Age spots appear after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. They can be tan, brown or black, and of different sizes, they usually appear in the areas most exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms.

Age spots are common in adults over 50 years of age. But younger people can get them too, especially if they spend a lot of time in the sun.

HOW SPOTS DEVELOP

The skin contains melanin, which gives it its color. Melanin also gives you a tan when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet light. The spots appear when melanin clumps together in the skin or is produced in high concentrations, such as when the skin is exposed to a lot of UV radiation.

Anyone can develop spots, but they are more likely to appear if you have fair or fair skin, or if you have a history of frequent or intense sun exposure or sunburn. Older women are more prone to age spots - and sun damage - because they have reduced amounts of melanin in their skin.

HOW TO PREVENT STAINS

The important thing is prevention before the spots appear. It is recommended to use a very high protection sunscreen to prevent them from appearing in the first place, or to prevent them from appearing again. Mineral-based sunscreens with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the most respectful for our skin and the environment. In addition, when it comes to sun protection, do not forget to use accessories, such as hats and sunglasses.

Also remember:

• The sun's rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 pm, so reapply sunscreen frequently and take breaks indoors if possible.

• Apply more sun protection (with higher SPF) even when near reflective surfaces like water, snow, or ice.

• Some medications, such as those prescribed for acne, can increase sensitivity to the sun. If you are taking them, it is advisable to increase sun protection.

• If you want a nice tan tone, use self-tanners or limit sun exposure to thirty minutes each day (during less intense hours). Avoid tanning booths because they radiate some of the same harmful UV rays from the sun. Even one time use of a tanning booth increases the risk of skin cancer.

A PRODUCT THAT HELPS TREAT SKIN AND SPOTS

Geoderm's Anti-Dark Spot Moisturizing Cream is the perfect ally for this time of year.

It is a night cream that nourishes, firms and depigments. A powerful treatment with a regenerating and antioxidant effect that provides luminosity and elasticity. It stimulates the synthesis of collagen, attenuating expression lines and deeply nourishing. At the same time, it unifies the tone, lightening the spots. Contains arbutin, glycyrrhetinic acid, spilanthes and hyaluronic acid.

ANTI-MARKET MOISTURIZING CREAM (NIGHT). For all skin types.

Formulated to give the skin everything it needs to correct blemishes, wrinkles and other signs of aging. With the properties of arbutin and glycyrrhetinic acid, which comes from licorice, it prevents and reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The spilanthes relaxes the skin and prevents facial contractions, while the hyaluronic acid deeply rehydrates.

• 99.51% ingredients of natural origin

• 100% vegan

• 64.38% organic ingredients

• No parabens, no silicones, no phenoxyethanol.

Main active ingredients:

• Glycyrrhetinic Acid: from liquorice, this ingredient, also known as enoxolone, has anti-inflammatory and calming activity. It intervenes positively in the regeneration of the skin and is an important antioxidant.

• Spilanthes: it is known as Biobotox or vegetable botox, that is to say that it relaxes the skin and also prevents contractions of the face from being marked, maintaining a relaxed look and the skin around the mouth.

• Hyaluronic Acid: One of the main properties of hyaluronic acid is its great capacity to attract and retain water. For this reason, its use in topical application cosmetic treatments allows the epidermis of the treated area to be deeply rehydrated so that its appearance is smoother and, by increasing its thickness and volume, it also reduces skin creases.

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