Sun Spots? What You Need To Do About Them
Those dark patches on your skin are caused by the sun. When you are in the sun too long without sun protection, you could end up with these dark patches, especially as you age. You need to do what you can to protect your skin from the sun and this type of sun damage. Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen and by covering your skin with clothing. Staying out of the sun when the sun's rays are strongest is also something you can do to protect your skin. If you have sun spots already, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them. Read on for helpful tips.
Exfoliate your skin with a cleanser that contains exfoliants in it. Scrub your skin to remove dead skin cells and to encourage cell turnover and improved skin overall. Exfoliate your skin a few times per week, not every day. Exfoliating too often can end up causing your skin to dry out or can cause damage to your skin. When you exfoliate, scrub your skin gently to prevent skin damage.
2. Use Glycolic Acid
Use a product that contains glycolic acid to help get rid of dead skin cells and to improve your skin. Glycolic acid needs to be used properly, as you could end up burning your skin with this type of product. Use it as directed by the manufacturer's instructions. If you have any type of allergic reaction, or a negative reaction to this product, stop using it immediately.
3. Lighten Your Skin
Using a bleach cream can help to fade sun spots on your face. Bleaching cream can be found over the counter, but you can get them through your dermatologist's office as well. Some prescription bleach creams can fade your sun spots better than over the counter creams, although prescription creams may not be covered by your insurance company and they can be costly. When using any type of bleaching cream, consult your dermatologist. Stop using if the cream irritates or burns your skin. You may notice some redness in your skin. Use as directed until your sun spots fade, and stay out of the sun.
If you have sun spots, there are things you can do about them. Consult your dermatologist about what is best to use to fade your spots to help you feel like yourself again. For more information on sun spots and skin treatments, contact a dermatologist such as one from Hamzavi Dermatology.