What are Sun spots and Liver Spots?
Sun spots and liver spots are essentially the exact same thing. They are dark blemishes that appear on the skin, especially to area that receive the most exposure to sunlight.
No, this is a commonly held myth. Liver spots is just a word used to describe these blemishes. There is no connection at all to your liver function.
What causes sun and liver spots?
As we age, our bodies tend to product more melanin, which is what makes up the pigmentation of our skin. They are also connected to aging because the older we get, the more exposure to sun we have had. Sun exposure will increase the colour of the skin pigment, also known as hyperpigmentation. Any significant changes to your skin should be carefully examined to ensure you do not have skin cancer.
You will typically find sun spots or liver spots anywhere that is often exposed to the sun. These spots are typically found on your face, the back of your hands, or on your arms, neck or shoulders.
While there are no medical risks associated with these spots, it is important to limit your sun exposure to prevent these spots from becoming permanent fixtures on your skin.
Skin creams can definitely help reduce the appearance of these spots. But many creams contain harmful ingredients such as Hydroquinonone (banned outside North America) and Kojic Acid. If money is not an issue, you may elect for a laser procedure or cryo-therapy to freeze away the spot.
The good news is, these spots can be treated naturally by using products such as our own Zax’s Original Darkspot Cream. This is our best seller because it uses natural ingredients such as licorice, citrus extract and niacinamide which help reduce the appearance of these spots in as little as four weeks!
The best way to prevent sun spots (aka liver spots) is to limit your sun exposure. Wear UV protective sunglasses, try to keep your arms covered and especially for your face and hands, apply a sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater.