Liver spots or age spots are tan, brown or black spots that appear on the skin. They can be in different size and they are most commonly seen on the face, hands, shoulders and arms-areas which are most exposed at the sun.
What Causes Age Spots?
Years of exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun could be the reason for age spots. Also if you use a tanning bed you can contribute to the age spot’s development. The pigment in the upper layer of the skin that gives your skin its normal color is called melanin. When UV light comes in contact with the skin, the rays accelerate the production of melanin, creating a tan on the skin to help protect deeper layers of skin from damage caused by UV rays. Age spots appear on areas of the skin that have had frequent and prolonged sun exposure because the melanin is produced in particularly high concentrations.
The question is, what is your best defense against age spots? You have to protect yourself properly from the sun. Anyone can develop age spots, but there are more chances to get them if you have light-colored or fair skin, or if you have a history of frequent or intense sun exposure or sunburns.
If you notice spots that have changed in appearance, you have to check in with a doctor. It may be a sign of melanoma.
You should visit a health care professional if you notice that your age spot:
– is darkly pigmented
– is rapidly increasing in size
– has an irregular border
– has an unusual combination of colors.
– is accompanied by itching, redness, tenderness or bleeding.
Home Remedy for Age Spots
You can take medications such as bleaching creams, laser therapy, freezing, dermabrasion or chemical peels.
According to Dr. Doug Willen, apple cider vinegar mixed with onion juice is the best solution for this. Onion contains several antioxidant compounds that help to neutralize free radicals in the body.
The other ingredient in this concoction, apple cider vinegar, contains alpha hydroxy acids that will remove dead skin and reveal the healthy skin underneath. Many swear by using it on their skin to maintain a natural glow.So here’s how it works:
- Take one fresh onion and dice it.
- Pulverize it using a mortar and pestle.
- Put the liquefied onion into a blender.
- Add in the apple cider vinegar and blend.
- Use a cotton ball to apply the remedy to your age spots.
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Source: Go Fit Stay Fit
Other included sources linked in Go Fit Stay Fit’s article: David Wolfe