While we adore the benefits of the warmer months -- hello, ice cold pina colada waiting next to the pool, summer can absolutely crush your skin. Long gone are the days when laying out on the deck, slathered in coconut oil, was a good idea. As you age, your skin isn’t as resilient as it once was, and those once-cute freckles now belie years of mistreating your skin. Summer sun spots are sometimes hard to avoid, but by no means impossible to banish. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and these tips on how to prevent those pesky summer sun spots this year will be all the help you need.
orThe most obvious tip is often the most overlooked. Sunscreen is crucial to your skin’s health, and it’s never too late to begin applying. Sun spots are like a tan gone wrong - they’re caused by the UV rays from the sun forcing your body to produce excess melanin. Melanin, the pigment in your skin that causes it to turn darker, then focuses on one particular place instead of spread evenly, causing the unsightly spots that are so common on the shoulders and face. To prevent this from happening, you can either pray to the sun god that they’ll be kind this season… Or just buy some sunscreen, preferably at least SPF 30 with natural ingredients instead of chemicals that can cause issues of their own. SPF sunscreen will block the UV rays from the sun away from your skin and prevent the darker spots from developing.
Sun spots can also be exacerbated by the inside out. What you eat and drink surprisingly affects your skin more than you would think. We’ve all seen health drinks peddled as ‘rich with antioxidants’, but it’s actually true that a varied and healthy diet will help improve your skin. Antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, bell peppers, and leafy greens are great for your skin, and can help reverse aging and sun damage. Plus you’ll get an overall health boost and look smashing in your bikini.
If you take full advantage of the summer and spend more time in the sun than you should, don’t fret. Even forgetting to wear sunscreen every now and then can be partially undone with the help of a miracle plant: aloe. The spiny plant is frequently seen as a houseplant, as they’re pretty easy to take care of, but their leaves carry a gel that’s been touted as a miracle skin cure for generations. Aloe soothes all types of burns, but is most useful in handling the symptoms of severe sunburn. You don’t need to go after houseplants with a machete to get some relief, as you can purchase aloe gel in nearly every store in America. Some studies have even shown that aloe naturally helps lighten the skin and break up sun spots, so it works both as a preventative measure and a cure.
Of course, avoiding the sun is the only real way to avoid getting sun spots or lovingly called Age Spots,(but there’s no fun in that). You don’t have to shy away from the light in order to have happy, healthy skin. Using some quality products diligently can do more to help prevent sun spots than even the largest floppy hat and sunscreen. One proven product on the market is new and is having HUGE results to get rid of, or massively lighten the age spots you have! It has 2 different forms of Stabilized Vitamin C and the most potent Vitamin A that you can buy without a prescription! It works, I am using it and so is my husband! It is called Brightening Multi-Vitamin Treatment
Remember to protect the skin of your children and grandkids as well now so they don't have all the issues related to sun-damage as they older, including sun spots and of course skin cancer!
Watch this short, fun video of the best sunscreen on the planet to protect your skin!