Sunday, May 31, 2009

Age Spots: What Are They?

WHAT ARE THEY?

Age spots are irregular increases in melanin that occur in the outer layer of the skin (known as the epidermis).

CAUSES

TOO MUCH SUNLIGHT!!! And you thought having a tan was good??
Apparently light skinned people develop melanin in their skin. The pigmentation that occurs is the skin's way of protecting us, in the form of freckles, or dark spots.

AMONG THE SOLUTIONS To REDUCING/ PREVENTING AGE SPOTS

TOPICAL:
Wear sun-block, put on a hat, and sunglasses!
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Age Spot Corrector.
Retin-A: It lightens the skin after applying it on sun-damaged spots every day for six months.
Vitaminc C 10% lotion (Cellex-C)
Vitamin E (5 % cream/oil after sun exposure)

Using Skin Dermabrasion Home Kits: As reviewed by Skinabrasion, recommends Youthful Essence, Lancome Resurface-C,

ORAL:
Vitamin C 300-500 miligrams
Vitamin E- 400 units (d-alpha-tocopherol)
Selenium 50-100 micrograms is the MAX. (I-Selenomethionine)

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