How to remove age spots?
Does anyone know what age spots look like and how can they be removed?
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
I have a few. They look like little brown spots. I am using a cream called Mother of Pearl and it is working really good at making them vanish. The cream is inexpensive and can be bought at Walgreens or Wal-Mart.
- 1 decade ago
Age spots known medically as lentigos and seborrhoeic keratoses are brown patches which commonly appear on the back of the hands the face and the back.
There are certain chemical substances called psoralens, present in foods such as parsley, limes and parsnips that may cause age spots. When you handle these foods and then go out in the sun, your skin may be more sensitive and burn more easily where the psoralens touched it. When perfumes or lotions containing musk or bergamot oil are applied to sun-exposed areas, they can produce age spots. Antibiotics such as tetracycline (Achromycin), some diuretics (water pills) and antipsychotic medicines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine) will also cause your skin to produce age spots when it is not protected from the sun
The most important thing you can do to stop new age spots from forming is to wear sunscreen-all the time.But u've to ask ur Dr. first what kind of sunscreen fit ur skin.
If you have just a few age spots that are not too dark, you can try an over-the-counter remedy. But for a persistent crop of age spots, your dermatologist has several very effective treatments.
Such as :
Bleaching creams,fade cream,Medicated creams ,Chemical peels,Comouflage makeup.
Surgical treatment options are also available to rid the body of age spots.And the most efficient treatment nowadays is Laser therapy.
Protection from sun damage is the best prevention for age spots.
Use sunscreen (typically SPF 15) on sun exposed areas. If you see the beginnings of age spots or melasma, switch to a higher SPF sunscreen than the one you are currently using
Wear protective clothing and avoid tanning beds.
Reapply sunscreen after swimming or excessive sweating.
Wash your hands thoroughly after handling foods that contain psoralens and reapply sunscreen before going outdoors again.
Apply your perfume or lotion to areas of your skin that will not be exposed to sun.
- EmiliaLv 44 years ago
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Apparently. Dab some fresh lemon juice to remove age spots. Lemon is a natural rejuvenator and is full of natural fruity acids that help fade and lighten skin and hair. But wait there's more... Some fresh lemon juice on the spots twice daily. If you are going outdoors, wait for the juice to dry as it increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. It may take a few months, but the acidity in the juice will cause the spots to fade away.
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- HomeboyLv 51 decade ago
Well, whatever you've done, it looks as if you've broken the record for the number of replies to a question! The age spots, as has been mentioned above, are brownish spots, but actually larger than freckles. I've also heard that lemon juice removes them. I haven't tried it but it sounds feasible (yup, I've got 'em!).
- Anonymous5 years ago
You should read Laura Jefferson’s book "Skin Whitening At Home" ( I saw it's also available in electronic format +video: http://www.skinwhiteningathome.com ). After 8 weeks I managed to get my skin a few tones whiter and I also got rid of freckles.
The method she teaches in her book is natural, inexpensive, and is readily available in most homes. You could even find some ingredients in your own backyard. The most wonderful thing about the method she shares in her book is that it will help you whiten or lighten your skin pigmentations, freckles, age spots, acne marks, dark underarms, melasma, or your overall skin color easily and naturally without breaking your bank or producing dangerous side effects. Good Luck!
- gator girlLv 51 decade ago
I tried over the counter stuff, and it didn't work for me. Go to hsn.com, do a search for "lighten and brighten" it is a kit in the serious skin care line. There is a cream to use at night, and another to use during the day that has an spf. This kit has done SO MUCH to help me with age spots and hyperpigmentation. Give it a try, there is a 30-day money back guarantee. Make sure you use sun block EVERY DAY.Source(s): personal experience.
- 72OldsCuttyLv 41 decade ago
Vitamin E capsules work wonders. Simply break one open and rub the oil directly onto the age spots. It is a natural way to fade age spots.
- 1 decade ago
age spots occur in mid to late thirties. they look like large freckles or dark pigmentation could be clustered. it occurs when overexposure to sun or change in hormones. the best stuff to use is Glymed Living Cell Clarifier. Its in a blue bottle costs around 50.00. I noticed significant lightening and fading within 5 - 7 days.
- 1 decade ago
I have been starting to treat a few of them myself. They are on my face (they will usually also show up on your hands) They are also know as Liver Spots. They are caused by sun exposure and also by some medicines.
I started using OLAY DEFINITY CORRECTING PROTECTIVE LOTION and have actually noticed a lightening - but they are still there (I doubt that they will fade away completely)
I have also been reading up on IPL (aka Intense Pulsed Light Therapy or Fotofacial). I will probably have that done in a few years-because it is kind of expensive. The thing that appeals to me (besides younger looking skin) is that I have read that fading these spots also helps to reduce the risk of skin cancer (with continued sun protection, of course)
- skooterLv 41 decade ago
"age spots liver spots," whatever you want to call them, it would be to your benefit to have blood work done to see if you have elevated liver enzymes to make sure you are not dealing with something more serious. You could have HCV=Hepatitis C Virus.
If you are old enough to consider you have "age spots" you must be old enough to realize that what is on the outside of the skin is only the effects of something going on inside the body.
Take care of yourself. Be healthy.