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How to Get Rid of Sun Spots

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As you age, so does your skin. Not only will you begin to see wrinkles and other forms of skin damage as the year’s pass, but also sunspots may start to appear – and they won’t fade during winter months like freckles do. Here are our pro tips on getting rid of stubborn sunspots, and how to prevent those spots from forming – when it comes to Fort Collins hair salons, Athena has all the advice that you need!

How Sun Spots Form

When you’re young, your skin can handle all kinds of sun damage. Things like freckles appear when you’re in the sun, and they fade once the fall and winter months start to set in. But, it’s not so simple when you’re in sun spot territory. When your skin starts to age, the sun can do some major damage including leaving behind large patches of “freckles” that are permanent.

The best way to avoid sunspots is to simply stay out of the sun, but that’s not entirely realistic (after all, the sun feels good!). Instead of staying out of the sun, make sure to wear sunblock with a SPF or 30 or higher. It’s also not a bad idea to wear a sun hat in order to really protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sunshine. Once you have sunspots, it’s a lot harder to get rid of them – but you can make these spots disappear for good with a few tricks and tips.

Washing Sunspots Away

Okay, so you can’t actually wash these spots away. But, there are some treatments available that will get rid of spots (though you do have to make sure to wear SPF from this point on, so that those spots do not return).

1. Visit with a dermatologist. A dermatologist can give you a prescription for Retin-A, which is pretty much the only cream that will get rid of discoloration quickly.

2. Buy a really good retinol cream – ask our professionals for recommendations.

3. Book a microdermabrasion session. Microdermabrasion can get rid of dark spots, but you may need to book a few sessions to see real improvement.

4. Get a really good facial. Our cosmetologists can recommend excellent facials for any kind of sun-damaged skin. A good facial on a regular basis can really do wonders.

5. Consider a chemical peel. You’ll need to consult with a professional about whether or not this method will work, but some chemical peels can really show quick results.

It’s important that you book any kind of a facial, microdermabrasion, or chemical peel with a professional, since you will need to go through a consultation first. Sometimes, these types of skin treatments can turn brown spots white, and white spots can look worse than darker spots. A professional can give you a solid opinion about what will and won’t work. Sunspots won’t fade on their own, so you do have to take some kind of action. If you aren’t sure what to do, we highly recommend booking a consultation.

Athena’s Sunspot Services

We offer microdermabrasion and a number of different facial treatments. Since it’s hard to determine the extent of your sun damage, it’s important for you to come into our salon for a consultation with one of our experts today. We will let you know which treatment will work best for your skin. While dark spots are usually not dangerous, your skin will look much younger once you do get rid of those spots.

Enjoying the sunshine is a great way to relax and unwind, but you do have to be very careful to protect your skin. As skin ages, it’s a lot harder to keep those dark spots away! If you’re looking for Fort Collins hair salons that also offer spa services, come into our salon today, and let us get rid of those spots for you with our expert spa services. You’ll feel much better about your face once the discoloration has disappeared – we promise.

In the meantime, feel free to look around our site for more information about how to keep ageing skin looking young and fresh, and about our spa services.

 

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