Age spots

Age spots are the discolorations that appear mostly on the hands and face as we age. These are pigment deposits resulting from an accumulation of  sun exposure. 

Laser technology can erase age spots. Over-the-counter bleaching creams that contain either hydroquinone or kojic acid aren’t going to perform any miracles, but they aren’t harmful either. They help to lighten the appearance of age spots. They do take time and their effect is mild. Follow label directions and discontinue use if they irritate your skin.

Some people have reported success with an old-fashioned treatment for age spots—castor oil. Simply rub the oil on the spots a couple times a day for several weeks and see if it helps to fade the spots.

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