Age spots, also known as sun spots, liver spots, and lentigines, are harmless, yellow or brown discolorations of the skin. They generally occur on the back of the hands, neck and face of people over the age of 40. Age spots are a nuisance in terms of beauty and personal aesthetics, only if they have irregular shapes of a darker colour, or tend to change or increase their size or texture, which is when this may be a sign of cancer and you should immediately consult a doctor.
These age spots develop due to exposure to the sun, over the course of many years. They can also be an indicator of serious liver conditions or diet/nutrition deficiencies.
But all in all, they can be treated with some simple home remedies you can whip up easily.
Apple cider vinegar is the best known and one of the most effective natural remedies for age spot removal; it can even be used for the ones on the face. Just apply to the spot and rinse after a few minutes. It can also be mixed with onion juice for better results.
Lemon juice is yet another common natural remedy for age spots removal, by dabbing a little on the spots as often as possible during a day.
Aloe Vera juice or gel has long been known as a natural ointment for multiple types of skin issues. It is also effective against age spots, by simply rubbing the juice or gel on the affected areas. You have to use it twice a day, leaving it in for 45 minutes. The results can be seen within a month’s time.
Castor Oil changes the appearance of age spot by rubbing it onto the affected areas of the skin, twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. As in the case of aloe Vera this might take effect during a month.
Buttermilk and Tomato juice are other natural remedies for treating age spots, along with rubbing watermelon rinds; cumin seeds (boil them in water, wash face and hands leaving it in for 30 minutes), garlic paste and cucumber juice.
If you are not pleased with the results of these natural remedies for age spots removal or you see no improvements whatsoever, our Renew Skin and Health Clinic practitioners are ready to help you with non-surgical laser therapy for age spot removal. Also our specialists are here to help you with any kind of issues or to answer any question you may have regarding age spots or other skin ailments. Feel free to contact our Head Office and schedule an appointment.