Information on Age Spots
Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice
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Liver spots are changes in skin color associated with older skin. They are common on people over 40 and usually appear on the backs of the hands, the forehead, forearms, face and shoulders.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.
- Age spots can also be called solar lentigo due to the spots having been exposed to the damaging rays of the sun. Your doctor may be willing to suggest an in-office fairly simple procedure that may eradicate age spots. The procedure entails spreading liquid nitrogen on the spots with a sterile gauze. The cells in that area freeze in about two seconds. After five days, the cells shed away. This procedure has long-lasting effects; in actuality, the age spot will never return. Another procedure that a physician may opt for is to burn the spots off using acid or using a laser light to cauterize the spot. With this procedure, the spot will still be visible even after the removal.
- Your doctor may decide to prescribe the drug tretinoin (retinoic acid of Retin-A) as it contains vitamin A. This medicine has the ability to be absorbed into the skin, thereby providing healing relief for aged, sun-dried skin.
Vitamin B complex
Helps older people assimilate nutrients.
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Aids in adrenal gland function.
Potent antioxidant. Free radical scavenger. Aids in building up tissue.
Helps with digestion and liver regeneration.
Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.
Burdock and Milk Thistle
Effective herbs for cleansing the blood without causing nausea.
Is useful as a blood purifier.
Increases circulation to the brain and other parts of the body. Provides antioxidant against free radicals.
A powerful skin moisturizer, with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging skin agents. Enhances the circulation of the blood supply to the affected area which has shown positive results when applied to brown spots.
Ginseng, Green Tea, and Licorice
Applying Licorice cream, Ginseng, or Green Tea directly to the affected area may be helpful in eliminating brown spots.
Not to be used if you have high blood pressure.
- Eliminate animal protein for one month.
- Increase your diet to 50% raw fruits and vegetables along with grains cereals, seeds and nuts.
- Reduce exposure to the sun.
- Frefain from caffeine, fried foods, saturated fats, red meats, processed foods, sugars, and tobacco.
- To clean your skin use pure olive oil and a warm wash cloth, rinse with lemon juice and water. Never use cleansing creams or hardened creams on your skin.
- Use a fasting program to cleanse the colon and liver. Drink beet juice or use dandelion or black radish extract for 3 days of the fasting month with distilled water and lemon, fruit, and vegetable juices.
- Using a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice over the spot over night has helped some. If no irritation apply more in the morning and at night.