Age spots are some dark brown spots that appear on the skin of those people who are above forty. They usually occur on sun-exposed areas of the skin due to excess production of melanin – the common skin pigment. This also may be called as hyper pigmentation. Causes of these skin spots or hyper pigmentation are sun exposure, age, heredity, mal function of liver, vitamin deficiency, etc. Face, the back of one’s hands. Shoulders, upper back, forearms, etc. are hyper pigmentation or age spots prone areas. People who are over forty and have very fair skin are more prone to hyper pigmentation on comparison to darker skin because the pigment concentration is already high in later type of skin. Whatever may be the cause you should take step to reduce the chance of age spot and hyper pigmentation, you will not be able to solve the problem completely. There are many over the counter creams available in the market but there is doubt how much effective they are. There are various natural remedies for this skin problem which are safe for your skin as well as effective.
Here Are Some DIY Natural Remedies For Age Spots Hyper Pigmentation:
1. Lemon Juice, Honey And Sugar Granules:
Lemon juice is an excellent product to solve the spot problem. Squeeze ½ portion of a lemon and take the juice. Add 1 teaspoon honey and add little amount of sugar granules. Rub it on your spots and pigmented skin. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash with chilled water. Being acidic, lemon helps to fade away dark spots. Honey moisturizes your skin and sugar works as a scrubber. A weekly practice of this method helps a lot to get rid of age spots and pigmentation.
2. Buttermilk, Rice Flour And Rice Husk:
Take ½ cup of buttermilk and add 1 tablespoon rice flour and pinches of rice husk in the butter milk. Soak them for 10-15 minutes and then mix it properly. Massage this butter milk on your skin. Rice flour and rice husk help to exfoliate your skin and make it soft and smooth. Buttermilk helps to bleach your skin, removes dark spots and reduces the speed of pigmentation. Use this pack at least twice a week. You will get the benefit.
3. Carrot And Curd:
Carrot and curd is a great combination for the skin with age spots and hyper pigmentation. Carrots are high in beta carotene – an antioxidant what helps to repair the damage of the skin and protects your skin from the harsh sunlight which is one of the most common causes of hyper pigmentation. Peel and cut one carrot into small pieces. Add them in a grinder. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons curd in it. Grind them well. Apply a thick layer of it on your skin. Leave it to get dry and then wash with plenty of water. Practice this method every alternate day and soon get rid of age spots.
4. Green Tea Liquor And Fuller’s Earth:
Green tea liquor is one of the most excellent products for the skin. It helps to fade away age marks and dark spots when applied topically on skin. Prepare green tea liquor by soaking 1 green tea bag in a cup of hot boiling water for 5-6 minutes keeping the lid on. After that, allow the liquor to cool. Add some fuller’s earth with this liquor to make a smooth paste. Apply this pack on your face, neck and other body parts which have shown pigmentation. Use it daily. You should keep the residue of this pack in the refrigerator for next day’s use. As it does not contain preservative, the pack may get rotten easily.
5. Egg And Castor Oil:
Egg and castor oil is a great combo for skin with hyper pigmentation and age spots. Castor oil contains Vitamin E which is excellent for skin. Castor oil helps to improve the texture of the skin and repair the damage on the skin. Egg contains various minerals and vitamins which nourish your skin and helps it to remain flawless. Beat one egg in a container. Heat some castor oil and add 5-6 drops of this oil in the beaten egg. Mix well and apply this mixture on your skin with the help of a flat brush. Leave it for 20-25 minutes so that your skin gets ample time to absorb the nutrients from the mixture. After that, wash your skin with a mild shampoo and lots of water. Use this pack twice a week and soon get rid of age spots and hyper pigmentation.
Follow these methods sincerely. Drink adequate water daily. Keep your skin healthy by consuming a good amount of fruits and vegetables daily. Along with use umbrella, hat and sunglasses to protect your skin from sun. All these methods will help your to get rid of age spots and hyper pigmentation.