A friend once mentioned their mom always said, “After 30, a woman only looks the way she deserves”.
What causes sunspots? Apparently, excess exposure to the sun, which means: any sun. Think about it. You might not hang outside for hours to get that sun-kissed look, but you are in the car several times a day, walking in and out of stores, and indirectly you are being affected. Worst times of day to be beneath its rays: 10am – 3pm. I’ve never been a “sun bathing beauty” though my job requires hours in the car at times and I’ve enjoyed the occasional day on the lake, or random bocce ball game. However, now in my late 20’s, these sinister spots have started appearing all across my cheeks and nose.
Before OBAGI Nu-Derm
In 8th grade, I visited a dermatologist for the first time to deal with common skin issues that most junior high students are faced with. The Dr. said it was never too early to start moisturizing and that a moisturizer needed to include SPF to protect against sun exposure. So upon a (affordable) recommendation, I began to apply daily for the next nine years. Later when viewing pictures with a friend I realized my face tone resembled Dita Von Teese and my body a reflection of its Hispanic roots. Wanting all extremities to be evenly colored, I took a sabbatical from skin care. VERY bad idea. Within a few months the sun spots appeared, and I decided after nine years it was time to visit the derm. again.
The product she suggested: OBAGI Nu-Derm #3 is about $95 and definitely on the expensive side of what I would typically spend (I’m usally a store brand gal or under $20 if trying a “new” product). For future reference, I should have checked out possible beauty websites online for a more affordable price, but the dermatologist said it was only available via prescription (which come to find out its not, since yours truly has attached a link “for less”).
Today will be the first day I apply the topical cream (daily, and always before bed as suggested) and in about 3 months time, I will post an after picture of the results.Wish me luck! If it doesn’t work I’ll be disappointed, and wish I had tried some $20 store brand.
Side Note: To make sure I’m giving this product a fair chance, I’ve decided to wear a wide brim hat when outdoors.