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Acids in Your Skincare Products: What They Are and Why They Work
If you cringe a little when you hear the word “acid” used in the same sentence as “your face,” we don’t blame you! Yet even though it might make you think of a high school lab experiment gone wrong, acids in skin care products are actually pretty stellar ingredients. These complexion-boosting stars can unclog pores, minimize discoloration and hyperpigmentation, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and treat acne. Read on to see how the most common acids in our beauty products can get you one step closer to skin nirvana.
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The skin on the back of your hands is often exposed to UV sun damage, and it can be especially evident since the skin is thinner there. Age spots, seborrheic keratosis, and even precancerous lesions can occur over time.
Here are some tricks to prevent and even reverse such sun damage:
Obviously, always wear broad spectrum sunscreen on your hands. That's a given. Realize that washing your hands will often wash off sunscreen and so will rubbing/use that occurs throughout the day, so reapply often when you know you'll be in the sun. When that's not possible, try only washing the palm side of your hands. That's the area that needs washing the most anyway.
Gloves work well too of course, especially if you're laboring outside. Be sure to choose a pair that does not have mesh, so that your hands are good and covered.
To help reverse the damage that's already occurred, use our Phloretin Serum with Ferulic and Alpha Lipoic Acid. It can work wonders on age spots and help create taunt, clear, healthy skin everywhere including your hands.
It's true. While wrinkles can of course make you look old, it's a fact that age spots can make you look even older. "Liver spots" (flat brown spots on the skin) don't really have anything to do with the liver. Instead, they're an almost universal sign of aging and sun exposure. They occur mainly on the hands, face and chest and tend to darken over time.
RevivSerums.com has two great solutions for age spots. Our Phloretin Serum with Ferulic and Lipoic Acid works great on spots, especially during daytime sun exposure. And our Ultimate Serum is indeed the ultimate for a clear, even complexion and superbly healthy skin. Alpha Arbutin is one of its ingredients which inhibits tyrosinase and thus prevents the formation of melanin. It acts similarly to hydroquinone (in fact it's a "glycosylated hydroquinone" extracted from the bearberry plant) but it's a natural alternative without the side effects. It's also an expensive ingredient, but it's worth it.
While any of those three great products can significantly reduce or even eliminate age spots, the best prevention is to stay out of the sun and wear a physical sunscreen when you are in the sun. At least SPF 30.