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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 never had any age spot on my skin until I turned forty. And to my disappointment now my legs are covered with age spots. When I went to the dermatologist he looked at my legs like he had never seen anything like this. He offered me nothing or any advice on what to do. Anyone with any advice on a treatment would be appreciated.

  2. on said:

    I hear Rodan and Fields has a dark spot remover that works wonders. I don't sell it or have tried it, but I would like to try it.

  3. on said:

    Staring directly at the sun will cause permanent damage to your eyes. Please don't encourage anyone to do this. They may be as nutty as you.

  4. on said:

    Do not stare at the Sun. My grandmother said I couldn't so I thought I would prove her wrong. I was 10 years old, and I had a permanent tiny scar on my retina. The ophthalmologist asked if I've ever watched an eclipse because she found this scar which left a tiny blank space in my vision. I now believe Grandma but I just had to be a brat. Now I understand that these things can burn your retina, why risk it? You can't undo the damage.

  5. on said:

    @Morgan, Saying that it's not harmful to look directly at the sun, is crazy. The sun can blind you. Also, it does cause skin damage. Being exposed to some sun is OK and it does give you vitamin D, but more than 20 minutes of exposure to the sun can be dangerous. Guys don't listen to Morgan. Talk to your doctor!

  6. on said:

    Sorry Morgan,
    I am a dermatologist and the sun does damage in our youth with its ultraviolet rays. Most of the damage emerges in our 40's, 50's and 60's. Your statement about looking directly into the sun is totally ridiculous.

  7. on said:

    I need help dealing with the dark spots. Seriously they are very prominent on my face. Please!

  8. on said:

    Vitamin E is one of the best antioxidants and plays a key role in preventing skin aging. It effectively and naturally prevents age spots from occurring.

  9. on said:

    I have the same question as you. Maybe that is why they were also called liver spots. I have heard that they are also caused by a build up of toxins and rancid fats in our system that come out on the skin. We need a detox apparently. I hope somebody else has more info on this idea about the spots.

  10. on said:

    Lemon and Apple Cider or Aloe Vera and Almond Oil will do the job. Good luck!!

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