Tips To Help Prevent Sunspots

Sunspots can occur at any age and can appear on any part of the body that is exposed to the sun. Sunspots usually appear as darkened spots on the skin and can be large or small. If you have them on the face or the neck, you may feel self-conscious about them. Sunspots can make you appear older than you actually are, as the damage from the sun can age your skin. To help prevent sunspots, there are a number of things you can be doing. Read on for some tips to help prevent sunspots.

Wear Sunscreen

Wear sunscreen daily or a moisturizer that contains an SPF of at least 50 or more. Apply generously to the skin on the face, neck, and hands which are usually the most exposed to the sunlight to help protect your skin from these spots. You should apply sunscreen or SPF to your skin daily, even in the winter months, as they are also being exposed to the sun's harmful rays during this time of the year as well. Just because it's colder outside doesn't necessarily mean the sun's rays aren't still harmful. The rays may not be as strong, but they can still do damage. Wear SPF daily to protect your skin.

Cover Your Skin

In addition to protecting your skin with SPF, you should also cover your skin when out in the sunlight. Wear clothing that is lightweight and loose-fitting to protect your skin when out in the sun. Wearing clothing that offers SPF protection can be very beneficial and is usually lightweight enough that it keeps the body cool when out in the sun. If clothing is not an option, use an umbrella, or stick to the shade whenever possible.

Wear A Hat And Sunglasses

When out in the sun, wear sunglasses and a wide-brim hat to protect the sensitive skin on your face. If you are unable to stay under an umbrella, or be in the shade, protect your skin with a large hat and sunglasses instead. They can offer you some protection from the sun, but they should be used in addition to the SPF protection as well.

If you have sunspots, they can usually be lightened with treatment from your dermatologist. To protect your skin from any more sunspots, you should consult your dermatologist for further information. Use the tips above to help you as well to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays and to prevent sunspots. 

For more info, contact a local dermatologist