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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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    Mix one part of water & one part of apple cider vinegar, a drop or two of oregano oil. Apply on face at night, as a toner, followed by a moisturizer after few minutes.

  2. on said:

    I have very bad cracked and dry skin on my fingers. Now my feet are cracking and my legs are dry. I usually put band aids on them because of the cracking. What to do?

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    I would recommend using Royale Kojic Papaya soap for pimples and blotchy remnants from pimples. You can order this from Facebook Estrella Estrada or Star Royale. She is selling the original soap not imitations.

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    Head and Shoulders shampoo works on sunspots. Just dab on sunspots and sleep with it overnight. Should be gone in a few days.

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    Two tablespoons honey and one teaspoon cinnamon. Mix into a paste and apply to clean face. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water to remove from face and then rinse with cold water to close pores. I'm 48 years old and have kids with the same problem. It takes time but it works. Honey and lemon also work well on age spots and freckles.

  6. on said:

    How can I control sunspots on my face and hand?

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    There is actually a product sold by proactiv that has an ingredient called hydroquinone in it for dark spot removal. They sell product with this same active ingredient I am 100% certain at GNC and other stores. The substance is extremely effective when used 2-3 times daily. It does however bleach the skin and can have reactions with other chemicals so make sure to research it before you mix it. Also, especially for acne scars (especially fresh red ones) tea tree oil is extremely effective. It has antibiotic qualities that make it perfect for acne scars. I have mixed it with vitamin e oil, the tea tree oil is slightly menthol in nature, and saw overnight results in the appearance of the red marks from my recent acne.

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    Hi, I have 2 large and about 15 small age spots on my face, I start using lemone jusce and sugar (for scrub) and l.j.+honey,l.j.+honey+oatmeal, as a mask at nights. They getting lighter(I think) but far from disappearing,I am doing it at nights only, suppose i to get done 2-3 X day, and use virgin olive oil after washing it off as moisturizer. I would apperciate if some one can let me know if i am in the right track.Thank you

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    I have used health food store deeply-mined food grade dry clay on all of my children. Handle clay cleanly as it absorbs everything. Use a stainless steel spoon and try a teaspoon mixed with filtered water so it is thin and apply thinly to assess any sensation. If it feels okay, leave on overnight. It will dry and fall off powdery but some will cling. Rinse in the morning, do not scrub or open healing areas by overscrubbing. Just rinse in the shower. Continue each night for a week and assess result. Do not use thickly--will attach and not come off without taking skin with it!

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    My daughter is 35yrs old and is suffering from a very bad case of acne on her cheeks. They are dark and blotchy, what home remedy can she use to remove them. She is very embarrassed.

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