Erase Age Spots

Monday, January 31, 2011 by Kimberly Day
A common problem among women with menopause problems is age spots. Sometimes referred erase age spotsto as liver spots, age spots are flat, brownish marks—usually round or oval in shape with irregular edges—that typically begin to show after menopause. They are often the result of free-radical damage throughout the body, often caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, heat, trauma, radiation, or heavy metals.

The occurrences also affect the formation of melanin, the dark pigment in skin, which hastens the formation of age spots. So when you look at an age spot, what you’re actually seeing is an accumulation of debris in your skin’s cells.

Poor eating habits—namely a diet based on dairy, red meat, and saturated fats—can also contribute to age spots. According to Chinese medicine, these foods congest the liver, blocking the chi (or energy), and preventing the liver from purifying the blood.

One easy to prevent the formation of age spots? Avoid these foods, opting instead for whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables.

For more great advice on natural anti aging skin care, visit Dr. Lark’s Web site.
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