Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Sun and Age Spots

One good thing going for us Filipino is our tanned skin which doesn't burn as easily as fair skin. But a lot of us continue being exposed to the sun which may result in age spots, or liver spots. Those people who have freckles are more prone to developing these brown, or dark brown, spots on the face, neck, forearms and hands. If you also have age spots, you may have a higher risk of also getting skin cancer.

Now, what can one do to treat age spots? Treatment options can run the gamut of skin peeling, laser treatments, light therapies and bleaching creams. But the best treatment for age spots is still prevention.

So, even if you're still young with healthy skin, avoid too much sun exposure. Use sunscreen judiciously, especially in our country where the sun shines bright most of the year. Keep hydrating and take Vitamin E supplements as well as lather on Vitamin E-enriched potions. Cover up by wearing arm guards and hats if you have to be out. All these precautions will ensure that your skin remains healthy and spot-free all your life.

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