Age spots usually appear on the back of your hands but can also show up on your arms and face. You can lighten and even treat age spots using natural care products, but these remedies require patience.

It’s possible to conceal spots with makeup, there are also costly medical procedures like laser removal, that give more lasting results. Home remedies are still worth a try. Start by testing them out on less noticeable places, like your hands, before using them on your face.

Apply pure lemon juice on age spots twice a day. Or, try buttermilk for a similar effect.
An easy to make and easy to use paste to lighten age spots can be made by mixing 1/3 ounce (10 mL or 2 teaspoons) each of powdered ginger and rose petals with about 3 ounces (90 mL) of powdered cleaver. Stir 2 teaspoons of the mixture into a small amount of warm water to make a spreadable paste. Apply to the spots, cover with a cloth and leave for about 30 minutes before thoroughly rinsing your skin clear.

Lemon slices
Make a natural bleaching agent by mixing together 1 teaspoon each of honey and plain yogurt. Spread the mix on your age spots once a day, and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing well.
Other simple solutions include rubbing age spots several times a day with a piece of papaya, or using gels containing aloe vera. They can be helpful because they contain substances that stimulate the growth of healthy cells.
Another effective natural treatment is the Lemon –Based Bleaching Agent.

All you need is:

  • 1 egg white 
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice 
  • ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil

homemade

Beat ingredients together and spread on age spots. Let it work for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. This daily regimen, when repeated over the course of a few weeks, may help remove age spots altogether.

From: Home Remedies from a country Doctor from Jay Heinrichs, Dorothy Behlen Heinrichs, and the editors of Yankee Magazine, 2013.
From: Natural Remedies for Healthy Living , The Readers Digest Association,2011
From: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies, C. Norman Shealy 2002
Edited 8/11/14 SCD
 
 
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