Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Lightening Age Spots

Age spots — also called liver spots and solar lentigines — are flat tan, brown or black spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms.  Age spots are caused primarily by years of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. The use of commercial tanning lamps and tanning beds can also contribute to the development of age spots.  The pigment in the upper layer of skin (epidermis) that gives your skin its normal color is called melanin. UV light accelerates the production of melanin, creating a tan that helps protect deeper layers of skin from UV rays.

True age spots are harmless, however, if you are unsure about a spot on your skin, have it checked by your doctor.  In the meantime, if you want to fade these spots, there are products that will help.  Just be sure you have patience.  You didn't develop these spots overnight (although it may seem so) and even a good fade cream will take 4-6 weeks to be effective.  Below are three customers have found to be very effective.

Cellex-C Fade Away Gel uses only natural chemicals and plant glycosides to lightens these spots.  It can be used by everyone but those with the most sensitive skin. 

Another great serum, Clinical Cares, Go Spot Go, also uses botanicals to fade these spots, notably Licorice Extract, which has been shown to be even more effective than kojic acid!

Last, but not least is gloTherapeutics Lightening Serum!  It uses both lighteners and exfoliants to help you fade those spots!

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