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Sun Damage

Sun Damage

Sun Damage Aging speeds up in those areas exposed to sunlight, a process known as photoaging. Photoaging, or sun damage, results in fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration and textural changes. The epidermis becomes thinner so the skin easily blisters and tears. The skin feels dry because it is less able to hold onto water. Overactivity […]

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Melasma

Melasma

Melasma Melasma appears as a symmetrical blotchy, brownish pigmentation on the face. The pigmentation is due to overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes. It can lead to considerable embarassment and distress. The cause of melasma is complex. There is a genetic predisposition to melasma, with at least one-third of patients reporting other family […]

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Melasma or sun spots: what can I do?

Melasma or sun spots: what can I do?

More commonly known as sun spots, melasma has an asymptomatic and chronic evolution, with the appearance of light brown to darker spots mostly in the face area, and it is intensified through the exposition to solar light, pregnancy, anticonceptive pills and with the use of certain cosmetic products. It affects all races, but it’s more […]

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My skin and the sun.

My skin and the sun.

When we’re outdoors, we know we should protect our skin from the sun and it’s harmful rays. Of course that doesn’t mean you’ll spend your summer in your room when there are so many fun things to do outdoors. Besides, not everything related to the sun is bad. The solar light helps our body with the production of […]