Got Brown Spots? You May Want To Avoid Hot Yoga


For years, brown sun spots were thought to be solely from the sun.  Even after applying sunscreen faithfully, many were surprised to find brown spots popping up.  Research now shows us that it isn’t only from direct sunlight, but heat will also increase the possibility of getting skin discoloration. If you are someone prone to pigmentation and are trying to get it to fade, an important goal is to keep the temperature of the skin as cool as possible.

Are you a hot yoga (Bikram yoga) fan?  This is one practice that has become very popular, but temperatures can reach 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit in the room alone, causing your skin temperature to rise.  These high temps can stimulate too much melanin and exacerbate brown spots.  Consider a standard yoga class instead. Hot yoga is a very obvious example of placing yourself in extreme heat, but don’t forget that other activities such as taking a sauna or going for a run can do the same…

A quick way to cool down the skin to decrease the melanin activity is to keep a jar of Bio Calm Repair Masque in the refrigerator and apply to clean skin. Leave on 15 minutes and apply moisturizer. This will instantly reduce the skin temperature to keep it calm.

Read: Tips To Reduce Skin Discoloration And Hyperpigmentation

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Renée Rouleau

Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”