Age spots, those flat, brown, tan or black patches that sometimes appear on areas of skin exposed to the sun, are often harmless. Yet the unsightly appearance has most people wanting to find an effective way to get rid of these skin abnormalities. Fortunately, there are some natural remedies that may be able to eliminate–or at lease minimize–age spots. Here are a few El Dorado senior care professionals have had good luck with.
A component of many bleaching creams used to treat age spots, lemon juice also acts as a natural bleaching agent. It takes about 6-8 weeks of twice-daily applications to see results. The citric acid in lemon juice also has skin rejuvenating qualities.
Apple Cider Vinegar
After adding a little honey to fine-tune the taste, drink a glass of water with a few drops of apple cider vinegar to minimize age spots from the inside out. A few drops of apple cider vinegar can also be mixed with lemon juice and applied externally to age spots.
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera has proven to be an effective remedy to treat many skin issues. Aloe Vera juice can be applied directly to age spots to eliminate or minimize discolorations over time.
Castor oil tends to work best for age spots that are rough in texture. It’s applied twice daily for 2 to 3 months to minimize both texture and appearance.
Considered one of the healthiest herbs, horseradish has antioxidant properties that can help heal skin cells. For treating age spots, horseradish is typically mixed with some milk to form a smooth mixture that’s then applied to age spots. Some people report results within a few days.
Age spots that appear lumpy or misshapen often need to be evaluated to rule out other conditions. If no issues are discovered, you should be given the okay to try any of the above natural remedies to minimize or eliminate your age spots.
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