Sun Spots Spoiling Your Summer?

Sun spots are the area where your skin begins to darken in patches that are not your natural pigment and are called hyperpigmentation.  Often this is caused by sun damage and many people are unsure if there is anything they can do about it.  Here at Organic Elements Spa, the Eminence Bright Skin Line is fully targeted for treating, correcting and preventing these common sun damage problems.

Understanding Hyperpigmentation and Sun Spots

Dealing with this condition requires understanding what it is, how to prevent and how to treat it when it occurs.  This process begins when your body produces more melanin than usual and in the medical community is called melanogenesis.  This happens when the harmful UV rays emitted by the sun damage the keratinocyte (a skin cell that provides our barrier to environmental damage).  These cells respond to the damage by producing more melanin (skin pigment) which leads to these spots.  You may see this as the skin creating freckles, staining on the skin, age spots or excessively darkened circles directly under the eyes.

Sun Spot Prevention:

Preventing additional sun spots and skin marks from occurring and forming is the best way to keep your skin looking the way you want it. Ways to reduce your chances of suffering from the condition include

  • Always wear sunscreen with a high SPF when going out in the sun to filter out both types of UV rays. UVA rays show signs of getting older and UVB rays are responsible for sunburn.
    • Don’t sit in direct sunlight especially when the sun is hottest in the middle of the day.
    • Use a large umbrella over a table or chair or sit in the shade when spending time outside
    • Wear a sun hat to protect your scalp from burning and to provide additional shade for your face

Treating Your Skin:

Organically treat your skin to restore the youthful appearance and correct damage with the Bright Skin Collection from Eminence.  Cleanse away impurities with the gentle exfoliating Bright Skin Cleanser and boost your skin’s regeneration with the Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel.  For repair work, the Bright Skin Masque and the new Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream are the most powerful skin lightening and brightening botanical blend to date.   The new addition of the Overnight Cream has added benefits as our skin regenerates and repairs primarily at night.  This ultra-rich moisturizer is clinically proven to inhibit melanin production and visibly reduce age and sun spots back to a luminous complexion.   Use this with your Bright Skin Masque at night or even blend into the Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30 during the day for extra day time hydration.   Try the Bright Skin Starter Kit to experience the benefits first hand!

Stop by Organic Elements Spa in downtown Medford, Oregon for all your skin care needs.  We are a boutique spa offering all types of skin care therapies, massage and body treatments in a chemical free environment.  We strive to restore your skin, body, mind, and soul to the youthful, relaxed and revived person you are!