Age spots—those flat brown, tan, or black patches that sometimes appear on areas of skin exposed to the sun—are usually harmless. Yet their unsightly appearance has most people wanting to find an effective way to get rid of them. Fortunately, there are some natural remedies that may be able to eliminate—or at least minimize—age spots. Here are a few suggestions.
A component of many bleaching creams used to treat age spots, lemon juice also acts as a natural bleaching agent. It takes about 6–8 weeks of twice-daily applications to see results. The citric acid in lemon juice also has skin-rejuvenating qualities.
Age spots are one of many common age-related conditions, some of which are serious enough to affect older adults’ ability to live at home in comfort. If you have a senior loved one who needs help maintaining a high quality of life while aging in place, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of elder care families can rely on. All of our caregivers are bonded, licensed, and insured, there are no hidden fees, and we never ask our clients to sign long-term contracts.
Apple Cider Vinegar
After adding a little honey to fine-tune the taste, drink a glass of water with a few drops of apple cider vinegar to minimize age spots from the inside out. A few drops of apple cider vinegar can also be mixed with lemon juice and applied externally to age spots.
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera has proven to be an effective remedy to treat many skin issues. Aloe vera juice can be applied directly to age spots to eliminate or minimize discolorations over time.
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Castor oil tends to work best for age spots that are rough in texture. It’s applied twice daily for 2 to 3 months to minimize both texture and appearance.
Considered one of the healthiest herbs, horseradish has antioxidant properties that can heal skin cells. The horseradish is typically mixed with milk to form a smooth mixture that’s then applied to the age spots. Some people report results within a few days. Age spots that appear lumpy or misshapen need to be evaluated by a doctor to rule out other conditions. If no issues are discovered, your loved one should be given the okay to try any of the above natural remedies to minimize or eliminate age spots.
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