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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:

    Need help with age spots on my cheek bones. Only in the summer time they are really noticeable. I've been on pain meds since '06 and was told that fast release of the toxins is causing age spots. I hate it! Please help.

  2. on said:

    We could rub sliced onion on the affected areas. The vitamin C in the onion act as skin lightener. Applying garlic paste on the spots is also very effective. If none of these home remedies works, we could seek some medical help, I guess. I have a neighbour who had her spots removed in a facial veins treatment centre in Toronto. Drinking plenty of water and regular exercises can bring changes in our skin too.

  3. on said:

    I'm 67 and live with my wife on the Mediterranean coast. I had quite a few unsightly spots on the back of my hands, but about 6 months ago I started using latex gloves when I do the washing up, (it's my job), as I was getting irritation on my hands from the soap. All my spots have virtually disappeared. I have never had spots on other parts of my body. I just wonder if soaps etc could be making spots worse on other people.

  4. on said:

    I have sun spots on my face - can I just use lemon juice. Also which remedy is the best to use and do they really work?

  5. on said:

    Bernadette - pomegranate has antioxidant activity so applying its fresh juice and drinking it helps regenerate dead skin cells and reduce age spots. Drinking one glass of pomegranate juice and applying a few drops of it with a cotton ball on to the entire face daily works great! Also always remember to apply a good sunscreen during the day to prevent any more sun damage.

  6. on said:

    Dumb question but do you drink the pomegranate juice or apply it topically? If so, is there a recommended dose?

  7. on said:

    Thank you! I'm curious as to where I can find it and how to use it?

  8. on said:

    @ Jenn - I use Apple Cider Vinegar and onion juice mixed together for dark spots on my face and it's helping me. After a few months of use the dark brown spots look way lighter now. Use a blender to crush one onion and squeeze its juice into an airtight jar. Add the same amount of organic ACV as the onion juice in the jar and mix them both well. Dab a cotton ball in this mix and apply it on the dark spots every night for overnight and wash it in the morning. Keep putting the ACV mix on until the brown spots are gone. Make sure to use a good sunblock with SPF 50 or higher during the day. I hope it helps!

  9. 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?

  10. 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:)

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