I have age spots. What can I do?

1. Age spots: the how and why

Age spots can appear on your hands or face whatever your age. Too much sun can often be the reason for this localized hyperpigmentation (due to excessive melanin), but other factors can be the culprits, too. A burn, inflammatory reaction, or hormonal imbalances during pregnancy or menopause can all cause age spots.

2. How can I reduce the appearance of age spots?

It is definitely possible to reduce the appearance of your age spots. If they aren't related to your age, reach for the BRIGHT PLUS SERUM. Enriched with acerola extract to inhibit the overproduction of melanin, this serum corrects dark areas, dullness, and redness. Its bonus? You can also use it on your hands to reduce any discoloration. For age spots that are, in fact, linked to your age, opt for products designed specifically for mature skin. If you're in your forties, try the Extra-Firming range. If you're over 50, the Super Restorative range is ideal.

3. Watch out for UV rays

The sun stimulates melanin production, making it an absolute no-no if you have age spots. Avoid exposure to UV rays while pregnant, too: you run the risk of developing melasma, also known as the "pregnancy mask," a dark discoloration over the upper half of the face. Don't forget to wear sunscreen even if you're not on vacation: the UV 50 SUNSCREEN MULTI-PROTECTION is perfect for the job.

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