Home Remedies for Age and Sun Spots
Skin discolorations resulting from age and sun spots can mar an otherwise perfect complexion. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies and professional skin care treatments that can make such unsightly spots fade away.
1) The Juice of Lemons
The citric acid in lemons makes this fruit one of the strongest natural skin lightening remedies. After dabbing lemon juice on age spots twice a day for two months, dark spots should begin to fade.
2) The Juice of Onions
Finely chop up an onion, extract its juice, and try applying it to sun spots. The acidity of the onion juice can induce skin peeling, which has a bleaching effect.
3) The Juice of Fresh Garlic
The acid in garlic can also result in the shedding of outer layers of skin; rub fresh garlic directly on your age spots each night, and pigmentation should start to even out in six to eight weeks.
4) Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is believed to have a number of healing properties and is used as a home remedy to treat a number of ailments. The natural acidity of the vinegar promotes exfoliation of the skin and balances the skin's pH level.
5) Milk Products
Lactic acid is one of the most popular ingredients used in professional skin care products, chemical peels, and other non-invasive cosmetic treatments. It increases the rate of cell turnover, thereby regenerating and revitalizing the skin. Milk, buttermilk, and yogurt are all ingredients in homemade facial recipes because they contain lactic acid.
6) Castor Oil
While castor oil does not contain skin bleaching properties, it can improve skin texture. If age or sun spots are rougher than surrounding skin, try dabbing castor oil on the blemishes. Over time, the castor oil may help smooth out sun and liver spots.
7) Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has healing properties similar to those of castor oil, and daily application to age spots can help even out your skin's complexion.
8) Vitamin E
A well-known remedy for scars, Vitamin E can also be used on sun spots. Men and women who use vitamin E to help reduce the appearance of age spots recommend applying vitamin E directly on affected areas, in addition to taking a daily vitamin E supplement.
Age Spot Remedy Recipe
- ¼ C. plain organic yogurt
- 1/8 C. organic apple cider vinegar
- Juice of ¼ lemon
- 1 T. aloe vera
1) Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Apply the solution to the entire face and neck and allow it to dry for 10 minutes. Apply another layer to the face and neck and wait about 10 minutes. Repeat.
2) Thoroughly wash the face and neck.
3) Apply a lightening solution (a skin care product containing hydroquinone, lemon juice, etc.) only on age spots and let dry.
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