SOLAR/ENVIRONMENTALLY DAMAGED SKIN
Who Didn't Have Fun In THe Sun When They Were Young?
From enjoying summer afternoons outside to driving in our car without protection — we’ve all had plenty of sun exposure in our lives under the big sky. Even if you wear wide-brimmed hats and lather on sunscreen every few hours, you may still have the remnants of UV ray damage to your skin.
Solar lentigines — also known as sunspots, age spots, or liver spots — are noticeable areas with a brown hue that are larger than freckles and don’t lighten during winter months. While freckles tend to reduce in size and color when not exposed to the sun, solar lentigo patches stick around. These patches are more common in people 40 years and older, although younger people can have these spots if they spend a lot of time in the sun.
In addition to sun exposure, environmental causes like diet, pollution, extreme climates (like Montana!), cigarettes, poor skincare products, and allergens can affect your skin. Environmental factors contribute to prematurely aging skin, acne, irritation, dryness, and redness.
Sunspots can be discouraging to our appearance, but they can also be a concern for our health. It’s always best to seek treatment sooner than later. Explore your treatment and skincare options with our Central Wellness team!