Here’s The Easiest Way To Get Rid of Unwanted Sun Spots

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Getting older can come with some unwanted surprises and sunspots are one of the most common side effects of aging. What exactly are sun spots and how can you prevent and erase them? That’s exactly what we’re breaking down for you today!

Here’s everything you need to know about sunspots and how to manage and prevent them in the future.

What Are Sun Spots

sun spots, dark spots, sun damage, skincare tips, healthy skin care tipsSunspots are small, light brown patches of skin that become more visible as you get older. These little patches of darker skin are actually a result of excess sun exposure and make you look years older than you really are. Most adults won’t notice signs of this until they hit 40 and that’s when dark spots can begin to appear without warning from sun exposure years prior.

According to doctors, sunspots occur because your skin increases the number of pigment-producing cells when exposed to the sun unprotected. UV rays can cause free radicals to harm your skin, and require an antioxidant-rich moisturizer to correct the damage and return skin to an even pigment.

How Are They Caused?

sun spots, sun spot protection, uv protection, sun careSunspots are directly linked to the sun and VU exposure however, it’s not necessarily an immediate result of being outside. Some sunspots can show up as freckles after a day in the sun however most of the sunspots you see as you age will be from previous years of UV exposure where your skin wasn’t protected.

Sunspots will often appear in places most exposed to the sun like on your face, neck, chest, and hands. When the UV rays hit your skin, your body produces melanin (the dark pigment you see on your sun spots) as a way to protect itself.

How Can I Prevent Them?

sunscreen, sun care, spf protection, spf care, dark spots, sun spotsRegardless of the severity of your sun spots, the best way to prevent more is to protect yourself from the sun every single day, using an SPF of at least 30 and reapplying every few hours. This will protect your skin and help stop new sunspots from forming.

To deal with sunspots from previous sun exposure, you need to be using a comprehensive skincare routine that includes antioxidants that work to correct discoloration and heal sunspots. In fact, 94% of people who used our Repair & Release Cream said their sunspots were less noticeable after two weeks of use!

What Is Causing Your Sunspots And How To Stop Them From Appearing

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You can call them dark spots, freckles or age spots but no matter what name you attach to them, there is no denying that sun is powerful enough to penetrate your skin and leave you with darker, discolored patches of skin.

The severity of your dark spots can depend on a few things, your age, how often you have been in the sun unprotected, and even your skin tone can play a role but no matter what the cause is, there is a solution to reduce the visibility of sunspots and protect yourself from developing more of them.

What Are Sunspots?

sunspots, sun damage, skincareSunspots can come in all shapes and sizes, While some may look small like freckles, others can be larger and they mostly appear on your face, neck, and hands. No matter their size, they are all forms of sun damage and almost everyone will experience them at some point in their life.

While age spots are common and can be completely normal, it’s important to keep an eye on them. If you notice age spots, you need to make sure that you don’t actually have a serious skin issue. This is especially the case if the spots are very dark or have recently changed their appearance in which case, you should visit your dermatologist.

Tip: You can avoid sunspots by adding a layer of SPF 30 over your Repair & Release Cream daily. 

What Causes Them?

sun damage, sunspots, skincareSunspots can be caused by a number of things but the most common is exposure to UV rays. When the UV hits your skin, it causes darker pigmentation which is why most people notice their sun spots in summer months when the sun is strongest and they are outside the longest.

Even if you’re slathering yourself with SPF daily, the sunspots you see can actually be from damage that occurred years ago. Unlike freckles specifically which tend to show up directly after sun exposure, some age spots can take years to form on your face or may not be visible with natural lighting (like the image above). Those kinds of sunspots are often the hardest to get rid of.

How To Prevent and Treat Them

sunspots, sun damage, skincareThe easiest way to prevent sunspots is to limit your skins’ exposure to the sun. This can mean applying (and re-applying) sunscreen throughout the day. We recommend minimum protection of SPF 30 for your face and most face sunscreens are perfectly safe and effective when used on your neck, chest, and hands as well. A large sun hat goes a long way as well for sun spots on your face and neck.

To treat sunspots that have already appeared on your skin, you want to make sure you’re using products like our Repair & Release Cream that include ingredients like Aloe Vera and Vitamin C which are proven to not only sooth and lighten the spots exposed to the sun, but also help limit the amount of melanin that develops, which is the pigment that makes skin darker.

 

What do you do to limit the appearance of sunspots? Let us know in the comments below!