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Has anyone found something that helps age spots

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 17, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Hi All,

I've been on a Weston Price diet for a year, but very low wheat and low carb in general - so basically paleo. Noticed all sort of weird and whacky improvements. On the plus side, my melasma (diffuse pigmentation on my face) has improved a little. The bad news is that not only have my age spots not faded, I'm getting new ones even quicker than before. I think I look really young for my age, except for all this pigmentation. Any advice?

Thanks!

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on December 18, 2010
at 09:54 PM

yikes! sorry about that.

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on December 18, 2010
at 07:14 AM

There seem to be problems with Cheeseslave's website. One time I went there and it was fine. I tried again later and again was taken to a malicious website. Your link is fine, Amanda, it's the site.

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on December 18, 2010
at 05:47 AM

The link took me to a malicious website. I had actually read her post before. It deals with melasma. As I mentioned, my melasma is very slowly getting better, so I feel I'm on the right road. What I'm worried about is age spots which aren't the same thing. I mean those liver spots old people have, mostly on their arms. I'm in my late 40s and I have way to many of them.

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on December 17, 2010
at 09:12 PM

For the first 6 months of the year, I was 100% gluten free. Now I'm 95% wheat free. That alone isn't doing it for me. BTW, I take apple cider vinegar every day in water. I'm pretty sure that is what has helped my melasma lighten in places.

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on April 12, 2012
at 11:31 PM

My mom made her own lotion for this after seeing Dr. Oz pushing some niacin/vit. C lightening cream, and it worked way better than we expected it to. She tested it on only one hand for the first month to avoid wishful thinking bias, and the difference between the two hands is quite stark.

She just crushed a vitamin C tablet and a niacin tablet and mixed that powder with some lotion (sorry I don't know exactly how much, but it was in a small travel size container).

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on December 17, 2010
at 08:10 PM

I had age spots on my face (under eyes). They have completely disappeared. My advice--eliminate ALL wheat. That was the first thing I did after I decided to change my diet. And, along with getting rid of soy, it was by far the most critical step.

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on December 17, 2010
at 09:12 PM

For the first 6 months of the year, I was 100% gluten free. Now I'm 95% wheat free. That alone isn't doing it for me. BTW, I take apple cider vinegar every day in water. I'm pretty sure that is what has helped my melasma lighten in places.

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on April 12, 2012
at 11:00 PM

Age spots on my face and hands are without a doubt fading and some really dark ones on my face have completely disappeared! All the medically prescribed bleaching compounds I tried could not even come close.

My nails used to be paper thin, painfully splitting. I developed an extreme sensitivity to all nail products (fake and polish). Now my nails for the first time are growing and fairly thick, no splitting or other issues.

My eyelashes used to be sparse, now they are as thick and long as I could hope for. I???m delighted!

This became quite evident after giving up ALL dairy. I also avoid all vegetable oils except coconut, and that which occurs naturally in nuts and seeds (of which I eat sparingly). I had already given up all grains for several years, so I am fairly certain that giving up dairy made the difference (and maybe eating more coconut fat).

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on December 17, 2010
at 11:39 PM

Have you seen Ann Marie of Cheeseslave's post on curing her melasma? She goes beyond just food and into correcting underlying hormonal imbalance a little more. I bet if you contact her she would be willing to answer questions and give you some more detailed info on what she did to reverse hers.

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on December 18, 2010
at 07:14 AM

There seem to be problems with Cheeseslave's website. One time I went there and it was fine. I tried again later and again was taken to a malicious website. Your link is fine, Amanda, it's the site.

Medium avatar

(3024)

on December 18, 2010
at 05:47 AM

The link took me to a malicious website. I had actually read her post before. It deals with melasma. As I mentioned, my melasma is very slowly getting better, so I feel I'm on the right road. What I'm worried about is age spots which aren't the same thing. I mean those liver spots old people have, mostly on their arms. I'm in my late 40s and I have way to many of them.

95601768ec9cb75cc3a9cbcd2271ed14

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on December 18, 2010
at 09:54 PM

yikes! sorry about that.

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on December 18, 2010
at 12:33 AM

DMAE and ALC are known to help. i'd start with ALC (acetyl l-carninine) first for a few months and see if it helps. grape seed extract (or pine bark extract) also is excellent for skin health. and 2-4g vitamin C a day. and quercetin. and a ton of other stuff..

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