Most men and women want pure, perfect skin devoid of blemishes and skin spots. That’s why our skin care guides are excited to show you how to easily lighten age spots. Lightening and brightening your skin is one of the easiest, cheapest and best ways to make you look younger and fresher with a positively radiant skin glow!
Years of overexposure to the sun can cause a lot of damage to your skin. One major concern of people especially women is the appearance of age spots. Age spots are brown, red or even black spots on the skin. Age spots are blemishes that can appear on the cheeks, forehead, arms and shoulders. Age spots are also called skin spots, sun spots or liver spots. Because they are unsightly, people try every means possible to lighten age spots. There are different ways to do this but some of them can give results quicker than the others.
One way to quickly see results is to undergo clinical procedures. Only trained professionals should do them.
One of these clinical procedures that women are using is cryosurgery. Cryosurgery uses a technology that is quite unique. It uses freezing agents applied on the skin to freeze abnormal skin cells. Once these skin cells are frozen, they are easier to remove. Cryosurgery is effective and quick but it is also expensive.
Another clinical procedure that is sure to give quick results is laser treatment. Laser technology is used to effectively and quickly remove age spots. You would need to undergo a few sessions to see results. Like cryosurgery this procedure is also a bit expensive.
Another quick way to remove age spots is to use creams. You can use microdermabrasion techniques to lighten age spots. Creams with crystals or abrasive particulates are applied on the skin with the unwanted spots to exfoliate them. We recommend the Philosophy’s “the microdelivery” micro-massage exfoliating wash, which bills itself as “sulfate-free and formulated with ingredients designed to replenish and protect the skin with topical antioxidants as it helps condition the skin and retain its moisture level.” Men can try MenScience’s Microfine Face Scrub.
There are other topical creams available in the market. These creams contain not abrasive particulates but bleaching agents. They not only fade age spots but they also lighten the skin around them. A good alternative to creams are bleaching soaps. They also contain bleaching agents to lighten skin spots. Generally, these creams and soaps are cheaper than the other methods mentioned.
All these methods will effectively and quickly remove age spots. But removing them should not be your last concern. You may effectively remove them but they may still come back if you get exposed to the sun again. So preventing reoccurrence of age spots should also be your concern. Here are some tips to help you prevent having age spots again.
First is to use sunscreen before stepping out into the sun. Sunscreens or sunblocks will protect you from ultraviolet rays coming from the sun.
It is also advisable that you drink lots of water to hydrate the skin. Dehydration causes a lot of skin problems so it is best to always drink plenty of water to prevent this.
Eat a lot of food rich in vitamins and minerals particularly those that are rich in vitamin C and vitamin E. These vitamins are known to improve skin cells.
But still the best way is to physically protect you from being exposed to direct sunlight. You can use a cap or a wide-brimmed hat to shield you from the sun rays. You can also use an umbrella as protection.
For the women out there, if you want to lighten age spots quickly, just choose from any of the ways mentioned above. And if you want to prevent them from coming back follow the tips mentioned here.