Age spots, also known as liver spots or sun spots are the result of an excess production of melanin, or skin pigment. Doctors don’t always know why age spots develop. Skin aging, sun exposure, or other forms of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, such as tanning beds, are all possible causes. You’re most likely to develop age spots on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure.
Age spots are harmless but all the same, we don’t like them, especially when they are on areas such as the face and hands. I recently started using Environ’s Clarifying Lotion because I had a few marks on my hands that I was concerned would only get worse. I have always been so careful about my face, using SPF daily, winter or summer but somehow its easy to forget the hands although they are equally exposed. The clarifying lotion is formulated to supply skin with important ingredients that control the production of melanin in skin cells resulting in a clearer, more even skin tone.It’s a lightweight lotion that penetrates the skin with ingredients that reduce pigmentation issues, interrupt the skin’s production of melanin, and brighten the skin for a uniformly brilliant skin tone. Once you have been using for about 3 – 4 weeks you could opt for laser skin rejuvenation treatment, which is what I did. The results were fantastic, I have attached photographs of my hands before and after using the lotion and having one treatment.
Prevention is always better than cure so my best advice is to apply SPF to your hands every day but if you do have a few age spots you are fed up trying to conceal then try Environ Clarifying lotion and a couple of laser treatments, it worked for me.