BEFORE WE START, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW: IF A NEW SPOT APPEARS ON YOUR SKIN, ✨ ALWAYS ✨ TALK TO YOUR DERMATOLOGIST.
You have talked to your doctor, and they said everything is ok? So, that's when we come in! Get to know everything about skin spots, what they are, and how to deal with them.
SKIN SPOTS, WHAT CAN IT BE?
Skin spots are formed when melanocyte, which produces melanin - the pigment responsible for giving color to the skin - suffers some alteration that leads to hyperpigmentation of our skin. It's called hyperchromia when the spots are dark or hypochromia when they are light.
They can appear for a number of reasons: genetics, sun exposure, inflammatory acne lesions, hormone alterations, scarring, and others. Regardless of their cause, they all need your attention. So, a new spot showed up? Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist.
SKIN SPOTS AND SUN EXPOSURE
UV radiation emitted by sun rays is the primary cause of skin spots. The radiation stimulates the formation of free radicals, the unstable molecules that induce early cellular aging, leading to the development of skin spots.
Besides causing new ones, contact with UV rays also aggravates existing spots. To protect your skin is simple: apply sunscreen every day - yes, even in the winter.
GET TO KNOW THE DIFFERENT SKIN SPOTS
Melasma is caused by skin hyperpigmentation, and there is more than one variant, which you should treat according to a dermatologist's recommendation. The spots are dark, irregular and usually appear on the face, especially on the forehead and cheeks. There is no definitive cure, and despite not directly affecting a person's health, many are bothered by its look, often causing self-esteem issues. Our Oxyresveratrol Serum was developed especially for skin with melasma. It inhibits melanin synthesis, helping prevent new spots from appearing and fading existing ones.
It materializes as red spots on the face caused by vascular inflammation. Currently without a known cause or cure, rosacea usually emerges on white and adult skin. A doctor must prescribe the treatment, often involving intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser. Our Polyglutamic Serum (soon to be available in the US) acts directly on controlling redness, sensitivity, and hydration in skin with rosacea. Other Simple Organic products, such as Niacinamide Serum and CB2 Balm, can also assist people with this condition.
Those infamous dark spots, especially from acne, that emerge during the healing process. For this, our Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid (both soon available in the US) can be wonderful allies since they even the skin and stimulate cellular renewal. Worthy reminder: because they are two varieties of acid, they should not be included in the same skincare routine. If you wish to use both, intercalate the days and, remember, only apply them at nighttime.
They are tiny brown spots that emerge due to sun ray exposure. They usually occur on the face, shoulders, and back of the hands and are often treated in a doctor's office with IPL and, of course, sunscreen. Our Body Skin SPF 50 (also soon available in the US) is a daily treatment for your body that protects against sun rays, hydrates your skin, and is an antioxidant.
Also known as ephelides, they are small tan or light brown spots determined by genetics, often found on blonde or redhead people. Freckles deserve extra attention since they are easily triggered by sunlight. Visit a dermatologist to get prescribed treatment and appropriate care. After it, you can learn more about our Glycolic Acid (soon available in the US) and Vitamin C Serum, potent allies to skin with freckles.
Largely caused by unprotected exposure to sun rays, skin cancer, according to one estimate, affects more than 3.3 million Americans annually! That's why we must emphasize: visit your dermatologist regularly and always use sunscreen.