As we age, many women find their complexion becoming uneven. Freckles and age spots or “dark spots” are the most common culprit. How to diminish the appearance of age spots is a common question.
Age spots are harmless and usually caused by sun exposure, acne and even changes in hormones. The technical name for age spots is hyperpigmentation.
The good news is that you can do something about them. There are many methods and products you can use at home to even out your complexion.
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The most popular method to diminish the appearance of age spots is use of topical creams. These creams are applied directly on a spot by spot basis. While very effective, these products are strong and can only be used for a short time.
Retinol solutions are products that contain Retin-A. They work by increasing cell turnover and promoting new skin growth. The down side is that they can be drying to the skin. These products also take a longer time to work.
A more invasive solution is seeking the help of a dermatologist or aesthetician for a laser treatment or skin peel. Laser treatments use concentrated light to burn away the layers of dark skin. This option is fast but more expensive and has greater risk of skin irritation and scarring.
Skin peels work by removing a layer of dead skin. This method is also effective but can cause skin irritation.
Over The Counter Products
You can find many over the counter products that can help diminish the appearance of age spots. These products usually have fewer risks of skin irritation or damage than other options.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab has developed a list of the best over the counter products to diminish the appearance of age spots. The #1 product is Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum. It produced the best results in reducing brown spots and shrinking pores. CLICK HERE to read the full article from Good Housekeeping.
In addition, Sephora.com carries a wide variety of brands and products to diminish the appearance of age spots. CLICK HERE to see all the brands and price ranges. You will find a product for every budget and skin type.
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