Removing age spots: the best techniques

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As the years pass, the appearance of brown spots on your face and body increases. Called age spots , these areas of pigment discoloration are linked to repetitive sun exposure. Although they cannot be completely avoided, it is possible to make them disappear or mitigate them. Discover in this article how to prevent and erase them, in particular thanks to our Anti-Dark Spot Care Routine for the face .

What is an age spot?

Age spots, not to be confused with lentigos , sun spots, melasma or pregnancy mask, refer to a category of brown spots , mainly linked to age. They concern men and women, often in their forties, and even earlier in some cases. All skin types can be affected. Age spots are essentially the result of a double phenomenon: skin aging on the one hand, and sun exposure on the other. The areas affected by age spots are those that are regularly exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck or even the back of the hands. The color of the pigment changes and distorts your complexion.

The causes of the appearance of hyperpigmentation

Multiple internal and external factors can explain the triggering of this hyperpigmentation. The environment can attack your skin whatever your skin tone. UV rays are the main cause of disturbances in your melanocytes. Overexposure to the sun causes sunburn, but also hyperpigmentation of your epidermis . There are also internal factors that are more difficult to control: aging, pregnancy, but also acne scars, hormonal imbalances or genetic predisposition.

Whatever the cause of your hyperpigmentation, it is always a pigmentation disorder. Melanin is in fact responsible for the darker coloring of certain areas of the skin.

How to prevent age spots?

Sun protection is the most important thing you can do to prevent the formation of age spots. It is important to remember that the sun's rays act on the skin. In addition to reducing hyperpigmentation, an effective index against UVA and UVB rays prevents the formation of additional sun-induced pigment spots. Our HRB-3 treatments contain SPF30 protection .

To limit the risk of brown spots appearing , limit the time spent in the sun. Do not expose yourself to the sun during the most intense hours and wear clothing and hats to protect yourself from the sun and its rays. When skin is exposed to the sun, regularly apply and reapply a sunscreen product with an appropriate SPF level , specially formulated for your skin type and condition. A consultation with a doctor may be necessary for more in-depth treatment and in case of doubt about skin cancer.

Age spots: what treatments?

Anti-spot care routine

Adopt an anti-dark spot skincare routine that specifically targets hyperpigmentation . Sunscreen is obviously the first treatment recommended to limit the appearance of brown spots and avoid these imperfections. Suitable serums and creams regenerate and hydrate your epidermis.

To do this, rely on our Anti-Dark Spot Care Routine for the face specially designed to combat hyperpigmentation. Using it daily will allow you to see optimal results in no time. Inside, you will find:

Also think about our body care against spots, hands, neckline and other parts of the body can be affected by overproduction of melanin due to excessive tanning and prolonged exposure to the sun.

Cosmetic surgery

Here are the aesthetic treatments to combat the appearance of spots:

  • Laser treatments, such as intense pulsed light or fractional laser, can target and break down the cells producing the melanin that causes age spots. This results in a reduction in their appearance without destroying the surface cells of the skin.

  • Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove the top layers to promote skin turnover and reduce the appearance of age spots .

  • Cryotherapy involves applying liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy cells containing excess melanin, making age spots disappear.

  • Microdermabrasion mechanically removes the upper layers of skin. Fine crystals are projected onto the skin at high speed, then sucked back in. Dark spots are thus eliminated little by little and the skin regenerates.

What grandmother's remedies to treat brown spots?

There are some natural solutions and grandmother's remedies that can help remove spots on the face:

  • Lemon is rich in vitamin C. It helps lighten the skin and reduce the appearance of a dark spot. Simply squeeze the juice of a lemon and apply it directly to the blemished area. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water.

  • Apple cider vinegar balances the pH of the epidermis. Thanks to its acetic acid, it can get rid of brown spots. To do this, mix it in equal quantity with water and apply it in the evening. Let it air dry, then rinse with lukewarm water.

  • Aloe vera, rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids, boosts the reduction of hyperpigmentation on the skin, and by default, the presence of brown spots thanks to its active compounds. To do this, simply apply the gel to the brown spots, leave it on for 30 to 45 minutes and then rinse with water. For optimal effectiveness, it is recommended to apply the gel as soon as the first brown spots appear every day and more regularly to stabilize the level of melanin in your cells.

However, these grandmother's remedies against age spots should be used sparingly. In fact, if you don't properly hydrate your skin, they can even damage it, hence the importance of focusing on our skincare routine.

In conclusion, age spots are part of the brown spots family and it is easy to combat this phenomenon. To do this, rely on our Anti-Dark Spot Care Routine .

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