Natural Age Spots Removal


Natural Age Spots Treatment

Age spots are also referred to as liver spot. They are flat brown spots that start appearing on different parts of the body. They are actually not caused by age, as the name may sound. They are caused by sun damage that have aggregated over the years. It is more commonly seen in those with a fair complexion. People who visit tanning beds or have most of their times in the sun tends to have it more. Whatever the cause may be, they make you look older and nobody likes to have it. Although, age spots are not dangerous yet many people look for ways to remove it.


There are quite number of medical approach to treat age spots and they may come with potential side effects and complications. Medical Approach can also be highly expensive. Example includes laser therapy that destroys the cells producing melanin hormone. There is also dermabrasion that works by peeling off the skin’s outermost layers resulting in new skin generation. There are chemical peels that work in much the same way but they may burn the outer layer of the skin. There is also cryosurgery that freezes age spots with liquid nitrogen.

 I will advise you to try one of these home remedies known to reduce the appearance of age spots with no side effect instead of costly medical approach that may come with the side effects and complications.

Top Organic Treatment for Age Spots (Liver Spot)

1. Apple cider vinegar

It naturally contains alpha hydroxyl acids. It makes a good skin exfoliator just like the costly anti-aging creams that helps lighten age spots. All you need to do is to dab a little Apple cider vinegar to affected areas of the skin. Apply it before bed and leave it on overnight. You can mix in a little olive oil to protect the skin from drying out too much. With little olive oil, it will leave your skin soft and smooth. Use for about four weeks and notice the difference.
If you have horseradish, you can add it to it to make this remedy even more effective. It will take a little more time to mix together. Use finely grated 5-inch piece of horseradish and add it to the apple cider vinegar. Mix thoroughly, and allow it to sit undisturbed for two weeks. After the two-week period, shake it well and strain the vinegar into a clean container with lid for storage. Apply it to your age spots once or twice daily until desired results are achieved.
Note that it is normal to initially have slight redness or stinging just as you may feel with a store-bought toner. However, if irritation is severe, you can either stop using it or try diluting it with water.

2. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are anti aging remedy, it treats stubborn dark and brown spots. It contains certain enzymes and lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant. It also serves as bleaching properties that helps it to effectively lighten the skin. 
Slice the tomato and rub each of the slices in the age spot. If you don’t have fresh tomatoes, you can apply pure tomato juice to your age spots. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water. You can mix it with honey to produce more effect. Use twice daily until desired result is achieved.

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2. Buttermilk
Buttermilk contains lactic acid which helps to restore and rejuvenate the body. It can fade age spots. You only need buttermilk and a cotton ball. Dip cotton ball into the buttermilk and squeeze it to drain excess buttermilk. Apply the soaked cotton ball to your age spots and leave it to sit for about 15 minutes. Wash with warm water. If you have acne prone skin, you can add a few drops of lime juice to the buttermilk. 
Use on daily basis until the age spots fade. You can also use buttermilk to wash your face or even as a buttermilk bath.

3. Lemons
Lemons are one of the highly effective home remedies for lightening age spots, freckles and other dark spots on the skin. Lemon contains citric acid that safely removes dead skin cells to show off the new layers of skin. It also provides a healthy glow to the skin. 
It is important not to go out in the sun while you have the lemon on. It can cause the skin to darken more. If you have sensitive skin, lemons can results in skin irritation and redness. You can dilute it with rosewater first.
Slice up your lemon and then rub each of the slices to the age spots. Leave for about 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water. You can keep the remaining slices in the refrigerator. Repeat the process twice each day until the age spots fades.

4. Onions
Onions contain sulfur compounds which acts as an antiseptic. It also contains acids that help to exfoliate the skin. It can be used in place of lemons or vinegar in case of sensitivity. Slice the onion and then rub over affected areas. Repeat two to three times daily. Rinse well after about 20 minutes. You can mix a tablespoon of onion juice with two tablespoons of honey for more effect.

5. Papaya
Papaya also contains alpha hydroxyl acids and certain enzymes that can exfoliate the skin and also fades blemishes, age spots, and other skin problems. Papaya also gives your complexion a glowing look.
 However, some people are allergic to papaya. It is advisable to do some test first by which simply applying it to a small area of the skin. For the test, wait for 24 hours before washing it off.  In case of reaction, do not use it and if you do not notice any reaction, you can proceed further. Get a green papaya and Cut off a thin slice of the skin. The fleshy side of the papaya is then applied to the age spots. Wash off after about 20 minutes. You can cut the papaya into tiny cubes and then press them into a pulp using a fork. Put the pulp to your age spots and then leave for about 20 minutes before rinsing. Apply once daily for the best results.

6. Yogurt

Yogurt contains lactic acid, which makes it a bleaching agent. It helps in making the skin lighter. It fades brown and dark spots over time.
Use a tablespoon of yogurt, two tablespoons of ground oatmeal, and a teaspoon of lime juice in preparing this remedy.
Mix the yogurt, oatmeal and lime juice in a bowl to form paste. Apply the paste to the age spot and rinse with the cold water after about 30 minutes. Apply moisturizer after rinsing. Use every day for a week, and change it to two times in a week for two to three months.

7. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is popularly known for its healing power on many skin ailments, poison oak and stings, eczema, age spots and more. It serves in functioning as both moisturizing and anti-inflammatory agent. It helps keep the skin fresh, youthful and hydrated. Apply the gel and rinse off after about 30 minutes. Repeat twice daily.

8. Castor oil
Castor oil is commonly known for its healing ability on the skin. Among these are removal age spots and blemishes. Simply apply a bit of the oil to the age spot and massage it into the skin. Do this for a minute or two, or until it is absorbed well. Use twice daily, that is in the morning and night. You will notice changes in about four weeks. If you have dry skin, you may add little olive oil or coconut oil to prevent added dryness. Coconut oil is a good skin moisturizer.

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9. Potatoes
The juice of a potato is acidic; this is responsible for its offers bleaching properties. It effectively removes freckles, dark, brown and age spots. The most effective remedy for liver spot is those of potatoes, lemon juice, and honey.
 Clean potato well and remove green spots or sprouts that may be present on its body. Grate the potato and place the shreds in a linen cloth to squeeze out the juice. You can make use a juicer to extract the juice. Add three drops of lemon juice and few drops of honey to the potato juice and mix thoroughly. Apply the mixture to your age spots and leave for about 20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.

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