Age spots have many causes. Excessive tanning or a job where we need to be out in the sun a lot is a big reason, but also just genes and generally aging can bring age spots to your face, hands and body. These discolorations of the skin are not the prettiest sight, so it's understandable that many people want to get rid of age spots - and the quicker the better! Many take drastic measures and turn to chemical peels or dermabrasion treatments, but it is possible to eliminate age spots naturally with home remedies and special skin creams.
• Aloe Vera: This plant is a real package of healing goodness! Among many other things, it can also help eliminate age spots. When you break open the stem of an aloe vera leaf you will notice the inside is filled with a gel substance. If you apply the gel to your spots once or twice a day you will see a significant difference in your brown spots within a month or so. Fresh lemon juice has the same effect by the way, you can use it with the same method as aloe vera.
• Buttermilk: this method is not so well known but very effective. In fact it has been used for centuries by people trying to get rid of age spots. You simply dab it onto your skin and let it dry for about 30 minutes. Then all you have to do is to rinse it off with warm water. Do this every day for a couple of months and your brown spots are likely to lighten.
• Another way you can eliminate age spots with is to make your own facial mask. Combine a teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of plain yogurt. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for about 30 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. If you do this daily for about a month you should see your brown spots slowly fade away.
These natural remedies have been proven to be effective over centuries. However, you must be realistic. It will take time to see results. If you want quicker results you should look into commercial natural skin care designed to lighten age spots and skin coloration. These products - if they are completely natural - are not harmful to the skin but contain ingredients that are really effective, such as extrapone nutgrass. Often they will also have other anti aging properties and nourish your skin as well. by Lumi H. Jais