About-Age-Spots

Age spots, also known as liver spots but technically called “solar lentigines,” are flat, brown, gray or black spots that can show up on your face, neck and hands. These uniformly colored spots typically appear in older people.

Despite the name, however, these spots are not caused by age. Rather, they come from sun damage, which is why they appear on parts of the body that are more exposed to the sun than others. They are typically more common in people with a fair complexion, but can appear in people with darker skin as well.

Age spots usually appear only on areas that have had prolonged ultraviolet light exposure over the years, such as your face or the back of your hands. They can also appear more often in people who frequent tanning beds.

The pigment in your skin (also known as the epidermis, as in “your epidermis is showing”) is produced by melanin. UV light accelerates melanin production and that’s why we get a tan when we’re out in the sun.

Age spots occur in places where melanin production is concentrated on the skin. Besides UV exposure, just getting older can increase melanin production.

There are a number of treatments for age spots.

Through laser therapy, which kills the melanin-producing cells without damaging the skin’s surface. Laser therapy usually takes several sessions to work and then a few months for the spots to fade. Another option is dermabrasion or chemical peel.

If none of these is your cup of tea, this DIY age spot mask may help to fade the appearance of the spots over several months.

Here’s what we need to make age spots mask :

1. Pineapple – Pineapple is a tasty choice for battling age spots. It’s high in vitamin C and the enzyme bromelain, which acts as an exfoliant. Combined with coconut oil, pineapple makes a natural AHA face mask for reducing the appearance of lines and spots while giving your skin a nice glow.

2. Coconut oil – has long been known to keep skin healthy and have anti-ageing benefits. Furthermore, coconut oil contains proteins that help with skin cell health. For more recipes with Coconut oil, click here.

3. Vegetable Glycerin is a skin-identical and skin-repairing ingredient, meaning it is a substance found naturally in skin. It works to moisturise the skin by drawing water from the air into the skin’s outer layer. For more recipes with Glycerine, click here.

4. Vitamin E – well known antioxidant and natural preservative. For more recipes with Vitamin E, click here.

Begin by cutting pineapple into small cubes and placing to the blender.

Add about 3 spoons of Coconut oil, 3 spoons of vegetable glycerine and 2 ml of Vitamin E.

 

Mix well to ensure all ingredients are completely combined.

Once the mixture has a smooth texture with no lumps, pour the facemask into an airtight container.

When you are ready to use your age spots mask, simply apply the mask directly to the skin and allow to set for 15-20 minutes.

When you are finished, gently wash off the mask with warm water and a soft cloth. Apply your favorite natural moisturiser and enjoy the results of naturally beautiful skin.