Other than acne, another most common skin problem that can make people want spend a lot of time and money for the treatment is age spot. Age spot which is also known as lover spot is a flat, brown, tan or black spot which appear on the skin. Age spot can be varied in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms.
Although age spots are usually related to adults over the age of 50, they can also appear on young adults, particularly if they have been exposing themselves on the sun for a longer period.
When the human skin is exposed to UV light, the rays actually speed up the production of this pigment, which further leads to a tan. To be more precise, the darkening of the skin prevents the UV rays to damage the deeper skin layers.
You are more likely to get them if your skin is light-colored, or if you have a history of frequent or intense sun exposure. Thus, the best defense is proper protection from the sun.
The real liver spots are harmless. However, if you see they start to change their shape and appearance, consult a doctor as it might indicate melanoma. Consult a doctor if you notice the following age spot changes:
- has quickly grown in size
- is darkly pigmented
- is accompanied by redness, bleeding, itching, tenderness
- is unusually colored
- has an irregular border.
There are many methods for treatment of these age spots, such as freezing, laser therapy, bleaching creams, chemical peels or a dermabrasion.
Still, before you decide to try some surgical option, we recommend you to try some of natural ways for removing age spots that actually are very effective.
Dr. Doug Willen, the author of Quantum Paleo, suggest using a natural combination of apple cider vinegar and onion juice to diminish age spots. Onions contain antioxidant compounds which can neutralize free radicals in your body, and the alpha hydroxyl content of apple cider vinegar can eliminate dead skin and make way for the new skin underneath. A lot of people have used this combination for a natural skin glow.
- Take a fresh onion and slice it;
- Take a mortar and pestle and pulverize it;
- Place the liquefied onion into a blender;
- Add the Acv and mix them together;
- Apply the remedy on the affected spots with a cotton ball.
For detailed information watch the video below. Stick to organic, raw, and unfiltered ACV. Do not forget to use sunscreen.
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