Although we all love the sun, it can be harmful to our skin. Too much sun can result in damage, appearing in red and brown spots. Your skin increases its production of brown pigment, melanin, to protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. The extra melanin produced will give your skin the appearance of looking darker or tan. At times, the development of melanin can be uneven and can leave darker pigment behind in the form of sun-spots (lentigines), freckles (ephelides), and even melasma. The best way to prevent this is by applying a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. Book your appointment with our Board Certified Dermatologist to find out the best sunscreen for your skin and how to treat sun damaged skin issues.