Sunday, June 26, 2011

How to Get Rid of Age Spots Today

Age spots ,or often called “liver spots”  (both sound depressing if you ask me !)   OR the clinical term “ solar lentigines” usually start to appear around the ages of 40-50.  In this age category myself I have recently started noticing some on my legs, due to  previous years of overexposure to the sun.  Age spots are marks on the surface of the skin.  They can be brown, black or gray, and are usually freckle-size to larger than a centimeter across.   They are an area of increased pigmentation, and usually flat and oval shaped. 

  So what’s the deal with these age spots and what do we do?  

Fortunately, age spots are harmless – they are just unpleasant to look at.   To rid yourself of them,  treatment options can range anywhere from bleaching to dermabrasion to chemical skin peels.  Other options include laser treatment or cryotherapy.    Problem is, these are all EXPENSIVE and an unpleasant process. 

BUT,  never fear, there are some things you can do at home to fade out those age spots without breaking the bank.  They take some time, so don’t expect results over night. 

Below are a few very easy and effective treatments to get you started today. 

Castor Oil -    apply to age spots two times a day.

Lemon Juice -very effective method – start out with a 50/50 mixture of lemon juice and water. Swab on to age spots and leave on for about 15 minutes.  Do this three times a day.  You can gradually increase the strength of the lemon juice to a point where you can apply straight lemon juice or a slice of lemon to the age spots directly.  Start out with a 50/50 mixture first and see how your skin tolerates it.

Yogurt and honey -  mix 1 teaspoon yogurt and 1 teaspoon honey together.  Apply to area. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Aloe Vera gel -  Apply two times a day.  You will gradually see results.

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  2. These are great natural regimen to battle out age spot and not only age spots but can be an alternative to laser as wrinkle removal regimen. I had used the lemon as a whitening regimen and I was amazed that is can also be used in other skin problems as well. Thanks for sharing.