Too much fun in the sun? Here's where to start.
Beach vacations are great: beautiful blue water, sand and of course, sun.
While that sea-dried hair and sun-kissed glow can bring you through an island dinner with the utmost confidence, it’s no secret catching those rays is bad for your skin. And while soaking up the sun and staring at gorgeous blue waters can be great for your mental health, the damaging effects on your body's largest organ are not to be taken lightly.
Every true beach-lover knows it's important to protect yourself. However, even the best sunscreen and most stylish sun hats can leave you at risk for skin damage, which over time, means unwanted dark spots on the skin.
The dark spots, also known as sunspots or age spots, are actually hyperpigmentation—a buildup of excess melanin in the skin. It’s the body’s way of protecting itself from too much UV exposure. They are most common on your face chest and neck and unfortunately are a somewhat inevitable consequence of spending a lot of time at the beach.
While you should always protect your skin, there are great products out there to help lighten and get rid of existing dark spots once and for all.
Ingredients like Retina A and Vitamin C block further production of melanin, exfoliate and promote cell growth to diminish the appearance of sun spots and leave you with a more even skin tone. Companies like Clinique, Caudalie, Perricone MD and more top skincare brands, have incorporated these ingredients into luxurious serums and creams that should be in every traveler’s bag.
Scroll on for our tops picks and be on your way to beautiful looking skin in no time.
Lindsey Campbell is the Audience Engagement Editor. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @lyndzicampbell.