Age Spots Articles
The results of a new study about anti aging skin care lotions were recently published. The researchers were looking primarily at the UVA protection provided by the products, but there was more to learn from their findings.
The researchers declined to mention the brand names of any of the products they tested. What we do know is that all of them had an SPF rating on the label.
SPF stands for sunburn protection factor. The higher the number, the better, when it comes to preventing a burn, but burns are not all we have to worry about.
The researchers tested products that ranged in price from $1.88 per ounce to $64.71 per … Read Full Article
The best age spot removers, in terms of effectiveness, are those that inhibit melanin production. Until recently, the only ingredient that provided that benefit was hydroquinone, a compound recently banned by the European Union because of a possible cancer risk. Thankfully, a safer ingredient has been found.
Many plants have medicinal qualities. They were, in fact, our first forms of medicine. Herbs, spices, fruits, nuts, tree bark and other botanicals were used to treat all kinds of diseases.
One of the plants used historically to relieve irritation and reduce inflammation is cyperus rotundus. The plant goes by many common names, including nut sedge or grass, purple nut sedge and coco-grass, but … Read Full Article
The subject of skin whitening has been somewhat controversial over the years. Bleaches and other solutions used to lighten or even out pigmentation have a bad reputation.
Today, there are some safe solutions, although the more hazardous ones are still on the market.
For those of you that are interested in lightening your complexion, here’s a look at what’s safe and what’s not. Let’s start with hydroquinone.
Hydroquinone has a long history of use. In ancient Persia, it was used by farmers and other workers, in its purest form. The goal was to keep the skin clear and soft.
But, now we know that skin whitening creams containing hydroquinone increase the individual’s … Read Full Article