Ever wonder why scars and fine lines appear to look darker? We were suprised to learn how easily they can become permanently discolored!
– Damaged skin is susceptible to becoming permanently discolored by the sun (source: AskDrSears.com; Cuts, Scrapes and Stitches 2006 – http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/t085600.asp)
– A risk factor for skin cancer is having scars on the skin that aren’t protected by an SPF of 15 or higher (source: National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/skin)
– Once a scar gets burned or sun-tanned, it will not fade back to its normal color and a dark spot will always be present (source: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/skin/home/wounds-scars.htm)
– A sunscreen of at least SPF 30 should be applied for the first year on newly-healed skin (source: http://firstaid.webmd.com/tc/burns-home-treatment?page=2)
More information can be found on Kona Tanning Company’s Website.