Many people are super cautious about their skin when they are in the sun, and for good reason. Too much sun exposure can be dangerous to our health. Did you know that sun exposure is the number one cause of skin cancer? This is why you should never use a tanning bed (try a spray tan or at-home tanning products instead), and you should always wear sunscreen.
Protecting yourself from the sun is not only the best way to prevent skin cancer from developing; it also helps to protect your skin from early aging. Wrinkles and sunspots are signs of skin that was not protected well enough from the sun.
Thankfully, these are just cosmetic issues that can be corrected if you feel the need to do so. There are actually quite a few ways you can have sunspots removed, such as laser treatments and cryotherapy. However, these treatments can be costly as they are performed at your dermatologist’s office. If you have to go for multiple treatments, it really starts to add up.
There is another solution that can work for your entire body, but especially your face. Exfoliation is key to breaking down sunspots and dead skin. One of the best ways to do this is with microdermabrasion. Read on to learn about getting rid of your sunspots with microdermabrasion.
What Are Sunspots And What Causes Them?
As their name suggests, sunspots are spots that are caused by the sun. They are also often referred to as liver spots, but they do not have anything to do with your liver. They are not something that develops quickly, but rather take years to appear. For example, if you went tanning and sunbathing a lot in your teens, you will likely start to see sunspots appear when you reach your 30s or 40s.
These spots are brown in color and can range in shade from light to dark. They can also completely vary in size and can be as small as the size of a freckle or as large as a quarter. In some cases, the spots can be even larger than that, depending on how much you exposed that area to the sun.
While many people get them on their face, the chest is another very common body part where you can get the spots. Some people’s whole chest becomes dotted with sunspots. You can get them anywhere on your body, but your chest and face are typically the areas that get the most sun exposure.
Even if you are not at a beach or pool, you could be wearing a lowcut top that exposes your chest. And, your face is even more exposed than your chest. Even during cold winter months when you are completely covered up, your face is usually left exposed.
The good news is, sunspots are harmless. They do not pose a risk to your health at all, and they cannot turn cancerous. They are annoying, and some people are bothered by their appearance with them, but they are not dangerous. Unfortunately, they are just a result of not wearing sunscreen or too much sunbathing. Here are a few ways you can avoid getting sunspots when you are older:
- Do not use tanning beds (ever!)
- Always wear sunscreen on exposed body parts, especially your face
- Reapply sunscreen throughout the day because it typically wears off within 2-3 hours
- Cover your skin with clothing whenever possible
- Consider using makeup or moisturizer that has SPF in it for extra protection
It is important that you take action as early as possible in order to prevent sunspots from forming. While there is nothing wrong with having them, some people do feel self-conscious about them. Besides their appearance, it is also a sign that your skin was not protected well enough from the sun. We want to keep our skin as healthy as possible!
How Can Microdermabrasion Help?
Basically, microdermabrasion is a form of exfoliation. It helps to remove the outermost layer of your skin and then uses suction to remove oil, dirt, and impurities that can clog your pores. When your pores are clogged, it can result in acne, blackheads, and inflammation. It helps to completely renew the skin’s texture and even out your skin tone.
It is not a painful procedure. You might feel some tingling on your skin, but that is about it. It is also quick and can be performed weekly at home or monthly at the dermatologist’s office or spa. How often you get the treatment might also depend on your skin’s sensitivity. It works on all skin types, but those with extremely sensitive skin may not be able to do the treatment regularly.
By removing the top layer of skin, you will start to break down the sunspots little by little. After a few uses, it should be less noticeable or gone completely. Your skin will appear more smooth and even, and over time your skin will be much healthier.
Do I Have To Go To A Dermatologist For Microdermabrasion?
Nope! You do not have to go to a dermatologist for microdermabrasion. Like we mentioned earlier, trips to the dermatologist for sunspot removal can get pretty costly. For example, some in-office laser treatments for sunspot removal cost upwards of $2,000! That is a lot of money to spend on a cosmetic procedure.
Given the fact that sunspots are not dangerous, you should try a more cost-effective approach to removing them. That is where KENZZI comes in to save the day. Our at-home microdermabrasion handset costs less than a fraction of in-office prices but delivers the same results. We use medical-grade tips that are diamond-encrusted in order to provide gentle yet effective results.
While it is most commonly used on the face, you can certainly use it on other areas of your body that have sunspots. It is safe for use on even the most sensitive skin types. You can use the device weekly for faster results.
Not only will it help to remove sunspots, but it will also help to improve the overall health of your skin. It can unclog your pores, remove dead skin, provide exfoliation, and promote an even skin tone. On top of all that, it helps with blood circulation in your skin and helping the skin produce new collagen! Cool, right? It is really like an all-in-one tool for total skin health and rejuvenation.
It comes with three tips for the handset, which allow you to adjust for specific areas on your body and different sized sunspots. The tips include the microcrystalline tip, the small tip, and the oval tip. It also comes with a USB charging cord, user manual, and five replacement filters.
We have all had days where we spend a little too much time in the sun or perhaps forget to wear our sunscreen. Every once in a while, this will not be harmful to you. As long as you are not getting burned multiple times a year or using tanning beds, a little sun is actually good for you.
You should be wearing sunscreen daily, at the very least on your face. If you are wearing clothing that covers your body, then you do not have to worry about SPF. If you cannot commit to daily sunscreen, at least try and use makeup that has SPF in it for some protection.
Sunspots are a result of years of too much sun exposure and not enough sunscreen. These spots are completely harmless and simply mean your skin was not protected as well as it could have been. They are non-cancerous and do not need to be removed unless you wish to do so.
Consider using KENZZI for an at-home microdermabrasion treatment to help remove these sunspots. It is gentle and effective, and costs far less than in-office treatments. It also provides many other benefits for your skin besides helping with sunspots.