Monday, March 21, 2011

How To Remove Age Spots Without Busting The Bank

I have heard it said that taking care of your skin is an investment. It involves a fraction of your hard-earned money. Once you have started taking care of your dermis, you should never look back.

Age spots are just some of the effects of skin aging. The appearance of these spots is brought about by cumulative exposure to ultraviolet rays. The sun tends to encourage the production of melanin in our integumentary system.

Although there are a lot of surgical or cosmetic treatments for age spots, most of them can take a huge chunk off your budget. They cost a lot of money. Who would have thought that taking care of your dermis has the potential to beggar you?

But this should not be the case for all. Here are some inexpensive remedies for age spots:

1. Treat the affected areas with lemon juice. Use this remedy twice a day.

Apply it on the spots religiously and let it dry up for about 30 minutes. Wash it off and apply your moisturizer to hydrate the skin. Lemon juice is effective because it inhibits melanin. It immediately brightens up skin tone.

2. The juice of papaya also works as an anti aging treatment. It has enzymes that can make skin softer and smother. But it has melanin-reducing properties as well. It lightens dark blemishes on your dermis and evens out skin tone.

3. Apple cider vinegar has also been used as a spot treatment. It contains malic acid that can effectively slough off dead skin cells and facilitate a renewal of damaged and dark skin tissues. Dilute one part apple cider vinegar with two parts rose water and apply it all over your skin or on the spots.

4. You can actually find a lot of lightening moisturizers that contain helpful ingredients such as Extrapone Nutgrass, CynergyTK and Phytessence Wakame.

Extrapone Nutgrass is a kind of plant often used in Ayurvedic treatments. It has anti-irritant properties that can heal rashes and inflammation. But experts found out that its root extracts can actually lighten up skin and reduce blemishes by up to 45% during the first two weeks of use. That being said, it works in bringing back unblemished skin.

CynergyTK is what you need to keep your dermis strong and supple. It supplies keratin to your dermis. Keratin is a functional protein needed by the dermis for the regeneration of collagen and elastin.

Phytessence Wakame is a type of Japanese sea kelp that can hamper the loss of hyaluronic acid. This acid is vital for collagen lubrication. When collagen is well-lubricated, it does not get damaged easily.

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