Age Spots Can't Stay Forever, Thanks to These Tips!
Are you tired of covering up your age spots with layers of foundation and concealers? Age spots are generally small brown, dark spots that can develop on your face and hands. Usually, age spots start noticing at around 50, but can also notice it in the younger people who spend lots of time in the sun. People who are more exposed to the sun are likely to cause age spots on their skin.
Age spots are caused when some parts of the skin produce more melanin than others. Besides sun exposure, other factors cause these dark spots like hormonal changes, inflammation, and other health conditions like diabetes. You may have tried many things and products to treat these age spots, but you need to take a closer look at this article if you are still in the same boat.
You can go for the medical treatments that can fade or remove them permanently, like lasers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels. You can also fade those age spots using some natural ingredients that can be easily found in your kitchen. Age spots can't stay forever, and they can be treated with the below tips and tricks; read along to find how!
How to get rid of Age Spots?
There are many treatments present that will help you to get rid of those obstinate age spots permanently. Always remember to take the advice of a dermatologist before going forward with any of the below treatments because it might cause side-effects if not done correctly:
#1. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are one of the most effective ways to treat age spots. It works by exfoliating and shedding the old skin's outer layer so that new cells come out and replace the old cells. This treatment helps the skin even out and makes it much smoother and less wrinkled. Various chemical peels are available, but the most common ones to treat the age spots are Vitamin C and salicylic acid.
Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants that help reduce age spots and reverse aging signs. You can try Vitamin C, B, E & Ferulic Serum by Mello Beauty to eliminate those stubborn age spots. To know more about this serum, read Give an antioxidant boost to your skin with this Vitamin loaded Serum. In addition to this, salicylic acid also works beautifully to treat hyperpigmentation like age spots and acne. You can find salicylic acid in peeling pads, serums, and toners. Always remember to start with a lower concentration of chemical peels, and do not forget to layer your skin with broad-spectrum Spf.
#2. Laser treatment
Laser treatment involves the use of beams of light to treat the age spots. There are many types of laser treatments present; therefore, you need to take specialist advice to choose the best treatment for your skin type and concern. Laser treatment helps cut down the melanin-producing cells, which are the root cause of age spots, without hurting the skin's surface.
In this treatment, you will need to visit a doctor two or three times. Also, laser treatment takes a few weeks or months to show up the desired results. Besides, some people may face temporary discoloration of their skin in this treatment. So, you have to take precautions accordingly if you decide to undergo a laser. Moreover, do not forget to apply sunscreen and other types of sun protection daily after the treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a clinical treatment that works great on superficial scars. This treatment helps the age spots to look less visible. In microdermabrasion, you need to visit your doctor for several months. In this procedure, experts use a special applicator that has an abrasive surface that gently sheds away the thick outer layer of the skin to renew it.
This treatment can improve the appearance of age spots, sun damage, melasma, fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin-related issues. This treatment is considered safe for most skin types and colors; however, people who have rosacea or tiny red veins on their face should stay away from this treatment; it can make those skin issues and appearance worse.
Try some home remedies to reduce age spots
Another effective way to get rid of age spots is by treating them naturally with some home remedies. You can make easy DIY scrubs and exfoliating masks at home to get beautiful and clear skin. Let's begin!
#1. Oatmeal mask
Oatmeal is not only good to have in your breakfast, but it is also a great exfoliation to treat dead skin cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe irritated skin. To make an exfoliating mask, take 3 tablespoons of crushed oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon of milk in a bowl to form a paste. Then, apply this mixture on your face until it becomes semi-dry, rinse it off with water, and follow up with a moisturizer.
Oatmeal gently exfoliates, where honey helps to provide moisturization to the skin. On the other hand, milk works to remove the dark spots. Repeat this mask thrice a week.
#2. Orange peel
Orange peels contain a high level of vitamin c and calcium. They have rejuvenating properties that help the skin create new skin cells and fight free radicals. Orange peels also remove the toxins and impurities from the skin and lighten the age spots.
Don't throw out your orange peels; you can dry them in the sunlight and make a powder of them. You can take 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder and mix it with rose water; apply the paste on your face and rinse off with water after 10-15 minutes. You can apply this paste twice a week.
#3. Saffron and turmeric
Saffron is one of the most amazing and ayurvedic natural ingredients known for reducing age spots and pigmentation. To make a mask, you need to soak a few strands of saffron in water, then make a paste of it and add a pinch of organic turmeric powder into it. Mix well and apply this paste to your face.
You can also apply the paste only to the required area where you have age spots. When the paste becomes dry, rinse it off gently with water. Spritz some toner on your face; you can use
Marine Balancing Toner by Mello Beauty for some extra hydration and follow up with a moisturizer.
Additionally, always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen. If you build a habit of applying sunscreen daily, you will never have to face any such skin issues in the future. Make sure to apply an SPF of 30 or more and re-apply after every 2 to 3 hours.
Also, maintain a healthy and balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. I hope from this article you have understood all the reasons and ways to get rid of the age spots. Also, stay tuned to discuss the foods that might be the hidden reason behind your acne in my next article!