If you have age spots, chances are that looking in the mirror doesn’t thrill you. Age spots are a tell tale sign of aging, along with wrinkles. There is solid scientific evidence that using the right cream can help to smooth out and plump up your skin – creams like Sabrina Beauty’s Collagen Rx Plus with its marine collagen and swiss green apple stem cells. However, did you know that you can use the same cream with its same patented technology to also fade age spots and freckles?
What Causes Age Spots
Age spots are also called liver spots, or the more scientific names are solar lentigo or lentigo senilis and keratosis. These are freckle-like patches, or spots, that are larger than a normal freckle and can be a different color than the normal freckles that you may be used to seeing. Age spots start to develop in most people around the time they hit 40 years old. Some people get more, some less, and some develop them when they are younger.
They are known as liver spots because they are medically related to people who have an unhealthy liver, or a liver condition. (Source). The liver is one of the hardest working parts of your body and is connected to you skin, as it works to eliminate toxins from your bloodstream. This includes every toxin that you consume, breathe, or absorb through your skin. When the liver is working harder than its capacity (either because it is failing or because you overloaded yourself with toxins), toxins are not processed, but rather accumulate and cause oxidative damage to your body because of free radicals.
Your skin, which is also an organ, is easily damaged by this process, leading to age spots.
The oxidation can also cause wrinkles and sagging skin, as it gets in the way of good collagen production, alongside of, and exacerbated by, sun damage and natural aging.
Antioxidants fight the oxidation process by attacking free radicals at the molecular level, disabling them, and putting them to positive use. Antioxidants prevent the oxidation of other molecules in the body. There are some natural antioxidant processes that occur, which can be boosted by eating certain foods. The foods with the highest antioxidant levels tend to be fruits and vegetables with vitamins C and E. Green tea, coffee, and dark chocolate are also excellent sources of antioxidants. (Source).
Types of Age Spots
There are really two types of age spots. Lentigines, or lentigos, and keratosis. The former are like freckles, in that they are caused by sun exposure and can be prevented with sunscreen. However, unlike freckles, they do not go away on their own seasonally. They are frequently seen on the face and on the backs of hands. Keratosis, on the other hand are not due to the sun. They are crusty and brown and more frequently found on the torso. Keratosis are related to genetics and age. (Source).
Many people mistake age spots for cancer, but they are actually benign and harmless, though it is a good idea to have your dermatologist take a look at any spots that you find suspicious. Almost everyone finds them unsightly and wants them gone, along with other signs of aging that appear.
Getting Rid of Age Spots
In addition to maintaining a diet rich in antioxidants and avoiding UV radiation exposure, there are two ways to reduce or eliminate age spots. The first is invasive. Your dermatologist can remove them through outpatient procedures that usually involves freezing them off with liquid nitrogen, burning them off with lasers, using microdermabrasion or performing chemical peels. Occasionally if they are large and deep they have to be surgically removed. These procedures work quickly in most instances, but they tend to be expensive and have side effects. They also only really target the age spots, instead of doing what a good cream can do and boosting your skin while diminishing outward signs of age. (Source).
Sabrina Beauty has developed a cream that can help. It relies on nanotechnology, making all of the ingredients in the SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus actually absorbable by the skin cells that are being targeted. This is a unique trait for a skin cream, especially one that promises to deliver collagen directly into the skin, because collagen molecules are usually too large to be absorbed. The advanced antioxidants that are included in the luxurious cream are designed in the same way. Because they are small and permeable, the ingredients will be uptaken by skin cells and processed. After a period of time, they will be secreted out of the skin cells and enter circulation where they will work as anti-aging compounds and reduce the fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots on your face and the back of your hands. In this way, the combination of collagen, antioxidants and stem cells are working, while the cream is moisturizing and nourishing your skin.