What Are Age Spots?
Age spots, or liver spots, are brown spots or marks that appear on the skin as a person ages. While most people do not start to get age spots until they are fifty, people who are commonly exposed to the sun, or who smoke, may get them earlier.
This article will discuss a few home remedies that can prevent you getting more age spots. It will also discuss even more ways to lighten skin and even make your age spots vanish. Follow these easy tips to get rid of your age spots.
10 Top Home Remedies For Age Spots
Since a major cause of age spots is too much exposure to the sun, one of the best natural remedies to prevent getting more age spots is to protect yourself from the sun.
The sun’s rays are most powerful between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., so that’s when you need to be the most careful. You should apply sunscreen fifteen to thirty minutes before you go outside. The best sunscreen to use is waterproof and has an SPF of 15 or higher.
#2. Cover Up
Another great home remedy to protect yourself from the sun is to make sure that your skin is covered enough. A good way to do this, even on hot days, is to wear large hats and sunglasses.
While these cannot cover your whole body, then can protect most, if not all, of your face, from sun damage. If you are outside, sitting under a shady tree should be able to help protect you a little as well.
#3. Don’t Smoke
Smoking can also cause dark spots to occur. These may or may not be age spots, but they look about the same and can be equally annoying. If you currently do not smoke, then it would be wise to avoid starting. If you already smoke, then you should quit as soon as possible. Smoking can cause much worse problems than age spots, and you will probably cure several other ailments just by quitting smoking.
#4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can be used in two ways to cure age spots. You can dilute the vinegar in water (and add honey if you like) and drink it in order to cure your body from the inside out. If drinking apple cider vinegar isn’t for you, then you can also dig a cotton ball in the vinegar and rub it on your dark spots. Doing this several times a day should make your skin spots or moles disappear within weeks.
#5. Aloe Vera
Using aloe vera gel is another great natural remedy to lighten and eventually make age spots disappear. When you rub aloe vera gel on your age spots it will encourage your skin to get rid of the old skin, and grow healthier, age spot-free skin, instead. Rub aloe vera gel on your skin a couple of times a day to get the best results. This gel can also help to heal small cuts and other skin problems.
#6. Onion Juice
Onions work as a natural home remedy and skin lightener. They can be used in two ways to treat age spots. You can cut an onion into slices and then rub or hold the slices on your age spots for at least a quarter of an hour at a time, at least a couple of times a day.
You can also take onion juice and rub it on your skin with a cotton ball for a lesser amount of time, but more times a day. Both of these solutions can help to lighten age spots over time.
#7. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice can also be used as a natural skin lightener. Fresh lemon juice will work the best for this, but any lemon juice will be able to help a little.
Dip a cotton ball into lemon juice and then rub the lemon juice on your dark spots. Do this several times a day to get the best results.
Potatoes are yet another type of natural bleaching agent. Like onions, they can also be used in two different ways. Like onions, you can either slice the potatoes, or use potato juice to lighten your age spots. Hold the slice on your age spots or rub the juice on them. Either way, this natural remedy should help to lighten your age spots.
Did you always think that the hard green part of a watermelon had no use? It turns out that the watermelon rind has many health benefits, including lightening age spots. Grind up or blend the rind of the watermelon until it is paste-like. Rub this paste on your age spots several times a day in order to lighten your age spots and to make your skin look healthier.
#10. Olive Oil & Vinegar
One way to get rid of age spots it to mix a little of olive oil and vinegar. Take a tablespoon of olive oil and mix it with the same amount of vinegar. Once it is mixed, take a cotton ball and dip it in the mix. Apply the mix to your dark spots and let it sit for at least half an hour. When the time is up, rinse off the mix. Do this at least once a day to get the best results.
Hopefully these natural home remedies can help to lighten your age spots.