There are many myths about age spots and today we endeavour to clear some of them up!
As one of the most common signs of ageing, these spots emerge after a great deal of sun exposure and can commonly appear on the face, shoulders, forearms and hands.
However, several myths about them have left many confused.
Calling age spots, liver spots is where one of the many myths begin.
In actual fact age spots have no relevance to the liver function and therefore sun spots is the more appropriate alternative name.
Before we get to more myths, let’s freshen up on the skin protection.
The surface layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, contains melanocytes which combat UV damage to the skin.
However, over time the sun damages this layer and this is why those with darker skin and therefore more melanocytes, have a better natural protection from UV rays.
So, what does this mean for you?
Well, simply put, the more time you spend in the sun and the more you allow the sun to damage your skin, the more likely you are to experience premature age and dark spots.
Now to some other myths.
First off, age spots are not dangerous, rather it’s their development and capability to grow and worsen.
Secondly, while it’s hard to avoid age spots, you can prevent and reduce your risk with sunscreen.
Thirdly, age spots are not actually caused by ageing, but rather a result of excessive sun exposure.
It’s also worth remembering that age spots can vary in shape and size and are usually brown or black and painless.
Several home remedies have surfaced online from lemon and aloe vera juice application to watermelon, yoghurt and rose water treatments, but despite the many different forms of treatment, our Age Spots and Anti-Ageing products are a must try.
Many love our Power Lift Day Treatment Cream, which is ideal for stressed, discoloured and uneven skin.
When it comes to prevention and coverage of age spots up you can easily create a natural finish with our Eclipse Age Defence Balm which comes in both a translucent and tinted shade.