July 8, 2012 at 9:08 am #180256
Just wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on how to manage a sun spot or age spot on the face….? We all like to look good and I do my best to cover it every day, but it’s not easy for some reason and I would love to know what other people do about these. I really hate it and would love some help, thanks in advance.July 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm #180265
The best thing to do is to wear SPF to avoid further sun damage, obviously! You can wear that under makeup and if you’re oily, it can replace your moisturizer and some are even mattifying.
Now for the damage already done, there are creams specifically targeted at that, I’m thinking of La Roche Posay Mela-D. I think AHA/BHA work well against discoloration so that’s something to look into, and they’re working against ageing as well so that’s niceJuly 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm #180281
If you want to try an inexpensive way to try and lighten them get a cotton bud and apply lemon juice (from a real lemon) to the area and let it dry. You can also use butermilk as it has just enough acidity to help lighten the spot. If a simple home remedy doesn’t help you may then want to try something stronger. Talk to your Doctor or a dermatologist to find out specifcially what is best for you. Hope this helps….:-)July 8, 2012 at 6:32 pm #180313
Hi Mariella and Leslie, I am going to try all your suggestions as I am so keen to at least fade these, if nothing more. Thanks for taking the time to respond, I look forward to seeing what works for me!July 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm #180328
Depending on how deep the damage to the skin is. Over the counter products only work on superficial damage. You may need to see a dermatologist.July 15, 2012 at 8:53 am #181248
First of all, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER apply any lemon juice or lime juice for that matter, directly to your skin. All topical products for the skin need a “vehicle” to aid with delivery to the skin. Lemon and lime juice don’t have this. They are ACID and will burn your skin especially if you go into the sun. OTC products containing hydroquinone will help lighten sun spots, but will not completely vanish them. Sun spots are areas of hyperpigmentation that penetrate the deepest layers of the skin and need to be treated by a dermatologist. Photo damage can’t be reversed with OTC products. In order to get the best result you would need to see a dermatologist. A dermatologist or esthetician can assist you with the best treatment protocol depending on your skin type, severity of damage and best long term result. Chemical peels or laser treatments may be recommended, but please don’t ever put any type of lemon or lime juice directly on your skin, then yu really will need to visit the dermatologist. HTH.July 19, 2012 at 11:20 am #182217
I know this is an expensive product, but I received a sample of Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster from Sephora a couple of weeks back and have absolutely fallen in love with it! It has a %10 vitamin C booster and anti-aging treatment and I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my skin just with the tiny sample bottle. It will also help prevent your skin from more damage. I live in Miami so I always have to be extra careful with how much sun I get.
Have a beautiful day,July 20, 2012 at 5:45 am #182404
Thanks Jennifer, I am in Melbourne Australia, so I will try to get that and give it a try. Thanks so much. I hope to get to Miami one day but I know like us, you guys get a lot of sun. Thanks again, hopefully I can get it and lessen the spot.July 30, 2012 at 11:32 am #183795
Hi Charlotte – there is also a product from Murad that maybe you have access to from Melbourne: http://www.murad.com/remove-age-spots.jsp – as others have said these OTC products will help to lighten sun spots, but aren’t a ‘cure-all.’ I’ve had some success with this product though. Good luck!
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