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How To Get Rid Of Sunspots

by Art Bishop

Sunspots are dark spots on the skin that can occur from being out in the sun without sun protection. These dark spots can appear as small freckles, or they may be much larger dark spots on the cheeks or forehead. These dark patches can darken with time, but they can also fade. Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is one of the best ways to prevent dark spots. You can cover up your dark spots with makeup, or you can actually do something to get rid of them. Read on for a few tips to help fade your dark spots.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel can be used to fade the darkened spots on your face. A chemical peel will peel the exterior layer of your skin, which can help fade acne scars or sunspots. A chemical peel needs to be done properly and should only ever be performed by a professional dermatologist; it is not something you should attempt on your own or at a salon of any type. Chemical peels can be dangerous if they are not done correctly. After a chemical peel, your skin will be red, and you may feel some burning on your skin, but this will fade after a day or two.

Bleaching Treatments

Bleaching treatments can be used to fade your sunspots. Bleaching creams can also be used to treat other spots on your skin as well. the spots may still be present, but they will be much lighter. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to use the bleaching creams. You may not be able to be out in the sun after using bleaching creams, as your skin is more susceptible to damage from the sun.

Sun Protection

Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is important, and it can help fade these sunspots if you stay out of the sun. These spots will fade with time, but you need to stay protected from the sun. Use SPF of at least 50 on your face, and use this SPF on your skin throughout the entire year. Wear sunglasses and a hat to help shield your skin as well.

If you have sunspots on your face, it can make you feel self-conscious. You may be attempting to cover up these spots with makeup, which can also make you feel self-conscious. Talk to your dermatologist about other things you can do to fade your sunspots and to protect your skin from future damage.