You have usually noticed that some people have brown or black spots on the skin or maybe you have them. These spots are also known as age or liver spots and they can come in any size. They usually appear on the areas on the body that are most exposed to the sun. Some believe that only people over 50 get them, however they are quite common in young adults especially if they spend too much time in the sun.
These spots are caused by the ultraviolet rays from the sun or when using a tanning bed. The ultraviolet light causes the melanin production in the upper layer on the skin to increase in order to protect the deeper skin layers from damage. The areas that get constant exposure to UV rays have higher concentrations of melanin and this is where the spots appear.
The best way to prevent age spots is by using proper protection from the sun’s rays. People who have light-colored or fair skin or those who have a history of frequent or intense sun exposure or sunburns are more likely to get age spots. However, this does not mean that if you have a darker skin color you are immune to them.
Even though they are harmless you should pay attention to their appearance. Always consult your doctor if your spots start to change because it could be a sign of melanoma.
In case you notice these changes consult your doctor immediately:
-the spot is darkly pigmented
-it is increasing in size rapidly
-its borders are irregular
-the color combination is unusual
-it is tender, itchy, red or bleeding
Home remedies for age spots
There are numerous ways to treat these spots including laser therapy, chemical peels, bleaching creams, freezing or dermabrasion. However, these treatments are usually expensive which is why we are going to present to you a safe and natural remedy for removing age spots.
This solution is recommended by Dr. Doug Willen who is the author of Quantum Paleo. He said that using a mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and onion juice is the best way to remove age spots.
Onions work excellent because they contain antioxidants which neutralize free radicals in the body. Apple cider vinegar removes the dead skin cells and naturally reveals the healthy skin.
This is how to prepare and use the remedy:
- Dice one fresh onion
- Pulverize it with mortar and a pestle
- Blend the liquefied onion with the apple cider vinegar
- Using a cotton ball apply the remedy directly on the age spots
Watch the video below for more information about this natural home remedy for age spots. You’ll want to stick with organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar for the mix. And don’t forget to use a natural sunscreen!