Do you regret chilling and relaxing under the sun in the summer because your sunspots are more noticeable? Don’t! I have here some helpful tips to treat or prevent sunspots.
What are sunspots?
1. A sunspot is a spot or patch appearing from time to time on the sun’s surface, appearing dark by contrast with its surroundings. You have probably noticed that during the summer is when the spots start to become more visible. 1. Sunscreen- Sunscreen is not only super important for sunspots, it is also what protects the skin from the sun.
2. Limit exposure to any type of sun- Everyone thinks of sunspots as the same thing—spots from the sun. But with new research I have found that not only will direct UV rays, but the heat given off from the sun, will stimulate melanin activity, which causes brown spots. Sadly, no matter how cautious you are about applying sunscreen, wearing a hat and staying in the shade, you still may not be able to avoid pigment from occurring. As for those of us who live in the southern states where the weather is hot, this is a problem. If brown spots are a concern for you, you’ll definitely want to limit your exposure from both the sun and the heat.
3. Keep the skin cool and happy- Overheated skin can increase melanin activity, it’s important to keep the temperature of the skin low. A perfect idea is to keep your skin care products in the refrigerator, so that when applied to the skin, they provide a nice cooling effect. A gel mask is also a great option. Don’t have a gel mask handy? A bag of ice applied to the skin for 15 minutes can also help to cool overheated skin.
4. Exfoliate- One of the keys to discoloration, is to use exfoliating products such as facial scrubs and mild alcohol-free exfoliating acids such as glycolic acid and salicylic acid found in AHA Smoothing Serum 17% or BHA Clarifying Serum. Exfoliants, when used everyday, can help break apart the pigmented cells and will lessen their appearance. Be sure not to overdo it with exfoliating products, because during the summer when melanin cells are active, too much exfoliation may actually trigger more melanin and cause problems.
5. Use a natural skin lightener- In addition to exfoliation, applying a skin lightener to the skin will help hold down and stop (what colors your skin, hair, eyes) cells to fade and prevent annoying brown spots. Lots of skin lighteners contain the ingredient hydroquinone. Vitamin C & E Treatment contains this ingredient, and has worked very well for stubborn coloring.
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