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I have always had freckles and, at almost fifty, I would like continue thinking that is what I have on my hands and arms. The dreaded truth is that they are age spots. Age spots can also be called solar lentigines or liver spots. They are small dark areas on your skin, ranging on your face, hands and other body parts. You can develop age spots from of course aging as well as spending a lot of time in the sun. When you spend a lot of time in the sun, it increases the production of cells, and increases melanin in the skin, which causes your skin to darken.
I have gathered a list of natural remedies for age spots for you to try out as well. These are a natural alternative to creams or lotions that you can buy and apply. These contain no chemicals that can be harsh on your skin! Lessen the appearance of your age spots today! These solutions take time, and within a few weeks you will start to notice your age spots are not as prevalent.
How to Clear Up Your Age Spots Naturally
Squeeze a fresh lemon, and apply the juice to you age spots with a soft cloth. Do this once in the morning and once before bed. Let the juice stand on the skin for 15 minutes, and then you can rinse with warm water. The lemon juice has an acidic agent, that helps remove dead cells from the skin, and will naturally lighten up those dark spots.
Dip a cotton ball or soft cloth in buttermilk and apply the cotton ball to your skin. Let it stand for around 10-15 minutes than rinse with warm water. Repeat this daily, to help reduce the age spot. Buttermilk has lactic acid, it help restore and revive your skin, and will diminish the appearance of age spots. If you want, you can even add a cup of buttermilk to a warm bath and soak in it, to help replenish your skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apply apple cider vinegar to your skin and allow it to stand for 20 minutes, and than rinse off with warm water. This can dry your skin out some, so maybe rotate between other solutions. Apple cider vinegar contains alpha hydroxy acids, and it is great for lessening the appearance of your age spots. If you have pretty sensitive skin, dilute the vinegar before applying to the skin.
Put those dandelions growing in your yard to good use. Pull the heads off the dandelions, and rub the sap that seeps out onto your age spot. Do this up to two times a day, and let it set for five minutes and then rinse off. Works wonderfully!
Grab a green papaya and cut off a thin slice and hold it fleshy side down on your age spot. Let it stand for around 30 minutes on your age spot. Than rinse with warm water. Papaya is a super powerful fruit, it contains hydroxy acid and enzymes that are great for your skin. They work well at adding radiance to the skin and reducing the color of your age spots.