Another term for sunspots is Solar Lentigines. Sunspots are just what they sound like—spots that appear due to the sun. Prolonged exposure to direct UV rays causes sunspots, and lighter skinned people will be affected more than darker skinned people. Sunspots are not harmful, but they can be annoying and unsightly on the skin. Here’s how you can get rid of them in a matter of one or two months.
Find a Fading Cream
Fading creams can be useful at making sunspots fade over a few months time. Look for creams that have tretinoin in them (retinoids) or kojic acid because these are the most effective at fading the spots.
Use Bi-Weekly Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are not as scary as they may seem. You can do them once per week or once every two weeks depending on how intense they are. These peels are available at home, or you can get them at a dermatologist.
If you have sunspots, it’s because you have been in the sun without sunscreen. In that case, if you want to get rid of your sunspots or keep yourself from getting more, you cannot go into the sun without sunscreen of at least SPF 30 on. Furthermore, some of the fading creams and chemical peels may make your skin more sensitive to sunburns
If you see any spots on the skin that look suspicious, always see a dermatologist to be sure. Make sure to keep an eye on your sunspots and moles, and look out for raised markers, shapes that are not symmetrical and shapes that become bigger than the eraser end of a pencil.
You should definitely see a health professional if any skin markings start to blister. Otherwise, follow the three steps here, and you should see your sunspots start to fade shortly.