How to Get Rid of Age Spots

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23 Home Remedies for Age Spots

  1. Lemon juice & apple cider vinegar. A tsp. of lemon juice & apple cider vinegar applied 2 times per day to your skin will reduce the appearance of age spots.
  2. Use Lemon juice by itself to bleach age spots. Rub lemon juice on your Age spots at night and wash it off in the morning. The citric acid in lemons is what gets rid of age spots.
  3. Buttermilk. The acid from butter milk helps cleanse your face while getting rid of age spots.
  4. Castor Oil. Massaging castor oil on your age spots regularly will help them fade away after a few months. 5 Benefits of castor oil for hair
  5. Onions. Rub onions or onion juice on your age spots 2 times a day until your age spots go away. The vitamin C from lemons and onions are natural skin lighteners.
  6. Apply Aloe Vera Gel on your age spots for at least 45 minutes 2 times a day and for better results… Apply Aloe Vera for 8 hours a day to lighten your age spots by putting it on your skin at bedtime.
  7. Mix 1 tsp. of onion juice & 2 tsp. of vinegar and rub this on your Age spots.
  8. Mix 1 tsp. of orange juice & 2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar and then use a clean cotton ball to put this mixture on your Age spots before you go to bed. Getting rid of Bacne with apple cider vinegar
  9. Watermelon Rind. Rub the rind of a watermelon on your Age spots and then wash away with cold water.
  10. Horseradish. Let horseradish sit in a bowl of milk for 30 minutes and place the horseradish on your Age spots to get rid of them.
  11. Cucumber Juice or using crushed cucumbers on your face can help remove your dark spots because cucumbers have lots of bleaching properties.
  12. Turmeric is a good skin whitener, but you have to use turmeric powder with milk to make a paste strong enough to remove any Age spots you have or… You can also make a paste by mixing turmeric with curry leaves or sandalwood.
  13. Saffron is also a very well known skin whitener that can be used to get rid of your dark spots when mixed with rosewater and sandalwood.
  14. Make a paste of Chick peas or garbanzo beans by mashing a 1/3 cup of chick peas in some water. Start removing your Age spots by putting the paste on your Age spots and leaving the paste on your Age spots until the paste dries up.
  15. Rub the sap of a dandelion root on your Age spots 2-to-3 times a day.
  16. Apply the paste of dried orange peels by grinding the orange peels in water to remove Age spots.
  17. Cumin Seeds. Boil cumin seeds and then wash your face with that water to get rid of Age spots.
  18. Jaiphal. Grind Jaiphal into milk or Grind Jaiphal & black pepper in milk. Put this mixture on your face before going to bed to remove Age spots.
  19. Use olive oil which is high in vitamin E to get rid of Age spots.
  20. Papaya. Put a fresh piece of papaya on your Age spots for 10-to-15 minutes at a time to gradually fade out your age spots.
  21. Gotu Kola. Mix ⅛ tsp. of Gotu Kola with herbal tea or plain hot water along with ⅛ tsp. of ginseng and a pinch of cayenne to clear up Age spots.
  22. Black Walnuts. Use the juice from the greener but not fully ripe black walnuts to remove Age spots.
  23. Yogurt Mask. After washing your skin with warm water & patting dry… Apply plain whole-milk yogurt for 30 minutes. Do daily for 2 months for best results.

6 More Ways to Get Rid of Age Spots

1. Use Alpha-Arbutin

Alpha Arbutin is a natural skin lightener from the Bearberry plant. Alpha-Arbutin prevents too much melanin from forming which leads to age spots.

2. Use Kojic Acid

Research done by many dermatologist over the years has concluded Kojic Acid is perfect for getting rid of any skin discoloration you have whether it be due to dark spots left by acne or age spots.

Don't use Hydroquinone because it has been associated with some cancerous heath risk. Many skin care companies are switching to the safer Alpha-Arbutin & Kojic Acid ingredients for age spots.

3. Use Retinoid or Tretinoin based creams

Apply Retinoid or Tretinoin based creams to your skin to get rid of age spots by killing off darker older skin cells and replacing them with new brighter skin cells to gradually fade away the age spots over time.

4. Use AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Most dermatologist call Alpha Hydroxy Acids the true age spot cream that'll also get rid of acne

5. Exfoliate

Besides lightening up your age spots, exfoliate your skin to remove the excess oil & dead skin that can make your age spots look worse.

Use exfoliators with alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA), beta hydroxyl acid (BHA), Salicylic acid & glycolic acid and Retin A. This speeds up the process where old darker skin is replaced with newer skin free of age spots.

6. Vitamin E

Increasing your dietary intake of Vitamin E lowers the amount of melanin your body makes. TOO MUCH melanin is the cause of Age spots.

These 6 ways & 22 home remedies for age spots don't work overnight. Depending on your skin tone… You'll see results in 3-to-6 weeks.

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The 4 Fastest Ways to Remove Age Spots

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1. Cryotherapy

Your doctor freezes the Age spots area by spraying liquid nitrogen on the Age spots to completely get rid of your Age spots. Cost: $500-to-$900.

2. Laser therapy

Multiple laser treatments may be needed to completely destroy all your Age spots. Cost: $150 per treatment.

3. Dermabrasion

Your doctor sands off the bad looking Age spotted area of skin so a new better looking area of skin can grow. Cost: $75-to-$300.

4. Chemical peels

Chemicals or acids like AHA's are used to burn off the bad age spotted layer of skin to allow a newer better looking layer of skin to take its place. Cost: $100-to-$500.

Preventing Age Spots

The main reason you get age spots is from being over exposed to UV rays from the sun and/or tanning beds.

When your skin is over exposed to the sun,

12 More Causes of Age Spots

  1. Heredity contributing to excess melanin production.
  2. Hormonal changes during Pregnancy or Menopause.
  3. Stress. 100 ways to beat stress
  4. Bad Skin Care
  5. Liver & Edison's disease.
  6. Birth control pills.
  7. Dark marks left by acne
  8. Harsh/dangerous chemicals.
  9. Perfumes or lotions containing bergamot oils or musk.
  10. Antibiotics like chlorpromazine and tetracycline.
  11. Too much iron in your diet.
  12. Not enough Vitamin A, B & E in your diet.

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