I always thought age spots wouldn’t start showing until my 40s or 50s however at the ripe age 30-something I am experiencing age spots quite consistently rearing their ugly ‘spottage’.
I have done quite a bit of research on how to decrease the appearance of my age spots and come up with several different remedies.
Of course the best way to avoid age spots is to avoid over exposure to the sun.
In many cases (mine included) the damage is done so we do not have the luxury of being proactive instead we have to be reactive.
Start out by going to the pharmacy or whole foods store and purchase the following items:
- Benzoin Oil
- Almond oil
- Gotu Kola
- Licorice extract
- Glycolic acid
Mix a few drops of the almond oil with the benzoin oil and apply to your age spots twice a day with a Q-tip. You will gradually notice a difference in the discoloration of your age spots.
As far as the Gotu Kola goes, you will be taking these health supplements daily as instructed on the bottle you get from the health foods store. The reason you are going to use Gotu Kola is because this herb has been known to stimulate the growth of healthy new skin cells.
If you take it regularly there is a chance your skin will reproduce healthy skin cells around your age spots and decrease the appearance.
If you can find licorice extract and glycolic acid supplements take those directed as well. Although they aren’t specifically marketed to decrease the appearance of age spots they have been known to drastically improve the harsh contrast of age spots on your skin.