With temperatures on the rise here on the Connecticut shoreline this summer, everyone is enjoying warm weather activities and time spent outdoors. Studies have actually shown that just five minutes outside on a sunny day can boost your mood!

One not-so-nice side effect of the sun? Dreaded sun spots. Slightly larger than freckles, this type of sun damage appears on the face, neck and chest after sun exposure without protection, such as sunscreen. For many years, sun spots were extremely difficult to eliminate and creams and lotions made big promises but failed to deliver.

Prevent sun spots this summer with these three simple steps, courtesy of New You Magazine:

Daily Protection
Defend the integrity of your skin by wearing a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 everyday. Make sure your sunscreen shields against both UVA and UVB rays.

Lighten Up
Slough away dead skin to reveal a smooth, even-toned complexion with treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

In-Office Intervention
Dark spots and sunspots that are unresponsive to other treatments, or are moderate to severe, are best treated with BBL Photofacials. In just one treatment, over 80% of sunspots can be eliminated!

To learn more, or to get started with any of the treatments or procedures discussed here, schedule your consultation today! Call (203) 533-4958 or email [email protected].