Educating Yourself on How to Remove Age Spots

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Dr. Purushothaman
September 9, 2013

Are you just plain fed up with age spots? They are not attractive. This is especially true if they begin to show up on your face.

While they also appear on your hands, feet and shoulders, the ones most people are more concerned with are the ones on their face. They are not harmful to the skin but they can be quite harmful to how you feel about yourself.

What are Age Spots?

Here is the good news. You do not have to simply give up and live with the unsightly dark spots. There are remedies.

If you are suffering from the blotchy age-spots that actually have nothing to do with your age, now is the time to find a solution. Knowing a little about these 'liver spots' or 'sun spots' can help you to find the best method for ridding your skin of the spots.

Age spots are due to the damage you have sustained from being in the sun. The melanocytes are cells that are responsible for producing melanin.

Those with lighter complexions will often have more problems with age-spots than a darker complected person. This is due to their skin having less melanin, which is needed to protect their skin from the sun.

There are Solutions for Age Spots

One method many people seek to rid themselves of age spots is laser treatment. However, this may not be an option for you as these treatments are very expensive.

These treatments can end up costing thousands of dollars. For the average person, this is not an option they can afford.

Chemical peels are another option to remove age spots. They are not as expensive as laser treatments, but the price of this treatment is not cheap either.

Bleaching creams are another way of removing the age spots. The ones generally used are Retin-A or Alpha Hydroxy.

Be careful about using these products as they can actually work against you and make your skin even more sensitive to sunlight. Finding the right solution involves natural ingredients if you cannot afford the more expensive solutions.

Once you have the age-spots cleared from your skin, there are preventative methods to keep new ones from forming. Making sure your skin is protected from the harmful rays of the sun is the best place to start.

Use a sunscreen if you are going to be in the sun anytime. The higher the number, the better it will protect you from UV rays.

Check out all-natural products that will help to remove age spots over time. It is not going to happen overnight, but it will happen.

After all, the age-spots are due to years of exposure to the sun without using any type of protection for your skin. The use of sun screen will be one of the most important aspects to guard against the appearance of new age spots.

Put this to the test right away and begin to see the results of using an all-natural product. Not only will you remove age spots, but your skin's appearance will improve if you stick to this solution.

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