As the birthday passes, you may notice an increase in the number of small dark spots on the skin. The appearance of these age spots as we age is the body’s normal response to sun exposure over time.
They usually appear from the age of 50, but young people can develop age spots if they spend a lot of time in the sun.
If you don’t like the look of your age spots, there are many things you can do to get rid of them. Read on to find out how.
Home Remedies to Remove Age Spots
You can treat age spots at home with medicated creams. You will need a doctor’s prescription to get these creams. Doctors usually prescribe the following:
hydroquinone (bleaching cream)
retinoids, such as tretinoin (acne cream)
These topical medications can fade away age spots for months.
You should always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30, especially if you use one or more topical treatments. This will help reduce further sun damage.
Remember that prescription creams can be very strong on the skin. They have symptoms such as burning, dryness, itching, and redness, which are usually temporary.
There are also drugs that eliminate the drug. Look for one that includes:
Be aware that some of these products may irritate your skin.
If you’re uncomfortable using skin creams to cover up age spots, there are makeup products designed specifically to hide them.