Say No To Age-Spots With These Natural Remedies

  • Jan 12 , 2018

Brown spots are commonly known as age spots, although they are not exactly a result of ageing. Melanin pigment gets accumulated over time as you are exposed to more and more sunlight and tanning beds. The accumulation requires time and gradually occurs with age. While you can always go for expensive therapies and chemical agents, using home remedies or organics which do not have any side effects are safer and more convenient.


Apply sliced lemons on your spots directly and let it lie for 30 minutes before washing it off with running water. The Vitamin C and citric acid bleaches your skin and gets rid of the brown spots by breaking down the melanin accumulation. And it happens remarkably fast within a month or two if you apply it once or twice a day. You should not go out in the sun immediately after applying this.

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You can use this remedy once a day and all you need is a papaya. Take the pulp out and squash it to a uniform texture with a hand mixture or otherwise. Apply the pulp on your face like a mask with cotton swabs or brushes and leave it on till it dries, approximately 20 minutes, and then use cold water to rinse it off. The hydroxyl acids and other enzymes that have exfoliating properties help in removing your brown spots and give you a radiant glow which is free of blemishes.

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With its bleaching properties, yogurt is used in a lot of home remedies which lighten the skin tone. Add oatmeal, lime juice and yogurt in a bowl to make a paste and apply the paste on your face. Rinse off the paste after 30 minutes with cold water and apply moisturiser. You will witness your lightened skin tone and disappearing brown spots along with it. Repeat the process once every day for one week and then twice a week for another 2 to 3 months.

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Aloe Vera

Renowned for its remedial properties, you can use aloe vera juice for removing your spots. Cut off a leaf and squeeze it to yield the juice and apply it on your face, you can also use aloe vera juice. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse it off your face with cold water. Keep applying until you see the results and get a hydrated and glowing skin.

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Castor Oil

Simple and effective, all you need to do is apply castor oil on the area with spots and keep massaging it for 1 to 2 minutes so that it gets absorbed properly. Keep applying the oil for twice a day for a month and you will see the clear skin emerging and radiant.

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These are only a few of the many well-known remedies which do not require any chemical treatment. Potatoes, tomatoes, chickpeas, red currants, etc. also have exfoliating and bleaching properties and can be used in ways to reduce brown spots. It is time to stop worrying and use these organic and natural home remedies for a naturally glowing and radiant skin.