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  • What Are Sunspots and How to Prevent Them

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    Hey there, it’s Annie in beautiful Hermosa Beach. Today I’m going to go over preventative measures on how to keep your skin healthy and sunspot free while you’re out playing in the sun. Everyone knows that the sun is one of the worst things for your skin and those oh so unflattering sunspots. But can you still enjoy the beautiful weather while still keeping your skin healthy? Of course you can, and I’m going to show you how!

    All right, so before we get started let’s first discuss what sunspots are. Sunspots are nothing more than dark sections of the skin that develop as a result of excessive sun exposure. And you don’t have to be old to get them either. People of all ages can develop sunspots, and they’re most common in fair skinned people, like myself. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to avoid the sunspots in the first place. First and foremost is to avoid excessive sun exposure, period. But, if you’re watching this and you’re anything like me, you can’t avoid the sun completely. We’re not vampires, so here are a few tips to help you out.

    Number one: Cover up. Since sunspots mainly form on areas like the face, arms, neck and shoulders, keeping these areas covered at all times will help you avoid discoloration. Number two: Sunscreen. Sunscreen is the easiest way to prevent sun spots from forming in the first place. 15-30 minutes before you head outside, you should apply your broad spectrum sunscreen, SPF 30+, to all of your exposed areas on your body. Make sure to reapply the sunscreen every 2 hours or sooner, especially if you’re going to be swimming or sweating. Number three: Retin-A. Retin-A is a prescription medication that helps control sunspots as it helps to shed dead skin cells, revealing fresh, undamaged skin underneath. This is great to use if you see some sunspots starting to form. Four: Exfoliate. Exfoliating at least twice a week helps shed dead skin cells which leads to skin rejuvenation. Exfoliation is a great way to help prevent or fade sunspots.

    So now that you’re armed with how to prevent sunspots, you’re on your way to enjoying this gorgeous weather with beautiful, healthy looking skin. If you’re currently dealing with sunspots, make sure you watch our next video on how to treat them. And don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more videos on staying beautiful and healthy. If you have any questions, be sure to leave them in the comments below and for your free consultation visit laseraway.net. See you soon.

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