When it comes to treating age spots, its difficult to find a natural anti aging skin care plan. Case in point: most physicians recommend a cosmetic bleaching cream for treating age spots, but many of these creams contain either monobenzone, an agent that inhibits melanin, or hydroquinone, a white crystalline substance that is also used in film-developing chemicals.
While these substances may be effective at bleaching the surface of the skin, they actually can damage deeper layers of skin and even cause white spots.
There are a few vitamin creams on the market that do change the appearance of the surface of the skin to some degree. However, they have not been shown to have an effect on the deeper layers of skin.
Other medical approaches include laser surgery, burning with electricity, freezing, or Retin A-induced peelingnone of which are great options. Rather, your best bet is to treat age spots from the inside and work out.
Try these natural remedies:
- Combat free radical damage that can lead to age spots by eating a diet high in the antioxidants that scavenge free radicals, especially foods rich in beta-carotene, such as kale, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, mangoes, cantaloupe, apricots, carrots, and cabbage.
- Stop smoking. It hastens the aging of your skin and contributes to free-radical damage throughout your body.
- Use sunscreen, at least SPF 15, whenever you go outside.
For more great advice on natural anti aging skin care, visit Dr. Larks Web site.