6 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Age Spots Naturally

How to Get Rid of Age Spots Naturally

Have you developed dark spots on your skin? Well! The dark patches on your skin are usually termed as age spots or liver spots and are caused by excessive exposure of our skin to the sun. Excessive exposure to the sun promotes the production of melanin. However, age spots may also be caused due to tanning beds and tanning lamps.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Age Spots Naturally

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Age Spots Naturally

Age spots not only develops on the face but also on hands, arms, and shoulders as these areas are more exposed to the sun. The size of age spots may vary and they may be present in any shape such as oval or flat. Usually, liver spots appear black or brown in color.

The reason why these black-brown spots on the skin are termed as age spot is that they usually appear in older adults above 50 years of age. But yes, young people may also suffer from it. The issue of age spot is more common in people with light skin color.

Now the question arises are age spots painful or harmful??

The answer is no and the only reason why you would want to get rid of them is that they affect your looks and hamper your personality.

Most of you must be using bleaching products that are available in the market to get rid of such spots. But there are also home remedies for age spots that will give you 100 percent result without any side effect.

Below are 6 home remedies to get rid of age spots. Let’s have a look.

6 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Age Spots:

1. Aloe Vera

Aleo vera is one of the effective home remedies to reduce age spots. The compounds present in it removes dead skin cells and also promotes the growth of healthy cells. Also, aloe vera moisturizes your skin and makes it young, hydrated and fresh.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Take a fresh leaf of aloe vera plant. Cut it to open it and extract its gel. Apply the gel on your spots and leave it for an hour. After half an hour rinse off your skin. Repeat this once or twice in a day.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a natural skin toner. Alpha hydroxy acids present in apple cider vinegar acts as exfoliating agent. When dead skin cells are removed age spots are lightened.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Add apple cider vinegar and water in equal amounts and add a half teaspoon of honey to it. Mix well and apply on dark spots. After 20 minutes rinse it off.

3. Yogurt

Yogurt is a natural whitening agent and also keeps skin moisturized and hydrated.
Apply yogurt directly on the spots and leave it for 20 minutes. This is followed by rinsing off your face with cold water. Repeat this 2 times in a week.

Yogurt

Yogurt


4. Lemon

Lemon contains citric acid. Citric acid when applied on the skin, breaks melanin and removes dead skin cells. This, in turn, lightens the age spots. Squeeze a lemon to extract lemon juice. Add an equal amount of cucumber juice to it and apply it the dark spots. Rinse it off after 20 minutes.

Lemon

Lemon


5. Coconut Oil

I have discussed coconut oil in many other articles before. It is one of the best, easily available and inexpensive treatment for most of the skin issues. Also, it is a natural whitening agent and so you can use it to get rid of age spots.
Apply coconut oil directly to your skin and leave it. Repeat this 2 times in a day.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil


6. Turmeric

Since ages, turmeric has been used to enhance beauty. It is a common ingredient of most of the beauty products available in the market. Add a pinch of turmeric to a tablespoon of sandalwood powder (sandalwood powder has natural whitening properties). Mix well and add sufficient amount of water to make a paste. Apply paste to the dark spots and leave it to dry. Finally, rinse it off.

Turmic

Turmic

So as you can see there are so many home remedies available in your kitchen to help you get rid of age spots. But yes, keep in mind if yu have developed very dark patched on your skin than they may be symptoms of some underlying disease or skin cancer so please consult your doctor.

And yes, to prevent age spots make sure to cover yours face with a scarf or carry an umbrella before stepping out in the sun to protect excessive exposure to the sun.

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