Age spots, or the brown spots on the skin are not scary, but they can significantly lower the self-confidence. In most cases, they appear on the face, hands, shoulders, and limbs, and become more in number over the years.
The big brown spots on the skin are the first symptom of aging.
However, we will suggest a simple but effective natural trick to get rid of age spots. Yet, in order to prevent their occurrence and eliminate them, you need to know the exact cause of their appearance at the first place.
Age spots are most often a result of the excessive exposure to sunlight and UV rays, regardless of whether you have been exposed to tanning without using sunscreen, or you have used a tanning bed.
The more you spend time tanning the faster melanin appears in the body, which gives the darky shade of the skin. However, the dark tan disappears, but the brown spots remain on the skin, as melanin has been overactive in those skin areas.
If you wonder if these spots can endanger your health, we must disappoint you that the answer is affirmative. They do not necessarily lead to cancer, but make sure you keep in mind the following, as regular self-examinations are the best way to prevent serious problems:
- If they become red or tender, consult your doctor immediately
- examine if they have strange borders surrounding them
- check the spots, and see if their color changes, especially if they are much darker than others
- Check if they are growing or changing in some way
If your age spots worry you, schedule an appointment with your dermatologist. To get rid of doubts, take the “ABCDE’s of Melanoma” test and check the issue.
The following trick will help you eliminate age spots in a simple way:
You should prepare the simple juice solution made from two basic ingredients in a few minutes, and apply it on the spots. The following video will provide the necessary instructions.
Fresh onion juice has been traditionally used to treat skin scars, and onions are high in antioxidants which protect the skin layer and prevent free radical damage.
Also, apple cider vinegar contains alpha hydroxyl acids which function as natural exfoliants and eliminate the dead skin layers. Their combinations can do wonders for your skin.
This is how to prepare the mixture:
Dice a fresh onion, and place the pieces in a Ziploc bag. Next, you should pulverize them and blend them. Add the organic apple cider vinegar and prepare a smooth mixture.
You should soak a cotton ball in the mixture and apply it on the brown spots. Do this treatment daily for 2-4 weeks.
The first effects will be noticeable in a week, but continue with the treatment until the age spots are gone completely.
Moreover, the occurrence of brown spots cannot be completely prevented, but you should reduce the time you spend out in the sun, and always use sunscreen, even in winter.
Also, avoid tanning beds, as they can seriously damage the skin. Once again, if you are worried about any of the brown spots on the body, immediately check them to prevent serious consequences.