While we age we are more likely to end up with age spots, the biggest cause of ageing is the SUN, too much sun exposure is harmful for the skin. Age spots comes from melanin, the pigment in our outer layer of skin that gives us color. When too much melanin concentrates in one area, we see dark spots. The best way to prevent age spot is ultimate sun protection, however for some the damage is already done, today we gonna be talking about natural home remedies for age spot, keep reading!
1. Lemons :
lemon juice acts as bleach and is a regular component of many bleaching creams, they are used as a beauty product since ages. Lemon juice contains rejuvenating antioxidants, and essentially acts as a bleach against dark spots. Apply a slice of lemon directly to the skin for 15 minutes daily. If you have sensitive skin, dilute lemon juice in water or rose water. You can expect results within two months, avoid the sun exposure after application.
2. Yogurt :
yogurt naturally and gently exfoliates the skin to remove blemishes and brown spots. As yogurt contains lactic acid, it is great for skin. Simply apply directly to spots, leave on for a few minutes, and then rinse. If your skin is oily or acne-prone, add a little lime juice to the mixture to avoid over moisturizing. I would also recommend consuming home made yogurt daily.
3. Papaya :
Papaya contains certain enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids that work to remove blemishes, reduce age spots, and even treat acne. papaya can be mashed and rubbed on the spotted area and then washed off after 15-20min few minutes. This must be performed every day to get ideal results.
4. Orange Juice and Apple Cider Vinegar:
orange juice and apple cider vinegar are both acidic in nature and has similar results like lemons. Take 2 to 3 spoons of orange juice mixed it with half spoon of apple cider vinegar. This must be applied over the darkened regions for around a month, this combo can yield promising results.
5. Onions :
6. Sandalwood :
This anti-aging agent is an antiseptic that can reduce hyper-pigmentation. Mix sandalwood wood powder with rose water till you get a consistency which can used as a face mask. Apply all over the face, wash it off once the mask is dried.
7. Aloevera :
aloe has been found to have tremendous potential in treating conditions like burns and scars. It stimulates the growth of new skin to replace old, dead cells. This can therefore rejuvenate the appearance of your face and skin. Gel or juice obtained from Aloe Vera can be directly rubbed on spotted regions to eliminate them.
8. Horseradish :
Horseradish is one of the most powerful herbs for many parts of health, but in terms of age spots, mix some horseradish into a bowl of milk for 20-30 minutes, then rub the mixture onto your age spots. The antioxidant and volatile compounds of horseradish will improve the appearance in a matter of days.
9. Garbanzo Beans/chick peas :
10. Turmeric :
Turmeric provides a great relief to aging skin. Turmeric is said to lighten pigmentation and even out skin tone. This is the reason why many natural skin care brands use haldi as an active ingredient. Combine turmeric with lime juice (1 part turmeric to 3 parts lemon/lime juice) and apply it’s as a 15 minute facial mask. You can also use yogurt/turmeric/lemon juice trio.