Aging and premature aging brings on many different challenges and problems for each individual. There are many things that will affect how one ages, namely genetics, exposure to sun and lifestyle. One thing that definitely accompanies aging are age spots, also known as liver spots. These are the unsightly freckles, medically termed lentigines are found mostly on hands and the face, giving a person’s age away, and often even adding several years to them. Below, you will find valuable information on how to get rid of age spots naturally.
These are actually deposits of excess pigment due to years of sun exposure, which means that any treatment would also require the individual to avoid direct sun. A great way to fade them away is with a vitamin A acid which comes in the form of a topical application of tretinoin. This product is sold under the name Retin-A and was first used as an acne remedy, but later it was recognized for its ability to reverse these liver spots.
This product not only helps to get rid of age spots naturally, but also helps to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles and blemishes by stimulating cells. Typically, the age spots should disappear or diminish greatly anywhere from one to 10 months. Of course, it goes without saying that sunscreen is a must after using this product because the new skin is much more sensitive.
That said, Vitamin C taken orally and applied topically can also help to keep the skin looking healthy and youthful for a variety of reasons, protecting skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Further, one should also consider supplementing the diet with Vitamin E, which provides help in the form of repairing any damage that has already occurred.
NOTE: Vitamin E oil is available widely in various stores and also comes in the cream or lotion form and is recommended to use on the skin AFTER exposure to the sun, but NEVER before! That’s because Vitamin E produces free radicals when it is exposed to sunlight. To be safe, use it at nightfall.