Age spots are the little spots that appear on the skin areas which are exposed to the sun. These spots can be yellowish brown, black or gray in color and is usually found in middle-aged and older people. Age spots are not harmful or life-threatening, but they can definitely affect your looks. They almost appear on the hands, but can occur on the face, arms, feet, back and shoulders.
Age spots results mainly due to exposure your skin to the sun. Melanin is the main component responsible for tanning of face and appearance of age spots. When the UV rays of the sun touch the skin, melanin production in the skin also becomes higher. After a long period, this melanin combined into small bunches and appear on the skin as dark spots. These spots may also occur due to nutritional deficiency, impaired liver function dietary and aging.
Home Remedies to get rid of age spots on face
Here are two effective home remedies for you to get rid of age spots on face.
- Mix a teaspoon each of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Apply this mixture on the age spots, twice a day to minimize their appearance.
- Buttermilk is quite effective as a skin cleanser. Its regular application reduces age spots to a great extent too.
- Lemon contains acid that aids in peeling of the dead skin so using lemon is a great way to get rid age spots on face. Squeeze the juice of a lemon in a bowl and apply it on the age spots with a cotton ball, at least twice in a day.
Cosmetic Treatments to get rid of age spots on face
There are many cosmetic treatments in order to get rid of age spots such as Botox treatment in which collagen is injected into the skin so that new cells can get formed. Another widely used cosmetic treatment to get rid of age spots is microdensitometer.
Laser treatment to get rid of age spots on face
Lasers are the best way to get rid of age spots on you face if you have extensive coverage or multiple age spots on your face. Facial lasers, like the IPL, can totally reduce and remove the appearance of age spots on the face.