Thursday, August 18, 2011

Can You Spot Sun Damage?


Soaking in the sun’s rays might feel great, but as we all know, it can wreck havoc on your complexion. Discoloration, dark patches, and inflammation are just some of the effects overexposure to ultraviolet rays can cause. Think you know the difference between a freckle and a sunspot? Check out this chart, and check your skin to see where you stand. Then invest in preventative measures like glo therapeutics Oil Free SPF 40+

The Culprit: Sun Spots

Description: Dark marks that range from pinhead to nickel size that usually start out a little darker than the rest of your skin. Can appear in patches due to years of UV exposure
Product Recommendation: Brightening Serum

The Culprit: Freckles

Description: Small brown spots (smaller than sun spots) scattered across the nose, cheeks, and forehead. Caused by genetics and active pigment-enhancing melanocytes.
Product Recommendation: Daily Defense SPF 30+

The Culprit: Melasma

Description: Dark patches on your forehead, cheeks, and upper lip caused by high levels of hormones (birth control/pregnancy) and UV exposure.
Product Recommendation: Lightening Serum

The Culprit: Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Description: Blemishes, cuts, or discolored scars caused by acne or irritation. More common in those with darker skin tones.
Product Recommendation: Tretinol 0.5%

The Culprit: Dull Complexion

Description: Lackluster appearance that forewarns the appearance of sunspots.
Product Recommendation: Retinol CS
Brightening Polish

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