What Causes Age Spots?
Over time, ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause areas of dark pigmentation on your skin. UV rays increase melanin production, and sometimes melanin can be highly concentrated in a small area on your skin.
They are more common on your shoulders, hands, arms, and face. People who tan in the sun or in a tanning bed are more likely to be affected by liver spots.
Age spots are an inevitable part of aging for most people, regardless of time spent in the sun. As you hit your 40s, expect a few spots to appear on your skin.
Laser treatment, dermabrasion, and creams are expensive, and there can be harmful side effects.
Luckily, there are home age spot remover remedies.
How to Get Rid of Age Spots
- Dab lemon juice or buttermilk directly on the spot twice a day. It will take a few weeks to see results.
- Mix equal parts honey and yogurt. Spread on your spots once a day and let sit for half an hour before rinsing.
- Mash a strawberry and let sit on the spot for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse well.
- Pineapple juice applied directly to the spot can help reduce the appearance of age spots.
- Rub aloe vera or papaya on the spots every day because they encourage the growth of healthy cells.
If these home remedies for age spots don't work, talk to your doctor. Age spots are not usually a medical concern, but if you have any doubt about the blemishes on your skin, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss age spot remover treatments.
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