Home Remedy for Age Spots

by Sharon Hopkins

Age spots are more commonly known as liver spots, brown spots and lentigines. These are nothing but flat, brown or yellow discoloration of the skin. These spots are harmless and are usually found on the back of the hands, neck, arms and faces of people above 40 yrs of age. These spots are not signs of any disorder or not even of a medical complication but can be annoying as they tend to show off a person's age. These spots are caused due to excessive production of melanin in the body. Melanin is that substance which is responsible for the uneven tanning of the skin when exposed to the sun. In a few serious cases, these spots can be a result of impaired liver function or nutritional and dietary deficiencies. As the human body ages, the metabolism of our body change and the liver might get overwhelmed with toxins. When this happens, the liver is unable to get rid of the toxins and hence the age spots or liver spots appear. Lack of antioxidants in the diet and oxidation within the body can also be the factors causing age spots. It takes a lot of years for the formation and appearance of age spots or liver spots and one must realize that their removal or elimination will also take some time.

There several home remedies known to help in the removal of age spots. One such home remedy is the use if apple cider vinegar. Mix some apple cider vinegar with orange juice and apply it directly on the skin. It will not only help get rid of age spots but will also help against sun spots. Finely chop an onion or blend it. Use a strainer or a cheese cloth to extract the juice. Take one part each of apple cider vinegar and onion juice and mix them together. Dab a cotton ball in this mixture and apply it directly on the spots. Leave it on for around thirty minutes or for as long as you are comfortable and then wash it off with cold water. Repeat this procedure twice everyday for at least 6 weeks. The spots will start fading. Continue this process till they are removed completely. Aloe Vera is known for its skin healing properties. Rub some Aloe Vera juice or gel on the skin directly. Let it stay for at least forty five minutes and then wash it off. Do this twice a day until the spots start fading and e liminated completely.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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