Started noticing brown patches on your skin? What are these brown patches??
These patches or blemishes are Age Spots also known as Liver spots or Lentigo senilis or Senile Freckle.
These blemishes on the skin are caused primarily due to aging or exposure to harmful radiations from sun. These are not dangerous; they appear flat, yellow or brown discoloration of the skin.
Why do we get Age Spots??
Age spots are generally caused due to unnecessary production of melanin in our skin. In general doctors don’t know the precise reason for people to develop these Age spots.
Age Spots can be due to aging or radiation from sun or tanning. Age spots can appear anywhere on your face or the back of your hands or your shoulders or forearms.
Improper functioning of liver or dietary and nutritional deficiency can also be some reasons why people get Age Spots.
Age Spots do not suddenly appear. They take years to form and their removal can also take a longer time. Try our home remedies for Age Spots treatments given below for couple of months to get satisfactory results.
Always remember “Prevention is better than Cure”, so if you plan to stay outdoor for a longer period of time, kindly use sunscreen lotions to protect your skin from sun. Always have a healthy diet as diet can also play a major role in keeping Age Spots from appearing.
Home remedies for Age Spots
Using Lemon juice
Lemon contains citric acid which is natural bleaching agent. This acid can lighten the Age spots. For Sensitive skin always dilute lemon juice with water or rose water and then apply it on Age Spots.
Always bear in mind to not go out immediately in sun after applying lemon on your skin.
Follow the simple steps given below for Age Spots treatment.
- Take half slice of lemon and rub it on the Age Spots for 10-15 min twice a day daily and then wash it off with water.
- Add some sugar to lemon juice and apply it on the Age spots. Sugar granules are good for exfoliation.
- Make a paste of turmeric and lemon juice. Add 1 tsp of turmeric to 3 tsp of lemon juice and apply it on Age spots. Keep it for 30 mins and then wash it water
Using Apple Cider Vinegar
Extract the juice of 1 onion. Make a mixture with 1 portion of apple cider vinegar and 1 portion onion juice. Apply it on the Age spots using cotton.
Wash it off after 30 minutes or as long as you are at ease. Do this for at least 6 weeks to start noticing some gradual changes.
For faster results, try making a solution of 3 tsp of apple cider vinegar with a cup full of hot or cold water and drink it twice daily for a month. Add 1 tsp of honey for better taste.
Using Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a juicy plant. It is the key ingredient in many of herbal skin products. It is used as a healing agent for skin problems.
Rub Aloe vera juice on the Age Spots and wash it with water after 30 minutes. For better results do it daily for a month.
Apply yogurt on Age Spots and leave it for longer time. The lactic acid will make your skin lighter fading off the Age Spots. You can also try making a face pack with yogurt for better results.
Using Castor Oil
Rub castor oil on Age spots twice daily. This can help in fading off the Age Spots.