Unlike pimples or acne, age spots do not occur overnight, they are the results of years of unprotected exposure to direct sunlight. With proper care, dedication, and patience you can successfully clear off your age spots.
Try these simple home remedies by avoiding long periods of direct exposure to sunlight.
1. Fresh Lemon Extract
Dab a little fresh lemon extract directly over the affected areas twice a day. As lemon is acidic in nature it will slough off outer skin layer and fade off age spots.
2. Yogurt and Honey
Mix one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of yogurt and apply it to the affected areas. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off using fresh water.
3. Fresh Aloe Vera Gel
Apply fresh aloe vera gel directly extracted from its leaves to the affected areas, leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off. Do this twice a day.
Spread a little buttermilk over the affected area and massage the areas for 4 to 5 minutes before washing it off.
5. Vitamin E Oil
Slather some vitamin E oil over the age spots. This oil neutralizes the free radicals and reduces skin damage.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
Rub some apple cider vinegar to the affected areas, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and wash it using fresh water and pat the area dry.
7. Fresh Papaya
Make a paste out of fresh papaya fruit pulp and lather this paste to the affected areas. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and wash it off.
8. Castor oil
Castor oil is one of the effective and traditionally used remedy for age spots. Rub on some castor oil to the affected skin surface and wash it off after 15 minutes.
9. Pineapple slices
Take some fresh pineapple slices and rub it off over the affected areas and rinse off after 15 minutes. Do this everyday for best results.
10. Dandelion Sap
Dandelion contains enzymes that aid break down age spots. Break open the hollow stem of a dandelion and apply the white juice that leaks from it to the age spots. Let it on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
11. Avoid these foods
Avoid foods that contain refined sugar, caffeine, heated or rancid oils, and alcohol. Additionally, avoid tobacco and junk foods. All these foods induce free radicals in your body and its effects will eventually surface on your skin as skin damage.
12. Eat These Foods
Include these foods in your regular diet: leafy greens, carrots, winter squash, sweet potatoes, dark orange vegetables, blueberries, tart apples, red pepper, and fresh fruit. These are all high in beta-carotene and vitamin-C which protects your skin from free radicals.