I have been blessed with age spots just like the rest of the women in my family. Age spots are areas of increased pigmentation in the skin, caused either by aging or excessive sunlight exposure. The are generally harmless. However, if they change color or cause discomfort, you should consult a physician immediately. As Grandma used to say: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Take care of your skin by using a sunscreen with an SPF factor of at least fifteen when going outside. Aloe vera preparations can slow down the appearance of these spots as you age. Taking a zinc supplement may help fade age spots. However, consult your physician before trying this remedy, since high doses of zinc may have harmful side effects.
Rub It In To Rub Them Out
Mix onion juice with twice the amount of vinegar and rub into age spots twice a day. The brown patches should disappear before your very eyes. I really want to try this one. Does anyone know how to get onion juice??
Vitamin E oil is highly beneficial to the skin. It can promote healing of cuts, prevent or fade scars, and relieve dry skin. It also appears to help fade age spots. Before you go to bed, rub some Vitamin E oil into the brown patches and let it work overnight. You should see a noticeable difference in a few weeks.
Lemon juice can be used as a temporary measure to bleach out age spots. Dab a small amount on the spot and allow it to dry. For best results, this should be repeated at least two to three times each day. It may take two to three months before you see results.
Give it some time. Apply buttermilk compresses to the area for twenty minutes twice each day. The mild lactic acid found in milk products appears to be the active ingredient. Due to individual differences in skin, treatment time may vary.
The herb gota kola has been used for hundreds of years for memory problems. It also works on age spots. Mix a solution of a quarter teaspoon powdered gota kola, a half cup very hot water and an eighth teaspoon Korean ginseng. Place a poultice on the areas and let stand ten minutes. Apply twice a day. You should see results in about one month. Gota kola is an effective bleaching agent, but it may take longer than some of the other treatments.
Fountain of Youth Food
Chick peas are a veritable fountain of youth. They are low in fat, high in fiber and nutrients, all of which will keep you feeling youthful and energetic. You can also use them to fade age spots. You can buy them dried or canned. If dried, prepare them according to the directions on the package. Mash up a small bowl of them and add enough water to make a paste. Rub the chickpeas over the brown places, letting it stay until it dries, and then wash your hands. If you keep doing this every day, your hands will start looking years younger!