What to do about those Age Spots
Sunlight can be healing and helpful in many ways but sometimes too much sun - and particularly to the delicate skin in the facial area - can lead to age spots.
How do you know when you have an age spot?
There are different forms:
Lentiges are the most common type of age spots – also known as sun spots or liver spots. They’re bigger than freckles and range in color from dark brown — almost black, even — to light tan. When red or white sunspots occur on the skin, they are true age spots. Age spots tend to have an irregular shape that isn’t a perfect circle and can appear in those of different skin types.
Freckles are those spots that darken in the sun during the sunnier summer months, tending to fade or even disappear in the winter. While freckles aren’t dangerous in themselves, they can be a sign of a higher risk of something more sinister. Freckles usually continue on from childhood to adulthood.
Melasma usually appears in women in their 20s and 30s being irregularly shaped patches of darker skin on the forehead or other areas of the skin caused by hormonal imbalances. They can be aggravated by exposure to excessive sun.
Age spots do not cause any pain, nor do they itch
An age spot occurs due to the natural production of pigment in the skin when it is exposed to the sun.
The sun’s UV rays are responsible for about 80% of visible signs of skin aging.
Age spots are most commonly seen in men and women over the age of 55
Fairer-skinned, red-haired people are more at risk than those with darker skin. In fact, the darker the skin, the more melanin (skin pigment) you have, helping to block some of the ultraviolet rats that can damage the skin.
There is help on hand to lessen the appearance of those age spots
H-Age Spots Formula is 100% natural, safe and gentle, working to help diminish the appearance of age spots quickly by evening out skin tone and working to fade those dark spots.
The natural ingredients allow for deep penetration, helping to balance the skin tone to achieve more even tone without resorting to the use of harmful additives or chemicals.
Prevent age spots by avoiding over exposure to the sun and using a natural sunscreen particularly on the face, neck, chest and hands. Of course, this does not mean avoiding the sun altogether, as sunlight is essential for production of natural vitamin D which is vital for optimum health. When enjoying sunlight, take care to cover up, move into the shade or go indoors once your skin shows the slightest signs of pinkness.
Regular exfoliation of your skin helps to get rid of the damaged skin cells on its surface, helping to fade and eliminate sun spots while encouraging the skin to produce newer, rejuvenated skin cells.
Keeping your skin moisturized helps to avoid dry patches while nourishing the skin and helping to heal any existing damage. Your skin’s surface will be firmer, healthier and more glowing when kept well moisturized.
Stay hydrated as water makes up 64% of your skin. Make it your mission to drink up to 8 glasses of fluids daily.
Include key ingredients in your diet to help heal the skin, fade and diminish signs of skin damage while protecting your skin from the aging effects of the sun. Choose those foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A.
You can add vitamins to your skin from the outside too!
With the help of Simply Vitamin Oil which is one of a kind with its nutritional blend of oils to feed the delicate skin on your face. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and Omega fatty acids, all essential for the balance and nourishment of your skin. The formula is made from a blend of pure natural cold pressed and expeller pressed precious oils (with a small molecular structure) so they can penetrate your skin. These precious oils include Sacha Inchi Oil, Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil and many more – each with their own invaluable contribution to giving your skin its regular vitamin boost.
For maximum benefits, apply a generous amount of Vitamin Oil to your face and neck (just before bed) as a deep nourishing moisture treatment - and wake up to a luminous and glowing healthy skin!
It is good to know that true age spots or sun spots are not signs of a serious health condition. Of course, if you are at all concerned, you should seek medical advice.