Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sun damage is the number one cause of premature aging, fine lines and age spots, most commonly found on the face and most of all it is also the cause of skin cancer. It has been a fact that the UV rays of the sun is dangerous specially at the time of the day where the sun is at its peak of hotness because the UVA rays will penetrate deep into the skin.

During the summer month. The sun is always at its full capacity of giving us a lot of its UV rays and because of the pollution that damages our ozone layer, a large amount of these UV rays are hitting us directly. In this time also skin becomes dull because of sand, chlorine and other factors.

Since summer time is the best way to go on a vacation,most of us enjoys spending it on the beach and have fun under the sun, so the most essential thing that we should do to protect our skin from the sun is used a sunblock. Sunblock helps prevents the sun from inflicting too much damage to our skin, but we have to remember that in using sunblock it must be compatible with our skin type or else we may get allergies.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Summer Time!

The sun is getting hotter everyday and I haven't paid much attention to it, until today. In a country with a tropical weather it is summer time! and it means fun and more fun!

Kids don't have school this time of the year, so they have more time to enjoy several activities that is suitable for summer such as swimming but it is not just for kids, grown-ups and kids at heart were also are looking forward to this time of the year.

Since it is summer, we hardly had rain for 2 months, the sun is hot and the weather is warm, and because of this a lot of people have a need to cool off.

The best place to go? guess what? beaches!. The beaches are so inviting during summer thus, there are a lot of families who spend a lot of time under the sun. This is the only time where you can enjoy the sun without worrying about anything, except for sunburns of course!

Aside from the popular beaches, it is also good to enjoy treats and goodies that are most commonly made for summer.

So what are you waiting for, choose a location, pack your bags, get in to your swimsuits and enjoy summer as it only happens once every year.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Hyperpigmentation in dermatology is defined as the darkening of a certain area of the skin or nails caused by increase melanin. It is usually harmless but it is not good to look at either.

Several people are suffering from this skin darkening, and most of them are caused by the sun. If your skin is exposed to too much sun then there is a great possibility that you can have hyperpigmentation. Taking birth control is also a factor because this may cause a hormonal change to the body.

Since it is harmless, you need not to worry too much. It is also curable, there are a lot of home remedies that can lighten the skin and there are also a lot of surgical operation that you can do to diminish it.

You should be careful on whatever medication you will be choosing, you should consult a professional before trying anything to prevent it from worsening!