Freckles, especially if they are on the face (sometimes called beauty spots), can look unnatural and cause concern.
You may have heard some people claim they get freckles after using sunscreen! Sunscreen, usually produced as a cream, is a product that should be used to neutralize the sun’s harmful rays on the skin. But to what extent are these thoughts correct, and what is the relationship between sunscreen creams and skin spots?
In this article from drhealthandbeauty, we discuss the causes of skin Freckles, their solutions, and the effect of sunscreens on skin spots especially Freckles. Stay with us.
However, can sunscreen be a cause of blemishes in addition to its incredible benefits for the skin? Although the stain can be improved to a great extent by using anti-stain cream, first of all, it is better to discover the cause of its occurrence.
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In this part of the article article, we will examine the effect of sunscreen on the formation of spots.
There are two main types of sunscreen:
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Before dealing with the effect of sunscreen on the formation of spots, it is better to familiarize yourself with the causes of freckles and skin spots. Skin spots, if they are freckles, appear when melanin or the same skin pigment accumulates under the skin.
Skin spots usually appear when a person is exposed to strong sunlight without sunscreen, although sun rays can be one of the common causes of skin freckles and wrinkles.
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Of course, genetics is also very important. People with dark skin and hair usually suffer from skin blemishes less than people with light skin and hair.
Hormonal changes ( like Pregnancy, especially in the second and third trimester, Menopause ) certain diseases like Autoimmune diseases and Allergic reactions, and certain medications may also lead to skin blotch.
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With these interpretations, do you think there is a connection between the use of sunscreen and the formation of spots?
Does sunscreen cause blemishes? In response to this question, it should be said that sunscreen is not only the cause of skin blobs but can also play a role in preventing them. So ignore such rumors.
If you believe that you have spots after continuous use of sunscreen, be sure to pay attention to the following:
You may have used sunscreen in the sun but do not know how to use sunscreen properly. Sunscreen must cover all skin surfaces to leave its desired effects.
Sunscreen should be used approximately every 2 hours because it loses its effectiveness after this time.
Therefore, if you do not pay attention to this issue, it is not unlikely that you will still get spots despite applying sunscreen because, after 2 hours, the cream has lost its effectiveness.
When using sunscreen, never be stingy, and do not apply a small amount of it on your skin. Sunscreen is the only skin product recommended for all women and men of all ages.
If you need help with money, try to buy fewer cosmetics and allocate more of your money to a product that is directly related to the health of your skin.
The effect of sunscreen on the formation of spots may be related to the wrong choice of sunscreen. Each person should choose their sunscreen according to their skin type.
If you need help figuring out whether your skin is dry, oily, or mixed, we suggest you get help from a dermatologist. Also, note that the sunscreen should have at least SPF 30 to block 97% of the sun’s UV rays.
As we mentioned earlier in this article, skin spots like liver spots are caused by various factors, and exposure to harmful sunlight is not the only cause of spots.
Therefore, if you have spots on your face or other parts of your body despite using sunscreen correctly and renewing it regularly after 2 hours, look for the cause in other cases. For example, you may have undergone hormonal changes, Especially during pregnancy; women get dark spots due to the rise and fall of hormones.
Also, you may have used some medicines, such as birth control pills, and suffered side effects from their use.
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Aging and lack of some nutrients can also be effective in causing spots in the skin. In any case, the best solution is to be examined by a dermatologist for more detailed examinations.
The difference between colored sunscreen and colorless sunscreen is that pigments are used to create the desired color on the skin.
However, this issue does not affect the quality of sunscreen in terms of neutralizing the destructive effect of the sun’s rays.
If the sunscreen has a good protection factor and meets the necessary standards in terms of quality, you do not have to worry about stains.
Therefore, the mechanism of action of colorless and colored sunscreens is ultimately the same, and none cause skin blemishes.
There are several ways to prevent skin spots.
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The effect of sunscreen on the formation of blemishes is nothing more than a rumor. Neither tinted sunscreen nor regular sunscreen will stain any skin. Sunscreen can prevent blemishes but not cause them. So, if you have used sunscreen correctly and you feel that you have spots, you should know that your spots have another cause, such as hormonal changes, taking some medications, aging, etc. A specialist doctor should do more specialized investigations in this field.
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Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.