Aging is a natural part of life, but most people do not like how certain aspects of aging make them look and feel. One such effect of aging is the appearance of old age spots. Old age spots can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, hands, arms, and neck. Fortunately, there are a few treatments that can help reduce or eliminate old age spots to enable people to feel and look younger.
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Exfoliate with a baking soda mixture. Combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of water to form a loose paste. Rub this paste around the old age spots for about one or two minutes, then rinse well with water. Baking soda is alkaline and can help remove old skin cells, while also brightening the skin.
Apply lemon juice to the old age spots to help slough off dead skin and reveal new skin. Lemon juice is extremely acidic and can act as a natural skin peel to help reduce and diminish old age spots. Soak a cotton pad in lemon juice and apply it directly to the old age spots for two minutes.
Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to discuss which office treatments can help remove old age spots. Laser resurfacing and chemical peels can help eliminate old age spots with minimal side effect, such as swelling and redness.