When I got pregnant, my skin developed dark spots. I am still battling with them and under medical treatment. I developed melasma due to the hormonal changes and it is very stubborn! —Carla F., San Juan, PR
Hyper-Pigmentation: Hormonal changes can cause hyper-pigmentation in the skin. One of the conditions that can develop in the skin as a result from a hormonal imbalance are dark spots such as Melasma or Chloasma. The hormonal imbalance can trig melanin cells, responsible for color pigmentation, to go into over-drive, thus causing the skin to show brown spots. Pregnancy, menopause, and the use of certain forms of birth control may contribute to this reaction.