The Different Natural Home Remedies To Remove Liver Spots Or Age Spots

Age spots or liver spots are brown pigmentation found on the back of the hands. Although they are called as “age” spots, they are not caused by age. Instead, they are the result of excess pigmentation from years of being exposed to the sunlight. Keep in mind that the side effects of sun exposure will not be visible until later in life. But this pigmentation can develop on your 20s or 30s.

If you take drugs for diabetes and high blood pressure, then you are more prone to develop age spots. Diuretics and tetracycline will also make you more sensitive to the heat of the sun making you more likely to suffer from this type of pigmentation.

What are the natural age spot removal remedies available?
1. Lemon
The juice of a lemon is one of the effective liver spots remover methods that you can use. Its mild acidity is strong enough to peel off the outer layer of the skin to remove the age spots.

How to use it as liver spots remover? Apply the juice to the affected areas twice a day, until the pigmentation disappears.

2. Aloe vera gel
This plant has chemicals that take off dead cells while they encourage growth of healthy ones.

How to use it to remove those dark spots? You need to cut the leaf of the plant. Then, gently squeeze it to extract its gel. Apply the gel directly to the pigmentation once or twice a day.

3. Buttermilk
It contains lactic acid that can exfoliate the skin that has been damaged by the sun, including those pigmented areas.

How to use it as an age spot removal? Simply wipe those pigmented areas with this milk once or twice a day.

4. Strawberries
They are great for fading age spots. They are also ideal in lightening your freckles.

How to use it as a natural home remedy for this issue? Obtain one to two fresh strawberries from your backyard or from the supermarket. Mash them properly. Then, mix them with two teaspoons of any cream. Make sure that the mixture looks like a sloppy paste.

After that, apply it to the affected areas. Leave it there for about 15 minutes before removing it with warm, damp face washer. Do not forget to pat it dry.

5. Honey and yogurt
These two ingredients contain bleaching properties that can lighten your age spots.

How to use it? Simply mix one teaspoon of plain yogurt and a teaspoon of honey in a clean container. Then, apply the mixture to the affected areas. Let it dry for 30 minutes before rinsing it. You must do this once a day.

Prevention tips
However, if you do not have age spots yet, you might want to consider knowing how to prevent them from having them.

Here is a list of natural home prevention methods that you can use:

1. Apply sunscreen protection
Each time you go out, you must apply sunscreen to your face and back of your hands, 30 minutes before you go out. You must use a product with SPF 15 or higher. Choose a product that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.

If you need to be outside for longer hours, you must reapply sunscreen every two hours or as needed.

2. Wear a hat
Make sure that the hat has a wide brim of 10 cm. This sunhat keeps the sun’s rays off your face and neck, thereby, preventing age spots or liver spots from developing.

Do not choose a hat made of woven straw as it does not provide enough protection.

3. Apply vitamin E oil
This type of vitamin contains anti-oxidant that can prevent age spots from occurring. It neutralizes the damaging effects of the free radicals.

4. Avoid the sun
As much as possible, you must avoid going under the heat of the sun to avoid age spots. Specifically, you must avoid going out during peak hours, i.e from 10 am to 4 pm, if you live in hot climates. 

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