Apply Sunscreen for Moles and Freckles

To prevent moles and freckles, or to prevent them from being more prominent, it's important to apply sunscreen. In this article, we'll tell you more about it.
Apply Sunscreen for Moles and Freckles

Last update: 16 March, 2019

When summer comes, it’s essential to apply sunscreen because the sun is more direct. For those with skin that’s prone to moles and freckles, using sunblock is even more necessary. In fact, dermatologists recommend using sunscreen two months before summer starts to prevent problems.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. To take care of it, you need to keep it healthy every day. That’s why you should make it a priority to apply sunscreen whether you’re at the beach, the mountains or the pool.

Freckles and moles

Apply sunscreen to prevent freckles from getting darker.

When your melanocytes are damaged, freckles and moles appearThese spots can be benign or malignant, and there are many different types. Usually, they’re darker than your skin. Therefore, they show up very easily. For example, people with very light skin will have dark brown spots.

There are certain differences between freckles and moles that are worth explaining:

  • Moles can be raised and grow hair.
  • Freckles aren’t raised and don’t have hair.
  • Moles can grow in size over time.
  • Freckles become more noticeable in the summer when there’s more sun exposure. Then, they diminish or disappear in the winter.

Both freckles and moles can appear when you don’t protect your skin and are in sunlight for a long time. Additionally, they also appear due to genetics.

It’s important that you talk to your doctor if your moles or freckles change significantly. That way, your doctor can check them out and figure out a treatment.

Is it important to apply sunscreen?

Using sun protection every day is one of the best things you can do to prevent the sun from leaving unwanted marks on your skin. Remember, you’re exposed to ultraviolet rays all year round, not just in the summer.

Dermatologists also recommend exposing your skin to the sun progressively over the summer. In other words, don’t tan all day long, but go out a few times for short periods of time.

Keep doing that until you get the tone you want. Of course, always apply sunscreen that’s appropriate for you, as well as appropriate clothing, like hats and sunglasses.

Other products for moles and freckles

Apply Sunscreen for Moles and Freckles

Your dermatologist is the best person to tell you what products to use to take care of your moles and freckles. However, it’s a good idea to use neutral moisturizers and avoid tanning lotion that could cause stains.

Additionally, although many home remedies promise to get rid of spots (including freckles), be very careful with them. Generally, they have side effects with serious consequences for your skin.

For example, remedies that have lemon juice help clear your skin, but you have to wash it very well. In addition, under no circumstance should you expose it to the sun. It could harm your skin.

As for cosmetics, many products already contain sunblock in them. So it’s worth including them in your skincare routine. Of course, you also need to apply sunscreen.

Why children should apply sunscreen

Children’s skin needs protection from the sun’s rays. That way, they can prevent moles and freckles.

It’s especially important to prevent moles because they can increase in size, as well as cause problems later on. Once a mole appears and starts to grow, you must go to the dermatologist.

Whenever they pose a health risk, dermatologists will remove them with different types of technology. For example, the most popular is laser, since it’s painless, quick, and extremely effective.

Avoid excess sun exposure, and make sure to reapply sunscreen to children every so often. This is especially important if they’re going swimming, like at the pool, beach, or lake. Even if the product says it’s waterproof, stay on the safe side and apply sunscreen again every 2-3 hours.


This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.