Sunspots From Tanning
In my mid 20’s when I got pregnant I got my first dose of reality – dark brown patches all over my face!
By BRITTANY DUCKWORTH
If you have never experienced sunspots, melasma, or hyperpigmentation you’re very lucky.
Being fair skinned, skin cancer has always been a concern in my family, but that never stopped me!
From the time I was 13, I was basking in the sun for hours or tanning in the tanning beds as often as possible. The beauty of youth is that you can go a long time doing unhealthy things with minimal consequences.
Sure I had freckles and leathery skin, but that was a small price to pay for being tan!
In my mid 20’s when I got pregnant I got my first dose of reality – dark brown patches all over my face! (See photo below)
Humiliated, I went to the doctor who determined it was melasma, which is hyperpigmentation due to hormones and overexposure to UV rays.
Doctor recommendation: wear sunscreen every day and avoid direct UV exposure.
Millions of Americans are affected by this and majority are women! With so much pressure in our society to be beautiful, we often resort to things which are not good for us in the pursuit of beauty.
Thankfully UV exposure does not have to be one of those things!
Spray tanning is a healthy alternative to sun tanning. You can get equally dark, or darker if you would like in a matter of minutes!
It stays on for about a week, and then you can scrub it all off and do it again for an all year glow! Cancer free, UV free, and instant color in just minutes.
Why not spray tan?