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"After 3 months of successfully treating my Age spots, I’ve seen a significant reduction of them on my face and I wanted to share my secret with you all."
Hope this blog post finds you all well. Let’s get right into it; AGE SPOTS! Those darn stubborn spots that start to rare its ugly head as we get older. We are tackling them together today. Not an exaggeration, I woke up one day and there were dark spots all over my face. To be honest, I thought it was cancer at first. (You all know, I am DRAMATIC)! However, a simple google search told me that this was something called ‘age spots’ also known as ‘liver spots’. This was apparently caused by not wearing sunblock/sunscreen over the years until recently. After 3 months of successfully treating my Age spots, I’ve seen a significant reduction of them on my face and I wanted to share my secret with you all. So, here are the 4 ways to get rid of age spots at home:
Vitamin C Serum
"Vitamin C is touted as one of the best anti-aging ingredients on the market — and the key to maintaining a smooth, even, and glowy complexion."
Vitamin C serum is my first go-to when tackling my age spots. Vitamin C is touted as one of the best anti-aging ingredients on the market — and the key to maintaining a smooth, even, and glowy complexion. The scientific explanation of why Vitamin C serum works are as simple as this: Sun damage is caused by molecules called free radicals. These are atoms with a missing electron. Free radicals search for other atoms from which they can “steal” an electron —and this can lead to significant damage to the skin. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect healthy skin cells by “giving” these free radicals an electron, rendering them harmless. I use Image Skincare Vital C in the morning and the True Botanicals Vitamin C booster at night. What I love about the Vitamin C Booster from True Botanicals is that liquid form vitamin C loses its potency easily. It seems one day you are using it just fine and the next it stops working. This powder form retains its potency. The key to keeping the serum locked in for me is using Ko Skin Beauty serum masks. I love using this product because I get a good amount of sheet masks for a very low price. I can choose to receive a box every 1, 2, or 3 months depending on fast I go through them.
"I learned that chemical peels slough away dead cells and reveal newer cells, so other products could be absorbed better into the skin."
Chemical Peel Exfoliant
The fastest way to remove a cocoon of dead skin cells, age spots and discover the brightest-looking skin of your life is to get a professional chemical peel. However, the price of pro treatments adds up quickly. I do believe that you can get spa experience at home because there are some chemical peels do stack up fairly well. To be certain, I decided to seek the help of a professional. I learned that chemical peels slough away dead cells and reveal newer cells, so other products could be absorbed better into the skin. AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peel is my current favorite right now. My dermatologist warned me With ANY chemical exfoliation you’ll always want to use sunscreen because your skin is a little more vulnerable and raw, it’s getting rid of your dead and damaged skin cells.
"Retinol causes our skin cells to turn over which begins the process of removing the pigmented cells that are there."
I feel like I have become so preachy when it comes to Retinol. It has become my new best friend. As our skin gets older or sun damaged the pigment tend to clump up leading to these spots. The more pigmented we are, the more obvious these spots are. Retinol causes our skin cells to turn over which begins the process of removing the pigmented cells that are there. As those peel off, the dark spots are replaced with normally and new pigmented cells. Retinol WILL help to prevent more brown spots and but MUST always be used with at least an SPF 30 sunscreen every morning. Right now I am using AlphaRET from Skin better. This product exfoliates, boosts collagen production, hydrates, and evens my skin tone. My skin can’t handle it every night as suggested on the bottle. So, I’ve been using it only twice a week. It’s a bit pricey but it’s worth every penny.
I can’t stop preaching Aloe Vera to anyone who’ll listen. My Mother introduced me to Aloe Vera last year and it’s truly the cure to EVERYTHING! Aloe Vera has been used for all types of skin condition since ancient times. The inner gel could be extracted from the aloe leaf is the best natural remedy for diminishing the symptoms of aging skin conditions such as age spots. Research has shown that applying aloe vera to age spots each day can lighten the marks from age spots. You can buy Aloe Vera gel but it’s better fresh straight from the plant. Pull the skin back to expose the gel in the middle, then rub it directly on your face. You should start seeing results after two weeks or so. Aloe Vera is a staple in my routine.
Hope you enjoyed reading this article. Stay Fabulous!