We’ve all seen them; some of us may even have them. Age spots are flat, brown areas on the skin and usually affect people aged 55 or older. While age spots aren’t considered health hazards, they also aren’t necessarily the first feature that you want people to notice either. They are usually caused by sun damage and cover areas that receive high sun exposure such as arms, chest, and hands.
Luckily, age spots can be healed naturally. Here are a few Athena Salon and Spa approved home remedies for getting rid of age spots once and for all.
Rub something acidic on the area such as apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Both of these can help to lighten age spots if applied on a daily basis. You may also want to try to combine vinegar with orange juice if you’re not crazy about the smell. If you apply lemon juice, just make sure that it’s dry before you head out. Lemon juice can increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
Try rubbing on a moisturizer. Natural moisturizers than include ingredients such as buttermilk or castor oil can reduce the appearance of age spots. Make sure to check out Athena’s impressive array of natural salon products and spa services that will leave your skin feeling naturally soft and moisturized.
A number of homegrown plants can also do the trick. Aloe Vera plant leaves can be broken open to reveal a healing gel. Dandelions also contain healing sap. If using this method, split open the plant and rub the sap onto your age spots on a daily basis.
Eating herbs can also help heal age spots. Bilberry is thought to lessen the appearance of age spots. Gotu kola is another herb with healing properties and can be made into an herbal tea. Both of these plants contain antioxidants that can help heal age spots.
Try any of these simple, at-home methods for healing age spots or call Athena Salon and Spa to discuss which salon products or spa services may also help erase your age spots. Before you know it, you’ll be sporting soft and young-looking skin once again.
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