Friday, October 2, 2009

Removing Age Spots Is Easy

Removing age spots is something that most people struggle with. They try out different creams and lotions, chemical procedures, even laser surgery but still these unsightly spots keep coming back. Yet, it’s not difficult to keep them at bay once you known how.

So how to do it?

For effectively removing age spots, we first need to understand what they are and why they occur. Age spots are those black or brown spots that you can find on your body – on areas exposed more to the sun. Like your face, arms, hands, and shoulders. Yes, over exposure to the sun is the primary cause of age spots. Some people also develop them with age. Although more common in people over 40, they can be found in younger people and even children also when they spend too much time out in the sun.

Technically, age spots are a concentration of pigments inside the skin. Sunlight promotes the production of melanin in our skin. Over exposure to the sun causes more melanin to be produced in the body, and sometimes it gets concentrated in an area. This is what we call and age spot, or a liver spot. They are also usually accompanied with other skin problems like dry skin and wrinkles.

First and foremost, some basic skincare is needed for age spot removal and to keep new ones at bay. Apply a good sunscreen when you go out in the sun. Wash your face and hands properly when you get back home to clean off the dirt and grime that may have deposited on the skin. Combine this with a nutritious diet which gives your body all the required vitamins and minerals, and your skin will also benefit from it immensely.

But how to cure the existing age spots?

While the treatments like chemical peels and laser surgery may remove the age spots, they also have side effects and may leave some small white spots or scars on the affected skin area.

The best alternative is to use natural skin products for removing age spots. These products are free from harmful chemicals and do not have any side effects. To identify them, take a look at their ingredients. The good ones will have natural ingredients only, like Phytessence Wakame, which is a Japanese sea kelp and is essential for maintaining soft and supple skin. It also protects the skin from ultraviolet rays and environmental pollution.

CoQ10 is an effective antioxidant and can counter the effects of free radicals, which also include age spots. Extrapone nutrgrass is most effective at blocking melanin production in the skin, which effectively prevents new spots from forming.

In conclusion, just take basic precautions for skincare, find a natural skincare product, and removing age spots will be a snap for you!

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