TIPS FOR CORRECTING AND PREVENTING AGE SPOTS
WHAT ARE AGE SPOTS?
Age spots are collections of pigment caused by exposure to the sun. They appear as small dark spots on skin and are a major symptom of sun damage. They vary in size and can be tan, brown, black, or even gray. One may appear by itself, or a few may be clustered together.
WHAT CAUSES AGE SPOTS?
Age spots appear when melanin, the pigment that gives skin color, becomes clumped in the skin or is produced in high concentrations, such as when skin is exposed to excessive UV light. Some people have a hereditary predisposition to age spots but anyone at any age can develop them. Older women are more susceptible because they have reduced amounts of melanin in the skin.
DO AGE SPOTS GO AWAY?
Age Spots can fade over time with the help of a dark spot corrector and other brightening skincare formulas. Boost results with a brightening sheet mask for smoother, more even skin.
WHAT CAN I DO TO REDUCE AGE SPOTS?
Reducing the appearance of age spots can seem like a difficult task but there are many ways to help including skin brightening products (link to clearly corrective page) that help lighten and decrease their appearance. Whether you’re looking for a dark spot corrector, a skin brightening water, or a brightening moisturizer, we have a solution for you!
HOW TO CORRECT THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGE SPOTS
Reduce the appearance of age spots and create a more even complexion by targeting age spots with a dark spot corrector. Effective dark spot correctors help visibly diminish dark spots including age spots caused by UV exposure. Try a dark spot corrector formulated with a potent complex of Activated C, known to help visibly reduce dark spots and help prevent new ones from forming. With daily use, this dermatologist-tested serum brightens skin for increased radiance and clarity.
HOW TO PREVENT THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGE SPOTS
When it comes to age spots, prevention is always the first line of defense! Here are a few tips to help prevent age spots:
TIP 1: TRY A MOISTURIZER WITH SPF
Did you know that 90% of skin aging is due to sun damage? Protecting your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides protection from both UVA and UVB light is key. A broad-spectrum sunscreen also helps protect and prevent skin from pollution, which can lead to increased pigmentation like age spots.
Go beyond moisturizing and try an anti-aging facial cream with SPF 30 to boost your daily moisturizing efforts. This multi-targeted moisturizer helps to lift, sculpt, re-texturize, smooth, and moisturize, plus provides SPF 30 broad-spectrum UV protection to help prevent the early signs of aging caused by the sun.
KIEHL’S TIP: Looking for extra UV protection? Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen after your face moisturizer with SPF.
TIP 2: TREAT EYES WITH AN ANTI-AGING EYE CREAM
The skin around the eyes is often the first to reflect signs of aging because it is ten times thinner than the skin protecting the rest of the face. To boost the look and feel of skin around the eyes, it’s important to use anti-aging eye products formulated with effective antioxidants. Look for treatments that are multi-powered to help smooth, hydrate, and brighten the appearance of the eye area. Give your eyes a "dose of youth" with our multi-powered anti-aging eye cream for fine lines and puffiness. Formulated with anti-aging ingredients Pro-Retinol to help smooth skin and reduce fine lines and puffiness, Red Grapeseed Extract to boost skin brightness and minimize the appearance of dark circles, and Vitamin C to help improve skin texture long-term.