Age spot or liver spots are unsightly dark spots on the face and neck or arms, typically caused by sun damage and natural aging. Many people erroneously believe age spots to be warts or moles. In reality-they are neither. Age spots are mainly of two types: the flat tan or brown spots are called lentigines while the raised wart-like stuck on spots are called Seborrheic keratoses. In this guide, we will study some natural remedies for age spots on face, neck and arms.
1. Aloe Vera gel
Aloe vera is one of the best remedies that can help fade liver spots on the face and hands. Aloe Vera has compounds that reverse sun damage and trigger cellular regeneration. This moisturizing agent can be added to your daily skin care routine to diminish and lighten the spots. You can also mix aloe vera gel with your glycolic peels to reveal healthier and younger looking skin.
2. Apple cider vinegar
One of the best home remedies for age spots on face is organic apple cider vinegar or ACV. You can even use this all natural remedy to cure Actinic Keratoses on the face and arms. Each morning, drink a tablespoon of ACV daily with some fruit juice to see considerable lightening of the spots. In addition, apply undiluted ACV on the spots twice a day to see the spots fade. Use this remedy for at least a month to see results.
3. Onion juice and ACV
This is a powerful folk remedy for natural age spot removal. Mix onion juice (grate the onion to collect the juice) with a teaspoon of organic unfiltered Apple cider vinegar in equal ratio and apply the mixture using clean cotton swabs to the age spots on face. Do this for at least 6 to 8 weeks. As stated above, continue drinking organic ACV daily on an empty stomach to get a youthful glow.
4. Castor Oil
Castor oil is a wonderful remedy to use on the face for a youthful glow once you hit your 30s. Simply apply the oil all over cleansed face for 15 to 20 minutes to not just fade brown spots but also diminish appearance of fines lines, worry creases and premature wrinkles.
5. Lemon juice
Lemon juice is a wonderful natural bleaching agent containing antioxidant Vitamin C that is known to fade spots on the face and arm. Apply lemon juice to the spots (it will sting a bit) and let it air dry naturally. Avoid going out in the sun when using this remedy as it can make your skin extra sensitive to sunburn. Always use moisturizer with SPF 30 when going outdoors. Use this remedy twice a day to fade dark spots within a month. Also drink plenty of lemon juice with warm water to get a boost on Vitamin C antioxidant and fight free radical damage on the inside.
6. ACV+ Lemon Juice + Honey
Make a homemade mask with these three ingredients and leave it on the skin overnight. Use this home remedy for age spots nightly for at least 5-6 weeks to see the difference.
7. Potato juice
Potato juice is known to lighten dark spots as well as under eye dark circles. Apply potato juice by grating half a potato all over the lesions. Use this remedy daily to see results.
8. Treat Selenium deficiency
Selenium is an essential trace mineral required by the human body to fight blemishes from the inside. If you are deficient in this mineral, you could develop age spots or even actinic or Seborrheic keratoses. So eat foods rich in Selenium including eggs, chicken, nuts-especially Brazil nuts, turkey, halibut etc. Try to get at least 200-250 mcg of Selenium daily.
9. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is another potent age spot cure, and you can apply caplets of Vitamin E topically on the spots and even take it internally. Simply mix Aloe Vera gel and Vitamin E oil and apply it on the spots overnight. See a dramatic reduction in the spots with this wonderful natural remedy.
10. Commercial products (Vitamin A derivative, hydroquinone and Alpha hydroxyl acid peels)
If above natural compounds do not help you, you can always turn to commercially available ones like derivatives of Vitamin A (Retinol) which is known to correct wrinkles and fines lines and also fade age spots. Hydroquinone is a skin lightening agent which is readily available in the market. You can also try fruit peels with alpha hydroxyl acids that remove the dead skin and reveal fresher, brighter and younger looking skin.
Age spots are unsightly and they are also the first signs of aging. Use the above natural age spot removal remedies and see the difference they make in their appearance!