How To Prevent Sun + Age Spots


4 Tips For Preventing Sun + Age Spots

Sun spots, age spots; to-may-to, to-mah-to.

The fact is, a hyper-pigmented spot by any other name is still, well, a tell-tale sign of sun exposure and age (eek).

Sure, there are means by which to reduce the appearance of sun spots once they appear, but, as with most things, prevention is the best medicine for preventing the darker, pigmented marks on your skin caused by exposure to the sun.

So how, exactly, do you prevent sun spots and age spots caused by overexposure to the sun’s UV rays? Zeefah Ali, Top Aesthetician of Trifecta MedSpa, a holistic med spa, shares 4 ways to prevent sun and age spots,.

How To Prevent Sun Spots + Age Spots

Limit Sun Exposure during Peak Hours: Avoid outdoor activities between the hours of 10am and 4pm, when the sun’s UV rays are at their peak levels, and therefore hazardous to our skin. 

Protect Your Skin with Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen of at least SPF 30: Apply at the start of every day, rain or shine. Be cognizant that UV rays can penetrate skin through clouds and even windows, so skin should be protected every day regardless of your planned time spent in direct sunlight. Select a sunscreen with antioxidants and vitamins for additional nourishment.

Exfoliation: Exfoliating regularly will encourage cell turnover. Aim for at least 2-3 times per week.

Sun Protective Clothing: Whether it be hats, sunglasses, gloves, pants or long-sleeves, clothing can provide an important barrier between UV rays and your skin.