Age usually goes hand in hand with a number of health problems, but also some cosmetic ones, including age spots. They usually appear after the age of 40, usually on the face and hands, rarely on the neck, shoulders and other parts of the skin.
Age spots are a kind of skin pigmentation. They appear due to retention of toxins. Age spots represent an excessive accumulation of melanin in skin cells. In general, they are in one color only (without shades) -- gray, brown or light beige. They are apparent and in a right shape, and are ordinary when touched, without changing the relief of the skin. Do not confuse them with melanoma (skin cancer). In this case, spots have shades and a vague outline.
Age spots -- removal and prevention
Potatoes are rich in antioxidants, and thus are suitable for this cause. Apply potato slices directly on your black spots. The skin will absorb the in 30 minutes. You can also grate them and mix with honey. Apply the mixture twice a week and see the results.
The removal of age spots is difficult, but not impossible. There are whitening creams that can lighten them, as well as procedures of intense light pulses in order to confuse the accumulation of melanin. Mesotherapy, chemical peels and cryotherapy are also options for removing age spots. The most effective method to combat them is considered to be the cosmetic surgery. But not to resort to it, it is better to take preventive measures against age spots.
Lemon is an excellent dark spot remover, as it acts as a natural bleacher. All you need to do is to soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and rub it on the dark spot twice a day.
Onion is another remarkable ingredient that can provide great results in this case. Simply juice or blend the onion and apply it to the dark spot. Leave it thus for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off. You should repeat this procedure daily until the dark spot vanishes.
Reduce your exposure to sunlight. Excessive sun exposure in the youth may have a negative impact on the skin later in life. The sun is the biggest culprit for the accelerated emergence of new and emerging age spots on the skin. It is therefore important to use sun protection products not only on the beach under the umbrella, but also during the whole year (especially in the sunny and snowy weather in the mountains, where the sun is particularly strong).
Hydrate your skin daily and also use facial masks for skin care.
Drink plenty of water, take more antioxidants (especially beta-carotene, which prevents the effects of the sun’s rays) and vitamin C.