Age spots are harmless yet people don’t like them because they spoil your beauty and you appear to be more than your age. People, especially women always remain scared of age spots and try various methods to get rid of age spots.
Age spots are dark coloured tiny spots which appear on your skin when you over expose your skin to Sunlight. Many people also call age spots as solar lentigines, brown spots etc.
Age spots give its sufferer mental pain. The sufferer loses self confidence due to age spots. Given below are some tips to get rid of your age spots.
Laser treatments are considered to be very effective in getting rid of age spots. Such types of treatments are non-evasive and cause less damage to the surrounding skin. It is not painful and you can get it done in your dermatologist’s clinic. After the treatment you can directly go to your house.
If you can afford laser treatment, you should opt for it if you are suffering from stubborn age spots and if you are tired of using different types of remedies such as natural remedies, home remedies, herbal remedies etc.
Use Creams Containing Vitamins
Skin creams are very effective in diminishing age spots. Vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin C play vital role in curing any type of skin ailment; whether it is related to any disease or it is related to your beauty. Vitamin E is very beneficial for skin hence if you use creams or oils rich in Vitamin E, it will keep your skin glowing and free from wrinkles and age spots.
If there are occurrences of age spots, these vitamins will reduce them or diminish them. If any skin cream contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and hydroquinone, it would be the best cream for your skin because all these ingredients would act together to remove age spots and you would get better result.
Apart from creams, some lotions too work very effectively in getting rid of age spots. Your lotion should contain the ingredient alpha-hydroxy. This ingredient is very effective in curing many skin related problems and it enhances your skin beauty. It diminishes age spots and its regular use removes age spots completely.
For better and quick result you may apply it 2-3 times a day. However do not expect any result overnight. Have patience and wait for some days to notice any change because it gradually removes your dead skin cells and eventually you discover your new skin cells.
Avoid Sun Exposure
Due to lack of Vitamin D you would face various health problems. Sunlight is one of the best sources of Vitamin D. So you need to get out in sunlight and expose your body for nearly 15 minutes daily for the fulfillment of Vitamin D. But do this in the morning or when the intensity of heat is low.
Over exposure of your skin in sunlight; especially when the heat intensity is high; may cause sunburns, age spots and other skin ailments. Hence avoid over exposure to sunlight. Staying out of sun completely is not possible hence cover your head with hat or umbrella and wear suitable goggles when you go out so that harsh sun rays could not affect your soft skin.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
Water keeps your skin hydrated and glowing. Due to lack of water your skin becomes dry and age spots get room to occur gradually. Drink plenty of water so that your skin can not become dry. Water also eliminates toxins which are present under your skin layer. Eventually you look fair and beautiful; your skin glows and shines.
Chemical Peels are very effective in removing age spots. Your dermatologist can do this for you in his/her clinic if you are not comfortable to do it yourself at home due to any reason. A solution of glycolic acid is used in the preparation chemical peel. It removes your dead skin cells which form your external layer and look a little dark.
When external layer is removed with the use of chemical peel you get fresh skin cells which look beautiful and free from age spots. But don’t expect overnight result in one session of chemical peeling. Get it done regularly!
Applying chemical peel at home is easy provided you don’t experience too much irritation at the time of use or after its use. Just apply the solution on your entire face on the skin area where age spots have developed. However, you may find different chemical peels for facial use and different for the use of other parts of your body. After some time peel it off gently.
Castor oil is cheap and easily available in many countries. This oil is an excellent tonic for skin. It contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties and heals most of your skin ailments. Not only age spots but you can also get rid of dry skin, itchy skin etc easily by using castor oil regularly.
Dermabrasion is also an effective way to get rid of age spots. In fact it is one kind of treatment for age spots. In this process, an electrical device is used to scrap away the upper layer of your skin. This treatment makes your skin smooth, fair and more radiant. However there are some side effects of this treatment such as change in skin colour permanently or scarring.
This is also a kind of treatment for age spots. In this process liquid nitrogen is directly applied on the age spots. Since age spots are also caused due to extra pigmentation, this process helps a lot in destroying them. This treatment is also known as freezing and can be used to remove single age spot or several age spots. Some side effects such as occurrences of blisters, scarring or hypo-pigmentation can be observed due to this treatment. However cryotherapy is an effective treatment for the removal of age spots and it is also used in treating skin cancer.
Drink lemon juice (lemonade) and you can also rub lemon juice on your affected area. The antioxidants present in lemon are very beneficial in eliminating various skin ailments.