Age spots are darkened areas of the skin that result from overexposure to the sun. Occurring on the face, neck or limbs, these are generally harmless spots that merely look unsightly. Common for older people, age spots are blemishes that you may want to remove from your skin to have a clear, fresh look.
Lime Juice and Onion Juice
Squeeze the juice of a fresh lemon and apply it directly or with some cotton on the age-spot-affected area. The acid content of the juice might be a safe agent for removal of the topmost skin layer or it might make the pigmentation of the spots lighter. Do this twice a day for about two months for the age spots to disappear. You can benefit from similar effects for similar reasons by rubbing fresh sliced red onion pieces on your blemishes. The age spots will, in all likelihood, fade away gradually with regular use for a month or more.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Aloe Vera
Take a whole onion and grind it. Strain the juice with cheese cloth and mix it with an equal quantity of apple cider vinegar. Apply this directly or with cotton wool dabbed in the mixture twice a day for over a month or more, for a natural cure of age spots. Application of a mixture of one part of apple cider vinegar and four or six parts of orange juice directly on the age spots will offer reduction of pigmentation within four weeks. You could also take water with a few drops of apple cider vinegar and honey as a natural treatment for age spots. Have this daily for a month for healthy glowing skin free of age spots. The gel-like oozing of the aloe vera plant can be directly applied on the age spot for fading of the blemishes. Regular application of this is a sure treatment of the problem.
Castor Oil and Olive Oil
Sometimes, the surface of the age spots might be rough and uneven. In such cases you could apply castor oil directly or by dabbing a cotton wool directly on the age spot. Done twice a day for a couple of months, particularly, if kept overnight with a bandage covering it, this is a great home remedy for age spots. You could also mix a teaspoon each of olive oil and white vinegar and apply directly on your age spots. Leave undisturbed for 30 minutes and then rinse. Regular application of this can help reduce age spots.
Other Home Remedies
Cucumber slices or juice, grated raw papaya and mixture of butter milk and tomatoes can all help in reduction of age spots. Application of garlic paste or a mixture of radish, vinegar, lime juice and rosemary oil, and consumption of dandelion stems are also effective home remedies for age spots. In general stay in the shade, use sunscreen every time you step out during the day, and drink lots of water.