will lemon juice work on other parts of my body for age spots? I have them really bad on arms and legs.

Age spots are caused by the overexposure to the UV rays of the sun. These blemishes can be red or dark brown in color and are also called sun spots or liver spots. As we age, the ability of our skin to regenerate decreases. This is why age spots are most commonly seen in people who are over 40 years old.

Lemon juice is effective in treating age spots as it is acidic in nature and helps to get rid of the upper layer. You can mix equal amounts of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar and apply it to the spots. Allow it to soak into your skin for at least 20 minutes and then use a mixture of sugar crystals and almond or olive oil to gently scrub the area. The lemon-vinegar solution will help to dissolve the upper layer of skin and the sugar-oil mixture will help to slough off the skin and reveal the fresh skin below. Use this method at least twice or thrice a week for no less than one month for visible results. Alternatively, you can grate fresh horseradish root to obtain about 2 teaspoons of grated horseradish root. Add 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to the horseradish and grind it so that you have a thin paste. Apply the paste to your skin and allow it to remain on for at least 20 minutes before you wash it off with warm water. This mixture may irritate your skin slightly but it will also help to exfoliate your skin. To increase the effectiveness of this remedy, you can apply this mixture before you go to bed at night, and then wash it off the next morning with lukewarm water.

You should also massage the age spots with virgin coconut oil at least once a day. Coconut oil is rich in anti-oxidants and helps to protect the skin from damage caused by the free radicals in our bodies. In addition to this, coconut oil also helps to nourish the skin and provides it with fatty acids that help to keep the skin soft and healthy. Coconut oil has mild sunscreen properties and will help to prevent further darkening of the age spots.

In addition to these remedies, you should also make sure that you use a sunscreen lotion whenever you step outside. Minimize the amount of time you spend in the sun and if necessary wear long sleeved clothes with long pants when going out during the day.

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