As most folks know, age spots usually pop up on parts of the body that get the most sun - hands, face, chest, arms, and legs. So what causes the problem, and how do you get rid of age spots?
Skin cell pigment tends to darken after being repeatedly bombarded with ultraviolet rays from the sun. If you spend a lot of time outdoors without covering up or protecting yourself with sunscreen, then you're likely to develop age spots as you get older. The ultraviolet radiation damages skin, and visible blemishes can develop. They can be light brown (which are easily ignored), or they can be dark red or black and very unsightly.
There are many ways to fade age spots safely and effectively. Among the easiest are slathering on sunscreen when heading outdoors, wearing a hat with a wide brim, and boycotting the most blazing hours of the day, between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (see our Love the Skin You're In! Special Report for details).
But one of the quickest and most effective ways is to apply a topical cream to get rid of age spots. When shopping, look for these ingredients, which are "must haves":
- a-Arbutin blocks the formation of melanin - the pigment that causes age spots and darker blotches;
- Aloe Barbadensis hydrates, softens, and speeds the production of new, lighter reduced-melanin cells;
- Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract is a super-potent antioxidant that helps minimize sun damage;
- Emblica Phyllanthus Extract is a natural whitener from the Indian Red Gooseberry that brightens skin for a more radiant look;
- Carota Sativa (Carrot) Extract is a natural form of Vitamin A, which is essential for cellular health;
- Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil softens and smoothes skin on contact;
- Camelia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract is packed with antioxidants to tighten, tone, and support younger-looking skin;
- Morus Bombycis Root Extract is a skin lightener from mulberry root that fades age spots on even the most sensitive skin;
- Kojic Acid is a mushroom-based extract that's a potent skin lightener especially effective in fading age spots, freckles, and uneven skin tone.
Baker's Best Age Spot & Skin Brightening Cream combines all of these ingredients in one fantastic formula to help get rid of age spots, even out skin tone, and peel years off your appearance in just a few short weeks!