SENSITIVE SUN PROTECTION

Most Sunscreens contain chemical filters for stopping UV penetrating and damaging the skin. UV causes inflammation and in some cases this can lead to excessive reddening and swelling. The swelling can trigger the melanin process and high exposure or prolonged exposure can lead to an the pigmentation process breaking free of internal controls resulting  in the development of hyper pigmented areas such as age spots, liver spots. 

When our hormones fluctuate away from the normal, then this can reduce these pigmentation control processes and lead to increased pigmentation in frequently exposed areas like the face and the hands. Examples of this are later in life with age spots and also in pregnancy with pregnancy mask. 

Clinical Aspects

Many clinical procedures thin the skin and make us more sensitive to UV rays. Also many clinical procedures can induce reddening and swelling in themselves. So it is important your clinician provides you with an effective sunscreen to use post clinical procedures. Better still ask them to provide one with redness reducing agents which can help combat any inflammation caused by the procedure. Be aware also that inflammation can also trigger increased pigmentation, which is why some people develop increased pigmentation after clinical treatments.

Reddening and swelling caused by injuries or treatments such as lasers and peels can also cause increased pigmentation responses in some, particular darker skin types. Lighter skin types often experience excessive reddening.

SENSITIVE SUN PROTECTION

Most Sunscreens contain chemical filters for stopping UV penetrating and damaging the skin. UV causes inflammation and in some cases this can lead to excessive reddening and swelling. The swelling can trigger the melanin process and high exposure or prolonged exposure can lead to an the pigmentation process breaking free of internal controls resulting  in the development of hyper pigmented areas such as age spots, liver spots. 

When our hormones fluctuate away from the normal, then this can reduce these pigmentation control processes and lead to increased pigmentation in frequently exposed areas like the face and the hands. Examples of this are later in life with age spots and also in pregnancy with pregnancy mask. 

Clinical Aspects

Many clinical procedures thin the skin and make us more sensitive to UV rays. Also many clinical procedures can induce reddening and swelling in themselves. So it is important your clinician provides you with an effective sunscreen to use post clinical procedures. Better still ask them to provide one with redness reducing agents which can help combat any inflammation caused by the procedure. Be aware also that inflammation can also trigger increased pigmentation, which is why some people develop increased pigmentation after clinical treatments.

Reddening and swelling caused by injuries or treatments such as lasers and peels can also cause increased pigmentation responses in some, particular darker skin types. Lighter skin types often experience excessive reddening.