Ways to Prevent Further Solar Lentigines (Sun spots) or hyperpigmentation
Protecting the skin from UV rays can help prevent the occurrence of additional hyperpigmentation on your skin. Following a few simple things can help you prevent sun spots such as:
1. Making Sunscreen a Part of your Skincare Regime
Dermatologists and skin experts often discuss the importance of sunscreen. Make sure to apply sunscreen at least 20 to 30 minutes before you venture out in the sun. Choose the right SPF coverage as per your skin and sun exposure or consult a practitioner. It is also important to choose a sunscreen that protects you from both UVA and UVB radiations. Keep sunscreen handy and reapply it as directed.
2. Limiting Outdoors Between 10 am to 4 pm
The sun’s rays are the strongest between 10 am to 4 pm and therefore, limiting your outdoor activities during these hours can help prevent sun spots in the long run.
3. Choosing the Right Clothing
Make sure your arms and legs are covered with dark-coloured clothes. Dark colours offer higher sun protection as compared to light colours. Wear UV protection sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful rays.
Following the steps above diligently can often be a difficult task for most people. Luckily there are sun spot treatments available. Depending on the damage, our practitioners might prescribe a combination of sun spot removal creams and sun spot treatment procedures. We conduct a detailed consultation with our patients before going ahead with our treatment plans to ensure all our patients are at ease and know what to expect from the same. Click the links below for information on our treatments to treat skin concerns such as sun spots.