There are some great age spots treatments for African-American skin available. African-American skin produces more melanin than Caucasian or other lighter-skinned races, but that doesn’t mean that African-Americans can’t get age spots as well. Age spots are a result of years of sun exposure and so the first thing to do is limit your sun exposure and apply a daily sunscreen before going out at least half an hour prior to going outdoors.
Actually, African-American skin is special in that it provides a natural sunscreen due to the increased melanin. However, age spots will be more noticeable on lighter-skinned African Americans but can be treated with different products. M2, formerly called Mama Lotion, works on all skin types and has received great reviews from African-Americans who have used it and had very noticeable results. You can purchase M2 from different retailers such as Amazon, Dermstore.com or skincarerx.com for around $49.95 or less.
Other age spot treatments for African-American skin are chemical peels, such as Skin Culture Peel, which can vary in cost, depending on which strength you get, from $132.00-$247.50. You can also purchase over-the-counter chemical peels for about $50-$100 in your local drugstore. Just realize that over-the-counter chemical peels will be at a very low percentage of active ingredients and can take several months to notice changes.
As with any skin care treatment, you should seek the assistance of a physician who can examine your skin and ensure that any dark spots are not cancerous or some other skin condition. If you have sensitive skin, always check out the ingredients in age spot treatments as some may have nut, plant or fruit ingredients that you may be allergic to.