Saturday, January 19, 2008

Home Remedies for AGE SPOT REMOVAL


Age spots are most commonly known as liver spots or brown spots. These are thought to be due to over aging. But the main reason for these brown spots is over exposure to the sun. These are brown colored spots on the skin mainly seen on the face, shoulders, arms or exposed areas of the skin.

They are a result of excessive production of melanin. Melanin is the pigment in your skin responsible for uneven tanning. Such “ brown or sun spots” may also be the telltale sign of accumulated wastes or some dysfunction.

Age spots are pigmentary changes associated with mature and senile skin but the damage is not due to maturity, these spots and leathery skin are almost always the result of your body trying to protect itself from too much sun exposure.

Age spots are common after 55 years old. They are harmless and painless but may affect the cosmetic appearance. Though most age spots are harmless blemishes, but in advanced stage they can lead to skin cancer.

Age spots may also be caused by impaired liver function, and a dietary deficiency, or a variety of nutritional problems. As we advance in age our health changes, our metabolism changes and our liver may become so overloaded with toxins that it cannot efficiently process the toxins or help the body to get rid of them. The oxidation process within our body and a lack of antioxidants also plays a role in this process.

Liver spots are one of the results. Liver spots typically take years to form, though they have been found in young children, and eliminating the spots will also take time.

Use the bleach that contains lactic acid as it helps to remove the upper layer of the dead skin much faster.
Take juice of fresh garlic and rub it on with a cotton ball twice daily where the age spots are, and in six to eight weeks, they should begin to fade away.
Rubbing a piece of sliced red onion on age spots can also help them to fade away.
Apply castor oil twice daily with a cotton swab. On larger lesions, a bandage applied with the castor oil at nighttime may bring improvement.
Avoid excessive exposure to the sun as it is caused by the exposure to the sun. Wear shades while going out in the sun.
Apply a sunscreen lotion to prevent your skin from effects of the sun on your skin.
Sunscreen should be applied at least one-half hour before sun exposure and it should be reapplied frequently.
Sweating is powerful way to cleanse your body from accumulated toxins.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. Include fruit juices in your diet. It is very helpful in age sopt removal.
Avoid sweets, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and junk foods.
Rubbing fresh aloe Vera juice or gel on the spots will help fade them. Use the gel twice a day for a month or two.
Eat lots of lean, and high quality protein foods. Also include raw fruits to supply the vitamins and minerals needed.
Apply vitamin E cream to affected area and take vitamin E supplements. It is very helpful in age sopt removal.
Do not go outdoors between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, when the UV rays are more intense.
If you have to be outside during this hour, try to wear a hat, sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV rays.
Prepare a solution by adding two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of orange juice and apply to the spots.
Take 4-8 oz. of fresh berries, 80-160 mg of bilberry extract (25% anthocyanidin) , or20-40 mg anthocyanosides daily.
Dab the spots with buttermilk.
Apply castor oil on the spots in the morning and in the evening, and rub well into the skin.
Take fresh or canned chick peas (garbanzo beans), mash about 1/3 cupful and add a little water. Apply this paste on the spots and leave it there until it dries. Then wash off completely. Do this every evening.
Break open a dandelion stem and rub the sap on the spots 2-3 times per day.
Mix 1/8 teaspoon of powdered gotu kola into a cup of herbal tea or add it to plain hotwater along with 1/8 teaspoon of ginseng and a pinch of cayenne. This home remedy should clear the spots in a few days.
Prepare a mixture by adding one teaspoon grated horseradish root, 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 drops rosemary essential oil. Dab onto your age spots with a cotton ball once or twice a day.
Take some green (not fully ripe) black walnuts and make a few incisions in the outer shell; rub the juice on the spots.
Apply some sandalwood paste to affected areas.
Prepare a mixture by adding 2-teaspoon tomato juice and 4 tablespoon buttermilk and apply on the face. Leave for 1/2 hour, and wash off. This is also a very effective home remedy.
Mix olive oil with equal quantity of vinegar and apply an hour before your bath.

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