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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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531b053b68e92ac509fc1544f88dc103

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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

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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.)

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on June 26, 2012
at 05:17 PM

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

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on June 12, 2012
at 04:19 PM

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

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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.

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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:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/120749/did-paleo-man-get-skin-cancer/120784#120784

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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