As we age, our skin gradually changes in color until small spots start appearing, especially on our face and hands. These are age spots, and they appear naturally.
Our eating habits and skin care routines are important, both to prevent and reduce age spots.
So, the real question is, can we avoid them and clear up your skin?
Age spots are one of the most common signs of aging, and, in some cases, could appear relatively early, around 40 years of age.
These dark spots may start appearing on the back of your hand, or on your face, forehead, arms, and chest.
Although age spots don’t affect your health, lots of people try to avoid them or treat them for aesthetic reasons.
It’s important to know the cause of these spots so that we can avoid them. The main cause of age spots is excessive exposure to the sun.
Spending a couple of hours outside is important for our bodies to generate vitamin D. However, spending too much time, especially during the summer, damages the top layers of our skin and accelerates the degenerative process.
Perfumes that contain alcohol could cause an allergic reaction when they come in contact with sunlight. These reactions can cause age spots.
Keep in mind that some people are more likely to develop these spots due to a genetic predisposition.
Lots of people only start worrying about age spots when they’ve already appeared.
In the meantime, the prevention for age spots starts when you turn about 30 to 35 years old, with these simple measures: Avoid prolonged sun exposure
Be sure to protect yourself from UV rays that are released during the summer months around mid-day. This helps you keep from getting burned and damaging your skin.
Use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF to protect your skin on hot, sunny days.
People with vey white or sensitive skin should use sun blockers or children's sunscreen.
Be careful with what you wear
Always try to cover up the sensitive areas of your skin, like your chest and back, from 11 to 3 o’clock during the summer. Eat fruits and green vegetables
Maintaining good eating habits is an important part of staying healthy.
Drink lots of natural fruit juices and eat lots of salads, soups, and raw vegetables.
Here are a few simple recipes to help clear up your skin, if the age spots have already appeared:
1. Chickpea mask
It’s easy to prepare and you can find the ingredients anywhere.
- 1/4 cup of water (62 milliliters); - 1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas (150 grams); Instructions:
Put the already cooked chickpeas in a container. Add the water gradually as you knead it in with a fork, making a uniform paste.
Put it on the spots and let it dry for 20 minutes.
You don’t need to rinse it off, just let the dried paste come off on its own.
Repeat this process every night.
2. Lemon juice
The high levels of acid present in the lemon penetrate the skins layers, and remove the spots. However, it has the opposite effect when in contact with sunlight, so only apply this at night.
Cut a lemon in half and apply its juice on your age spots.
Let it sit for a few minutes and rinse it off with warm water.
You can also use purple onions and obtain the same results. Just rub it on the desired area and wash it off with warm water.
Dandelion liquid is very good for removing age spots.
Open the dandelion stem horizontally and extract the liquid.
Apply this liquid on your spots up to three times a day.
There is no need to rinse it off, just let it work on your skin.
As an alternative, you could also use aloe vera. Just apply it the same way as the dandelion liquid.
4. Apple cider vinegar
Like lemon juice, apple cider vinegar contains an acid that clears up age spots.
To treat age spots on your hands, just use two parts hand lotion and one part apple cider vinegar.
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I accidentally came by getting rid of age spots. Last year i started to drink grated ginger, lemon , honey in hot water every morning . I dont know when it happened in that year but i now have no age spots on the back of my hands. Good for you and gets rid of age spots....
I am not Neil
Your video is full of horse shit , many people suffer from vitamin D deficiency while you recommend sun screan that is toxic , you need to learn the truth before making a video , maybe you make money from selling sun screan ? You do not know what the spots are caused from and there is no proof that the spots are genetic , they could be caused by parasites or something else , if you knew then people would be cured . the medical profession do not want people cured because they would be unemployed if they cured people . If the sun caused the spots then everyone under the sun would have them and all old people would have them not just some older people would have them .you need a reality check.
Damn I really wanted to hear what she had to say. But I can’t stand listening to people who sound like they have a lot of saliva in their mouth. That’s all I can focus on is the extra noise coming from her mouth😖
Both Vitamin C & D deficiencies are directly causative of age spots. For this reason the lemon juice is applied at night will first help to lighten them & over time will hopefully completely remove them altogether. Your vitamin C deficiency is treated and your melanin is given a boost in synthesizing out the harmful UV rays rather than just darkening, causing the spots.
And only as secondary aspect is the acid in the juice useful as it works to remove the most upper layers of the dead skin including the darkest layers of the affected melanin. This removal makes the skin tone more even in the same way Alphahydroxy acid another fruit acid removes damaged skin to reveal more youthful appearing, undamaged skin.
When juice is applied during the day, however, the result seems counterproductive since the areas that don't have the excessive melanin are bleached, causing the spots to appear darker, not because they are necessarily darker, but due to contrast. So, yes, lemon, lime, tomato or other juices when applied topically will be beneficial.
Most Americans are at risk for & have both Vitamin C & D deficiencies. Contrary to past beliefs, a person can't get too much of either when in their natural forms. Both boost the immune system, help correct oxidative damage, are anti inflammatories & may have anti cancer properties. This means getting adequate direct exposure to sun (not through glass) will naturally produce the hormone we call vitamin D3 boosting melanin while eating fresh, vitamin C rich foods help that melanin do its job of protecting & detoxing the skin. Diet & moderate sun exposure would be the most natural all inclusive ways to deal with age spots, but of course, topicals & oral supplements may also used if sun exposure or food availability is hindered due to season, locale, market availability, or lifestyle. And, it just makes sense that too much or too intense sun exposure can be harmful, not due to excessive Vitamin D but rather due to excessive harmful UV rays. There are beneficial UV rays in sunlight, but that's a whole other story...
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