The brown spots which are known as age spots or liver spots are brown or black spots on the skin. They are with different size and mostly they appear on the body parts that get the most sun exposure, such as face, hands, shoulders and arms.
The Cause of Age Spots
The main reason about creating of age spots is exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun for many years. The most upper layer of your skin is called melanin and it’s function is to create the tan of the skin. Long exposure to UV accelerate the production of melanin which goes in deeper layers of the skin in order to protect it from causing a damage of the UV rays. Frequent and prolonged sun exposure makes age spots where the melanin is produced in particularly high concentrations.
The best way to avoid the creating of age spots is to protect your skin from the sun. Age spots usually are created in the people over the age of 50, especially if they have light colored skin.
Age spots are harmless, but if you noticed any spots which are changing the pigment, you should consult a doctor.
Home Remedy for Age Spots
You can find several ways how to get rid of age spots. Traditional medicine include some medications to treat age spots, such as bleaching creams, laser therapy, freezing, dermabrasion or chemical peels. But, there are some natural option to help lighten them.
Dr. Doug Willen, author of Quantum Paleo, has provided a quick and natural solution to age spots. The Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with onion juice is the best known natural remedy. Onions contain several antioxidant compounds that help to neutralize free radicals in the body. Apple cider vinegar contains alpha hydroxy acids that will remove dead skin and reveal the healthy skin underneath.
- Take one fresh onion and dice it.
- Pulverize it using a mortar and pestle.
- Put the liquefied onion into a blender.
- Add in the apple cider vinegar and blend.
- Use a cotton ball to apply the remedy to your age spots.
In the video below you can find some more detailed information about this natural home remedy for age spots. You’ll want to stick with organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar for the mix. Also we strongly recommend you to use sunscreen!