As we age so does the appearance of our skin. One of the inevitabilities of ageing bodies is the appearance of age spots. There are many ways you can reduce the appearance of age spots and help keep your skin tone bright.
The main cause for age spots can be attributed to long-term sun exposure, but there are other factors that come into play too. Many of these factors are the usual suspects, such as:
- Poor diet
- Poor liver function
- A rich in oxidised oils diet
The causes of age spots
The actual causes of age spots can be attributed to the overproduction of lipofuscin. This is a substance that is produced by the body’s cells. People in their 30s will usually start experiencing age spots. Aside from being unsightly, it also increases the risk of skin cancer.
The thing to remember with age spots is that, as with most skin conditions, it is much easier to prevent than it is to treat. If you include carrots, green veggies and other high carotene foods in your diets it will go a long way to preventing age spots from forming in the first place. If you find you are already seeing age spots develop then there is no need to loose hope as there are options available to you. You can reduce the appearance of age spots as well as improve your skin’s tone and its overall health.
Solutions to age spots and a brighter skin tone
There are many products and options available to people who would like to reduce the appearance of age spots and brighten their skin tones. Fade creams are a popular option among many people as these over the counter creams all contain moisturizers that include hydroquinone content, which is a bleaching agent which is used in an effort to fade the age spots. A newer and more skin friendly option are skin brightening serums. These skin brighteners do not contain potentially carcinogenic hydroquinone, rather Alpha-Arbutine and Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract which gently halp fade the appearance of age spots, sun spots and blemishes.
For the best results, it is always recommended that this cream be used in conjunction with glycolic acid moisturizer. If you would like to go the prescription route, the prescription creams contain Vitamin A which will produce results but they are harsher with more side effects including dryness and flaking.
Chemical peels offer a more invasive option for patients that suffer from more severe age spots. It will also brighten the skin tone as it uses between 30% to 70% glycolic acid which will make the spots fade much more noticeably.
There are non-invasive and invasive procedures and options for those who suffer from age spots or those who only want to brighten their skin tones.