We are all aware that sun damage does not occur overnight. For those of us who enjoy spending time in the sun, I’m sorry to inform you that frequent exposure to UVA radiation is one of the most significant elements responsible for skin aging.
Because UVA rays may penetrate and break down collagen, they directly hinder the formation of healthy elastin, which is required to keep our skin young.
Melasma is a skin disorder that primarily affects women of medium and darker skin tones, while it can afflict women of all skin tones, especially if her genetic heritage contains even a minor contribution from darker ethnicities.
Melasma typically begins as sunspots and evolves into a more “mask-like” uneven, patchy, and brown-toned discolouration. As a result, the term “the mask of pregnancy” was coined. Dark spots might form on the cheekbones, nose, lips, and/or forehead.
Years of sun exposure raises the risk of sun damage significantly. UV light “triggers” an increase in the creation of melanin, the natural pigment in our skin.
As a result, “solar lentigos” form, which are also known as sunspots, age spots, or liver spots. These spots can appear anywhere on your body, including your hands, face, chest, and back.