What Vitamins Work to Remove Age Spots?

Author: Samantha Cook
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Vitamin A has been found to be important to skin health and when added to creams as a retinoid can be an effective treatment for age spots.

More Info: Vitamin A is derived from preformed retinoids and provitamin cartenoids. It is the retinoid derivative of vitamin A that has been proven effective at benefiting some skin conditions. 

Fact: Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study to evaluate the use of Retin-A topical cream, generally prescribed in the treatment of acne.  In a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, they confirmed that Retin-A is in fact effective at diminishing the appearance of age spots.

Fact: Retin-A increases skin's sensitivity to the sun so it is important for anyone using it to use a sunblock and wear protective clothing to minimize sun exposure.

Fact: Retin-A is the manufacturer brand name containing the generic skin medication tretinoin.

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Works Cited

Mayo Clinic
"Vitamin A (Retinol)"
http://www.mayoclinic.com/

University of Maryland Medical Center
"Skin Wrinkles and Blemishes-Treatment"
http://www.umm.edu/

The New York Times
"Study Finds Cream Clears Age Spots"
http://www.nytimes.com/

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