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Banish those age spots naturally!

Posted by Loretta Brandolini on
Banish those age spots naturally!

 

Have you noticed a growing number of  flat, brown spots on your face, chest, hands or body? 😟

If the answer is yes, these are commonly called age spots, liver spots or hyper pigmentation & they tend to appear more as we get older. 

Age spots are harmless but many women, (including myself!)  would prefer not to have them as they find them quite unattractive! 😔

 

Those with fairer skin and who have spent a lot of time in the sun tend to be more prone to age spots. When we’re younger, our natural hormones keep them at bay, but as we get older and our hormone balance changes, brown spots can start to appear.  

 

Unfortunately once you have them, they are persistent and stay unless they are treated.   

But the good news is that brown spots can be lightened naturally without nasty toxic, chemical treatments. 😃 And being sun smart can help prevent them returning.☀️

 

I also recommended using a facial and body moisturiser that contains ingredients that help brighten the skin and treat age spots. Such as our Kakadu Plum Hydrating Facial Cream and Kakadu Plum Body Lotion. Kakadu Plum has highest recorded levels of Vitamin C of any fruit in the world,  and vitamin c has been shown to be helpful in reducing dark spots and uneven skin tone.

 

So here are 9 simple, easy DIY Natural remedies for lightening age spots.  🌿🌸 

 

1.Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera is commonly used to treat a number of skin ailments, including age spots.

 

What to do-

Apply aloe vera juice or natural aloe vera gel directly to the dark spots for 30 minutes in the morning and evening.Rinse off  with lukewarm water and finish off with your favourite moisturiser.

 

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains natural alpha hydroxy acids, which are known to help lighten sun and age spots.

 

What to do-

Mix equal quantities of apple cider vinegar and water in a bowl. Stir well and apply on the dark spots.


Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favourite moisturiser.

 

3. Castor oil is effective in the treatment of age spots.

 

What to do-

Morning & night apply a little castor oil directly onto the age spots and massage into the skin for a minute or two until absorbed. 

 

4. Lemons

The citric acid in lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent and exfoliates the skin, reducing the appearance of age spots.

 

What to do-

Cut a slice of lemon and gently apply on the spots for 10 minutes, morning and evening. 

If you have sensitive skin combine 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of water, dip your cotton bud and apply it to the skin.

 

Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favourite moisturiser.


5. Pawpaw 

 

Pawpaw has enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which can help exfoliate your skin brighten yours skin and reduce age spots.

 

What to do-

Mash ripe papaya in a bowl and apply on clean skin where the spots are. Apply in a  gentle, circular motion for added exfoliation.

 

6. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is known to have anti-aging properties, and is often used to reduce the appearance of age spots. It is a hero ingredient in our new body wash which is coming late June !

What to do-

Massage a drop of pure sandalwood essential oil directly onto the age spots.

 

 

7.Watermelon

Watermelon is delicious and packed with nutritional goodness.  And now there is a good use for the rind! Watermelon can brighten skin  and fight age spots.

 

What to do -

Rub the rind of a watermelon on your age spots and then wash away with lukewarm water. Finish off with your favourite moisturiser.

 

 

8. Cucumber juice

Cucumbers have bleaching properties which will lighten age spots.

 

What to do-

Crush cucumbers and place on your face for 10 mins before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Finish off with your favourite moisturiser.


9. Olive oil

Olive oil has a plethora of uses with one being a great skin nourisher. It is also high in vitamin E, which also gets rid of age spots

 

What to do-

Morning & night apply a little olive oil directly onto the age spots and massage into the skin for a minute or two until absorbed. 

 

These natural DIY recipes won’t work overnight, but if you do it consistently you should start seeing benefits are after a month. For very dark spots it may take longer.

 

Also if you have very sensitive skin, exercise caution and patch test your chosen DIY recipe. You could also dilute it in more water to reduce the chance of irritation. 😃

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2 comments

  • Ren LAwrence on

    Great tips! My favourite is the aloe vera and cider vinegar. I have 3 potted aloe vera plants in my garden.

  • Rheu on

    Thanks Loretta for the age spots tips. I love the Kakadu plum hydrating face cream so I’ll use that along with the age spot remedy. Kind regards Rheu 🌺

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