Are you noticing dark freckles, patches of darkened skin or red, brown or grey splotches on your face, hands or arms? If you have always had a flawless complexion, it can be disheartening to develop age spots or skin discoloration. Although hyperpigmentation is normal, you may not like the look of splotchy skin or sun spots.
Skin is the largest organ of the body. It protects us from diseases, environmental stresses and ultraviolet radiation. As we age, skin thins, wrinkles and losses elasticity. You may bruise more easily or find that wounds do not heal as fast. You may also notice dark spots, often called age spots or sun spots.
Skin pigmentation is created by melanin, a natural substance in the body produced by skin cells called melanocytes. The amount of melanin in your body determines the color of your eyes, hair and skin. Melanin absorbs UV radiation, the body’s way to protect skin cells from sun damage.
An increase in melanin production causes skin cells to react, resulting in darkened skin or spots. Increased melanin may be caused by hormonal changes, skin injury, genetics, medication and aging.
There are solutions. Here are ways to prevent and treat skin hyperpigmentation.
HOW TO PREVENT AGE SPOTS
Healthcare professionals recommend protecting your skin from the sun. Wear a hat, use sunscreen and avoid tanning in natural sunlight or tanning beds. Use sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV radiation. Try to stay in the shade, and wear clothing that shields your arms and legs from sunlight.
Experts also note that eating a healthy diet can help prevent dark spots. Melanin production increases to protect skin cells from harm. A healthy diet keeps skin cells healthy, which may prevent or lessen the body’s natural response to produce more melanin.
To promote healthy skin. your diet should include foods that reduce free radicals and contain vitamins and minerals that encourage healthy cell reproduction. A diet rich in vitamins C and E promotes collagen production, which can retard development of wrinkles and promote elasticity. Foods that support skin health include those rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, avocados, yogurt and other foods packed with probiotics. Vegetables and fruits with beta-carotene, the substance that makes carrots orange, protect skin from radiation from sunlight. Adequate hydration acts at the cellular level.
Maintaining a regular face cleansing and moisturizing regime also helps. Cleansing removes impurities and environmental pollutants that can damage skin. Topical applications of vitamins A, C and E promote cell regeneration. Keeping the skin’s microbiome healthy promotes overall health, supports the immune system and protects skin from environmental stresses. Products with probiotics, natural oils, essential oils and carefully selected plant-based sources keep skin young-looking and healthy.
HOW TO TREAT SKIN DISCOLORATION
If you have dark spots, there is no need to worry. They can be treated. Dermatologists offer several treatments that remove dark pigmentation. Any effective treatment must penetrate the skin and reach its base layer. Common treatments include cryosurgery, chemical peels, pulsed light-wave treatment and dermabrasion. These treatments are usually done by a trained skin care professional. Several have side effects, so it is best to discuss options with a professional.
A simpler solution is to use serums and other skincare products designed to treat skin spots. TrūAura is pleased to announce our new Skin Brightening Serum, a new face serum that evens skin tone and minimizes dark spots. Its key ingredient, bifida ferment lysate, is derived from a probiotic that strengthens the skin microbiome and protects against UV radiation that causes skin damage. We use it as a single ingredient and combine it with other natural skin-brightening ingredients that work together to reduce the appearance of dark spots.
Include our Skin Brightening Serum in your skincare routine! For best results, cleanse your face, neck and decolletage with TrūAura’s Nourishing Cleanser followed by our Refreshing Tonic. Apply a thin layer of serum both morning and evening. In the morning, follow with Replenishing Day Lotion, which locks in moisture and keeps out environmental pollutants. In the evening, apply our Replenishing Night Cream, which stimulates collagen and cell production and nourishes your skin while you sleep. All our products include prebiotics, probiotics, nourishing emollients, essential fatty acids and plant extracts that detoxify skin and protect skin cells. Our clinical trials show that after using our products for eight weeks, it evens skin tone, creating a bright, healthy glow.
HOME REMEDIES FOR AGE SPOTS
Scientists are studying many common foods, flowers and vitamins to evaluate their effectiveness in skin depigmentation, including apple cider vinegar, Aloe vera, tea, milk, citrus fruits and foods high in beta-carotene. Research suggests that topical applications of vitamin C reduce sun-induced pigmentation. A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C inhibits melanin formation. You can include vitamin C in your diet or use products made for topical use that are rich in citric acid.
Green tea extracts, gallic acid and other flavonoids reduce inflammation and have antioxidant properties. Studies suggest that green tea may also reduce pigmentation. Apply green tea to soothe and reduce puffiness. Flavonoids, natural compounds found in many vegetables, fruits, herbs, other plants, nuts, grains, and seeds, are known to have medicinal properties with far-reaching therapeutic values. Many, including tea tree oil, have antiseptic properties that protect your skin from germs.
TrūAura is committed to providing clean, effective skincare products that help our customers feel their best. Our products support skin health, include natural ingredients known to promote overall health and exclude ingredients known to be harmful to the body. Our products are nontoxic, balance the skin’s microbiome, help restore elasticity to aging skin and create a smooth, even complexion.
For more information about our Skin Brightening Serum, other TrūAura products or personalized services, call or email our customer support team today.