Avoid sun exposure when you are outdoor. Use an umbrella to shield yourself. Appy sun block to prevent it from getting darker. Appy some kind of whitening products. It may help to lighten up the spots.
Last edited by enthusiast; 07-21-2006 at 08:34 PM.
Also the type of fats you consume influence this as your skin cells membranes are the first to take the brunt of the suns UVA/UVB rays. These fats oxidize easily to heat and light so eat a stable fat like monounsaturated fat (olive oil,avacados etc..) as these will slowly protect your skin cells from the suns damage. Olive oil also is high in Polythenols (powerful antioxident) Think of it as an internal sun screen....
To surpass the 120 yr Life Span !!!!
I just had some age spots removed from my face by the dermatologist. For some reason, I've gone blank for the name of what the doctor used. It's a type of acid that she put on a long q-tip. It stung a little, but it wasn't bad. The spots turn into a scab and fall off. I found that it's the only thing that works for age spots. I will find out the exact name of what the doctor used.
I have an extra strength bleaching cream that I got from a dermatologist in Palm Desert. I had used a milder one before but it really did nothing for the brown spots on my face. This stuff is great and after 5 days the spots are a lighter brown and old skin is falling off. I am very happy.. I had liquid nitrogen once which froze them off and they formed a big scab and eventually came back even bigger. The true solution is the Yag laser, which is extremely costly and does a great job for rough red patches and brown spots....can not afford that .....Karen
update is i bought a pure vitamin e oil and dabbed it on the brown spots every night and after 2 weeks it has certainly reduced the appearance and density also much lighter but not taken them away but do recommend if cost is an issue,having said that they may continue to reduce with further use,will update,sad mum
I have tried many fade creams in the past with absolutely no success. Since cost is also a major consideration with me, I decided to try castor oil. It worked amazingly well, removing a large brown spot that I had on the back of my hand for years. I think it would probably take longer to remove multiple spots, but it sure can't hurt to try it. Hope you have results as good as mine. I am now using the castor oil to remove brown spots elsewhere!
I am trying a new product called "Phase 13" that I ordered from an online drug store. I can't remember how I came to hear about it, but the reviews where 4 1/2 or 5 star every where I checked. It was $37 at this place, with free shipping, and I just got it yesterday, put it on last night. It says the active ingredient is 2% hydraquinone, which is just standard OTC amount, but it also has the kojic acid and other things that I have heard are effective for lightening hyperpigmentation. All the reviews were positive, and most stated a definite difference in about 2-3 weeks with application 2 X per day. It is specifically geared toward age-related hyperpigmentation, and hormonal melasma. We'll see!
Update,continued with the pure vitamin e oil and added a good bleaching cream by avon which i only dab onto the spots to stop the rest of my skin whitening and the results are great,think i wil always have to use it but the cost is minimal and very little effort,sadmum
I'm "feel" like my PHAZE 13 is working-it seems like my melasma is easier to cover with make-up. There was an Avon product that I loved, called "Luminosity", but I have oily skin, and it aggravated my acne. I used the whole thing anyway, and my husband said my hyperpigmentation was gone. But it will come back if you don't keep sunblock on all the time! It lightened my skin enough that my husband was complaining that I looked pasty. (This was winter, and also coincides with no sun + daily sunscreen).
This Phaze 13 (yes, it's a 'z') is a serum, not a cream and it makes my skin burn mildly, and turn pink. Aesthetists will tell you that is a good thing, with any anti-aging product, because it means the product is strong enough. But if the Avon is working, all the better.