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Why do spots on the skin come?

Perché vengono le macchie sulla pelle?

During the summer we usually see the appearance of small spots on our skin. But why do they come? What are the remedies? Let's find out together!

In summer, the skin is subject to greater stress due to high temperatures and exposure to the sun's rays: the spots on the skin tend to become more pronounced in this period and it is important to follow a correct beauty routine.

In fact, they are the result of an accumulation of melanin in some points of the body but it is important to consult a dermatologist to avoid worsening.

Let's see together how many types of sunspots can form:

Solar lentigo

Solar lentigos affect the most superficial layer of the epidermis and are particularly visible on the face, hands and décolleté.

They appear as patches of irregular shape and variable size: they are observed both in people with fair complexions and in people with dark skin and hair.

Solar lentigos are mostly observed in subjects over the age of fifty, due to the slower cell turnover that characterizes adults or older people compared to young people.

But what exactly are solar lentigos?

They can be described as an excessive accumulation of melanin in the skin, due to long and prolonged exposure to sunlight.

They are not particularly dangerous in terms of health but, in the most serious cases, they can lead to irritation and a considerable psychological discomfort.

To solve this problem you need to rely on dermatology and in particular on chemical peeling and skin exfoliation.

melasma or chloasma

This type of sunspot appears in the form of irregularly shaped brown patches, especially in the area of the cheekbones, forehead and upper lip.

This form of sunspot particularly affects women between 30 and 40 years of age and appears above all in case of use of the contraceptive pill or in case of 

hormonal changes and pregnancy.

There are four types of melasma:

  • epidermal melasma: a dark brown pigment network with lighter shades is highlighted 
  • dermal melasma: due to melanin, a gray pigment reticulum is highlighted 
  • mixed melasma: increased hyperpigmentation contrast
  • melasma in skin phototype V-VI: visible pigment lesions
  • In the case of melasma treatment, simple micropeeling is used, favoring cell renewal.

    In any case, it is important to consult a dermatologist who will be able to recommend the best treatments for your skin needs.

    There are also several natural remedies, such as lactic acid, to lighten the skin and thus fight sun spots.

    How to prevent sunspots

    The best way to combat the appearance of annoying spots on the skin is to protect it from the sun's rays: it is important to choose a sunscreen suitable for your skin and combine it with an antioxidant and collagen regenerator serum to keep the skin toned.

    Furthermore, a correct skincare routine against the appearance of spots and other skin imperfections includes:

    - an excellent exfoliating and regenerating morning cleansing

    - anti-dark spot moisturizer

    - makeup remover

    - exfoliating serum

    Finally, to minimize the discomfort caused by the presence of sun spots it may be useful to take advantage of the make-up, obtaining a corrective effect: with the concealer and the foundation, in fact, you can even out the skin color, minimizing the effect of discoloration. of the skin.

    If you need to know new tips to protect your skin during the change of season, you can take a look at our article, to always be on top even during the summer!


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