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5 Safe Ways to Lighten Age Spots

Solution 4: Use enzymes
“Natural food enzymes, when applied to the skin over time, accelerate exfoliation of dead cells on the skin’s surface, which then stimulates the formation of new skin cells,” Tourles explains. “Existing age spots will gradually fade away over time.” These enzymes are found in raw papaya–pulp masks and raw pineapple juice, which you can dab on your skin with a saturated cotton ball. You can also buy enzyme-rich skin creams and masks. Tourles suggests looking for products with enzyme derivatives from not only papaya and pineapple, but also cherry, pumpkin, grape, pomegranate, and raspberry.
Try: Lily Organics Rejuvenating Enzyme Mask ($29, 1.7 oz; lilyorganics.com)

Solution 5: Avoid the sun
This may seem obvious, but guarding your skin from the sun becomes increasingly important after age spots appear. “Once your skin hyperpigments or clumps melanin, you must always wear sun protection, otherwise the spots will return again and again,” Eby warns. “Wear hats and lightweight clothing when out in the sun for extended periods, and always use a natural sunblock that contains minerals to reflect the UV rays.”
Try: Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen ($20, 2.8 oz; soleousa.com)

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4:00AM PDT on Jul 4, 2014

Definitely, sunlight exposure makes our skin dull and cause various skin problems. Always wear sunscreen with good SPF when you go out in the sun. Your skin will thank you!

6:39PM PST on Dec 2, 2013

It is important to use sunscreen after treating your age spots. Sunscreen prevents your age spots from darkening. Once the melanocytes are activated, your best prevention is sunscreen. If you are thinking of using skin whitening cream, here are some helpful tips which I have read at http://www.audreyadams.net/best-skin-lightening-cream/.

12:56PM PST on Nov 12, 2013

Got it, thank you!

11:40PM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

Thank you.

5:06AM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

thanks for great tips

4:26AM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

avoid sun

4:25AM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

Sometimes there is no help, never ever heard about Yogurt . New one for me, stay out of the sun and frankly don't get old!

3:01PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Thanks for the advise. I've had a spot in my cheek since I turned 18, after an entire summer of playing tennis. My skin is very fair, and it couldn't take the sun, I guess. I avoid the sun like the plague now. I've tried many things and nothing seems to work. I will now try the yogurt. I hope it works this time!

2:31PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Thank you for the advice.

1:39PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Thanks

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