Age spots — also called liver spots and solar lentigines — are small dark areas on your skin. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms — areas most exposed to the sun.
Age spots are very common in adults older than 50. But younger people can get them too, especially if they spend a lot of time in the sun.
Age spots can look like cancerous growths. But true age spots are harmless and don't need treatment. For cosmetic reasons, age spots can be lightened with skin-bleaching products or removed.
Age spots may affect people of all skin types, but they're more common in people with light skin. Age spots:
- Are flat, oval areas of increased pigmentation
- Are usually tan, brown or black
- Occur on skin that has had the most sun exposure over the years, such as the backs of hands, tops of feet, face, shoulders and upper back
Age spots range from freckle size to about a 1/2 inch (13 millimeters) across and can group together, making them more noticeable.
What Causes Age Spots?
They are called age and liver spots, but they have nothing to do with skin aging or liver disorders. So, solar lentigines is a more appropriate term because damage due to UV rays is what leads to these unsightly blemishes.
Long after you get out of the sun, the impact of the UV rays continues to haunt your skin in the form of free radicals. The damage is significant and can go right down to the cellular level and cause the cells to malfunction. So, it is not only the elastin and collagen tissue that gets impacted from sun exposure but also the melanocytes.
Over time, the damage builds, and some of these cells start spewing out more pigment than required and that is what leads to age spots. Of course, age related skin damage can exacerbate the problem and make it harder to erase these dark spots.
Why Use Ozonated Oils For Age Spots?
Modern medicine offers several treatment modalities to deal with age spots. Unfortunately, all of them are fraught with side effects. And since the condition is otherwise harmless, there is simply no justification to incur the risk.
In contrast, may not offer the lightning fast or even striking results as laser therapy, but make no mistake, sustained use of these natural ingredients will get you results that are just as good and without the side effects. On the plus side, you will do your skin loads of good by opting for these soothing, healing and rejuvenating ingredients.
Moreover, ozonated oils take an inclusive approach to dealing with the blemishes that is not focused on just bleaching the affected skin. Yes, these potent substances will erase those spots, but they also undo the damage and the inflammation that are at the core of the condition.
Additionally, they offer protection from factors (sunlight and free radicals) that trigger the inflammatory process and cause the dermal damage that eventually lead to the malfunction of the melanocytes.
So, what you are getting with ozonated oils is a treatment modality that pretty much covers all bases Apart from making the age spots less significant, these oils can also help you deal with skin hydration issues, wrinkles and other skin conditions that might bother you at some point in life.