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Age Spots

Liver spots are changes in skin color associated with older skin. They are common on people over 40 and usually appear on the backs of the hands, the forehead, forearms, face and shoulders.

  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Age spots can also be called solar lentigo due to the spots having been exposed to the damaging rays of the sun. Your doctor may be willing to suggest an in-office fairly simple procedure that may eradicate age spots. The procedure entails spreading liquid nitrogen on the spots with a sterile gauze. The cells in that area freeze in about two seconds. After five days, the cells shed away. This procedure has long-lasting effects; in actuality, the age spot will never return. Another procedure that a physician may opt for is to burn the spots off using acid or using a laser light to cauterize the spot. With this procedure, the spot will still be visible even after the removal.
  • Your doctor may decide to prescribe the drug tretinoin (retinoic acid of Retin-A) as it contains vitamin A. This medicine has the ability to be absorbed into the skin, thereby providing healing relief for aged, sun-dried skin.

  • Eliminate animal protein for one month.
  • Increase your diet to 50% raw fruits and vegetables along with grains cereals, seeds and nuts.
  • Reduce exposure to the sun.
  • Frefain from caffeine, fried foods, saturated fats, red meats, processed foods, sugars, and tobacco.
  • To clean your skin use pure olive oil and a warm wash cloth, rinse with lemon juice and water. Never use cleansing creams or hardened creams on your skin.
  • Use a fasting program to cleanse the colon and liver. Drink beet juice or use dandelion or black radish extract for 3 days of the fasting month with distilled water and lemon, fruit, and vegetable juices.
  • Using a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice over the spot over night has helped some. If no irritation apply more in the morning and at night.

Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Helps older people assimilate nutrients.

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Importance: High
Comments: Aids in adrenal gland function.

Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Potent antioxidant. Free radical scavenger. Aids in building up tissue.

Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with digestion and liver regeneration.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Burdock and Milk Thistle
Type: External
Purposes: Effective herbs for cleansing the blood without causing nausea.

Red Clover
Type: Internal
Purposes: Is useful as a blood purifier.

Ginkgo biloba
Type: Internal
Purposes: Increases circulation to the brain and other parts of the body. Provides antioxidant against free radicals.

Emu Oil
Type: External
Purposes: A powerful skin moisturizer, with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging skin agents. Enhances the circulation of the blood supply to the affected area which has shown positive results when applied to brown spots.

Ginseng, Green Tea, and Licorice
Type: External
Purposes: Applying Licorice cream, Ginseng, or Green Tea directly to the affected area may be helpful in eliminating brown spots.
Cautions: Not to be used if you have high blood pressure.