Discoloration can pop up anywhere on your face or body. The scientific term is hyperpigmentation, but in commonly used language most people refer to these marks as age spots or sun spots. They occur due to the fact that the skin produces excess melanin or pigment that shows up on the skin from sun exposure. Many cosmetic brands are tuned into the fact that when these spots start to show up on your face, chest, and hands you want something in a bottle that will get rid of them fast. It’s slow process to get rid of age spots with skincare, but it can be done. Here are some tips on reducing the appearance of age or sun spots with a few different methods to tackle the problem.
Tip #4: Try Rosehip Seed Oil
For a more natural remedy, you can try using rosehip seed oil twice a day blended well into the areas of concern. Keep in mind that it’s going to take time for any spot or mark to fade. You have to consistently use this type of oil, twice a day, every day for best results. The reason that rosehip seed oil may work is that the content of Vitamin A is similar to what a retinol contains. Rosehip seed oil is gentler than retinol, so it’s more appropriate if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Tip #3: A Retinol Might Help
So if your skin can handle a stronger treatment, go straight to the prescription based retinol treatments (Retin-A) from your dermatologist. They make some cosmetic products over the counter that have retinol, but usually, it’s in a less concentrated form that isn’t going to do much for your skin. Don’t waste your money.
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Tip #2: Chemical Peels Or Laser Treatment From A Doctor
For a fast treatment, you should consult with your skin specialist doctor about laser treatments or chemical peels that will produce fewer spots with just a couple of sessions. This is perfect to turn to if you have something important coming up soon that you want better skin for, say your wedding, a class reunion, or a trip where you know you’ll want to take tons of photos.
Tip #1: Prevention Is Key
Overall the absolute best way to deal with sun spots is to prevent them from forming in the first place. This requires vigilance about using a daily sunscreen for “incidental” sun exposure and shielding the face if you are out in the sun for longer periods of time. Buy hats and clothing that has an SPF factor built right into the fabric. Being sun smart will help those pesky spots from showing up in the first place.