Removing Age Spots

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What are Age Spots?

Age spots, or sun spots, are brown spots that appear in your skin after getting too much exposure to the sun. You don't have to be old to have an age spot, that’s why dermatologists prefer using the term “sun spots”.

To determine whenever the pigmentation you have on your skin is really an age spot, you should get a visit to your dermatologist clinic. That should be done at any case at least once a year, even if you are not being exposed to the sun very often.

What causes age spots?

Age spots are caused directly by UV sun rays. Additionally, the sun is also responsible for about 80% of our wrinkles. This type of aging is called photo aging and it starts its phase at our twenties.

In the bottom line, avoiding sun damage is avoiding premature aging. 

Why does the sun damages the skin?

Both UVA and UVB sun rays are equal enemies of our skin. Between 10 am and 16 pm the sun is on its peak, and while you get less of the UVB rays while sitting at the shade, the UVA rays are as effective as usual. 

The epidermis absorbs these rays and over the years is less effective in fighting them. The age spots are evidence that our epidermis has a problem doing that job.

How to avoid age spots?

First of all, wear sunscreen. Even if your skin is dark the sun still holds an effect to it, and as you see above the sun is active even indoors.

Wear 15 SPF if your skin is dark or at least 30 SPF and higher if it is lighter. Do that 15 minutes before you go outdoors, because it takes time to absorb the sunscreen to your skin.

How to remove age spots?

If your dermatologist determined that you have sun spots, you have several choices:

  • The most effective and the fastest is usually the laser treatment.
  • Various products over the counter, some of them effective some of them aren't.
  • Homemade face scrubs, which can be effective over some time. Much slower results than the laser choice, but also safer and have close to zero side effects (if any at all).

Before starting any treatment, try out first removing age spots with homemade face scrubs. After few weeks it might solve your problem.

And again, you will benefit a lot by visiting once in a while a dermatologist, for a deeper consulting on removing age spots and preventing the UV damages.

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