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Are Age Spots Keeping You Up All Night? Treat Then Now!

Age spots do not discriminate. I mean, regardless of your skin color or which ethnicity you belong to, once you age, you will develop some kind of age spots or marks. And so these home remedies for age spots are something all of us will need sooner or later.

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Age spots are most likely to develop on the skin that is most exposed. This is because the main cause of age spots is sun exposure. So you will see age spots appear mostly on face, neck, back, chest area, arms and/or legs.

Suggested read: 12 Of The Best Home Remedies For Brown Spots On Your Skin

Sun exposure increases the production of melanocytes, the cells which produce melanin in the skin. As a result, the skin grows darker and spots appear.

But age spots are not harmful, apart from the fact that they affect the appearance of a person. Age spots are not tumors. They are benign. Usually, people confuse age spots with skin cancers like melanoma because they appear similar. And that’s the reason why we suggest you visit your dermatologist first, get confirmed about your skin condition, and only then try these home remedies or undergo a treatment according to the doctor’s report.

As age spots can make you look older and unattractive, you should try your hands on these easy but very effectual natural remedies that will give you immediate results. The best thing about these remedies is that the ingredients can be easily found in your kitchen cabinet or your garden.

Home remedies for age spots

Here are the top 9 home remedies that will help you get rid of age spots in no time.

1. Lemon Juice

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The first remedy on our list is lemon juice. It is very beneficial for age posts, primarily because of the citric acid it is rich in. Citric acid makes lemon juice a bleaching agent.

Lemon juice is also a good natural exfoliator that reduces the occurrence of age spots, thus nipping the problem in the bud.

Begin by cutting a fresh lemon into two pieces. Now squeeze out the juice and dab it onto the age spots directly. Leave the juice on for half an hour. You can even keep it overnight, if you want to. The next morning, wash your face with cold water. You can do this two times a day, and within 2 months’ time, expect to see results.

A word of caution: Do not apply lemon juice and go out in the sun. You should wait until it dries. This is because lemon juice can increase your skin’s sensitivity to UV rays. Also, use only natural lemon juice, and not the bottled juice as it contains chemicals.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

The next natural remedy is apple cider vinegar. The natural alpha hydroxyl in apple cider vinegar makes it an extremely important treatment when it comes to age spots.

Apple cider vinegar also helps against sun spots.

Mix some olive oil to the vinegar. This will protect the skin as vinegar can dry it up. Now apply the mic on the spots and leave it on for about 20 minutes. You will notice that your skin seems soft and smooth immediately.

There will be a little stingy sensation when you apply the vinegar on your skin. If, however, your sensitive skin seems to be reacting, dilute the vinegar with water.

To be sure do a patch test first. Apply the vinegar behind your ear lobes and see how your skin reacts. Then you can decide whether you need to dilute it further or not.

3. Onion Juice


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Onions had to make to our post on natural remedies for age spots because it is a natural antiseptic. Onions contain sulfur compounds which gives them therapeutic properties.

The acids in onion juice make it a very good exfoliator as well. For those of you who found Kemon juice irritating on their sensitive skin, you can try onion juice instead.

Do make sure you are using fresh onion juice only.

You can simply cut an onion into thick slices and run those slices on the area that is affected by age spots. You should do this two or three times a day.

Alternatively, you can mix four teaspoons of honey with a tablespoon of fresh onion juice. Now apply the mixture on your skin and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Then wash the affected area with cold water. You should do this two times a day.

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4. Horseradish

Horseradish contains Vitamin C which, as we mentioned before, inhibits the production of melanin that causes pigmentation and age spots on our skin.

Horseradish also contains glucosinolates which improve circulation of blood to the affected area. Horseradish is also a natural antioxidant and detoxifies the body.

Prepare a horseradish paste. Now apply the paste on the affected area and leave it on for about half an hour but not more than that. You should do this a couple of times a week for best results.

5. Papaya


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The next remedy is papaya which is rich in specific enzymes and in alpha hydroxyl acids that make it a great exfoliant. Papaya helps get rid of acne, blemishes and sun spots too.

In general, papaya cleanses our skin, giving a bright appearance almost immediately.

Begin by cutting a raw papaya into thin slices. Now apply the flesh on the affected areas. Leave it on for half an hour, massaging gently all the while. Wash with cold water.

You can also cut the papaya into chunks. Take out the pulp using a fork, and apply it on the skin affected by age spots. This mask should be kept on for about 15 minutes. Now rinse out with cold water.

You can do any one of the two treatments once every day.

A word of caution: 24 hours before using papaya as a remedy do a patch test as some people with sensitive skin as allergic to papayas.

6. Buttermilk

The sixth remedy, buttermilk, is used generally to treat brown spots and other kinds of skin pigmentation problems. This is because buttermilk contains lactic acid that lightens the skin. Also, buttermilk is very gentle on the skin, and thus, a safe remedy.

In a cup of buttermilk, dip a clean cotton ball. Now apply the balls on the skin that is affected by buttermilk. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash out with cold water.

Those with oily skin or problems like acne, you should add some tomato juice before applying the buttermilk.

7. Castor Oil

Very popular for its healing properties, castor oil is a brilliant home remedy for aging spots.

To get the benefit, take a few drops of castor oil in your palms and with two fingers rub it onto the skin affected by age spots. Keep rubbing gently until the oil gets absorbed by the skin. You should do this two times a day, once early in the morning and once before hitting the bed. You are sure to see improvements within a month’s time.

Those of you who have a dry skin, mix some pure coconut oil with castor oil before applying it onto your skin. If coconut oil is not available for some reason, you can also try olive or even almond oil. Mixing one of these with castor oil will increase the moisture and thus soften your skin.

8. Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera is a great remedy when it comes to skin ailments, especially age spots.

To make the best of it, extract some aloe vera juice from a leaf of aloe vera. Now apply it onto the spots. Leave it for a while so that the skin absorbs the gel. You need not wash out the gel as it is very gentle on the skin. Only if it feels sticky should you rinse out.

If extracting aloe vera gel is not an option for you, then just buy fresh aloe vera juice. You can get it at a food store.

Suggested read: Want Younger Looking Skin? Let These Home Remedies Help You!

9. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is an amazing home remedy for almost all skin problems. It works wonders on age spots because of it anti-aging qualities.

It reduces age spots and improves your complexion too.

To use it as a remedy, take some essential sandalwood oil and apply it directly onto the skin affected by age spots.

On the other hand, you can also mix a few drops of natural rosewater to4 pinches of sandalwood powder. Add to the paste some glycerin and fresh lemon juice. Prepare a thick but consistent paste and apply it on your affected skin. Leave it on for about 15 minutes by when the mask will dry. Now wash with cold water.

That is a wrap on home remedies for age spots.

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9 Superb Home Remedies For Age Spots
Regardless of your skin color, once you age, your skin will develop spots or marks. And so these home remedies for age spots are something all of us will need sooner or later.
Ruth Russell

Ruth Russell

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