What Are Age Spots?

13th September, 2017

It’s a common occurrence for people with fair skin and aged over 40 years, but what are age spots? Also known as hyperpigmentation, age spots are flat brown, grey or black spots on the skin generally in places which are exposed to the sun. These include the face, back of the hands, shoulders, upper back and forearms as the production of melanin (the pigment that gives skin and hair their colour) is boosted into over drive.

So how can it be prevented? Sun exposure is a key factor for causing age spots, so avoiding direct sun between 10am to 3pm and wearing suncream every day with a good level of SPF protection is a must.

And how can you treat age spots? You can visit your doctor for a prescription for particularly bad cases of age spots, but we recommend an at home treatment first. Our Vitamin C Power Serum includes Illumiscin and Stay-C 50, both a form of stabilised vitamin c which help to brighten and even skin tone. As age spots are caused by damage, vitamin c is a powerful antioxident proven to reduce the number of sunburned cells and damaged cause by UV rays.

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