Freckles: why do they come out in the sun?
Our skin contains skin cells called melanocytes whose role is to protect the skin from the dangerous UV rays produced by the sun.
They protect the skin from the sun by producing a substance called melanin. Melanin acts like sunglasses: protecting the skin with a darker film.
On most skin, the melanocytes are equally spread out across the body, resulting in a dark colouring of the skin: a tan.
On some skins, these melanocytes aren’t spread out evenly across the body, but are grouped together, resulting in darker patches on the skin: freckles.
Whatever your skin type, it is highly advised to protect your skin from the sun by using sun protection products.
If your skin is fair, and subject to freckles, it is even more important to protect your skin from the sun.
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