Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Get Rid Of Spots : How To Get Rid Of Brown Age Spots On Skin

Get Rid Of Spots : Brown age spots, liver spots or skin spots can be removed and you can improve the appearance and health of your skin, with the right skin lightening cream. If you use the wrong skin spot removal cream, you may do a lot of harm. So read this article carefully because I am going to give you some very useful information and recommendations.

Ingredients Are Critical

Your key to finding a safe and effective solution is to read the label of ingredients. An age spot remover cream must contain something that blocks the production of melanin and increases the cell turnover rate to be effective.

Product Ingredients – AVOID THESE

Hydroquinone is one of the common ingredients in age spot removal cream, but its use has been banned in some countries, because the ingredient may cause cancer. It can also cause an allergic reaction which includes the appearance of darkly colored bumps. So, rather than lightening, it can actually darken.

Exfoliants or chemicals that cause peeling are commonly found in age spot removal cream. The idea is that by removing these darker skin-cells, new lighter cells will more quickly take their place. The problem is that older people’s skin is highly prone to irritation and inflammation. Basically, exfoliants and chemical peels do more harm than good. Chronic inflammation is one of the causes of cellular aging. Some of the common exfoliating ingredients include salicylic and citric acid.

Manufacturers often include a sun-screening agent, because the spots were originally caused by overexposure to the sun. The sunscreens found in age spot remover cream can cause damage to the cell’s DNA. Any sunscreen that penetrates or is absorbed by the skin may still provide protection from UV radiation and burning, but the benefits are negated by the fact that the compounds cause the same type of free radical damage that UV radiation causes.

Ingredients to avoid include avobenzone, oxybenzone and benzophenone. But, really, any of the sun-screening compounds that disappear into the skin are not to be relied on for protection from sun damage.

Safe Ingredients

Here are the safe and effective alternatives. Look for an age spot removal cream that contains cyperus rotundus root extract. This is a medicinal root that has been used to relieve skin irritations and was recently shown to block melanin production by 41% at a .5% concentration. Check the percentages carefully. A .05% concentration provides less than a 10% reduction in melanin. No harmful side effects are associated with the use of this ingredient.

Stimulate Cells – Don’t Peel

Instead of exfoliating or peeling to increase the cell turnover rate, how about stimulating the production of new cells? Look for an age spot remover cream that contains a compound called CYNERGY TK, which has been shown to increase skin cell proliferation by as much as 160% in as little as three days.

CoQ10 Antioxidant

For sun-protection, wear a large hat and sunglasses and use an age spot removal cream that contains the antioxidant coenzyme Q10. The antioxidant repairs free radical damage and prevents additional damage from occurring. If you look for the right ingredients in an age spot remover cream, you can remove the spots and still be safe. For more information please see my website. Thanks, Margaret Bell

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