The yellowish brown spots seen on the back of hands, neck and face of people above 40 years of age are called age spots. They are harmless, but are not liked as they can reveal person’s age. They are mainly caused due to sun rays by having skin exposed to sun from many years. They take years to form so do not eliminate so easily.
It can be used in form of juice and gel. It is a healing agent for skin burns, so also help in reducing age spots. Simply rub the gel on the spots for 45 minutes and see the improvements within a month.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
- Blend an onion and use the cheese cloth to extract the juice.
- Take apple cider vinegar and onion juice in equal proportion and mix them.
- Now, with a help of cotton piece apply this mixture directly on age spots for 30 minutes for at least 6 weeks.
- Gradual improvement will be seen as these spots will start fading up.
“Natural food enzymes, when applied to the skin over time, accelerate exfoliation of dead cells on the skin’s surface, which then stimulates the formation of new skin cells,” Tourles explains. “Existing age spots will gradually fade away over time.” These enzymes are found in raw papaya–pulp masks and raw pineapple juice, which you can dab on your skin with a saturated cotton ball. You can also buy enzyme-rich skin creams and masks. Tourles suggests looking for products with enzyme derivatives from not only papaya and pineapple, but also cherry, pumpkin, grape, pomegranate, and raspberry.
According to Johnson, age spots typically signal a buildup of debris between the dermis and epidermis. He recommends using topical beta-glucan (a soluble fiber found in oats that stimulates skin-cell renewal) to clear the debris, boost circulation, and repair the damage at the dermal layer.
Simply rub the castor oil onto affected skin twice a day. This would help in fading the spots within a month.