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Age Spots Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of Age Spots

Age Spots Home Remedy

Age spots (also known as sun spots, liver spots, and lentigines), are harmless, flat, yellow or brown discolorations of the skin which usually occur on the back of the hands, neck and face of people above the age of 40. These age spots are usually not serious, but instead are mainly an annoyance since they can reveal a person's age. However, if you have irregular, dark spots that increase in size or change color/texture, have them checked by a doctor since they could be a sign of skin cancer.

Causes of Age Spots

Age spots are commonly a sign of sun damage by having the skin exposed to the sun over many years. In more serious situations, they can be due to impaired liver function or dietary and nutritional deficiencies.

For example, as we age, our metabolism changes and the liver can become overwhelmed with toxins. If the liver cannot rid the body of these toxins, age spots (liver spots) can begin to develop. Oxidation within the body and a lack of antioxidants in your diet can also play an important role in the development of age spots.

It is important to remember that age spots take years to form and eliminating them will take time, too. But don't give up! Try one of the remedies below for a few months, and if they don't improve simply try another one. Also, as a preventative measure, always use a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 if you plan to be outdoors in the sun for extended periods of time.

Home Remedies for Age Spots Treatment

Age Spots Home Remedy Using Apple Cider Vinegar

When Apple Cider Vinegar is mixed with onion juice and applied directly to the skin, it can help you to get rid of age spots and sun spots.

  • Finely chop or blend an onion, and use a strainer or cheese cloth to squeeze and extract the juice.
  • Take one part of Apple Cider Vinegar and one part of onion juice and mix them together.
  • Dab a cotton pad into the solution and apply it directly onto the age spots.

Leave this on the skin for a minimum of 30 minutes, and as long as you are comfortable with it. Repeat this once a day for approximately 6 weeks and you should begin to notice a gradual improvement. If the spots have not completely disappeared after the 6 weeks but they have started to fade, keep repeating the process until they do.

To speed up the process, you can mix 3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar into a mug full of water (hot or cold), and drink this twice daily for a month. This will not only improve your age spots, but it will also give you a healthy young glow and make you feel energized and active. If you find the taste of the vineger to be too strong, try adding a tablespoon of honey as a natural sweetener.

Natural Cure for Age Spots Using Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera juice or gel has long been known as a general healing agent for skin problems, particularly burns. Many people have also found it to be helpful in reducing the visual appearance of age spots. Simply rub the juice or gel directly onto the affected areas twice a day, and leave it on the skin for at least 45 minutes each time. Within a month you should begin to notice improvements.

Home Remedy for Age Spots Using Lemon Juice

The acid in Lemon juice has been shown to help fade the appearance of age spots. Simply dab fresh lemon juice directly onto the spots twice daily and you should begin to notice improvements in about two months. Leave the juice on the skin for at least 30 minutes, or as long as you are comfortable with it. You can also leave the juice on the skin overnight.

NOTE: If you plan to go outdoors, wait for the juice to dry as it increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight.

Using Castor Oil as a Remedy for Age Spots

Castor Oil has been shown to improve the appearance of age spots. Simple rub the oil directly onto the affected skin areas once in the morning and once in the evening. This should help fade the spots within a month.

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  1. on said:

    I have brown spots on my legs and feet below my knees. I am very light skin and it looks like my feet are dirty. How do I get them to be white again?

  2. on said:

    Love it! I will try these remedies out. Also drinking apple cider vinegar with warm water or lemon squeezed in warm water especially first thing in the morning before eating works amazing. You can alternate if you like and it feels great after a few weeks:)

  3. on said:

    Pomegranate syrup will remove and heal the age spots fast but make sure you are buying the real 100% pure pomegranate syrup.

  4. on said:

    I just turned 50. I have age/liver spots. I don't know how to get rid of them. I have been trying the organic apple cider vinegar for two weeks now - they are still there. It's not working for me. I have also tried other remedies and they did not work either. I wish I could find something that helps. Someone please help me!

  5. on said:

    I used Vantex and had beautiful skin. They are out at the stores so I started using Ambi and it broke me out bad because it has glycerine in it. I have combination skin and can't stand that glycerine and oil in it. I have black spots on my face now. What can I use to get rid of these black spots? Thanks!

  6. on said:

    I just made a batch of Apple Cider Vinegar and Onion Juice - I found that I can cut the onion up into small cubes and use a Garlic Press to extract the juice! Works great - hope the mixture works just as well on my spots. I'll post an update in about a month. Really burns the eyes til it dries -darn onions!

  7. on said:

    I have had cold sores and they are leaving very bad spots on my lips. I am trying to find a home remedy.

  8. on said:

    I have tried lots of things (store creams, etc.) for a particular dark spot on my upper cheek. I am fair skinned, so everything shows on my skin. I wanted to share this easypeezy remedy, use aloe vera (fresh from plant)! It is working beautifully and I only apply it every few days or so. Enjoy!

  9. on said:

    The lemon juice tip work wonders! Thank you!

  10. on said:

    Try Flexitol Heel Balm on cracking skin.  It works!

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