What Are Sun Spots?
Sun spots are dark areas of your skin that have developed because of exposure to the sun. They can be small and freckle-like or can be a bit larger in nature. Sun spots are noncancerous and should not be confused with moles or irregular spots that develop suddenly. However, if you are concerned at all about any skin spot, you should ask your doctor.
Sun spots become noticeably darker in the summer as you have more direct exposure to the sun. In the winter, they often fade because the sun is not as intense. Sun spots can therefore, be forgotten about for half of the year, only to return. If you are worried about the appearance of sun spots, winter is actually a good time to think about them.
If you’re stuck at home in the winter, trying to keep warm as it snows outside, why not try a natural remedy or two on your sun spots.
Aloe lotion – This tropical plant is used for many skin ailments, most noticeably as a soothing ointment for burns. When applied to sun spots, it can actually lighten darker pigmentation of the skin, such as sun spots. Place aloe lotion on your skin and leave on for a while so that it can penetrate into the skin.
Apple cider vinegar – Now becoming increasingly common to treat all manner of skin issues, including acne and foot fungus, apple cider vinegar has also been proven to lighten sun spots. Soak a small towel in the vinegar and then place on your skin. Try to let the skin absorb as much of the vinegar as possible.
Black and Green Tea – Go ahead and brew a pot of your favorite black or green tea and be sure to keep a bit left over for your skin. Place a small towel that has been soaked in the tea and place on your skin. Let it rest for a while. Both types of tea are able to lighten sun spots.
If you’ve tried natural remedies and aren’t satisfied with them, or just want better, more immediate results, then it’s a good time to call a professional. You can have a chemical peel performed that will help remove the sun spot. What’s nice about professional treatment is that it will remove the spot. Natura remedies will only lighten their appearance.
While many people don’t think about having their sun spots removed until the bright summer sun has made them more visible, it’s a good idea to get a jump on rejuvenating your skin. The more prep work you do in the winter, the easier it will be to slide into summer, ready to hit the beach.