Solving Summer Sun Skin Spots
Letting your skin soak up the summer sun feels great! That’s why so many of us are all too eager to put on tank tops, shorts or a bathing suit the moment summer months come around. However, all of that fun under the sun takes its toll on your skin.
We already know that excessive exposure to direct sunlight leads to sunburn. But that’s not all — ultraviolet (UV) light is also responsible for dark spots, pigmented lesions, wrinkles, and over 80% of the signs of aging on your skin. In fact, most of your skin’s irregularities and signs of aging are often caused by sun damage.
However, thanks to modern technologies and medical advances, we can reverse the signs of aging and sun damage. Various skin rejuvenation formulations and treatments remove all the skin’s irregularities, making you look more youthful and more vibrant. SkinMedica’s Lytera is currently one of the most effective topical creams to erase sun damage and pigmentation.
This article takes a look at how exposure to the sun damages your skin, and how SkinMedica’s Lytera helps you get the skin you crave — free of the summer’s sun spots and skin damage.
Types of skin irregularities caused by continued sun exposure during the summer
- Sunburn: Continued exposure to direct sunlight makes your skin turn pink, possibly leading to considerable pain and discomfort. Besides the temporary pain and discomfort, sunburn also damages your skin cells, leading to wrinkles over time.
- Dryness: UV rays can remove all the moisture from your skin’s surface, leaving you with rough and flaky skin. The roughness occurs due to an abundance of dead skin cells.
- Wrinkles: Collagen fibers and elastin are the two most crucial proteins responsible for your skin’s firm and smooth appearance. However, UV rays break down collagen and elastin, making your skin appear dry and wrinkled. Without collagen, your skin loses its fullness, leading to a drooping or tired appearance.
- Pigmentation: Over time, continued sun exposure leads to dark brown or black pigmented spots on your skin’s surface, otherwise called sunspots or solar lentigines. These sunspots are melanin spots produced by your skin to protect itself from the UV rays.
- Melasma: This is a condition in which your skin develops patches of brown and grey pigments on the skin’s surface due to excessive melanin production.
Get rid of pigmented spots and sun damage with SkinMedica’s Lytera
SkinMedica launched Lytera a few years ago as a skin-brightening formulation that removes pigmented spots and discoloration from your skin’s surface. Lytera worked with all skin types and used reliable skin brighteners, including vitamin C, retinol, and niacinamide. Using Lytera consistently could make a significant difference in a single month, reducing sun spots, dark spots, discoloration, and dullness.
However, SkinMedica has now returned with a significant upgrade on its previous formulation — Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correct Serum. Lytera 2.0 is used for the same objectives—reducing sun damage, but it replaces retinol with other skin-brightening agents, including tranexamic acid, phytic acid, marine extract blend, resorcinol, and peptides. With the change in formulation, it better addresses discoloration, pigmentation and sun spots.
While most pigment-erasing creams contain retinol, an ingredient that dries out your skin and makes it appear rough, Lytera 2.0 doesn’t include retinol, so it doesn’t lead to dryness, and it can be used with other cosmetic treatments that further improve your skin quality.
Lytera 2.0 is so safe and effective that it can also be used by pregnant women with melasma. The new ingredients evenly distribute the skin’s melanin and correct melanin production to ensure your skin has an even texture. With Lytera 2.0, you can finally eliminate all the accumulated sun damage once summer is over.