Home Remedies For Age Spots
Experts may be defined age spots as the hyper pigmentation of the areas that are exposed to the sun such as face and hands. Age spots are also termed as liver sports as they are generally developed due to sun damage or natural aging.
Various medical treatments such as lasers or chemical peels are used to reduce and delay age spots. But, why to 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 Get Rid Of Age Spot –
Aloe vera gel not only lightens the skin tone but also promote skin regeneration and protects sun damage.
Extract fresh aloe vera gel. Apply it all over the affected area and leave it to dry. After 20 minutes, wash your face. You may repeat this once in every day.
Rose water –
Rose water cools, soothes and heals your skin from sun damage. It keeps your skin moisturised and provides instant relief from sunburn. Rose water contain compounds that blocks tyrannise and lightens the skin tone. Apply rosewater on over your exposed skin areas with the help of 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 hyper pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
Apply pomegranate juice to age sports and let it dry. Once it is dry rinse it off.
Natural sources of Alpha hydroxy acid–
Alpha hydroxy acids such as malic acid, lactic acid and glycolic acid inhibits the activity of tyrosine and limits melanin production giving skin lighting effect.
Lactic acid is commonly found in milk, milk cream, yoghurt and Indian gooseberry. Mix any of these ingredients with a tablespoon of rose water. Add a few drops of lemon juice and apply the mixture to the age spot. Once it is dry, wash your face with normal water.
Apple cider vinegar forage spots–
Regular use of apple cider vinegar reduce age spots. It contains Alpha hydroxy acid and acetic acid that removes dead skin cells and keeps your skin healthy. Mix apple cider vinegar with water and wash your face with it or apply the mixture to the affected area with the help of a cotton ball. After, 15 minutes rinse it off.
Green tea extract –
Green tea has de pigmenting effect and lightens the skin tone. Green tea is rich in antioxidants. It prevents oxidative damage and protect against the harmful UV rays.
Drink 2 cups of green tea every day.
For topical use, steep a bag of green tea in a cup of steaming water and leave it for 15 minutes. Once the tea cools down apply it with the help of a cotton ball over the affected area. After 15 minutes, rinse it off.
The skin of the face is very delicate and thin. Topical use of any new product may cause irritation so better perform a patch test before using any ingredient on your face. In case you experience any rash or irritation immediately, stop using it.
Additional Tips To Get Rid Of Age Spots
Our diet play a very important role in maintaining, the health of the skin. Eat a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grain. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day to keep your skin hydrated, improve the texture, tone, and cell turn over. Eat foods that are rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D3 and Omega 3 fatty acids.
Besides, it is very important to protect your skin from sun exposure to prevent the worsening of age spots. Sun damage results in pigmentation, tanning and age spots. It reduces skin elasticity and results into premature aging. Excessive exposure to the sun also increases the risk of skin cancer. This is why it is always advised to wear a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher half an hour before stepping out in the sun throughout the year even during winters. Re-apply the sunscreen every three to four hours. Also, carry an umbrella or hat to protect yourself from the sun heat. Avoid getting out in the sun from 11 am to 4 pm when the sun-rays are strongest.
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.