Excessive and uncontrolled sun exposure can lead to melasma and freckles, or “age spots”. Genetics and hormones contribute as well, however, there are foods you can eat and topical treatments that can help with treatment and prevention of premature aging, and skin cancer.
*Hyperpigmentation causes scars to the skin. There are a number of antioxidants that work in prevention, including:
Vitamin E- inhibits the oxidation of skin lipids (our natural skin barriers)
Vitamin C- inhibits the production of melanin (our skin pigment)
Vitamin A- (lipoic acid) inhibits tyrosinase enzyme activity (the enzyme that controls the production of melanin)
Green Tea- polyphenol derivative able to stop synthesis of melanin, in addition to its anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic activity.
Regular exfoliation of the skin is needed. Especially on our face, it will accomplish 2 things.
1. Make skin light by removing dead cells
2. Enhance efficiency of product care and treatment
Common treatments to combat skin blemishes
1. Chemical peels
2. SUNSCREEN! PREVENTION is always best!
Alternatives also include laser therapy, commonly used for the face, neck, and upper chest. But again, natural treatments and prevention are always the primary recommendation.
Please note: It is recommended to consult a professional for the treatment right for your skin type. What is best for one person, may not be for everyone.