A Natural Solution For Age Spots?
One of the best ways to look younger, and to take as much as twenty years off your age, is to tackle dark spots on the face or the hands.
Did you know that those unwanted age spots can be more aging to your appearance than wrinkles, fine lines or even grey hair?
Age spots are also known as dark spots, liver spots or sun spots.
Why do we get age spots?
- Hyperpigmentation is one of the reasons why. It is the name that healthcare professionals give to patches of skin that become darker than surrounding areas of skin. It occurs when the skin produces more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. This can make spots or patches of skin appear darker than surrounding areas.
- Some forms of hyperpigmentation, including melasma and dark spots, are more likely to affect areas of skin that receive a lot of sun exposure, including the face, arms and legs. While sunlight is very beneficial helping to increase your vitamin D levels, too much exposure can lead to sunburn. Ideally, you should protect those vulnerable areas (the face and the hands) by keeping them shaded from the sun.
- Another cause can be a selenium deficiency. Selenium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in protecting cells from free radicals. Raw Brazil nuts are a good source of selenium.
A further cause can be a deficiency in potassium which can be avoided by including potassium-rich foods in your diet - apricots, avocados, bananas, cantaloupe, dates, figs, kiwi fruit and melons.
Age spots can also result from the use of commercial tanning lamps and tanning beds.
- And of course, as the name suggests, aging is a big contributing factor among those who are fifty years and older.
How to treat age spots, naturally
Aloe vera - aloesin, a compound that is present in aloe vera, may lighten hyperpigmentation. Aloesin works by inhibiting the production of melanin in the skin. Aloe vera gel can be applied from the plant directly to the skin daily or a commercial version is available from good health stores.
Licorice - extracts from licorice may lighten hyperpigmentation with its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and skin-whitening effects.
Green tea - extracts from green tea may improve hyperpigmentation with its potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
And then, there is our H-Age Spots Formula which is 100% natural, safe and gentle, working to diminish the appearance of age spots quickly by evening out skin tone and working to fade those dark spots. The Formula allows for deep penetration while helping to balance skin tone for a more even skin tone without the use of harmful additives or chemicals.
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