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How To Prevent And Treat Sunspots

Trust us — we’re as big of a fan of Vitamin D as the next person is. Unfortunately, though, the sun can deliver a lot of undesired side effects to our skin. UV rays in the summer can bring about sunburns that are painful and bad for your health, but they can also bring about cosmetic changes that you may not want.

Some people love their sunspots and freckles and wear them with pride. If you’re not in that category of women though, don’t fret. In our blog today, we’ll discuss good practices you can do to prevent sunspots this summer. We won’t just leave it at that though — we’re going to provide you with multiple ways to treat your sunspots after they’ve appeared on your skin. You guessed it: the iderma® light-therapy device is one of the ways to treat sunspots. Let’s get started!

Preventing Sunspots

Limit Exposure To The Sun

You don’t want to be a hermit shivering indoors this summer, but avoiding sun will obviously decrease how much it damages your skin. Ultraviolet rays are strongest right in the middle of the day — between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. — so that would be the time to stay indoors if at all possible. Don’t miss that beach day with your friends or skip out on your child’s birthday at the park, of course, but be aware of those peak hours of sunlight and plan accordingly.

Unfortunately, heat from the sun can also stimulate melanin activity and lead to discoloration on your skin. It could be hard to avoid this in the summer, but limiting your time in direct sunlight during peak hours would definitely help.

Use Sunscreen

We’ve given you the lowdown on sunscreen before, so we’ll keep it brief: Wear it! Apply it often!

Apply sunscreen generously on both sunny and cloudy days — not just to your face, but also to your neck and the rest of your body. This will greatly aid in preventing premature aging and unwanted sunspots.

You can also try to incorporate sunscreen into your makeup products for some added protection each day.

Wear Protective Clothing

If you’re really eager to prevent sunspots, this tip will obviously be key. Wearing your favorite itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini every day may be tempting, but it won’t be doing any favors for your skin.

Instead, wear your favorite swimsuit and flaunt your skin (with sunscreen on, of course) when appropriate, but know when it’s time to cover up for the day and protect your skin. Long sleeve shirts won’t even be too hot in the summer if you choose one in a breathable material and light color, and hats and other layers will help immensely in preventing sunspots.

Treating Sunspots

Use Creams

There are over-the-counter fading creams that promise to fade your sunspots. They won’t make the sunspot disappear from your face necessarily, but they can considerably reduce the darkness of sunspots. Frequency of use and how dark your sunspot is can be significant determiners of how effective the cream will be. Careful though — they can lead to skin irritation, tightness, redness and even further discoloration.

Prescription bleaching creams, or some that you can find online, can also fade your sunspots considerably, but they can also be harsh on your skin. Some dermatologists will combine bleaching creams with a mild steroid for a stronger effect.

You can also look for products that have retinol, which can help with both collagen production and improvement of the appearance of age spots.

Use A Light-Therapy Device

If you really want to get serious about treating your sunspots, a light-therapy device is the way to go. We’ve spent most of this blog discussing how sunlight is damaging your skin, but an LED light for skin can actually work wonders and improve its appearance!

With the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque, you can quickly see results — with minimum effort on your part. By all means, do everything else in this list; however, by using an LED light treatment you can significantly decrease the appearance of sunspots.

All you have to do is wear this LED therapy mask every other day for eight minutes. The iderma® will do the rest! Made up of 128 red and infrared lights, this light-therapy device is one of the best. The red lights will focus on the surface of your skin, and the infrared LED light therapy will penetrate deeply — down to your cells — to effect change from the inside out. This gives your skin the extra help it needs, especially as you age, to produce more collagen and repair itself.

Dermatologists frequently use laser and light therapy because it’s safe and effective. But why spend money and time visiting a dermatologist when you could easily and comfortably use LED light therapy at home?

Meet With A Dermatologist

There are, however, a few treatments a dermatologist may be able to do that you can’t do at home. Your dermatologist can perform cryotherapy — cold therapy — to freeze off your sunspots. This can cause some initial discoloration, but the skin appears lightened once it has healed.

Chemical peels by a dermatologist use a mild, controlled acid to essentially burn off the outer layer of your skin. Once the skin has healed, it will be lighter. This requires several treatments, however, and may cause irritation.

Dermabrasion, also done by a dermatologist, involves smoothing down the outer layer of skin (planing) with a rotating electric brush. A new layer of skin will grow over this affected area, only it will be considerably lighter. This can cause some irritation, redness and temporary scabbing.

If you’re doing all you can to prevent the occurrence of sunspots, you’re already a leg up in this process and a light-therapy device should do the trick. Try the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque today and see if it’ll work for you! There are plenty of reasons to give it a try, and you can get a full refund if you don’t notice a more radiant complexion after just 60 days of use. The sun isn’t waiting — so you shouldn’t be either. Order yours today!