Do you have freckles? Why are the causes of freckles? Learn how you can prevent them.
Freckles are flat, tanned circular spots that typically are the size of the head of a common nail. The spots are multiple and may develop on sun-exposed skin after repeated exposure to sunlight. These are particularly common in people of fair complexion on upper-body skin areas like the cheeks, nose, arms, and upper shoulders.
Freckles are due to an increase in the amount of dark pigment called melanin and are not due to an increase in the total number of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes.
How can freckles be prevented?
- use of sunscreens with SPF (sun protection factor) 50,
- use of sun-protective clothing (shirts, long sleeves, long pants),
- avoidance of the peak sun hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
- seeking shade and staying indoors.
Does applying CC cream actually help? With prolonged use, Klarity CC Lotion can help to lighten up the appearance freckles. While the sunscreen protection helps to reduce the formation of melanin.