I have a confession to make. Some time ago, I too used to have age spots all over my face and hands. Now, I like to head straight to the beach whenever I can make it, and this was causing my skin a lot of trouble in the shape of age spots, dryness, and even fine lines had started to crop up. I didn’t know then how to fade age spots and was an easy game for the skincare marketing machine.
I tried all the creams and lotions I could lay my hands on – all to no effect at all. That’s when I decided to dig deeper into this problem and find out what can be done to effectively tackle it. In this article, I will share my knowledge about age spots, address the questions people most frequently ask about them, and also outline how to effectively treat them.
Why do I have age spots?
The number one factor for age spots is overexposure to the sun. That’s why you will find that age spots commonly occur in the skin areas most exposed to the sun like the face, hands, and shoulders. The UV rays of the sun increase the melanin content in our skin which in turn leads to the development of the age spots.
Does chemical peeling or laser treatment work?
The short answer is yes, with a caveat. While you may get rid of the age spots immediately after the treatment, they may reappear a few months down the line. Then you have to undergo the same treatment again. And the cycle will go on as long as you do not do something to prevent age spots from occurring.
It’s also important to note that these treatments work by destroying the skin cells in the immediate vicinity of the age spots. This can leave behind some white lines and scars, which I’m sure you would want to avoid.
So how to fade age spots safely?
The safest, most effective, and budget-friendly way is to use a skin lightening cream containing completely natural ingredients. The best ingredient that I have found when it comes to age spot removal is Extrapone Nutgrass. This Indian plant has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years. It helps age spot removal by inhibiting the melanin content in our skin by up to 40%.
Phytessence Wakame is sea kelp native to Japan. It helps in keeping our skin young and smooth by nourishing it with plenty of vitamins and minerals. It also protects the skin from the damage caused by environmental pollution and the UV rays of the sun.
Maracuja – a Brazilian fruit extract, keeps the skin hydrated and nourished. It helps in maintaining the natural oil levels in our skin, which helps in preventing it from becoming too dry or oily.
Now that you know how to fade age spots, be sure to find a good natural cream that can bring back the soft, smooth, spot-free skin you had not too long ago!