Dark Spots, Age spots and Freckles

As time wears on, we grow susceptible to the onslaught of time and this first tells on our skin. Even in the prime of our youth—our 20s—we see the first signs of aging in fine lines, brown spots and dark circles. Since these changes take years to develop, we don’t notice them until we are a good 10 or more years older when it’s absolutely imperative that you take steps to remedy your problems.

So, what are these problems that make you look less than beautiful? They are:

· Hyper pigmentation or dark spots

Age spots


Don’t wait until you look so old that it becomes too late to do anything to reverse your looks. Take action today. But how?

You first need to understand each of the problems that could affect you and then find scientific solutions to them. If you think that’s too much of an uphill task to do, don’t take the trouble. Just read on as we present the four major skin aging problems all women face and their best solutions.

Here we go!!

Hyper pigmentation: Also called dark spots, these skin blemishes are signs that we are aging. The pigment of our skin is called melanin, and when melanin is overproduced, dark spots surface. Other causes of hyper pigmentation are exposure to the sun; foods containing psolarens; post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation which you might get if you’re prone to acne or eczema or inflamed skin. Hormones during pregnancy can also cause a disorder called melasma which results in dark spots on the nose, cheeks and forehead.

Age spots: As people age, their faces, arms and hands reveal dark spots, often called sun spots or liver spots. These are signs that the skin is damaged. You will also find that the skin bears wrinkles and is rough to touch—all after-effects of severe sun damage. These spots are usually brown or black and will generally be seen in those parts of the face that are most exposed to the sun.

Freckles: These are flat, brown and round tiny spots that may appear on the face, arms and shoulders of fair skinned people due to overexposure to the sun. They are caused due to an increase in the production of melanin.

Whether your problem is hyper pigmentation, age spots or freckles or all three, you can be blemish-free if you use face brightening cream on your dark spots or skin lightening cream on your age spots and freckles. When you go to the shops looking for a good cosmetic to solve your problems, check that it contains these ingredients that are scientifically proven and engineered to give you results way beyond your expectations:

Net-DG Licorice Root: This is a natural substance extracted from the licorice root. Its anti-inflammatory properties help people with sensitive skin and can ease any UV damage. It is available in powder form and dissolved in ethanol and water and used to reduce skin itching almost instantaneously.

§BV-OSC: This skin whitening ingredient is rich in Vitamin C and therefore is very beneficial to the skin. It can protect you from the harmful UV rays of the sun, giving you a less tanned complexion than otherwise. It also gets rid of the dark spots under the eyes and any face blemishes. It also protects the skin’s natural store of collagen and helps in treating acne.

§Bio White Mulberry Grape Juice: Made from the plant extracts of Mulberry, Grape, Saxifraga and Scutellaria root, this ingredient can lighten the skin without leaving behind any of the side-effects of bleaching. It makes the skin glow and is absolutely safe to use.

§Belides Daisy Flower: This is instrumental in skin whitening, by using extracts from daisies. It therefore prevents the normal process of forming melanin. The Belides Daisy Flower helps get rid of dark spots, freckles and is a skin lightener.

§Alpha Arbutin: Yet another skin lightener, this ingredient minimizes the strong heat of the sun and its overexposure, and lightens dark spots by serving as bleach. It is derived from cranberry, mulberry or blueberry leaves and shrubs and has melanin-restricting properties. It is a good skin lightening agent and is safe to use.

Other helpful ingredients include Niacinimides, renowned for lightening the skin, due to its rich content in Vitamin B. It is also known to lighten the skin and fades age spots, hyper pigmentation and sun-affected skin. For best results, it should be used topically as an ingredient in a cream or gel.