Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert
One of the most common problems of skin aging is the uneven tone caused by brown spots. These are areas of hyperpigmentation caused by the sun's UV rays, the main cause of skin damage. These spots are a coalescence of melanin pigment due to the sun's damage.
We perceive beauty as symmetry, and these brown spots (age spots) throw off the symmetry, leaving the perception that we are "less beautiful". So while these spots are usually benign, they leave others with the perception that something is wrong with our skin health.
Unfortunately, as we age these blotches in which small patches of skin appear to have a different color than the main skin area become common. It is important for you and your dermatologist to watch your skin discolorations carefully.
For liver spots (also known as age spots), which are harmless, many of our Bare Skin Care products contain one or more of these ingredients that are recommended for treating these spots:
- Hydroquinone, an antioxidant that has been found to be helpful in breaking down and preventing the accumulation of browned pigment cells that form age spots (lipofuscin).
- Kojic acid, which is derived from mushrooms and soy, and has been used by the Japanese to fight age spots.
Our Bare Skin Care Perfect Tone Serum is excellent for removing brown spots, especially when coupled with Bare Skin Care "A" Serum. Of course, it is best to use Bare Skin Care's Program for Hyperpigmentation, which contains both of these products, along with 6 others, some of which contain bleaching agents also. Instructions come with this program for best results.