Top Tips for Age Spots & Dark Spots
One of the best ways to look younger and to take as much as twenty years off your age is to get rid of dark spots on the face or the hands. Age spots can be more aging to your appearance than wrinkles, fine lines or even grey hair
Dark spots are also known as age spots, liver spots or sun spots.
What should you avoid when dealing with dark spots?
- Don't be tempted to bleach your skin or to use a cosmetic procedure as these are not permanent solutions and could even cause you harm.
- Hydroquinone is a common ingredient in skin bleaching products but it can be carcinogentic and toxic to your skin, to the immune system and to the reproductive system. It is one of the last piosonous ingredients still being used in the USA - and is already banned in Europe.
- An additional problem with hydroquinone (apart from its toxicity) is that It can leach into the skin surrounding dark spots, causing light spots so you end up with a combination of dark spots and light spots.
It is always safer to go with natural products
H-Age Spots Formula is gentle and completely natural.
Using a natural formula for dark spots is a more gentle and safe alternative for your skin. There are no chemicals or synthetic substances in this natural Formula as only a pure blend of established ingredients are used, designed to go to work naturally with no pain and no scarring.
What is hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation 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.
Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition affecting people of all skin types.
Types of hyperpigmentation include age spots, melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Each of these has different causes...
- Some forms of hyperpigmentation, including melasma and dark spots, are more likely to affect areas of skin that face sun exposure, including the face, arms, and legs.
- Other types of hyperpigmentation form after an injury or skin inflammation. These include cuts, burns, acne or lupus. These can occur anywhere on the body.
While having extra pigment in some areas of skin is usually harmless, it can sometimes indicate another medical condition.
How to prevent hyperpigmentation or stop it becoming more prominent
- Avoid exposure to the sun. Use a natural sunscreen if you have to be in the sun or wear a hat with wide brims.
- Avoid picking at the skin. To prevent hyperpigmentation from forming after an injury, avoid picking at spots, scabs and acne.
Other natural treatments
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.
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.
All natural, cruelty-free solution
H-Age Spots Formula - this 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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