Saturday, March 26, 2011
Here is an article, which tells you the root cause of age spots and tells you the ingredients that you can use to remove age spots successfully from your skin.
Our skin has a pigment called Melanin, it gives color to the skin. This pigment is very unstable in the presence of the ultra violet rays of the sun, when exposed; it breaks down and accumulates randomly under the skin. It is this random accumulation, which is visible as dark spots.
The ingredients that you should be looking to remove age spots from the skin are very simple.
They attack the root cause of the problem and help in achieving a long-term solution.
Phytessence Wakame – This wonder ingredient is extracted from the algae found in the southern coastal area of Japan. It is a wonderful anti oxidant, which helps in maintaining the tone of the skin. It also helps in nourishing the skin cells and keeps them healthier for a longer time.
Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 – It is a vitamin like structure that is used to keep skin young and smooth. It works by delivering the nutrients to all the skin cells and making them healthier.
CynergyTK – This is the most important of all ingredients, it is extracted from the wool of sheep and it used to nourish the skin cells. It provides the much needed nutrients and vitamins to the skin cells.
It assists in the production of collagen and elastin of the skin and thereby helps skin stay young and flawless.
Along with all these ingredients there are two things that you need to take care of.
One – protect the skin from harmful ultra violet rays. Whenever possible, protect the skin from direct exposure to the sun. The sun rays do the maximum damage.
Two - nourish the skin with the help of ingredients we just discussed, these ingredients are safe and do not have any side effects. Once you start using them you will realize their real advantage.
In a nutshell, if you want to remove age spots you need to follow the above two tips and do nothing else. You will be amazed to see that everything else falls in place automatically. So, sit back relax and let these wonder ingredients remove age spots.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Many things act as trigger for such concentrations; it can be something we cannot control like pollution, aging, hormones, genetic, menopause or pregnancy; or due to our bad habits of smoking or neglecting basic skin care regime. Exposure to sun’s radiation over a long period of time is another major reason for the appearance of these dark spots on skin. But the good news is; there are many natural way of removing these age spots and most of them can be done in your home as well. Their effectiveness will depend on how severe the spots are or how old they are. On top of following these remedies, you should make the habit of putting on sunscreen at least half an hour before you go out.
• Small bowl
• Measuring cup
• Old pillowcase
• Aloe Vera gel
• Castor oil
• Lime juice
• Plain yogurt
• Sugar crystals
• Olive oil
Now let’s see how to use these ingredients as home remedies for age spots:
One of the first treatments that you can do for getting rid of these dark spots on skin is orange treatment. This fruit is a good bleaching agent and can repair these spots. For that, simply mash an orange, you can use a tomato as well, in a bowl with a fork. To it, add about 1/3 to 1/4th cup of Aloe Vera gel in its purest form. You can also make a pulp of it.
Now apply this mixture on the spots for about 10 to 15 minutes. The use of Aloe Vera will help you in getting rid of other skin problems as well.
Combination of plain yogurt and lime juice is another great way to get rid of dark spots on skin. You can apply this paste daily and watch your spots get fade away slowly. Depending on how much yogurt you are using, you can use a full or a half lime. This fruit also has the same bleaching property as that of oranges and tomatoes.
Warnings & Tips
To prevent dark spots on skin from forming in the first place, always use a sunscreen. Also make it a habit to exfoliate once every week to help cell renewal. For that mix about half cup of sugar crystals with half or one third cup of olive oil or castor oil. Now massage this into your skin till the crystals dissolve. The crystals will remove the dead skin while the oil will make sure your skin does not get dry.
Lastly, make it a habit of wearing sunscreen, big hats and sunglasses every time you go out in sun.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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Causes and symptoms
Scientists are still studying the reasons why skin pigmentation disorders occur.
in some cases there are tangible causes, such as sun exposure, drug reactions or genetic inheritance. In other cases, it is not as clear.
Albinism is an inherited recessive trait. Albinism has many different forms, but most people who have this condition have pale skin, hair, and eyes. Melanin also creates eye color, and serves as a filter that prevents too much light from entering the eye. Since they lack melanin in their eyes, many people with albinism also have visual impairment. With little skin pigmentation, they also sunburn easily and are more prone to skin cancer.
The hypopigmentation spots associated with vitilgo sometimes form where a person has been cut or injured. Research has shown that the light patches associated with vitilgo do not contain melanocytes, the type of skin cells that create melanin. Some scientists believe vitilgo may be caused by an autoimmune disorder. It also has been linked to other conditions such as hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone) and Addison's Disease, which affects the adrenal gland.
Hyperpigmentation can be caused by many factors, from too much sunbathing to drug reactions or poor nutrition. Wounds and scars also can develop darker patches of skin. A psychological syndrome gives people with lichen simplex chronicus to develop a compulsive need to scratch, which causes dark, leathery skin to form. This can lead to permanent scarring and infection if untreated. Scientists believe lamellar ichthyosis is caused by genetics.
The mask caused by melasma may be related to pregnancy hormones, and usually disappears after a woman gives birth. Birthmarks, moles, and aging spots usually are harmless. Some moles, however, can change in size, color, texture, or start bleeding, which could indicate possible skin cancer.
Kojic acid preparations as well as hydroquinnone are equally effective in eliminating acne spots, freckles, sun burned pigmented skin and various dark patches of hyper pigmentation by even- toning the skin and reducing production of melanin in skin melanocytes. However, kojic acid tend to be safer and more skin friendly to treat skin's discolorations. Hydroquinone is an skin irritant. Hippocrates Scars Treatment Kit contains kojic acid and is our formulation for skin hyper pigmentation.
Monday, March 21, 2011
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.