Natural Remedies for Age Spots

One of the signs of growing old is age spots. Age spots are harmless, yellow or brown flat discolorations of the skin that occur on the neck, face and the back of the hands. They are in no way harmful, but to many people they are an annoyance because they reveal a person’s age.

Usually age spots are a result of sun damage due to sun exposure for many years. Sometimes age spots can cause impaired liver function and/or nutritional deficiencies. This occurs as we age because our metabolism changes and the liver become overwhelmed with toxins. The liver becomes overwhelmed with the toxins and then age spots or liver spots begin to form. Lack of antioxidants and oxidation within the body can plan a role in the formation of age spots.

Age spots take years to form and eliminating them will take time too. Remember to not give up! Try one of the remedies listed below for a few months and then if they don’t improve then try another. Always make sure you wear sunscreen with at least SPF 15 when you are outdoors for long periods of time.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix apple cider vinegar with onion juice when applied to the skin can remove sun spots and age spots.

Finely chop up an onion, use a strainer to squeeze out the juice.
Take one part of the onion juice to one part Apple Cider Vinegar and mix them together.
Use a cotton pad to absorb the solution and then apply it to the affected areas.

Repeat this once a day for six weeks and you should notice a gradual improvement. If the spots have not disappeared after six weeks but have started to fade, keep up the process until they are completely gone. If you want to speed up this process, you can mix 3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to a mug of hot or cold water and then drink it twice daily for a month. Not only will this improve your age spots, but will also make you feel energized and active and give you a healthy glow.

Aloe Vera

This juice or gel has been used for skin problems, more particularly burns. Many have found this plant to be helpful in removing age spots. Simply rub the gel or juice directly on the affected areas twice daily. Within one month you should notice improvement.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice acid has been shown to help fade the appearance of age spots. Just dab fresh lemon juice directly on the spots twice daily, you should notice improvements within two months.

Note: Wait until the juice dries as it increases your sensitivity to light.

Castor Oil

Age spots have gotten better with the use of castor oil. Just rub the oil over the affected areas once in the morning and in the evening. The spots should fade within a month.

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