How Do I Choose the Best Home Remedies for Age Spots?

Dee Jones

There are many natural home remedies for age spots. White vinegar and apple cider vinegar are often used as age spot home remedies, as are other substances with acidic properties, including lemon juice, buttermilk, and castor oil. While these substances can be applied as-is directly to the skin, many are combined with other ingredients like honey, yogurt, and onion juice, in age spot home remedy recipes. Choosing the best home remedy may depend on which ingredients you have on hand.

Aloe vera gel is a natural remedy for age spots.
Aloe vera gel is a natural remedy for age spots.

Age spots, which are also sometimes called liver spots or sun spots, are brown, black or dark gray skin discolorations. These discolorations can appear on the backs of the hands, the back, the back of the neck, the face, and other parts of the body. The spots are most likely to appear on areas of the skin frequently exposed to the sun.

Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy for age spots.
Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy for age spots.

Lemon juice, which is often used as a bleaching ingredient, is considered by many to be the most effective of the natural home remedies for age spots. There are many ways to use lemon juice as an age spot home remedy. The easiest method is to put some lemon juice on a cotton ball and apply it directly to the age spots daily. Another is to mix fresh lemon juice with honey and apply the mixture to the age spots twice a day.

Age spot treatments may contain honey.
Age spot treatments may contain honey.

Vinegar is one of the most commonly used home remedies for age spots. It contains acetic acid, which is mild enough to be used on the skin, including the face, but can fade age spots with regular use. At least once a day, put some vinegar on a cotton ball and apply it directly to the age spots.

Age spots often appear in areas that are frequently exposed to the sun.
Age spots often appear in areas that are frequently exposed to the sun.

Many recipes for age spot home remedies use vinegar as a primary ingredient. In one recipe, apple cider vinegar is combined with the juice of an onion. The onion juice and vinegar mixture is then applied to the age spots for about 30 minutes before being washed off.

One of the oldest home remedies for age spots is buttermilk.
One of the oldest home remedies for age spots is buttermilk.

Aloe vera is probably one of the easiest home remedies for age spots. It works by helping to remove dead skin cells, revealing the younger, less discolored skin underneath. This home remedy works best when using aloe vera gel from a living plant. About twice a day, remove a leaf from the plant, squeeze out the gel, and apply the gel directly to the age spots.

To lighten age spots, it's important to use home remedies consistently.
To lighten age spots, it's important to use home remedies consistently.

One of the oldest home remedies for age spots is buttermilk. Buttermilk contains lactic acid, an exfoliant that will help slough away dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new skin cells. Applying the buttermilk daily will cause age spots to fade over time.

There are many natural home remedies for age spots.
There are many natural home remedies for age spots.
Individuals who smoke may be more susceptible to developing age spots.
Individuals who smoke may be more susceptible to developing age spots.

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Raynbow

My grandmother says that using olive oil has helped to fade her age spots. I don't know if this is true, but she has nice skin and very few noticeable age spots.

Ocelot60

The best way to treat age spots is to prevent as many as possible before you get the. Stay out of the sun, unless you are wearing a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

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