Fade Away Those Age Spots?
Be careful if you're
thinking of using hydroquinone, a popular ingredient in products claiming to
lighten age spots, melasma (excessive pigmentation usually caused by the
sun), or post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (a condition that can afflict
darker-skinned women). Such products are often available over the counter
but should be used only under a doctor's supervision because of the severe
and often permanent side effects.
Ironically, in certain skin types, the opposite - ochronosis, or darkening
of the skin - can occur. In many cases, this happens in darker skinned
The consumer MUST BE AWARE that hydroquinone has been under scrutiny for
discontinuation in OTC products because of possible cancer causing activity
in addition to the unwanted side effects they can cause.
Tips For Avoiding Sun Spots Or Darkened Areas:
1) Try to lessen the amount of time you are out in the sun. When you are
outside, place enough natural sunscreen and wear a wide brimmed hat.
2) Moisturize your skin with products that can penetrate the 7 layers of
skin to deeply condition damaged skin. These products will also enhance the
exfoliation process so that the accumulated pigmentation will eventually
3) Only the best will do! So make sure the creams you choose are plant
sourced and are capable of traveling down the deepest layer of the skin.
(Stay away from products that contain MINERAL OIL!)
statements made on our website have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose,
mitigate, cure or prevent disease. Testimonials are not scientific
proof, but they do express the experiences of actual people. If you
should experience negative results, discontinue use of this product
immediately, notify us and see your physician. As in any new product,
consult your physician.
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