Getting Rid of Age Spots

Age spots are also called liver spots or in some cases others may refer to them as the sun spots.  Lentigines and lentigos are also other names that are used to refer to the age spots.  There are not raised and appear brown in color. They come in different sizes with some of them being very big while others are tiny. They tend to take on an irregular shape with some of them being circular. They mainly appear on the face, neck, chest, forearms and hands and can be rather unsightly. The main cause of the liver spots is too much exposure to the sun.

They attack the areas that are highly exposed to the sun. The melocytes are pigments that are responsible for the production of melanin in the skin. There are cases when the sun is too much, causing an over production of this pigment which in turn makes the skin appear dark. If the melanin production is concentrated on particular area of the skin then the development of age spots cannot be avoided. This develops as one grows older.

It is essential to point put that the age spots  are not cancerous though they can enhance the risk factor. The spots appear unsightly and thus getting an effective method to get rid of them is highly advisable. Unlike freckles, the age post become visible as one grows older.

Since you have an idea of what causes the age spots, the next challenge would be on getting rid of them. There are many methods that one can make use of in order to get rid of the liver spots. First and foremost it is advisable to avoid too much exposure to the sun. The use of sunscreen that has a suitable sun protector factor is highly recommended. There are also lotions that can be used to get rid of these age spots.

There are moisturizers that contain natural ingredients that are very effective in eliminating the age spots. Ones that contain ingredients that are one hundred percent natural is advisable since the synthetic types are known to rob the natural oils from the skin leaving it dry.  They are also known to cause irritation with some people displaying allergic tendencies towards the products that have been used.

Most of the anti-aging natural products are rich in essential elements such as keratin that rejuvenate the skin making it take on a younger appearance. Other forms of treatment will include laser, acidic and freezing which may prove to be costly. There are also certain home remedies that have been know to be effective in getting rid of liver spots.

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