As the weather starts to get warmer and we all begin to enjoy some time under the sun, it’s important to remember to take care of your skin. After months of UV exposure and heat, dark spots can appear if you’re not taking the proper precautions. Getting rid of dark spots once they’re on your body can be vey tricky. With these 5 tips, you can prevent dark spots from forming and maintain a bright face all year round.
Wear Sunscreen Often
If you limit your sun exposure altogether, you won’t have dark spots to begin with. If you’re like most and love the sun, load up on the sunscreen! Applying sunscreen, in at least SPF 30, often and generously will prevent future discolorations on your skin. At Bense SurgiSpa, we offer the Vivier Sunscreen SPF 30 which provides daily UV protection and is suitable for all skin types!
Exfoliating is extremely important, especially for mature skin because the skin’s natural exfoliation process slows down. Exfoliating can help reduce and prevent dark spots by breaking up the pigmentation and helping your skin look more youthful. Exfoliating should be done gently, especially during summer months when our skin is exposed to UV rays. If you’re looking for a gentle yet effective exfoliant, Vivier Vitamin C Scrub is a great choice. This scrub leaves the skin instantly feeling smooth and radiant.
Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
Protecting and taking care of your skin also comes from within. Some foods in your diet can actually make your skin more vulnerable to dark spots and other foods have UV protective powers! Limes, celery and carrots are rich in psoralen, which gathers on the skin and can trigger darkening by attracting UV rays. Foods that will contribute to protecting your skin this summer include: tomatoes, kale, spinach, olives and Brazil nuts.
Don’t Spend Too Much Time in The Sun and Heat
We all love being in the sun, but limiting the amount of time you spend under the sun can prevent dark spots. A hat is a great way to protect your face, but be aware of the heat that it can sometimes create on your forehead. Overheated skin activates melanin activity, which causes dark spots. It’s important to cool down the skin as soon as possible, which can easily be done with a cold cloth.
Use The Right Products
Apply an anti-dark spot lotion before going to bed. This will keep your skin moisturized and help the regeneration of new skin while you sleep! Lastly, make sure you’re being sensitive to your skin and using gentle products. Remember: over-washing and over exfoliating won’t prevent or help existing dark spots!