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How to Get Rid of Age Spots

Age spots are a very common problem, mainly to the older population. The main causes of age spots are from age, or sun damage, causing a build-up of pigment to appear mainly on the arms, face and back. Getting rid of age spots takes patience; you didn't get them over night, and they wont go away too quickly either.

Here are a few ways that you can prevent and get rid of your age spots at home.How to Get Rid of Age Spots

The main cause of age spots is sun damage, so it is important to make sure that when you stay out in the sun, you wear protective clothing and apply sunscreen frequently.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid, is commonly used in creams that can be applied to the skin. These creams work to remove dead skin cells, allowing new skin cells to take their place. Vitamin A is essential to the body for controlling the growth rates of skin cells.

When vitamin A is applied directly to the skin, rather than consumed, it causes old skin cells to dry out, and become replaced by new skin cells, free of age spots.

There are a few over the counter products that you can use as chemical peels to get rid of unwanted age spots. You should consult with a pharmacist to determine which formula would be the best choice for you. While chemical peels are an effective way to diminish age spots, they should always be performed by a dermatologist for safety reasons.

Medical treatments for Age Spots include:

Prescription medications. like hydroquinone.
Laser therapy
Chemical peels

Preventing age spots from reoccurring is as simple as limiting sun exposure, and using an anti aging cream on a daily basis.

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