Preventing age spots is not only about protecting your skin on the outside with a good sunscreen, it’s about taking some extra preventative measures with the following three key initiatives you need to do to make sure your skin is looking healthy and beautiful!
The first key is making sure you get plenty of vitamins A, C and E—through diet and nutrient-rich creams as these are the key antioxidant vitamins. Most important to skin is Vitamin A as it helps rejuvenate and turn on cells to make more collagen and elastin—to give your skin that lift and volume that helps to maintain our youthfulness.
Another nutrient that is important to incorporate into your diet is niacin. This nutrient prevents melanin from reaching the skin and reduces the production of the staining compound. Natural licorice extract to slow the creation of melanin.
The third key part of a healthy skin routine is exfoliation. Exfoliation really helps to remove dead skin cells and reveal refreshed skin underneath. Our skin has a natural cellular turnover rate (our skin’s natural exfoliating system) that unfortunately slows down as we age – starting as early as our mid 20′s. Exfoliating twice a week with a mild exfoliant works wonders to help our skin “turnover” and look its best. Did you know that we shed dozens of pounds of skin a year? Over time our bodies will shed sun-damaged areas, but depending on our cellular turnover rate – the older we are the longer this will take.