Sun Spots

By on June 2, 2009, in Beauty Knowledge Center, Skincare

Block Out the Sun

It’s the number one reason for aging skin.

Sun damage — caused by UV rays and free radicals — creates a variety of skin changes ranging from blotchy color, large “liver spots” to precancerous lesions known as actinic keratoses.

To prevent sun damage:
1. Cover up.
2. Walk on the shady side of the street.
3. Never leave home without wearing sunblock!

Tips: Even with an SPF, you will still develop some color through the sunblock, but more gradually, and without the burn and skin damage.

Rub leftover sunblock over the tops of your hands. The darker brown-pigmented spots that develop there, called “age spots,” are a real age giveaway. If you protect your hands from additional exposure, these may gradually fade.

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