Clean Beauty 101: Sunspots

Posted by on

Before I talk about a delicate topic such as Sunspots/Hyperpigmentation, it's important that I outline our stance on Aging here at Thread + Seed:

  • We wholeheartedly believe that aging is a normal and natural process. We believe beauty starts from the inside out, and that happiness, balance and lust for life are what truly keep us young.
  • We don't believe in the phrase "anti-aging" as guidance for a skincare regime.
  • Rather, at Thread + Seed we believe in Aging Gracefully.
  • The way we see it, if we can aide our skin's natural processes that help keep our skin healthy and regenerative, we can Age Gracefully. The added benefit is that our skin will show less signs of aging, but we will continue to look healthy, natural, and glowing--the true signs of youth.

So regardless of how many sunspots or wrinkles we have, or how old we are, skin that is truly healthy will always look the best. 

What are Sunspots?

  • Also known as Solar Lentigines, sunspots they are darker spots that appear on areas of skin that are subject to repeated sun exposure.
  • Because of this, they appear most commonly on hands, face, and neck.
  • When we are young, these sunspots do not appear because our skin regenerates quickly, and we have a normal amount of healthy oil production that helps to prevent the discoloration, but as we age, some of these natural processes slow down, and some of these healthy skin-produced oils diminish.
  • NOTE: Sunspots are harmless! They do not mean you are unhealthy in any way. In fact, at Thread + Seed we believe a few sunspots and hyper-pigmentation add character to the skin and show a life well lived. Of course, if you see any spot that looks funky, grows really quickly, or is in any way a little off to you, it may not be a sunspot, so definitely bring it to the attention of your dermatologist.

How to Reduce & Prevent Sunspots: 3 Steps

Surf Mud Body Oil $36 | Surf Mud Pro $32

1. Prevention - Sunscreen

  • Blocking the UVA & UVB rays from the sun that are the root cause of sunspots (hence the name!) is your first and best line of defense.
  • We love EiR's line of natural Zinc sunscreens that moisturize, protect the skin, and have the added benefit of antioxidants to help skin bounce back from sun exposure.

    2. Boost Cell Regeneration with Enzyme Exfoliation

    • Sunspots are often seen as a sign that your skin's natural regenerative processes are slowing down. We can naturally help to speed it back up by aiding our skin's natural shedding and renewal process.
    • Indie Lee's Brightening Cleanser utlizes the gentle dissolving power of Lycopene from tomatoes and strawberry ezymes to dissolve dead skin cells that you can rinse away. The Brightening Cleanser is gentle enough to use every day. This will jumpstart your skin's creation of new skin cells.
    • It also doubles as a mask - by leaving it on the skin for 10 minutes, it will give you a deeper exfoliation! (We recommend 1-2 times per week).

      3. Replenish Healthy Oil - Squalane

      • One of the natural oils that our bodies produce is Squalane. It is protective and helps to keep our skin texture smooth, our color even-toned, and our elasticity bouncy.
      • Squalane production diminishes as we get older (starting in our late 20s), putting us at greater risk of developing sunspots.
      • When applied topically, Squalane specifically contains compounds that work very similarly to retinoids--stimulating the production of new skin cells that will break up hyperpigmentation.
      • Great for keeping skin hydrated as well, Indie Lee's Squalane Oil comes from 100% steam distilled olives, so what you get is a clean, non-comedogenic oil that penetrates into the skin very quickly.

      Find more about the basics of Clean Beauty, read interviews and more by Checking Out Our Blog.

      To see all our upcoming events, check out our Event Calendar Here.

        aging gracefully anti-aging brightening cleanser cell regeneration clean beauty 101 discoloration effective skincare enzyme exfoliation glowing skin hyperpigmentation indie lee lycopene skincare new perspective on aging skincare 101 solar lentigines squalane oil sun exposure sunscreen sunspots sunspots surf mud body oil surf mud pro Thread + Seed thread and seed zinc sunscreen

        ← Older Post Newer Post →



        Leave a comment

        Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

        Tips, Tricks and Locals You'll Love!

        RSS
        Tags
        2 in 1 cleanser @coco_sandiego @taylereatseverything after sun mist aging gracefully all-natural beauty all-natural skincare allomamas among the flowers ancient astrology anti-aging antioxidant sunblock aperol cocktail apple cider vinegar april 7th aromatherapy spray astrology astrology 101 astrology astronomy astrology for beginners baby clydesdale babylonians batch cocktail before going out in the sun before sun beginner tarot beginners astrology best boutiques san diego best events san diego best hot sauce best spicy macaroni and cheese big spoon birth chart birth wheel blanco tequila breathe deeply brightening cleanser brins celestial bodies cell regeneration chakra sprays chakras clean beauty clean beauty 101 clean beauty for moms clean beauty san diego clean skincare cleansing water clearing mask cocktail mixers coco san diego coconut citrus body scrub cocosandiego cool events san diego cool small batch food brands cool things to do in san diego courtney cordero craft & copper crown chakra crystal energy crystal infused water crystals crystals energy dead skin cells decoding the wheel discoloration dry shampoo eat your water effective skincare eir nyc eir sunset oil eir surf mud elsie wheeler energetic principles energy energy balancing enzyme exfoliate enzyme exfoliation eventbrite exfoliate face mask flow & glow flower oil free radicals from molly with love gemstones glowing skin graffiti beach graffiti beach reimagined green beauty green skincare happy spritz healing techniques heart chakra herbivore herbivore botanicals herbivore sea mist holistic science co horoscopes horoscopic astrology hydrating mist hydration hyperpigmentation indie lee jaclyn najjar james coffee japanese healing jasmine green tea toner labor day recipes life force little barn apothecary lycopene skincare mac n cheese macaroni and cheese mapping the stars mark edmund jones massage meditation mel lafara melissa lafara mesopotamian micellar water mikao usui modern astrology natal astrology natal chart natural suncare natural sunscreen networking for moms new perspective on aging nostrum nostrum cocktail shrubs olive + marula cleanser palermo palermo body pasta salad pineapple turmeric ginger shrub potluck bites precious flower oil re-apply spf reiki retrograde cocktail Root Chakra sabian symbols Sacral Chakra san diego astrological society san diego events san diego food companies san diego hot sauce san diego makers scrub sea mist hairspray serum skincare 101 small batch hot sauce small batch pantry small batch sriracha small businesses solar lentigines solar plexus chakra soothing aloe mist spf 15 spf 30 spf 50 spicy mac n cheese spirituality squalane oil sriracha sun exposure sunscreen stick sunscreen sunspots sunspots surf mud surf mud body oil surf mud pro tarot tayler coffin taylereatseverything tequila cocktail third eye chakra thread & seed thread + seed thread and seed throat chakra tighten & brighten usui sensei virgil sim well-being wellness what is reiki working mamas san diego working moms working moms san diego working mothers san diego zinc oxide zinc sunscreen zodiac