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Sun protection is so easy to achieve that there is really no excuse not to take advantage of the products and practices that afford it. In fact, there is a saying—“Slip, Slap, Slop”—that is designed to help people remember exactly how to do it. Let’s take each of these in order.

“Slip on a shirt.” This is what “slip” stands for, and it simply means cover up exposed skin. Wear light-colored clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt on top and pants on the bottom, in a tight enough weave that will not allow the sun’s rays to penetrate.

Some clothing manufacturers have actually designed garments that have a sun protection factor, or SPF, just as some sunscreens do. The clothes even come in varying degrees of SPF, from low to high. These garments have been especially welcomed by very fair-skinned people as well as parents who want to start the good habit of sun protection as early as possible in their children’s lives.

“Slap on a hat.” Wearing a hat will provide protection to the scalp and ears as well as the face. Some people forget, until it is too late, that the scalp and ears are just as vulnerable, if not more so, to sun damage as the face is. The wider brim a hat has the more sun protection it will have. However, even a baseball cap can afford some shade.

“Slop on the sunscreen.” This does not just mean suntan lotion, although it affords the greatest sun protection. It is a good idea to look for skin care products that contain ingredients that afford at least a minimal amount of protection. Many types of lotions and face make-up contain sunscreen, making it possible for a person to look good and still practice good skin damage prevention.

Prevention is Always the Best Course of Action

This is the first in a line of helpful post about how to protect your skin from thew sun. Skin lightening treatments are available, and in cases where hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation occurred either naturally or as a result of disease, trauma, or other reasons, can be deeply appreciated. Anyone who has a port wine stain birthmark or large areas of vitiglio-both natural occurrences-especially on the face, are probably thankful that they have access to such treatments. Those who suffer from psoriasis but have the disease well under control can also take advantage of these treatments. As with any condition, however, prevention is always the best course of action. And, where the skin is concerned, sun protection is the best method of prevention.

Skin Lightening

Most people are troubled by uneven pigmentation of their skin. This can occur as the result of getting older, because of overexposure to the sun, or you may have been born with patches of darker skin on the face, hands, or body. Whatever the cause, uneven pigmentation can make you look older than you are or hide the natural beauty of your skin. Thankfully, there are a number of products available that can help with lightening of the skin.

The skin gets its color from melanin, the naturally occurring pigment manufactured by your skin cells. Trouble occurs when certain areas of the skin produce more melanin than other areas, resulting in patchy or blotchy looking skin. You may have darker areas beneath the eyes, around the mouth, or perhaps on the backs of your hands. These dark spots can be embarrassing and mask the natural luster of your complexion.

Skin lightening creams and lotions work by blocking the overproduction of melanin that results in skin darkening and blotching. Often, results can be seen within a few weeks, although gradual and even lightening will occur over several months. The process is steady and regular so that your appearance will improve without calling undue attention to the change.

As with any cosmetic or cosmetic procedure, some skin lightening products will be more effective than others and some will be safer as well. You should always check with your skin care salon to learn about the newest, safest, and most effective skin lightening products available.

Each person, man or woman, is beautiful in his or her own way. And, whatever your complexion or skin type, you want to highlight your own particular beauty. Skin lightening treatments will let the natural tone and shade of your skin be revealed. So say goodbye to blotchy and patchy skin, and welcome in your particular brand of beauty!

ChamomileTea: How it Benefits Skin Discoloration

Brown spots, Scars from acne, No one likes to admit they have them, let alone walk into a beauty store and tell a complete stranger that they’re looking for a skin lightening product. Embarrassment aside, what’s the best way to combat spots or skin discoloration? The solution may surprise you: It doesn’t come in a bottle. It’s not expensive. It’s all natural, and works wonders. What is it? Chamomile tea!

A recent skeptic myself, I thought, ‘Oh sure, the tea I drink as a warm and comforting beverage can now magically fade the spots on my face?’. I’m not actually sure what drove me to try it, whether out of sheer desperation, frustration, or simply curiosity. But I did. I went to the store (in the grocery aisle, no less!) and bought a box of the purest tea bags. The best kind to get have one ingredient: Chamomile flowers. And that’s it. This in itself was enough to unnerve me. Just like the majority of women, I’ve come to think that a product is only as good as the twenty or so ingredients that are in it. And the harder they are to pronounce, the better. But I was committed to seeing it if it would work, and if nothing less, I’d at least have stories to tell my girl friends about my tea and skin escapades.

Chamomile tea and its benefits for skin is surprisingly all over the internet, and people have been singing its praises for years. I, apparently, have been looking in all the wrong places. Tea has been used for centuries as a skin lightener, but Chamomile in particular is not only good for your overall health (as a drink), but for your skin as well. In fact, to get the full impact, tea beauty enthusiasts recommend you drink a cup of the tea before bed, and then use another for your face. Chamomile tea tightens your pores, softens your skin, and when used consistently over a two to three week period, will fade spots and acne scars.

My routine consists of washing my face in the evening with a gentle cleanser, then splashing a cup of luke-warm Chamomile tea on my face before patting it dry. I don’t rinse it off, but I do save the tea bag and dab it on my problem areas afterwards, letting it dry and do its magic. And although I’ve never been a huge fan of the taste, I’ve started drinking more of the tea, too. It’s a dramatic difference! The overall texture, feel, and look of my skin has improved more than I could have ever imagined. Those embarrassing spots have all but faded, and all from a simple tea made from a flower!

Ready to get rid of those brown spots, marks, and scars? Put down that expensive cream, step away from the beauty counter, and head over to the new face of fading skin treatments: Tea!


Melasma is a skin condition that often affects pregnant women and women taking birth control. It may affect men and women who are not pregnant or taking birth control, although this accounts for only about 10% of melasma cases. Sun exposure can also trigger melasma, which is more common in those with dark complexions.
Melasma Symptoms
Melasma is a skin condition that causes hyperpigmentation on the face, particularly the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose and temples. Melasma sometimes occurs on the forearms, though this is rare. The hyperpigmentation is typically dark brown in color, with sharply delineated borders. Markings are symmetrical on both sides of the face. Melasma causes no pain and is not medically dangerous. It is considered a cosmetic problem.

Melasma Causes
Young, pregnant women, or women taking birth control pills, are at the highest risk of developing melasma, especially if they have dark complexions. Pregnant women are susceptible to melasma due to the hormonal changes taking place in their bodies; in pregnant women, the condition is known as melasma gravidum, or “mask of pregnancy.” Women on birth control may experience the condition, because oral contraceptives create a similar hormonal imbalance in the body. Melasma is most common among those who live in hot climates, since sun exposure can exacerbate it.
Melasma Treatment
Using sun protection can help to improve melasma. Sunscreen should be applied to melasma hyperpigmentation to keep the spots from darkening. Skin bleaching creams can be used to treat most cases of melasma. Creams containing hydroquinone are available over the counter. Prescription skin lightening creams contain a higher concentration of hydroquinone, usually 2 to 4%. A stronger skin lightening cream may be prescribed for initial treatment, but a cream that contains 2% hydroquinone should be effective as a maintenance treatment.
If skin bleaching creams aren’t effective for treating melasma, a glycolic acid chemical peel, or trichloroacetic acid chemical peel, may help to remove hyperpigmentation from the face.
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