Aging is inevitable and before you know it, you are struggling to fight the different signs of aging. The problem with aging is signs usually show off on the face in form of blotches and spots. You might notice that people have this way of telling a person’s age by looking at his or her face. For some, a person’s age cannot be denied because of the fine lines, wrinkles and spots in the person’s face. The good news is that there are many skin care products that can actually defy various signs of aging. There are skin tightening creams that you may use to reduce visible wrinkles and lighten spots. Have you wonder how these anti-aging creams work?
Age spots and other skin aging symptoms are basically caused by excessive exposure to the sun. What people did not know is that even casual exposures to the sun may lead to age spots. People are continuously exposed to the sun though they might claim that they do not usually stay under the sun. Such long-term exposure will definitely take its toll on your skin eventually, damaging the natural melanin production of the skin. Melanin, which is responsible in giving our skin color, is produced when we are exposed to the sun. Overproduction of melanin thereby leads to darker skin. Melanin could be produced excessively in some areas but not necessarily on other areas, explaining blotches and spots.
Skin creams work in two ways. It can either inhibit melanin production or mimic the skin’s color. Age spot creams kill the cells that produce melanin inside the spots. On the other hand, these creams fade the dark melanin to mimic the color of the skin surrounding the age spots. Some of the age spot creams contain arbutin which can stop clustering of the melanin. As such, without melanin, age spots will fade. Further, these creams contain bleaching agent to lighten the spots.
You have to know how to properly apply the creams so that you may effectively remove age spots. Exfoliation is one of the significant processes. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells in the area, allowing the cream of penetrating more deeply onto the skin. Next, you have to apply the cream on the age spot, rubbing it on circular motion. The cream has to be absorbed by the skin. Make sure that cream will cover the spot entirely. Keep applying the skin in lieu with the instructions on the label. If you have exfoliated the area effectively, results could be seen in less than two weeks. If there are no visible results after the period, then you have to try creams with stronger formulation.