Liver Spots and other ailments may be what you visualize as examples of aging skin. The most common skin conditions associated with aging skin are things like wrinkles, age spots, and leathery skin. However, these skin conditions are not the symptoms of aging, but rather the result of sun exposure. Changes that may be the result of aging include increased dryness, decreased sweating, and changes in hair growth and facial contours.
Liver spots are also known as age spots, brown spots, lentigo, and lipofuscin pigment. I also recall my grandmother, in North Texas, referring to liver spots as sun spots. Perhaps she was correct after all. These brownish, yellowish spots are often first noticed on the arms and hands, then the face. They also appear, occasionally, on the chest, back, and less frequently on the legs and torso. They are a result of your skin trying to protect itself from sun exposure by producing an overabundance of melanin. Melanin is the pigment in your skin responsible for splotchy or uneven tanning. Such brown or sun spots” may also be the telltale sign of accumulated wastes or some dysfunction.
Brown spots are visible pigmentary changes associated with mature and senile skin but the damage is not due to maturity, these spots and leathery skin are almost always the result of your body trying to protect itself from too much sun exposure. The increased dark yellow, light brown, yellowish brown pigmentation or age spots may be brought on or increased by over exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, bad health, problems with the liver functions, or other causes, both known and unknown.
Some of the alternative names for these maturity spots are sun-induced skin changes, senile lentigines; lentils; brown spots, and skin spots-aging. Brown spots are extremely common after 55 years old. They occur most often on the backs of the hands, on the forearms, shoulder, face, and forehead. These are the areas of highest sun exposure. They are harmless and painless but may affect the cosmetic appearance.
Though most age spots are harmless blemishes, early stages of skin cancer can masquerade as innocent looking age spots. Your physician or a dermatologist should check any spot that enlarges, thickens, changes color, bleeds or itches. Irregular, dark spots that increase in size or change color or texture could be a warning about a potentially serious form of skin cancer. Have such changes checked immediately by a doctor.
If a person’s spots really are just age spots, an assortment of treatments are available that can fade them or even remove them completely. There are also several nutrients that can prevent the sun damage that leads to age spots.
For your age or dark spots, HMS Crown offers you a new treatment –Super Strength Lightener, a Kojic Acid and Whole Leaf Aloe Vera product. Super Strength Lightener is an all natural, botanical, oil free formulation of special ingredients specifically designed to fade dark spots, age spots, blotches, and sun damage on the hands and on the face.
Kojic Acid is an effective natural ingredient used for lightening skin. This wonderfully light gentle gel contains whole leaf Aloe Vera (LINK) and Witch Hazel Extract to treat your skin while the active ingredients do their jobs. HMS Super Strength Lightener is one hundred percent oil free. Just put it on your brown spots and gently rub it in. It will disappear, leaving no residue on your skin and it does not stain your clothes. Super Strength Lightener will effectively remove most spots or blotches.
Kojic Acid was chosen as the lead active ingredient because it is much milder than many chemical lightening agents in common use, and it has been in common use since around 1910. First discovered in Japan circa 1907, it is used as an alternative to hydroquinone. Kojic Acid is not an alpha hydroxy acid, but uses the same mechanism of action as hydroquinone. Research has shown that Kojic Acid is an effective lightening agent that inhibits the production of melanin (brown pigment).
Kojic Acid is widely consumed in the Japanese diet and is believed to be beneficial to health. Also, it is less irritating than hydroquinone. Super Strength Lightener gradually lightens/whitens the skin’s color. It also fades discolorations and hyperpigmentations of the skin such as age spots, liver spots, freckles, or skin pigmentation that may occur from exposure to the sun, during pregnancy, or from the use of oral contraceptives (such as melasma).
Skin whitening is a gradual process. Depending on an individual’s skin condition, noticeable results should be expected in 3 to 8 weeks of daily use with 5 or 6 weeks being the average. References for this article concerning liver spots appear at the conclusion, on the main site.