You may hate having freckles on your face, or you could have possibly developed age spots which aren’t too pleasing to the eye. No matter what state of appearance you’re in, you can always try some tested home remedies to help improve your skin tone and texture and leave you feeling (and looking!) much younger. One of the great things about these home remedies is that you can do them with just items that you have lying around your house, no need to go out at buy expensive medical products from a pharmacy or somewhere similar.
Although, please remember to keep in mind that not many home remedies have been scientifically studied; with this in mind you should be careful and assess your skin tolerance to any of the products listed below before fully committing to treating your skin with that certain product.
Use Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is great for removing age spots and is the most recommended solution. One of the best things about this treatment is that there are numerous ways of applying the lemon juice to your skin such as:
Applying directly to your skin – leave on for approximately 30 minutes; you’ll start to see noticeable effects in around 2 months or less!
Dissolve a generous amount of sugar in the juice of a single lemon – apply the solution to each freckle or age spot individually with something like a cotton swab. Leave on for approximately 30 minutes and rinse off.
Make a mixture of honey and lemon juice – This is a great combination as lemon juice will dry the skin, however this is negated because the honey provides moisture. Leave the solution on for approximately 30 minutes and then rinse off.
The best way to apply buttermilk to the skin is through means of a cotton swab or something similar. Leave the buttermilk on for several minutes and then rinse off; make sure you don’t leave it on for too long.
The buttermilk works tremendously as it contains high amounts of lactic acid which helps promote healthier skin and remove age spots. If you suffer from acne or oily skin it’s probably best to add some lemon juice as this will help to dry the skin.
Use Honey and Yogurt
Honey and yogurt is a great combination for combating age spots. The honey works by providing moisture to the skin and the yogurt is a safe, natural and easy way to lighten age spots. You can apply the solution onto age spots directly for approximately 20 minutes before rinsing off with cold water. Alternatively you can apply the solution to the affected areas and leave on overnight. Nonetheless you should expect noticeable results after one to two months of usage.
Make a Baking Soda Mask
You can also make a paste with baking soda and some water to scrub the brown age spots. Baking soda will be a great help as it will polish the skin and remove and dead skin cells which could possibly result in further damage to the skin and a more accentuated appearance to the age spots.
Don’t leave the baking soda mask on for too long as it could eventually cause discomfort; it is recommended that you start off with a time you feel comfortable with (generally several minutes) and increase this amount gradually until you find a time period which suits you.
Apply Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is an effective way of treating age spots and you can generally expect results to become noticeable within only one month – make sure to apply the solution to the age spots twice per day. If applying aloe vera gel directly isn’t too appealing to you, there are many recipes that include aloe vera gel which could give you similar or even better results.
In conclusion, there are a multitude of ways in which an individual can reduce the appearance of freckles or age spots. Before seeking medical help and paying for expensive medical procedures you might want to try some of the effective home remedies listed above. Most of the items you will probably have in your home already but they are easy to find and not very expensive so this shouldn’t be too much of a problem anyway.