14 natural ways to get rid of age spots

Age spots are one of those things that we don’t often get told about but when they appear, we immediately go

Age spots are one of those things that we don’t often get told about but when they appear, we immediately go and buy something to cover it up. These insidious little pigments tend to appear on our face, hands and arms. Often caused by exposure to the sun, age spots are also called liver spots and solar lentigines and are flat tan, brown or black circular markings.

Age spots are very common in adults older than 50 and most of us have them. So how do you remove them without using harsh chemicals or cosmetic procedures?

We have found 14 amazing natural home remedies that should see an improvement in the appearance of these unsightly spots:

1. Vitamin E oil

Vitamin E oil is full of antioxidants and healing properties, not to mention it is an anti-inflammatory. Better yet, it can help fade dark spots on your skin. Open or pierce a liquid capsule of Vitamin E and apply directly to your age spots. Let it soak in and leave it on for a couple of hours.

2. Fresh lemon juice

Lemon juice is known for its bleaching abilities and it can do the same on skin. You can use fresh lemon juice by itself to bleach age spots by rubbing it on at night and then washing it off in the morning.

3. Castor oil

Age spots will be no match for beautiful, nourishing castor oil. Use a cotton ball to apply to your age spots and gently massage in, then leave on. Repeat every morning and night until the spots fade.

4. Onions

Like lemons, onions are natural skin lighteners. Rub onions on your age spots twice a day, and wash off the juice after about an hour

5. Aloe vera gel

Apply aloe vera gel on your age spots for at least 45 minutes two times a day and for better results – it aids skin regeneration and sun damage.

6. Orange and apple cider vinegar

The power of the citrus in the orange helps to light dark spots. Mix one teaspoon of orange juice with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and then use a clean cotton ball to put this mixture on your age spots before you go to bed.

7. Watermelon

Rub the rind of a watermelon on your age spots and then wash away with cold water. It is packed full of good nutrients.

8. Cucumber juice

Cucumbers have bleaching properties, so use crushed cucumbers on your face. Not only will it lighten your liver spots, but it will feel refreshing.

9. Dandelion

Dandelions are known as weeds but the sap has the ability to even skin tone. Rub the sap of a dandelion root on your age spots two to three times a day.

10. Olive oil

Olive oil has a plethora of uses with one being a great skin nourisher. It is also high in vitamin E, which also gets rid of age spots.

11. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is an anti-ageing agent and an antiseptic that can helps reduce hyperpigmentation and get rid of liver spots. Mix two tablespoons of sandalwood powder, two teaspoons of rose water, and one teaspoon each of glycerine and lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the spots and allow it to dry naturally, then use cold water to wash it off. Repeat a few times a week until your age spots disappear.

12. Potato and honey

Take one potato and grate it into a bowl, then add enough honey to make a paste. Apply this to your age spots and leave on for about 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.

13. Chickpeas

Boiled chickpeas in a saucepan and mash once cooled. Rub this paste onto your age spots and let it dry. Rinse it off with cool water.

14. Yoghurt

Yoghurt has mild bleaching abilities and is safe to use on skin if you just apply directly.

Do you have any others to add? Tell us below.

Originally published here

  1. Why are people so afraid of looking older?
    Its all natural and its going to happen whether you like it or not.i prefer it to the alternative

  2. Eat more nuts. Sesame seeds. I had those spots and now have none. All i have done is increase intake of seed bread and nuts and i drink a lot of milk. Maybe that helps.!

  3. They call them liver spots. Maybe doing something to heal the liver might help. The liver is always under stress because of our way of life and how we eat. Maybe, just maybe diet is the problem.!

  4. jean kiem  

    Yep….Inoxa “One & All…..have been using it for years. I’m eighty and my hands are quite clear of age spots !

  5. If you really don’t like them on the back of your hands, the best thing I think is Skin Doctors Hand Cream from Chemist Warehouse. Not sure how natural it is!! But all part of ageing I guess!!

  6. Well age spots can be caused by the sun which can turn into C.. so why not try and protect yourself silly woman nothing to do with afraid of looking older Grrr…

    • That’s a little harsh Maggie and FYI age spots do not turn into cancer. There’s a bloody big difference between age spots and a melanoma.

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