Hello, skin lovers! We’re back this week with more summer tips to keep your skin healthy and even-toned. As I mentioned last week, hyperpigmentation is a major issue that arises this time of year. If you’re wearing sunscreen and being cautious around the sun but still seeing those little brown spots around your nose and cheeks, your sunglasses may be causing it!
Wearing sunglasses that do not fit properly rub the skin and over time produce hyperpigmentation. Also, metal frames in styles like aviators reflect sunlight on the tops of the cheeks, causing sunburns. In result of this, hyperpigmentation can appear.
Now there are a couple things you can do to prevent these brown spots. First, always make sure you are reapplying your sunscreen throughout the day. Using products in the Biologique Recherche PIGM 400 line and the Masque VIP 02 will treat and prevent these sun spots. After sun exposure, Reparation U.V. is an amazing product to add into your skincare regimen. This product soothes the skin after sun and fights the first signs of aging. You can mix this product into your moisturizer or masque after sun exposure.
When shopping for sunglasses, look for plastic frames instead of metal to avoid the sunlight reflecting onto your skin. Make sure your sunglasses have mirror lenses. The skin around the eyes is very thin which makes it prone to sun damage and wrinkles. Mirror lenses block more UV rays than regular tinted lenses. Switching up your sunglasses throughout the week is another great trick. Try wearing different sizes and shapes so they’re not rubbing the same spot.
Last but not least, make sure you are coming in for your professional treatment at least once a month to treat and prevent these sun spots. So get picky with your shades like you would your skincare, and we’ll see you next week for more Toska Tips.