DID YOU KNOW THAT THE SUN IS ONE OF THE MAIN WAYS THE SKIN IS EXPOSED TO FREE RADICALS?

Free radicals start a chain of events that lead to the formation of brown spots.
This process is known as photoageing.
Most brown spots are caused by sun exposure.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HOW BROWN SPOTS HAPPEN?

It’s fascinating! 
Let’s take a journey into the skin…
- UV radiation provides essential elements to the skin, but also free radicals. The body perceives these free radicals as a kind of attack on the skin.
- Because they’re seen as an attack, the skin sends out an enzyme to convert a naturally occurring element in the skin into melanin. Melanin is a pigment that will absorb UV radiation.
- This whole reaction takes place in the melanocyte, a cell in the deep layer of the skin that can inject melanin into other nearby cells.
- Once a cell has received enough melanin from the melanocytes, it rises to the surface of the skin.
- The melanin is then dispersed in the upper layers of the skin, creating a brown spot.

GARNIER TO THE RESCUE!