The best approach is systematically applying photoprotection in the sunniest months together with behaving responsibly in relation to the sun.
Protect yourself from the sun to prevent pigmentation marks from appearing or getting worse. Avoid the sun when its rays are the most dangerous, that is, between 10 am and 3 pm.
- Choose your photoprotection carefully. Its sun protection factor (SPF) should be at least 20 (or 30 if you have fair skin).
- Take oral dietary supplements (capsules or tablets) before and during exposure to better prepare your skin for the sun.
Never expose babies to the sun. Protect children using clothing and a special sun cream. 80% of skin problems result from the subject being exposed to the sun prior to age 18.
For an existing pigmentation problem, you may see your skin improve if you systematically apply a photoprotector for two to five years from April to October. Indeed, it is the sun that activates pigmentation, so systematically protecting yourself from UV rays may help fix the situation.