Summertime is the best time to get outdoors,soak up some sun, and enjoy some time with the ones you love the most. Although summertime can bring a lot of fun along with it, it can also bring some sun damage. This summer, make sure that you get rid of existing sun spots while getting rid of old sunspots as well. But how?
Avoid New Sunspots
The best way for you to avoid getting new sunspots is to stay inside under a blanket for the rest of your life, but since that’s not likely going to happen, then you can settle for these tips:
- Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen:
Broad spectrum sunscreen will shield your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Just make sure that you apply it every hour or two if you’re staying outside all day.
- Wear a Hat
You can get sunspots all over your body, especially on your face and shoulders. One way to shield both of these spots at once is to get a large, oversized sun hat. One of these sun hats will shield your face, decollete, shoulders, and neck from the sun.
- Watch the Retinol
Retinol is one of the best topical things you can use on your skin, but it’s also something that you’ll make you more susceptible to getting sun spots or even burning. Talk to your dermatologist about using retinol during the summer.
Get Rid of Old Spots
Here at our office, we have a variety of different treatments that we can use to help you get rid of your sun spots, including:
- Broadband Light (BBL) Phototherapy
You can’t protect your sun from all sun, but you can help prevent it from happening. To make sure that you don’t walk into fall covered in sunspots, use the tips in this article to both prevent your skin from getting new spots and get rid of existing ones.