Scars and the Sun

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:; Cuts, Scrapes and Stitches 2006 -

- 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

- 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:

- A sunscreen of at least SPF 30 should be applied for the first year on newly-healed skin (source:

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