They are also called liver spots, however they have nothing to do with the liver or liver function….so who named them liver spots? Silly.
Quite common after the age of 40, age spots are changes in skin color that occur in older skin. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light.
According to the Prescription for Nutritional Healing,” age spots are the result of a buildup of wastes known as lipofusion accumulation, a byproduct of free radical damage in skin cells.”
So what does that mean? Well, exposure to the sun causes the development of free radicals that can damage the skin. So what’s a girl to do?
Protect your skin from the sun by taking the following precautions:
- Wear protective clothing such as hats, long-sleeved shirts, long skirts, or pants.
- Use sunglasses to protect your eyes.
- Try to avoid sun exposure at midday, when sunlight is most intense.
- Use high-quality sunscreens, preferably with sun protection factor (SPF) ratings of at least 30. Apply sunscreen at least a half hour before exposure, and reapply often. Use sunscreen in the winter, too.
- Eat a diet high in vegetable protein and that consists of 50% raw fruits and vegetables, plush fresh grains, seeds and nuts.
- Omit all animal protein from the diet for one month.
- Brown or yellow spots can usually be eliminated by freezing them off. During a painless in office procedure, the doctor brushes liquid nitrogen on the spots with a cotton swab. In about 2 seconds the cells freeze and within 5 days the cells flake away.