Home remedies for age spots
Experts can define age spots as hyperpigmentation of the areas exposed to the sun, such as the face and hands. Age spots are also referred to as liver sports, as they are generally developed as a result of sun damage or natural aging.
Various medical treatments such as lasers or chemical peels are used to reduce and delay age spots. But why waste money on such expensive medical treatments when you have simple home remedies for age spots.
Simple home remedies for age spots
Aloe Vera to remove age spots †
Aloe vera gel not only brightens the skin tone, but also promotes skin regeneration and protects against sun damage.
Extract fresh aloe vera gel. Apply it all over the affected area and let it dry. Wash your face after 20 minutes. You may repeat this once a day.
rose water †
Rose water cools, soothes and heals your skin from sun damage. It keeps your skin hydrated and provides instant relief from sunburn. Rose water contains compounds that block tyrant and lighten skin tone. Apply rose water over your exposed skin using a cotton ball and let it dry.
pomegranate juice †
Pomegranate juice reduces the number of melanin-producing cells. It blocks the activity of tyrosine and lightens the age spots. It prevents premature aging; reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
Apply pomegranate juice to older sports and let it dry. When it’s dry, rinse it off.
Natural Sources of Alpha Hydroxy Acid†
Alpha hydroxy acids such as malic, lactic and glycolic acids inhibit tyrosine activity and limit melanin production, providing a skin lightening effect.
Lactic acid is commonly found in milk, milk cream, yogurt and Indian gooseberry. Mix one of these ingredients with a tablespoon of rose water. Add a few drops of lemon juice and apply the mixture to the age spot. When it is dry, wash your face with normal water.
Apple Cider Vinegar Feeding Spots†
Regular use of apple cider vinegar reduces age spots. It contains alpha hydroxy acid and acetic acid which remove dead skin cells and keep your skin healthy. Mix apple cider vinegar with water and wash your face with it or apply the mixture to the affected area using a cotton ball. Rinse off after 15 minutes.
green tea extract †
Green tea has a pigmenting effect and lightens the skin tone. Green tea is rich in antioxidants. It prevents oxidative damage and protects against the harmful UV rays.
Drink 2 cups of green tea every day.
For external use, steep a green tea bag in a cup of steaming water and let it sit for 15 minutes. Once the tea has cooled, apply it to the affected area using a cotton ball. Rinse it off after 15 minutes.
The skin of the face is very delicate and thin. Using a new product topically can cause irritation, so do a patch test before using any ingredient on your face. If you experience an immediate rash or irritation, discontinue use.
Additional Tips to Remove Age Spots
Our diet plays a very important role in maintaining skin health. Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day to keep your skin hydrated, improve texture, tone and cell turnover. Eat foods rich in Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 and Omega 3 fatty acids.
In addition, it is very important to protect your skin from sun exposure to prevent the aggravation of age spots. Sun damage results in pigmentation, tanning and age spots. It reduces the elasticity of the skin and leads to premature aging. Excessive sun exposure also increases the risk of skin cancer. That’s why it’s always recommended to wear a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher all year round half an hour before going out in the sun, even during winter. Reapply the sunscreen every three to four hours. Also wear an umbrella or hat to protect yourself from the heat of the sun. Do not go out in the sun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are strongest.
dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professional homeopathic physician and dietitian Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness.