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Age Spots Regimen

Summary:  Make a PABA topical to use at least once daily. Use a supplement regimen that contains PABA internally, adequate antioxidants including mixed tocopherols and selenium plus essential fatty acids. Clean the liver if necessary.

What are Age Spots?
Age spots, also known as sun spots or lentigines, are harmless, flat, brown discolorations of the skin which usually occur on the back of the hands, neck and face of people older than 40 years of age. Sun spots are caused by the skin being exposed to the sun over many years and are a sigh of sun damage. If you do not believe that these marks are caused by sunlight, look at the skin on your inner thigh or on the underside of the arms. You will see that they are completely devoid of spots. Sun spots do not really need to be treated unless they are changing or getting bigger than the surrounding sun spots. To more easily see the damage to one's skin from the sun and highlight age spots, they can be viewed briefly in the dark with an ultraviolet lamp.

Age spots are typically caused by damage to the skin when there are not enough antioxidants and other nutrients to protect it from the sun. They are also known as liver spots, probably so-named due to their being liver-colored. Coincidentally, it appears that inadequate liver function may contribute to the spots. This may be because when the liver is compromised by toxin, mineral, fat, or other accumulations, there are less B vitamins, including PABA, produced in the intestines. Or it may be that poor liver function hampers damaged cells from being processed and removed by the body.

Aubrey Organics used to make a food grade PABA-based sunscreen called Saving Face that was excellent for age spots. Now they use the petrochemical PABA ester, also known as padimate-O, instead of food grade PABA, so it is no longer recommended. A food grade PABA-based topical must be made oneself.

The easiest way to make a PABA topical is to break open a capsule and mix it with a little bit of aloe juice. It will keep a couple of days. Rub it into the affected areas twice per day. Emu oil can be used as the base but since PABA is water soluble, it must still first be mixed in aloe or water. Emu provides additional nutrients and protection to the skin so may speed results.

When going in the sun, use a safe, zinc oxide based sunscreen as discussed in the Sunscreen section.

PABA capsules can be taken to speed results.  PABA is widely available in health food stores.  Use 500 to 1500mg per day.  It has the benefit of making one less prone to sunburns and other sun damage, too.  A good Multivitamin which contains 200mcg selenium per day will also speed results and help prevent further sun damage as will any good antioxidant like grape seed extract, curcumin (turmeric extract), mixed tocopherols, or vitamin C.  A good choice for a multivitamin would be Vitacost Synergy Version 10 since it contains a good number of strong antioxidants including grape seed extract, plus PABA and mixed tocopherols.

If these methods do not elicit an 80% or more reduction in the problem within six months, add The Water Cure and Liver Cleanse regimens.

Anecdotes from CureZone:

1. I just wanted to add my 2 cents on the effectiveness of Liver Flushes . I started doing HC's flushes approximately 1-year ago and I try and hold to the every other week schedule. My primary motivation to start liver flushes was the amount of "liver spots" rapidly increasing in quantity all over my body. I had over 200 ugly brown spots on the top of each leg and at least 100 on my chest. After 1-year of flushes I am down to less than 12 on each leg and about 12 on my chest. The remaining "liver spots" are the largest, most intense of the original collection. It is my goal to continue flushing until all of the brown spots of discoloration, commonly referred to as "liver spots" are gone and completely vanquished from my system.

How fortunate I feel to have been able to reverse some internal condition that was adversely affecting my physical appearance. J9

2. I had the same experience. After numerous flushes over three years, the spots on my hands and arms have either disappeared or faded to where they are barely noticeable. I once read the spots resulted when excess toxins are deposited in the skin because the liver cannot process them. When the spots fade or go away all together would seem to suggest improved liver function due to flushing. -- hopinso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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