Don’t Forget To Treat The Dark Spots On Your Hands.

Don’t Forget To Treat The Dark Spots On Your Hands.

In the words of Lady Macbeth, “Out, damned spot!” As we age, many of us start to notice small brownish spots appearing on our face and hands. Contrary to common belief, age spots aren’t caused by age at all; they are primarily caused by sun damage. That’s why you aren’t noticing these spots on the parts of your body that are rarely exposed to sunlight.

Here are some recommendations to reduce and prevent these dark spots.

– Use a treatment product that interrupts excess melanin production and allows the discolorations to fade. (Melanin is the broad term used to describe pigment in your cells that colors the skin).

– Ingredients to look for in lightening products include licorice root extract and kojic acid.

I recommend Jan Marini’s Luminate Hand Cream which will double whammy your spots with a combination of retinol and licorice root extract. I take this treatment 1 step further by adding  Marini Luminate Face Lotion underneath the hand cream for  extra strength results! You can also ask me about doing professional peels and treatments to your hands too- Mega Lightening Boost!

– Most importantly, to prevent the brown spots from coming back, you must apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day, rain or shine (the damaging rays of the sun are always present; they pass through clouds and even through windows).

With regular use, these products, and others like them, can fade discolorations, and in some cases make them go away completely. There are also laser treatments done by your dermatologists thank can boost your at-home protocol.

Start your regimen now to keep your hands looking young.