Tips For Minimizing Sunspots

Tips For Minimizing Sunspots

Minimizing sunspots, also known as age spots or darkspots, requires a combination of preventive measures and regular skincare practices. Sunspots are often caused by prolonged sun exposure, so protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is important. Here are some tips to help you minimize the development of sunspots on your skin, particularly your hands and face.

  1. Sunscreen is a must: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day, even on cloudy days. Reapply every two hours or more frequently if you're swimming or sweating. Sunscreen helps prevent sunspots by shielding your skin from UV damage.
  2. Seek shade: Whenever possible, stay in the shade during peak sun hours (usually between 11 am and 4 pm). This reduces your overall sun exposure and lowers the risk of developing sunspots.
  3. Wear protective clothing: Cover up exposed areas with lightweight, long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses. These clothing items provide an additional physical barrier against harmful UV rays.
  4. Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps: Artificial UV radiation can also contribute to the development of sunspots, so it's best to avoid tanning beds and sunlamps altogether.
  5. Exfoliate regularly: Exfoliating your skin can help remove dead skin cells, which may contain melanin deposits, thus potentially reducing the appearance of sunspots over time. However, be gentle with exfoliation, and avoid overdoing it, as excessive scrubbing can irritate the skin. Look for face and body exfoliating cleansers made with natural ingredients and gentle on the skin. 
  6. Brightening ingredients: Look for skincare products containing natural ingredients like licorice extract, citrus extracts, vitamin C, honey and aloe.  These safe for your skin ingredients can help fade dark spots and even out skin tone. These brightening ingredient can be found in our Zax's Original Darkspot Cream.
  7. Moisturize: Keeping your skin moisturized helps maintain its barrier function and supports skin health. Look for products with added antioxidants and humectants.
  8. Professional treatments: If you have persistent or severe sunspots, consider seeking professional consultation. Many professional treatments can be used in conjunction with a good skincare cream for dark spots. 

Remember, consistency is key when it comes to preventing and minimizing sunspots. Be patient and follow a dedicated skincare routine to protect and care for your skin effectively. If you're uncertain about the best approach for your specific skin type or condition, consult with a dermatologist for personalized advice and recommendations.

Written by Alyssa Rolnick, Co-Founder of Zax’s Original Products, Registered Dietitian and Mother of 3 active kids. 

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