Solar keratoses, or commonly known as sun spots are skin lesions that develop as a result of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
These spots usually vary in size from as small as 2 millimetres up to 20 millimetres across. They can also appear as scaly or warty.
The colour of sun spots varies too. They can appear as being barely noticeable darkening in skin colour to a more obvious red.
Where can you find them:
They are common on areas of the skin that has been exposed to the sun, such as the nose, the face, upper lips, ear, neck and back of the hands.
The good news is that these spots are not cancerous.
Treating sun spots:
Sun spots take years to develop, so it's no wonder that some treatments may take time to work. However, some treatments may provide quick results but they may require a lengthy recovery time. It is advised to consult your Doctor to seek professional medical advice.
Some of the following techniques may be of help:
#1 Lightening creams
#2 Laser therapy
#3 Chemical peel
#4 Freezing - also calle cryotherapy
# Home remedies - Applying a bit of lemon juice diluted in water can help fade the appearance of sun spots. However, it increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight - so if you plan to go outdoors, cover up with SOLBARI or sunscreen and protect the skin from direct sun exposure.
If at any time you feel you are unsure about a spot, mole or freckle, please contact your GP or dermatologist as soon as possible to get your skin checked.
Thanks for reading!
The SOLBARI Team
This blog post is for information purposes only
At SOLBARI, we believe that PREVENTION IS THE BEST CURE. According to medical experts, this is particularly true when it comes to skin cancer and melanoma.
Sun exposure has been identified as the cause of 95% to 99% of skin cancers in Australia.
Now, don't get us wrong. We are not suggesting you live in a cave or indoors when the sun is out, but rather than you use intelligent sun protective measures to help keep your skin safe when outdoors in the sun.
We are delighted to announce that SOLBARI won last night a Healthy Skin Award presented by The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. We thank The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. for their ongoing support of SOLBARI and Ego Pharmaceuticals for sponsoring the Award. The Healthy Skin Awards are presented by The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. to individuals and organisations "who strive for excellence through the effective provision of skin health services and the promotion of skin health."