If you’re 50 or older, or a young person regularly exposed to sun, you may notice small dark spots appearing on the skin. These spots are called age spots (or liver spots or solar lentigines) and tend to show up on the face, hands, arms, and shoulders.
Age spots are the result of oVeractive pigment cells, usually due to ultraviolet rays increasing melanin production. These spots can affect any skin type, but highly-prevalent in light-skinned people. Age spots appear in various sizes and colors (brown, tan, and black), usually dependent on the amount of sun exposure.
You may wonder if the age spots are dangerous. Actually, no. Age spots are just a sign that you’re getting older, but thankfully, there are numerous ways to mitigate their appearance. While you can go the medical route to reduce the spots, these tend to come with ill effects and be costly.
Natural, homeopathic remedies, on the other hand, offer no side effects and are less expensive.
We give you 6 natural methods that have proven to be effective in reducing the signs of age spots, the last method is the most effective will shock you.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one of the best natural remedies for an array of skin conditions- from poison oak, eczema, and age spots. Why? The Aloe vera plant contains both moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties that hydrate the skin, bringing life back to the skin.
The great thing about the Aloe vera plant is that it can grow just about anywhere in the world. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can find and purchase an Aloe vera plant at a local grocery store, garden store, or nursery. Break a piece off, spreading the sap onto the age spots. Continue Reading>>