It’s hard to imagine that celebrities who’ve access to the best still struggle with certain issues.
Melasma is a skin condition that results in dark spots on your face that aren’t easy to get rid of.
We’ve compiled a list of 15 female celebrities who’ve struggled with melasma and how they handle or handled the skin condition.
1. Jenna Dewan
Jenna Dewan is the most outspoken actress in Hollywood regarding her struggles with melasma. Amazingly, she’s never been shy of going without makeup to try and conceal the dark spots.
Dewan admitted that she found the right brand that sells quality skincare products that suit her skin. She became ‘obsessed’ when she saw results. ‘My skin was brighter, the texture was better, the pores were smaller and refined, and I started noticing my melasma getting lighter and a little better.’
2. Drew Barrymore
Hollywood stars aren’t exceptions to skin conditions such as melasma. It’s well-known that Drew Barrymore has had to tackle melasma for years.
Her solution for the dark spots on her skin has always been a visit to the dermatologist for beauty treatments.
In 2017, she told the New York Times that summers are harsh on her. ‘I look, honestly, like I have dirt all over my face from the melasma.’
3. Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman has struggled with melasma for a long time, and she’s never hidden that fact from the world.
In 2019, she posted a bikini pic on Instagram captioned ‘If you have melasma you can go in the sun you just have to look like this.’
She’d won a cap, sunglasses, and a scarf on her face for protection against the sun.
4. Brooke Burke
Brooke Burke has graced our screens for a long time. At 50, the actress is always looking flawless and radiant. However, known to many, Burke has had challenges dealing with melasma.
The TV personality and model sat down with New Beauty to share her wellness tips. During the interview, she spoke about ‘must-haves on her beauty counter.’
Burke, whose always spoken about her melasma, revealed she loves Vitamin C, a topical serum she uses on her face. She also insisted on never skipping sunscreen ‘not even in the car.’
5. Molly Sims
Molly Sims is a powerhouse as she dominates different spaces. She’s an actress, model, beauty enthusiast, podcast host, wife and mother. Now, she’s also a beauty entrepreneur after founding YSEBeauty.
Sims has struggled with skin issues for years. First, she had to tackle cystic acne. Second, she had issues with melasma after getting pregnant.
Many find her inspiring for sharing that she tried different solutions, including peels and lasers, to get rid of melasma. That’s why she came up with YSEBeauty. Her goal is to ‘clinically proven skincare… that can get rid of dark spots.
6. Zoe Foster Blake
Zoe Foster Blake has confessed to trying very invasive beauty treatments in her 20s. As a result, her skin was never the same as she developed dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
She’s written a blog on gotoskincare.com detailing how she manages her skin to achieve an even tone. Her two weapons of choice are vitamin C serum and sunscreen.
7. Lara Worthington
Lara Worthington is an Australian model known for her radiant skin. She always shares her beauty tips and has spoken up about struggles with dark spots.
Her struggles with skin issues began when she was pregnant. One of the main triggers for melasma is hormonal imbalance. Thankfully, a regimen that includes a brightening serum every night does the trick.
She’s also been known to go for light therapy and skin peels to help her skin.
8. Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn confessed that she’s tried ‘many crazy things’ to try and get rid of her melasma and acne. She tried steroid injections, pills, and acupuncture, but nothing was working.
Now, she’s embraced a better skincare routine and is more open about her skin issues.
9. Emma Roberts
In 2023, Emma Roberts shared with Vogue her ‘guide to treating melasma.’ The actress has confessed that it’s only when she got a little older that she adopted a beauty routine.
Now, she has a dedicated skincare routine that works well. ‘It’s been helping me a little bit with my post-pregnancy melisma”.
10. Mindy Kaling
Actress Mindy Kaling always speaks candidly about skin care routines that help maintain her complexion.
She spoke to US Weekly Magazine about the type of beauty treatments she can use and lasers. ‘If you have melanated skin, you have to be careful about lasers. But a lot of times, people who have melasma after pregnancy can do a simple laser and be fine with it. I can’t do that because I keloid.’
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11. Edwina Bartholomew
Melasma is a pregnancy side effect that many women experience, including Sunrise host Edwina Bartholomew.
She posted a selfie on Instagram expressing the ups and downs of being a new mom. Her melasma is evident in the photo.
12. Laura Byrne
The Bachelor star Laura Byrne documented her struggles with melasma after getting pregnant. She noted that ‘pigmentation sucks’ whether you’re pregnant or not.
Byrne confessed to Beauty Crew that she’s ‘posting her best photos, and touching up my melasma with filters when you can see it.’
13. Snezana Markoski Wood
Another star from ‘The Bachelor’ who’s struggled with melasma is Snezana Wood. As a new mom, she’s been candid about the appearance of her skin and her battle with melasma.
14. Alison Brie
Alison Brie is an actress whose career is blossoming as she features in different productions. In 2022, she was featured on Apple TV+’s Roar alongside Cynthia Erivo and Nicole Kidman.
One issue that Alison Brie has had to deal with over the years is melasma. Brie uses concealer as her secret weapon when tackling the annoying skin condition.
However, she doesn’t go for the creamy concealer that many people have in their makeup collections. Instead, Brie told InStyle Magazine in 2022, that she opts for ‘Colorscience mineral-based powders’ approved by her facialist.
Brie claims the palette is her only way of covering the dark spots on her face as a result of melasma.
15. Claire Holt
Claire Holt is an Australian actress and mom who once confessed to using 15 sunscreens as part of her beauty routine. Holt gets terrible melasma during pregnancy and prefers using lots of sunscreen to help her skin.