14 Home Remedies To Remove Age Spots That Work Wonders
The juice of a potato is acidic and also offers bleaching properties, making it great for removing age spots as well as blemishes and freckles. The most effective recipe for eliminating those brown spots calls for potatoes, lemon juice, and honey. First, wash a potato thoroughly, removing any green spots or sprouts. Now, grate it up and place the shreds in a linen cloth and squeeze out the juice, or use a juicer. Add three drops of lemon juice and a few drops of organic honey to the potato juice and mix well.
Buttermilk has lactic acid in it, which not only helps to restore and rejuvenate the skin, it can diminish age spots and make it healthier in the process. All you need for this remedy is a small bowl of buttermilk and a cotton ball.
Lemons are one of the most effective remedies for naturally lightening age spots as well as freckles and other dark spots on the skin. They contain citric acid that helps by safely removing dead skin cells to reveal new layers of skin, similar to some medical procedures, while also providing a healthy glow. It’s important not to go out in the sun right after applying, as that can actually cause the skin to darken more than it was before.
Onions can be effective for age spots as they contain sulfur compounds which serve as an antiseptic, as well as acids that help to exfoliate the skin. While the smell isn’t exactly pleasant, this is a great remedy for those who find lemons or vinegar too irritating. All you need is a knife and an onion. Slice up the onion and rub it over affected areas two to three times daily. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse well, until the odor has dissipated.
Most people work to get rid of dandelions in their lawn and gardens, but dandelions are actually a fabulous herb with numerous health and beauty issues, including being a great home remedy for age spots by helping to eliminate dead skin cells and rejuvenate the skin. Simply pull some dandelions from your yard and break off the stem. Rub the sap that oozes out onto your age spots.
Papaya contains alpha hydroxy acids and certain enzymes that can help exfoliate the skin as well as reduce blemishes, age spots, and other skin problems while also giving your complexion a more glowing appearance. Do keep in mind that as some people are allergic to it. Experts advise doing a 24-patch test first.
7. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is well-known as a great remedy for many skin ailments, from poison oak and stinging nettles, eczema, age spots and beyond. It offers both moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties that keep the skin feeling fresh, young and hydrated too. For the best results, use an aloe vera plant (found at most garden stores, nurseries and even some grocery stores), but if you can also use aloe vera juice which can be purchased online and at health stores.
Yogurt not only contains lactic acid, it offers mild bleaching properties that are known to help make the skin lighter by several tones, fading those brown spots over time. To use this remedy, you’ll need a tablespoon of yogurt, two tablespoons of ground oatmeal, a teaspoon of fresh-squeezed lime juice, a small bowl and some cold water.
9. Sandalwood essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil contains anti-aging compounds that make it effective for fading age spots. You can use it by massaging a few drops of the oil (which you can buy here) diluted in a carrier oil (such as sweet almond oil) directly onto affected areas. To up the effectiveness, mix a pinch of sandalwood powder with about two drops each of lemon juice, glycerin. and rosewater to make a paste. Apply the paste onto age spots and allow it to dry (about 20 minutes) before rinsing with cold water.
10. Red currants
Red currants are packed with antioxidants, and by applying them topically to the skin, it not only helps to boost the skin’s healing abilities, enabling it to naturally diminish age spots, it also offers protection from harmful UV rays and free radicals that cause age spots, and make the ones you have even worse.
Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, can be used as an excellent face mask for fading age spots. For this home remedy, you’ll need one cup of chickpeas, a quarter cup of tahini, some water, and a food processor.
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