Tag Archives: sun spots

Photo Dynamic Therapy and Actinic Keratosis

What is Photo Dynamic Therapy and how can it help with actinic/solar keratosis? Fiona Clark runs through her experience with the treatment.   I confess, I am a sun worshiper, but it’s taken its toll on my skin. Back in the day, as they say,  when I was a child (think late 1960’s here) there was no sunscreen except zinc cream – a thick white paste that smelt awful and once you reached teenage years was not a great look. Consequently I spent most of my youth with a blistering nose and burnt cheeks and shoulders. Even when the clear…

Pigmentation spots. How to prevent and get rid of them

How can you avoid pigment problems and what can you do about them once they’re there? Our experts explain. We may love the sun but there is a price to pay for bathing in it. Age spots, liver spots, sun spots – whatever you choose to call them – are areas of hyperpigmentation and can affect all of us, irrespective of our skin colour. Sun exposure is the main cause, and when it comes to Melasma – a condition that mostly affects pregnancy women or women on the contraceptive pill – hormones are usually to blame. Melasma and sun spots…

skin brightening what works

Looking for a luminous complexion? Dr Zara Kassam takes a look at skin brighteners – what they do and how they work. We’re all after a complexion that looks like we’ve never touched junk food, stayed up too late or baked ourselves under the sun, and that’s where skin brighteners come in. Some products use light reflecting molecules to help give skin a healthy glow, but they only mask problems. When it comes to skin brightening, fading or reducing pigment spots there’s a whole lot of science that goes into the products that can actually make a difference. If products…