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Monday, June 18, 2012

Murad Skin Care Products

The dark spots on my face, neck and arms start to bother me, so I went to see my dermatologist. After checking those dark spots, she asked me if I have been out in the sun without using sun protection. I have always enjoy swimming and I thought if I swim without sunblock, it will give me the dark skin I have always wanted. I got the desired dark skin and with it are dark spots. My doctor explained those are sun spots and they are area of hyper-pigmented skin that appears over time. These areas are dark brown, but they may also be light brown or even black, more like freckles. Sun spots are most common on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands




Sun spots are also called age spots, and they occur as the result of a breakdown in melanin pigment. Melanin pigment is the skin’s natural pigment that helps defend against damaging UV rays. In the epidermis, the cells that produce melanin are called melanocytes. Prolonged exposure to UV rays without proper sun protection results in damage to the melanocytes; when they’re no longer able to produce enough melanin to protect against UV radiation, sun and age spots form on the skin.

My doctor advised me to use sun protection, products that include broad-spectrum oil-free sunscreens that protects against UVA and UVB rays. They can prevent aging and sun damage as well.

I also brought up my daughter’s concern of still having acne considering she is already in her twenties. She set up an appointment to see her but at the same time she said that most common cause of adult acne is hormonal shift that results in over production of skin cells and sebum. Stress, poor diet, and some skin care products can also be other factors. She suggested using only doctor recommended acne products.

I know better now to use sun screen when I am out in the sun gardening or swimming, eat healthy, drink plenty of fluid and use skin care products recommended by my dermatologist.

5 comments:

  1. oh, you are so pretty Chay, so spotless. I did not see this picture of you in FB, but glad to see it here. oh, acne never left me :( and khai, hahaha! but yes, we follow our dermatologist's advise, but i had stopped since 5 years ago taking prescribed oral medicine for acne prevention and just rely mostly on skin care products now.

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  2. oh I have age spots on my face Beth, I hide them under makeup. I used different skin care products and I haven't found the best one yet !

    aligaga

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  3. aahhh you are ageless and beautiful inside and out Chay!

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  4. Your experiences often happens to me. We can't resist the enjoyment of every swimming and outdoor activities ignoring the heat of the surroundings which already manage to darken our skin. But thank to high classified researches, there were already wonderful treatment to this.

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  5. We can't avoid having a dark spot in our skin. Most of the times it occurs when we are pregnant or we are always expose in under the sun. My husband brought me a MicrodermMD, he told me that one of his friend dermatologist recommend it for a healthier and vibrant skin and I didn't regret using it and I'm not anymore afraid of sunburn that might appear when we are going to beach.

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