What are the home remedies to get rid of age spots?

If you want to get rid of the age spots on you skin without spending a fortune, here are several home remedies that can be followed

1) Using apple cider vinegar

Mixing apple cider vinegar with onion juice and applying directly to the affected area helps to reduce age spots. Make onion juice by finely chopping onion and squeezing it. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with one part onion juice. Apply using a cotton ball. This mixture should be left on the skin for a minimum of 30 minutes or for as long as you can be comfortable. This mixture should be applied once everyday for about 6 weeks. After six weeks you will notice a lot of improvement. If the age spots have faded and not disappeared then you can keep using this mixture for as long as spots are gone.

You can also use orange juice instead of onion juice. Mix two parts apple cider vinegar with one part orange juice and apply to the skin once a day.

Also for quicker results you can try mixing 3 spoons of apple cider vinegar with a mug of water and drinking it twice a day. This helps to get rid of age spots much faster and also gives a very healthy glow to the skin. You can also add honey to this mixture to sweeten it.

2) Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a natuaral healing agent for skin problems. Applying fresh aloe vera juice of gel directly to age spots makes them fade. It is also helpful to heal burns. Rub aloe vera directly onto the affected area and leave it for 45 minutes. This should be done twice a day and in about a month or two the skin would improve.

3) Lemon juice

Lemon juice helps to fade the age spots because of the acid in it. Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice to the skin and leave it for about 30 minutes or longer. Repeat this exercize twice a day. You can also leave it on overnight. In a few months you will notice the age spots fade away. Also if you are going outdoors, apply the lemon juice till it is dry. This increases the skins sensitivity to sunlight.

Red onion juice can be used similarly. But it may cause skin irritation or if you have inflamation, it might worsen, hence should be used carefully.

4) Castor oil

Castor oil application also helps to fade away the age spots. Rub the castor oil into the affected skin twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, and within a month the age spots will go away.

5) Buttermilk

Buttermilk is used in the preparation of skin cleansers and beauty aids. Dab buttermilk to the agespots using a cotton ball. It contain lactic acid and some other ingredients with help to fade the age spots and improve the skin. Also lactic acid helps in skin cell renewal, thus helps prevent ageing of skin.

For faster results you can try combining buttermilk with lemon essential oil. Mix 3 drop of lemon essential oil with one tbsp of buttermilk. Apply on the skin once a day.

Using milk or yogurt is also helpful for lightening the skin. These products also have lactic acid, hence it helps to lighten the age spots. Also using a mixture for yogurt and lemon juice is found to be effective in fading age spots.

6) Chickpeas

Make a paste of chickpeas by mashing 1/3 cup of fresh of canned chickpeas with water. Apply this paste on the age spots and leave till it dries. After its dry, wash it off with water.

7) Horseradish root

Make a mixture of grated horseraddish, 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp vinegar and 3 drops of rosemary essential oil. Dab this on the age spots using a cotton ball. This exfoliates the top layer of skin, thus lightens the age spots.

8 ) Sandalwood

Combine sandalwood powder, lemon juice, tomato juice and cucumber juice to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected skin and let it dry. After drying rinse of with luke warm water. This would also help reduce the age spots because of all the acidic juices in the paste. And sandalwood would leave the skin soft and fragrant.

9) Bilberry herb

Bilbery herb is know to slow the ageing process and acts as antioxidant. Hence it is found useful to get rid of age spots. Combine 4-8 oz of fresh berries with 80-160 mg of bilbery extract or 20-40 mg of anthocyanosides. Taking this once a day will help improve the your skin.

You can try few of these remedies right at home and get great results.


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