How to treat senile purpura or age spots as we grow older
Senile purpura, aka ‘age spots’, are brown marks on the skin. We all get them as we grow older. The spots are due to sun damage and arise on skin which has been exposed to the sun for many years, such as on the hands, throat or upper chest. The French call these spots ‘the medals of cemetery’.
Sun-screens, antioxidant creams and camouflage products have all been used to deal with these age spots. Selenium supplements may offer extra antioxidant protection, as may aloe vera gel or natural progesterone creams.
If the skin on your hands betrays your age, you may prefer to either hide it by wearing gloves or paint your nails with vibrant colours to direct attention away from the hands to the nails.
This range of creams includes certain basic ingredients: RNA and DNA extracts, vitamins A, C and E, natural moisturizers, aloe vera, collagen, ginseng and UV blockers. A variation on the basic cream includes, in addition to all of the above, a melatonin/DHEA complex with liposome delivery for maximum anti-aging effect. The manufacturers claim that the cream is made in such a way to maximize skin absorption of melatonin and DHEA. They believe that melatonin used on the skin protects it from harmful UV radiation and from free radicals in general. DHEA is thought to protect the skin by binding to toxins before these are able to damage the skin DNA.