Have You've Noticed Less Sun Freckling Since Going Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM

O.k. i'm 48 and i've noticed that over the last several years when i'm exposed to the sun (vit D purpose) that i'm getting more sun freckles then i ever did as a kid and teenager when i was always exposed to the sun back then (swimming, sports etc.). I assume it's now do to a lifetime of the SAD diet and so i'm wondering for those who've been paleo for a while have you noticed less sun freckling?

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on June 26, 2012
at 05:41 PM

Man, it takes forever for me to tan now since I went paleo. On Sunday I sat out in the hot sun for 1.5 hours with no sunscreen; I barely turned a shade darker. I guess that's a good thing health wise, but I sure would like to get nice and dark before I move to Southern Florida this summer so I blend in. ;-p



on June 26, 2012
at 07:09 PM

The age spots on my hands are fading. Not the same as freckles, but a great sign. Age spots are supposed to be caused by AGEs (advanced glycation endproducts.)



on June 26, 2012
at 05:17 PM

It's the same amount for me, I think.



on June 12, 2012
at 04:19 PM

I still freckle as much as ever. More, actually, since I spend more time outdoors.


on June 12, 2012
at 03:01 PM

Some people here have commented that their skin is more resistant to burning since going Paleo, but I'm not sure how that might relate to freckling.



on June 12, 2012
at 02:10 PM

I have had lots of freckles all my life. I have been Paleo for 1.5 years and still have lots of freckles. Whether you freckle versus tan is genetic:


Freckles are just concentrations of melanin where as in a tan, the melanin is more evenly distributed. I don't think diet would affect this.

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