Australians are definitely no strangers to the sun and while it feels good to soak in the rays over the weekends, it can end up wreaking havoc on your skin.
Sun spots are one of the most visible signs of sun damage and not only do they make you appear older but sun exposure also increases your risk of developing cancer.
Sun spots are the result of the natural production of pigment in your skin when it is exposed to the sun. Over time, pigment starts to collect in specific areas that have been repeatedly exposed to the sun, which is when sun spots become more prominent. Continuing to expose these spots to the sun will cause them to become darker.
While sun spots are most commonly seen in people over the age of 55, they can affect younger men and women too, particularly if they spend a lot of time in the sun or use tanning beds.
It’s imperative to protect your skin whenever you step outside but if you already have sun spots present on your face or other areas of your body, there are treatment options available.