We all hate age spots—also known as brown spots, and liver spots, but they are normal part of the aging process.  I know, that knowledge, doesn’t make you feel more attractive when you have them.  Therefore, I did some research and here are some ways I found to help you defeat the unwanted spots.age spots

The easiest way to deal with them is prevention.  To stop brown spots before they start, use sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30.  Apply it liberally to your hands, face, arms, and even your scalp if you need it there.

The best way to remove unwanted age spots is with microdermabrasion.  By gently abrading the skin with ultra-fine crystal particulates, microdermabrasion can reduce unwanted pigmentary changes and age spots on the face, neck, hands, and chest.  It usually takes a progressive series of five to eight treatments performed two to four week apart for this treatment.  Peels can be combined with it to produce better results.

Sun damage takes its toll on your skin over time with the constant exposure to ultraviolet A rays—the rays known as “aging rays.”  In fact, UVA sunlight makes up to 90-95% of all sunlight that reaches the earth’s surface.  It penetrates clouds and is present every day of the year.  You might not get a sunburn from UVA exposure, but it sure does damage.  Therefore, if you don’t want brown spots or the need for microdermabrasion, pull out that sunscreen daily and use it.  It may not completely prevent age spots, but it should help significantly.