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Can you reverse sun damage?

Every day our skin gets exposed to UVA and UVB rays which can cause sun damage. UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis (lower skin layers) where they cause damage. UVB causes sunburn and damages the epidermis (upper layers of the skin). What are the signs of sun damage? Some of us love nothing more than relaxing in the beautiful sunshine, especially as we tend not to have it for long here in England. However, if we don’t protect our skin in the sun, it can be damaging. Too much sun over the years can lead to blotches, age spots on your chest, hands and face. Deep wrinkles, uneven skin tone and Actinic Cheilitis which is also known as farmer’s lip where your lower lip gets dry, cracked and swells up. When you look in the mirror, do you see … Continue reading

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What is pigmentation?

If you pay close attention to your skin, you may have noticed small areas of discolouration and darkening. Not those freckles… I’m talking uneven dark patches that seem to persist on your face, neck, shoulders and hands. This is pigmentation – or brown spots as they’re more commonly known. How can you get pigmentation? It is caused by the sun. In this blog, I wanted to give you as much information on pigmentation as possible because some have it and don’t even realise. So, what are these dark patches on my skin? Okay, let’s jump straight in. Also known as hyper-pigmentation, pigmentation occurs due to an increase in the number of pigment-producing cells in the skin, or the pigmented substance they produce (melanin). Why do I have pigmentation on my skin? Interestingly, it’s not always brought on by sun exposure … Continue reading

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