Sun age spots



What do you notice ?

You have noticed the appearance of one or more dark spots in specific areas of your face. The forehead and cheekbones are often the areas most affected. Marks that are sometimes more visible or numerous on returning from your summer holiday or after repeated exposure to the sun. These dark spots, pigmentation marks, sun or age spots, etc. dull the radiance of your complexion and mark its evenness. Appearing generally from the age of 40 (sometimes from the age of 30 in fair or Asian skin), they mark the beginning of the first signs of visible skin ageing.

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Identify the reasons and distance yourself from them

Pigmentation marks, also known as lentigines, are due to an excess of melanin, a natural brown pigment that gives the skin its colour and is produced by the melanocytes. Hormones, sun exposure or the ageing process are all factors that can cause the mechanical process to get out of hand. Melanin production and distribution are disrupted. There are a number of solutions to help reduce the appearance of dark spots which result from these processes within the skin of an uneven skin tone such as specially formulated skincare. However, sun protection is subsequently a must.

What you should do

Choose specific skincare products formulated for an uneven skin tone.

Conceal the appearance of pigmentation marks with a concealer stick applied with a cotton bud directly to the dark spot after warming the product so that it spreads more easily.

Prepare for exposure to strong sunlight by choosing a product with SPF and UVA protection.

Apply sun protection with a good level of SPF and UVA protection, which is also available in the form of a tinted BB or CC cream.

What you should avoid


  • Whatever the weather, all year round, don't go out without sun protection and remember to apply it to your décolleté and hands.
  • Be careful with very low-cut clothing and wear hats when needed.

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"Thank you for my sample effaclar duo, how often should I apply it. Have tried some on my hands, can see a difference already!"


In regards to the application methods of the Effaclar Duo[+], we advise that you apply this to the entire face morning and evening, after cleansing with Effaclar Purifying foaming cleanser. Avoiding the eye area. Apply before make-up. Can be used alone or with a moisturiser. I noticed that you have stated that you have been using this on your hands; however, I must advise that this is specifically formulated to be used on the appearance of oily or blemish prone skin on your face. I hope this helps and if you require some further information, please do visit our website where you can read up on this product.
Corinne, myDermacenter 31 years


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