Today we're tackling age spots. As you age, you're likely to get brown spots on your hands and face due to sun exposure.
Age spots are uniformly colored, well-defined areas of brown or grayish pigment that occur on the neck, hands, face, and chest.
Conventional treatment for such hyperpigmentation includes bleach. The most common prescription is hydroquinone or tretinoin (Retin-A), which poses serious health risks like reproductive toxicity, cancer, and skin allergies.
Other common remedies are light therapy (either laser or intense pulsed light) and cryotherapy (freezing). These methods are effective and relatively safe, but insanely expensive.
Instead of blowing your budget on fighting age spots, here are some inexpensive things you can try:
- Use a yogurt mask. Yogurt contains lactic acid, which exfoliates and lightens the skin.
- Consume more antioxidants.
- Use natural exfoliants such as papaya, cherry, pumpkin, grape, pomegranate, pineapple, or raspberry. They accelerate the removal of dead cells, which then stimulates the formation of new skin cells.
- Protect yourself from the sun physically and use sunscreen as well.
Also, try using our Rosehip & Calendula Triple Cream twice a day to aid cell renewal. It helps in fading the age/sun spots, fighting wrinkles, and providing the perfect amount of moisture.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team