Just because you are getting on with age, doesn’t mean that you cannot look the way that you want. Age spots, sometimes also known as liver spots or sunspots, are flat and dark areas that pop up on the skin. Younger people can also get them, but they are most commonly formed on individuals over 50 years of age.
They come in many different sizes and can appear anywhere on your body but will generally form on areas that are more commonly exposed to the sun like your face, shoulders, arms, or hands. Nevertheless, it is possible to minimize, or even fully remove them, all in the comfort of your own home! Here is a list of some natural remedies that you can use to get rid of your age spots.
Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent and has been used in many off-the-counter bleaching creams that promise to treat age spots. This is because lemons contain citric acid. It is an ingredient that has shown promising results as a DIY treatment to lighten fabrics, hair, and many skincare products.
Another ingredient in lemon juice that helps with the lightening effect is vitamin C or ascorbic acid. This is an extremely powerful antioxidant that will help to reduce the melanin in your skin that causes the dark spots.
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera has been used in traditional remedies to help with many skin conditions. Whether it is sunburn or dry skin, aloe vera has been able to soothe and alleviate discomfort.
A lesser-known property is that some chemicals in aloe vera juice have lightening properties. The chemicals, aloesin, and aloin, help reduce the dark spots by eliminating the melanin cells present in the skin and preventing any further formation in that area.
Another option to consider is horseradish. Widely regarded as one of the healthiest herbs that individuals can consume, horseradish has a high antioxidant composition that can help to heal skin cells and minimize age spots.
Unlike the other natural remedies mentioned above, it is recommended that the horseradish should be first mixed into milk before you apply the smooth mixture to your age spots. Regardless of the natural remedy that you choose to opt for, it is important to do a patch test and monitor for any irritation or changes in your skin. If at any point the age spot looks lump, misshapen, or is painful, do contact your doctor immediately.
Taking care of your skin is one of the few things that make up an individual’s everyday activities. Whether it is skincare, nutritious meals, or chores around the house, older adults may need extra help to look and feel their best. Here at Regency Pointe By Discovery Senior Living, we offer senior living options that can help our residents live their life to their fullest without compromising on independence or convenience. With many exclusive senior living programs that can help to fill each and every day with fun, enriching, and exciting activities, our dedicated team is here to assist with the diverse needs of you and your loved ones. For more information, contact us today!