When I was in my mid-thirties, before my daughter was born, I suffered from melasma. Melasma is “hyperpigmentaion,” or dark patches on your skin. I had it so bad, it looked like I had a mustache. (I really wish I had a “before” picture but I can’t find one.)
Melasma is not something you can wax or bleach away — there’s nothing you can do to get rid of it — or so I thought.