How to re­duce the ap­pear­ance of age spots

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - LIFESTYLE - WITH CLAIR WHITTY

Clair Whitty is a Bach Flower Prac­ti­tioner, a Nu­tri­tional Health Coach ac­cred­ited with Thought Leader Nat­u­ral Health 2018 and a Vega Food In­tol­er­ance Tester at The Nat­u­ral Health Store, 24 North Main Street, Wex­ford 053 9121613 | [email protected]­ | www.nat­u­ral­health­ SEV­ERAL peo­ple have asked me if there is any­thing that can be done to re­duce the ap­pear­ance of age spots, also known as liver spots.

These spots vary in colour from light brown to black. They’re the result of ex­cess pro­duc­tion of melanin; this is the pig­ment that gives skin its colour. They’re more com­mon in peo­ple who are over forty years old. Or if you have fair hair, have a slug­gish liver, or have a his­tory of ex­ces­sive sun ex­po­sure. They com­monly ap­pear on sun ex­posed ar­eas, the face, neck, arms, and hands.

Age spots are not dan­ger­ous, if that’s ac­tu­ally what they are. To be cer­tain have your doc­tor take a look so that you can rule out any­thing more sin­is­ter. Most peo­ple just don’t like the look of them.

There are some nat­u­ral reme­dies that can help by work­ing from the in­side. These in­clude a good qual­ity vi­ta­min C sup­ple­ment, brands like

Sol­gar or Virid­ian

Ester C. Vi­ta­min

C can help lighten the hy­per pig­men­ta­tion and at the same time pro­mote the pro­duc­tion of col­la­gen.

Py­c­nogenol also known as Pine bark in­hibits ex­cess pro­duc­tion of the pig­ment melanin help­ing to break down and lower skin pig­men­ta­tion so that the skin is light­ened and more even toned. It stim­u­lates the body’s pro­duc­tion of col­la­gen and hyaluronic acid by 30-40% im­prov­ing elas­tic­ity and hy­dra­tion of the skin.

Ex­ter­nally you could try Virid­ian Repair 5 Serum. It has 100% or­ganic in­gre­di­ents, black seed oil (one of na­ture’s anti-in­flam­ma­tory and anti-his­tamine oils) flax seed, and saf­flower oil. And the es­sen­tial oils laven­der and chamomile. It’s rich in an­tiox­i­dants, amino acids, minerals, and vi­ta­mins A, B, C, and D all im­por­tant for skin health. The high level of an­tiox­i­dants makes it the per­fect serum to use on age spots to help pre­vent fur­ther dam­age and to help re­duce the ap­pear­ance of them. The Repair 5 Serum is great for eczema, acne, acne rosacea, pso­ri­a­sis, and for painful joints.

Tril­ogy Age Proof Botan­i­cal Light­en­ing Treat­ment is a mois­tur­is­ing cream you could con­sider. When used on a daily ba­sis it can help re­duce and pre­vent the ap­pear­ance of age spots.

An old fash­ioned cure is to mix equal parts ap­ple cider vine­gar with wa­ter, ap­ply daily to af­fected ar­eas for 3 min­utes, then wash off.

I hope this helps

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