The causes of age spots
Generally, age spots are the result of excessive production of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to our skin. Excessive melanin production is caused by excessive exposure to the sun or ultraviolet light over a lifetime.
Ultra sound rays are a catalyst for the production of melanin. Melanin protects cells from ultra sonic rays, which can damage DNA and cause cancer. When melanin is concentrated in a few places, dark spots, ie. age spots, appear on the skin. Other factors that can affect the formation of age spots as smoking, poor diet and polluted environment.
If you notice that the age spots have begun to form, it’s time to think about two things: prevention and treatment for age spots.
To prevent the appearance of age spots, you should be protected from the sun, such as wearing a hat and use sunscreen with a high degree of protection.
Treatment of age spots
In the treatment of age spots, there are two options to choose from:
-Using current methods for removing age spots
-Slowly and naturally reduce the amount of melanin
The laser removal of age spots
Age spots can be removed using laser surgery. It is quite expensive, but the results are visible immediately. However, the laser will remove melanin in certain places on your skin, but it will not solve the main cause of age spots, which means that they may reappear in a few months. Also, after laser surgery are possible scars and white lines on the skin. For this reason, our recommendation is to focus on the natural treatment of age spots.
How to remove age spots naturally?
Treatment of age spots consists of three parts:
-Adjustment of diet
-Application of preparations against age spots
-Using natural remedies for removing age spots
1. Make changes in your diet:
-Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day
-Every day, take vitamin C
–Eat more fruits and vegetables. At least 40% of your meal should be made up of vegetables, nuts and whole grains
-Avoid coffee and black tea (you can replace it with green tea)
-Eat fewer foods that contain a lot of sugar, salt and saturated fats
2. Search for a cream against aging spots containing the glycolic acid, hydroquinone, which acid and a retinoid.
Also, look for creams that contain the following natural ingredients:
Extrapone nutgrass – this plant is used in folk medicine for hundreds of years. It contains natural ingredients that reduce the amount of melanin in the skin by up to 40%.
Shea Butter – is derived from the nut of the African shea tree and contains acids that help in the treatment of acne scars, dark spots, dry skin and eczema.
Wakame algae – it is a seaweed from Japan which is used in many skin care products because it contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that help in the regeneration of skin cells and regenerate.
Grape seed oil – is an antioxidant that helps to restore dry skin, but also reduces the amount of melanin.
Cynergy TK – is a form of creatine and helps in the regeneration of the skin. It is used in various skin care products that are effective against age spots and acne scars.
3. Try natural remedies against age spots:
-Apply fresh lemon juice on the dark spots twice daily. For application to use cotton swabs. Treatment apply 6 weeks.
-Mash a few leaves of mint and cucumber. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it for 15 minutes, then rinse. Apply this mask twice a week.
-Mix two teaspoons of tomato juice and four tablespoons of yogurt. Apply on face and leave for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse.