Many of us are familiar with age spots. These are the small brown discolorations on the skin’s surface. With the name age spots, many would assume that these brown spots come only with aging. This is a big misconception. Overexposure to the sun leads to age spots. Don’t expect though that age spots would start appearing on your skin after you spend a good amount of time in the sun one day. These irregular pigmentations on the skin we call age spots take years to happen.
The skin has its own natural protection against the harsh effects of the sun. We have a pigmentation we refer to as melanin which our skin cells release. It is melanin that gives our skin color as well. When we get older our skin can not protect itself as good as it used to when we were younger. As the skin fails to protect itself, age spots start appearing.
It is best to understand that age spots are not exclusive to the elder people. Age actually is not a factor on how soon these brown discolorations start appearing on the skin. If you expose yourself under the sun unprotected and for long hours age spots would appear sooner on your skin. Your body’s melanin level also affects how soon age spots would show up on your skin.
Preventing Age Spots
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
If you would not want to see age spots appearing on your skin sooner, your best move is to avoid basking in the sun for long hours especially without any sun protection. If you would be out in the sun, be sure to lather on sunscreen lotion at least 15 minutes before heading out. You should also see to it that you use a sunscreen lotion that has an SPF of at least 15.
Since summertime is almost near, many people would be basking outdoors especially the beach. During the summer time, it is best that you use a sunscreen lotion that is water-resistant or waterproof. Remember though to reapply every after 2 hours or sooner if you’d be sweating a lot. You should also avoid being under the sun between the hours of 10 am until 4 pm.
Apply Moroccan Argan Oil on Your Skin
You should get into the Moroccan Argan oil habit. This oil often referred to as the liquid gold of Morocco effectively protects the skin against the damaging effects of the sun’s rays because of its ferulic acid. It also contains the potent antioxidant Vitamin E. Vitamin E helps protect the skin as well as repair and renew damaged skin cells. Another antioxidant found in the oil is Polyphenols which protect the skin from damaging effects of free radicals. Not only will you be moisturising your skin with regular use of this oil, you are also protecting and keeping it healthy. It is important to note though that the Moroccan Argan oil is not a sunscreen lotion therefore should not be used as one.