Treatment for Age Spots and Hyperpigmentation Part 2
If you’ve got age spots or hyperpigmentation areas, a little effort can go a long way to ridding yourself of these annoyances. Haven’t developed spots or discoloration yet? Stop them in their tracks or prevent them altogether and spend your upcoming years enjoying being your sexy, confident self.
Age Spot Treatment
Chances are you’re not going to be able to drop a lot of money on having surgery to erase these spots from your skin, but still want them gone. There are plenty of options for the woman who wants to feel great, look great, and still be able to pay the bills! Spraying liquid nitrogen directly onto the spots (or more accurately having a dermatologist to do this) can essentially bleach these unattractive spots from your skin. Chemical peels have also had great success in minimizing or eliminating age spots, plus they can provide your skin with other help as well. But take note – those with lighter hair colors and blue eyes are the lucky ones that will have the most success with a chemical peel. Wanting a less expensive and invasive route? Simpler ways of handling age spots include increasing your intake of vitamin C and using a retinol cream daily. The best part of that method is that both aspects pack lots of other benefits in as well.
Hoping to avoid age spots or just stop them where they are? In one word: sunscreen. Lots of sunscreen. Every day. Whether it’s sunny or not, you need to wear sunscreen cause those clouds aren’t stopping UV rays from getting through to you. Lots of moisturizers and even foundations include sunscreen already, so pick one with an SPF of at least 15 and use it every day. Simple. Easy.
If you start developing areas of hyperpigmentation, hold off in treating them til you’ve seen your doctor. Once your doctor has given you the go-ahead (and knows you don’t have any underlying medical problems), then you can launch a massive frontal attack. Using products with one or more of the following ingredients: kojic acid, azelaic acid, Retinol, hydroquinone, and ascorbic or alpha hydroxaic acids can help fade these spots. Your doctor or dermatologist may even have a cream that will take these spots away – prescription creams with these ingredients can be highly effective. Freezing your skin with liquid nitrogen, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and other surgical procedures can help with both age spots and hyperpigmentation. Laser treatments are another expensive option to help treat hyperpigmentation, but you shouldn’t need anything that serious if you try some of the other options first. And remember that your skin to years to develop these spots; they aren’t going to go away overnight.
There’s only so much you can do to prevent hyperpigmentation – age and medical conditions decide a lot of what happens. But if you really want to make sure your skin stay fresh and gorgeous for a long time, there are a few avenues you can go down. Avoid skin lightening products of any kind; they just increase risk of hyperpigmentation, which pretty much destroys the whole point of what you were trying to do. Use sunscreen daily as well, even if you lucked out with beautiful, rich, darker skin tones.
Our bodies age and God knows we’ve tried to stop them. But growing older isn’t the way it once was – lots of sexy, attractive older women have paved the way and shown us that life doesn’t end after 40. So embrace your age, embrace your sex appeal, and embrace that sunscreen and retinol, and keep on rocking your way.
No go on and treat & prevent age spots & hyperpigmentation!! I will be posting some proven skincare products to help very soon!