Dreaded aging spots on your skin often appear on the backs of shoulders, arms, hands and on your face. You may see them on your legs as well. They seem to appear overnight but in fact they took years to create from bad habits that you have practiced your entire life. They tend to be circular in shape but can be irregular as well. They are flat and range in color from light tan to a deep brown. Any unusual changes in your skin, however, should be reported to your doctor.
The cause of age or liver spots is usually from sun exposure. Tanning beds and years on laying out in the sun attribute to the amount of age spots you will see. Without the right protection your skin has been getting damaged. There is a theory that a damaged liver, a poor diet or an overabundance of free radicals can also cause these spots to appear. Your genetics play a part in the equation as well.
You can prevent age spots by protecting yourself against the harmful rays of the sun. Using sun block, limiting your time in the sun and wearing protective clothing will all reduce your chances of damaging your skin. Drink plenty of water, eat lots of fruit and leafy green vegetables and exercise regularly. Building up your natural defenses will keep your skin healthy. Avoid sugars, preservatives, fats, tobacco, alcohol and caffeine.
There are methods to get rid of the age spots you have. You can bleach them, use beauty fade cream or hydroquinone cream. Professional methods include microdermabrasion, freezing, chemical peels and laser surgery.
Some popular natural remedies are vitamin supplements potassium, beta carotene, selenium, zinc and vitamins E and C. Rubbing pure fresh lemon juice into the skin and allowing it to naturally dry followed by a good moisturizer daily until the spots fade can help as well. Yogurt and honey facials can help to fade age spots also.
There are many options to choose from in removing damage to your skin. You can just cover it up with make-up for a temporary solution, use natural remedies, bleaching or professional removal techniques. You must remember to change your habits so that you do not continue to damage your skin, eating healthy and wearing sunscreen will help a lot. The good new is that age spots are reversible and you do not have to live with them.
How to Get Rid of Aging Spots on Your Skin by R Kalpana