Liver spots, sun spots, age spots… We call them by different names, but they all imply the same thing – an overage of melanin in one area. No matter what your age, you may develop small, dark areas of skin that appear throughout the years. These spots may show up on your legs, arms, shoulders, or your face. Many people wish to reduce the appearance of age spots, but are not sure where to get started.
Some people trust their skin to serums in fancy bottles that promise immaculate results within an unbelievable amount of time. But we will attest to a few tried and true favorites guaranteed to work naturally with your body, and produce satisfactory results over a realistic amount of time. Discover why age spots occur, what they mean about your skin, and how to treat them without chemicals or pricey serums.
Contrary to popular belief, age spots do not occur as a result of age itself. After years of consistent exposure to ultraviolet light – whether from the sun or a tanning bed – in concentrated areas, the melanin that provides our complexion with its pigment and shade becomes concentrated in certain places. UV exposure speeds up the melanin-making process. Thus, your skin gets darker and tans to protect layers of skin located deeper beneath the surface.
Eventually, patches of skin that experienced consistent sunburns become darker with the concentration of melanin. This is often a result of UV damage – whether due to overexposure to the sun or sitting in a tanning bed too much during your lifetime. Cell-damaging free radicals may also contribute to the occurrence of such spots. They usually become the most noticeable around the age of forty. Age spots are generally harmless, and range in color from light brown to black.
While age spots are often harmless, some people find them unsightly – especially when located on the face! You can treat your sun spot naturally and easily with a few simple steps and some patience. Check out these age-old skin-lighteners that are still in style at face naturals, and see if one of them is right for you.
Citrus fruits, like lemon, orange, and lime, work as natural brighteners to tone the complexion and brighten dark spots. You can apply the juices from one of these organic fruits directly onto your skin twice day to bleach out the age spot over time. Our Plum Perfect Eye Cream contains pink grapefruit essential oil to lighten darker areas around the eyes – and face! Use this product as an all-around facial moisturizer to reduce the appearance of age spots.
You can also apply aloe vera to the age spot to help the regeneration process. This juice has active enzymes that trigger cell growth and faster turnover, which leads to a more even complexion. The Anti-Aging Night Creme contains organic aloe vera, and like the Plum Perfect Eye Cream, may be used all over the face. Our Restore Daily Moisturizer also contains this ingredient, to maximize the regeneration process it offers to dry, mature skin. Check out our other products containing aloe verato find something that suits you!
You can use Greek yogurt for a mask-base, and get results within two weeks – even quicker when you use one of our masks added with the yogurt. Greek yogurt contains living enzymes that eat away dead skin cells on a microscopic level. The Strawberry and Lemon Peel Brightening Mask illuminates and balances facial complexion. Organic lemon and organic strawberry are both known for their brightening qualities, and when used with Greek yogurt, will maximize your results by fading out the age spot.
The Pomegranate Antioxidant Maskalso works to provide antioxidants that fight free radicals and environmental damage – the perfect remedy! Adding vitamins E and C to your skin-care routine will also improve the age spots’ condition. These antioxidants fight damage from free radicals, thus brightening the skin and improving the appearance of damage. Pomegranate improves cell structure on the top layer of skin , thus sheltering the deeper layers. We have a number of other pomegranate products from which you can select. Check out our blog to see what other benefits this fruit offers.
Argan oil, another highlighted ingredient for a few of our products, contains the vitamin E that works effectively as an antioxidant as well. It is one of the top ranking oils at repairing damaged cells, and offering protection from further damage. We use argan oil in many of our anti-aging products to provide optimal benefits against environmental damage like age spots.
Another surprising ingredient we use in one of our most popular facial cleansers, organic hibiscus, offers gentle exfoliation through its citric and malic acids. These acids increase the cell’s regenerative abilities. Hibiscus also offers potent antioxidants. These combined benefits produce a more consistent complexion. Our Hibiscus Facial Cleanser employs hibiscus extract for a product that really works! You could supplement this facial cleanser with the Helichrysum Hydrosol. Helichrysum contains neryl acetate. This gives the ingredient an edge over many other ingredients, as it heals even the most longstanding damage.
For information on creating a skin-care routine that meets your personal needs, contact us! We can guide you to proper facial cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and other products that meet your individual needs. Provide us with details regarding your skin type and complexion issues you wish to address, and your face naturals family will help you out!
Check out our other blogs for more information about carcinogenic chemicals, our products, and ingredients that we love to use to love your skin! We can keep you up to date on natural remedies, organic options, and health news that matters to you. We look forward to serving your organic skin-care needs, and educating our clients about managing their health the natural way!
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