Embracing the Freckles

Embracing the Freckles

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Freckles have been “in and out of fashion” over the years and with Meghan Markle embracing her freckles on her wedding day, they are set to make a beauty come back!

Freckles are caused by an overproduction of melanin (the pigment in our skin and hair) and appear with exposure to UV light, becoming more pronounced with increased exposure to sun and then often fading during the winter months.

Using sunscreen is imperative to reducing the susceptibility to freckles. Those with fair skin and freckles are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer, so daily usage of broad-spectrum sunscreen (regardless of the season or cloud coverage!) is vital to reducing the risk of developing skin cancer and keeping skin healthy.

Freckles are more prevalent in people with red hair and a fair complexion but can occur in people of many ethnicities. Stylist journalist Ava Welsing Kitcher, is no stranger to the small brown dots and despite having previously felt like she had ‘a “sun damage” sign plastered across her face’ is now learning to love them. In her “freckle feature” Ava interviewed Dr Alexis Granite, Consultant Dermatologist at the Cadogan Clinic who explains everything there is to know about freckles and skincare to cater to them.

“Take care not to overuse glycolic and azelaic acids, and antioxidants such as vitamin C, as these could potentially lighten them over a long period of time,” Dr Granite advises.

Read the full article here.

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