viruses and supports a healthy skin barrier that keeps moisture in and other harmful elements out.
However, when you wash your skin with traditional soaps, you scrub away the skin’s natural acidity and make it alkaline. Even using pure water washes away your skin’s natural acids. Most lotions and moisture replacement therapies are very alkaline too, which makes the problem worse.
Our research showed that helping the skin regain its natural acidic pH was critical to treating the worst skin condition.
Healthy Skin Secret 2: Lipid Replacement
Healthy skin has a delicate balance of ceramides, very long chain fatty acids, cholesterol and cholesterol esters. Too much of one or the other is what leads to multiple skin diseases. Too little of these important lipids and your skin dries out and cracks.
Many of the treatments recommended by doctors today are made with just one of these critical ingredients, like cholesterol. But if you put cholesterol on your skin without the balance of other lipids, the result is eczema, increased wrinkles, and dried-out, rashy skin.
Our research made it clear that replacing the right lipids in the right combination is a vital step toward healthier skin.
Healthy Skin Secret 3: Anti-inflammatory ingredients that help restore the skin barrier
Certain anti-inflammatory agents play a significant role in restoring a healthy skin barrier. The ingredient that is most helpful is called 18 ß-glycyrrhetinic acid. Despite its scientific sounding name, this compound is derived from licorice and has significant anti- inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and DNA reparative qualities.
Scientists who have worked with 18 ß-glycyrrhetinic acid have noted that it fights staphylococcal and MRSA infections as well as viral infections like RSV and Candida. All three of these healthy skin secrets play an important role in relieving painful, dry, itchy red skin conditions. When you combine them together in the right concentrations, what you get is a powerful skin care product that helps support and restore healthy skin.
Niacinamide and The Super Vitamin for Skin
With countless research studies showing effectiveness in eczema, acne and rosacea, niacinamide also packs an amazing anti-inflammatory punch. Niacinamide also has DNA-reparative functionalities that are perfect for damaged, inflamed and infected skin. The TrueLipids combination of niacinamide and 18 ß-glycyrrhetinic acid is incredibly soothing to your skin.
This gentle age fighting and acidifying serum is designed to help your skin to attain its naturally healthy pH and to naturally fight infection, inflammation, and the signs of aging.
TrueCider Gentle Creamy Cleanser
For sensitive, troubled and normal skin types. A gentle, and naturally acidifying cleanser unlike any alkaline soap. Gently moisturizes and acidifies the skin while it cleans. With niacinamide and 18-B glycyrrhetinic acid to help smooth fine lines, redness and pigmentation.
Hydrate, Correct & Perfect Lotion
TrueLipids Hydrate, Correct & Perfect Lotion has a patent-Pending TrueLipids Blend LipidRelease technology gives long-lasting balanced moisture for smooth, youthful skin. pH-Protect helps balance the skin’s delicate microenvironment.
Free of 88 of the Most Common Allergens
Perhaps most important of all, TrueLipids is made without any of the 88 top allergens commonly found in other skincare products—things like bees wax, parabens, PEGs, fragrances, dyes and 83 other potentially allergenic ingredients. TrueLipids is truly allergen free.
About Dr. Cheryl Lee Eberting, MD
Inventor of the TrueLipids® Technology.
Board-Certified Dermatologist America’s Number One Eczema Expert
I have spent my entire career focused upon the treatment of eczema. While working as a clinical research scientist at the National Institutes of Health, I treated patients from all over the world with the worst cases of eczema. I found that there were no effective solutions for my patients and so I set out to create a REAL solution for the treatment of eczema. After almost FIVE years of trial and error, TrueLipids was born! We found a solution that works in almost every case. Our team is the most highly-trained group of experts in the treatment of eczema. You can be rest assured that we can help you or your child find calm, soft, smooth skin.