Why Are Sun Spots Dark? Q&A

Q: Why are sun spots dark?

A: Exposure to UV light causes sun spots that appear dark on the skin. As people age they seem to appear more frequently. They can be light brown to black, are flat and painless. They are a collected pigmentation of melanin. Freckles are sometimes genetic, but most often accumulative by UV exposure. They usually show up mostly on areas exposed to the sun like the face, back of the hands and tops of the shoulders. Neither freckles or age spots mean you will get skin cancer, but exposure to UV light should be avoided in excess. We still need Vitamin D. It is wise to use a broad spectrum physical mineral sunscreen to protect your skin if you have dark spots or freckles.


Sweet Life Spa’s Non-nano Zinc Oxide Organic “Sweet Sun” Screen SPF 30 is an excellent way to protect your skin against UVA & UVB rays with antioxidants that feed your skin. Non-nano Zinc Oxide safely sits on top of your skin reflecting the sun's rays like tiny mirrors. Our "Sweet Sun" Screen is available in 5 Organic tropical fragrances like passion Punch, Vanilla Latte, Strawberry Slush, Banana Frappe and Pina Colada. We craft our sunscreen with antioxidant-rich Raw Ivory Shea Butter, Organic Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil. Brazilian Buriti Fruit Oil and Sweet Almond Oil for anti-aging benefits without a grimy feeling or white cast. Our formula is safe for marine life and will has nothing in it to bleach coral reef formations.

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Avoiding the hours between 10-4 when the sun is at its peak is recommended along with the use of a SPF 30. Wear a hat and sunglasses and avoid tanning beds. There are organic oils that regenerate tissue and fade dark spots. We use them in our “Sweet Face” Collection for both oily and acne prone skin and our dry and mature formulas. Antioxidants are key when it comes to brightening the skin and giving it a healthy glow. SweetLifeSpa.com offers products for skin, hands, feet, nail and oral care to detoxify that toxins from your body. 

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