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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
Not every one of us can boast of the ideal condition of the skin of the face and body. More than half of the people on Earth suffer from various epidermal problems, pathological and non-dangerous.
One of these problems is skin pigmentation, or, simply put, age spots.
What is the problem?
Pigmented spots are the result of hyperpigmentation caused by uneven distribution of melanin pigment foci on the epidermis. Melanin protects the cell nuclei, which contain the genetic information in our body, from exposure to ultraviolet rays.
The appearance of age spots is a phenomenon that is harmless to human life and health.
The reasons for this may be the following factors:
- abuse of peeling procedures, use of unsuitable or low-quality cosmetics;
- burns or hypothermia;
- prolonged exposure to direct sunlight;
- the use of caring or decorative cosmetics containing irritating components (this is especially true for owners of a thin and light dermis);
- deficiency in the diet of folic acid, vitamins C and A;
- disorders of the digestive tract, gallbladder, liver, kidneys;
- pregnancy - in an "interesting" position, as you know, there is a hormonal disruption, as a result of which a woman may have ugly dark spots on her face;
How to get rid of?
To cleanse the face and body of age spots, first of all, you should find out the reason for their appearance. To do this, you need to contact a therapist or dermatologist and pass the tests recommended by specialists.
If the cause of age spots is any disease, the doctor will prescribe the necessary treatment - injections, pills, etc.
Future mothers who first encountered an unpleasant problem during pregnancy should not worry at all - after a few months, or even weeks after giving birth, the spots will disappear by themselves. But you cannot take any pills or independently select for yourself various means to eliminate the spots of a pregnant woman.
If the problem is exclusively cosmetic, you can fight dark spots on the face and body with the help of both folk and traditional cosmetic products.
Parsley has strong bleaching properties. Moreover, you can use not only the leaves and stems, but even the roots of the fragrant seasoning.
Wash fresh parsley well, chop with a knife and pour boiling water in a 1: 5 ratio. Let it brew under the lid for at least half an hour, strain. Soak a gauze or cotton napkin generously in the broth and apply on your face for 22-23 minutes.
There is no need to rinse the skin after using the product.
This broth can also be used for rubbing. Every day, in the morning and before bedtime (or more often), wipe your face with a cotton swab dipped in a fresh infusion.
You cannot store it for more than one day. You can also freeze the infusion in ice cube trays and wipe the stained skin twice a day.
Use masks and wipes until the problem disappears.
Contraindication is individual intolerance to parsley.
Cucumber masks and lotions
Cucumber is a good folk remedy for age spots on the face and body. It not only whitens, but also refreshes, nourishes and moisturizes the cells of the epidermis.
You can wipe the skin with freshly squeezed cucumber juice every morning and evening.
You can also prepare a simple mask: mix finely grated cucumber without peel on a plastic grater with a few teaspoons of homemade sour cream, stir. Apply for 17-19 minutes, rinse with water. After using the product, you can wipe the skin with an ice cube made from chamomile infusion.
You need to use masks and lotions until the skin brightens and the spots disappear.
Suitable for everyone who is not allergic to cucumber.
Lotions from fermented milk products
Sour milk, kefir, fermented baked milk, low-fat cottage cheese are excellent remedies for age spots. It is recommended to apply lotions from any fermented milk product on a clean face every day, for 12 minutes in the morning and in the evening.
Contraindications to the remedy are allergic reactions to these products.
In the fight against spots, the drug Ascorutin can help. It is a vitamin complex that includes rutoside and ascorbic acid. These substances strengthen blood vessels and improve the color of the epidermis.
Ascorutin is produced in tablets that need to be taken for one month, 2-3 pieces with meals. You do not need to exceed the recommended dose, and you should consult your doctor before using the product.
Contraindications to the use of Ascorutin are diseases of the bloodstream and individual hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
The drug contains azelaic acid, a substance with antimicrobial and whitening effects. It is recommended to use it for rosacea, freckles and skin hyperpigmentation.
Skinoren is produced in two forms - gel and cream. The gel should be used for oily skin and the cream for dry skin. The cream should be applied to cleansed skin in the area of age spots twice a day with a thin layer, gently rubbing. If unpleasant sensations (tingling, irritation) appear, it is necessary to reduce the number of applications to once a day or stop treatment altogether.
The product should be used from one to three months at the discretion of the doctor. As a rule, after 20-30 days of using Skinoren, the spots become less noticeable.
Contraindications to the use of Skinoren are individual intolerance to the drug and age up to 12 years.
Before using folk and medicines, you should consult with an experienced specialist.