I am one of the lucky persons who are not prone to acne so I didn’t get a chance to use acne products. But I noticed the appearance of age spots on my face lately and it is getting worse everyday. Experts say age spots have a little to do with aging but they have a lot to do with the sun. Age spots refer to the brown spots that form in the skin due to damage done by excessive sun exposure. It is also called as liver spots, sun spots and solar lentigines. Our skin has melanin pigment which absorbs sunlight and helps naturally protect our skin from UV rays. However as we age, our skin’s natural ability to block off UV rays from the sun begins to deteriorate. As we age our skin is subjected to more and more sun damage, as a result, we see the development of age spots.
Though age spots are harmless, they don’t look good on the skin either. There are many ways to get rid of it. However, getting rid of age spots takes patience, like getting rid of scars or getting rid of wrinkles. You can use creams with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, retinoids, vitamin C serum and the age spots and pigment lightening gel that improves clarity by lifting away dark, damaged cells. You should also stay away from the sun which is impossible for me because I am living in a tropical country where the sun never sleeps. So the use of sun screen with a high SPF rating every single day irrespective of the weather is a must.
Our skin is as important as our inner self. Healthy skin not just makes us beautiful but it also helps us build confidence. The smooth and fresh skin adds to our enjoyment and makes our day. Most people are responsive to our queries plus we gain more friends and respect. Importance of healthy skin cannot be ignored. Achieving a healthy and smooth skin is not difficult these days because of the many skin care products available in the market today.