Curing Age Spots

There are numerous ways of curing age spots. Finding an age spot remover can be quite a hectic process, bearing in mind that there are different types of removers for different types of skins. The removers are of many types but one sure method that will go a long way in promoting removal of age spots is first avoiding excessive exposure of the skin to sunlight since it is the main cause of the age spots. After all they say prevention is better than cure.

Aloe vera gel is very commonly used in curing age spots. This gel is known for its many therapeutic properties. When removing age spots, this gel is applied directly onto the skin with age spots and left there for about 15 to 20 minutes. It is then washed off using cold water.

Another most common method of curing age spots is lemon juice. Lemon juice is good as it acts as a sterilizer and also doubles up as a skin toner. It is preferred because it has no side effects to the skin. However, for those with sensitive skin, it is advisable to use mild lemon juice. This does not cause irritation.

Sour milk is also very good in curing age spots. The lactic acid present in the milk helps promote gentle peeling of the skin without dryness or irritation. It also helps in lightening the skin pigmentation. A thick mask of sour cream may be applied to the skin on the area with the age spots.

Castor oil can also be used in curing age spots. Its application results in a more evenly pigmented skin, thus reducing the age spots. It is recommended that it is applied on the affected area before going to bed and removed after waking up. It is advisable to use sweet smelling or odorless castor oil as some may have a not so pleasant smell.

Liquid nitrogen is also very good in curing age spots. It freezes the age spots and peels off like a chemical peel. This method can sting, or leave white marks where the spots were so it is advisable to talk to a doctor before attempting to apply liquid nitrogen.

Hydrogen peroxide is another one good at curing age spots. It does this by bleaching the age spots. When used well, it is very effective in removing age spots.

Laser treatment can also work well in curing age spots though it is a bit expensive compared to any other age spot remover. However, this is the best age spot remover in terms of the results obtained and the high chances of success.

Safety first! It is very important that when using any method of curing age spots that involves applying gels or juices to the skin, ensure that the juices do not come to contact with the eyes or other sensitive organs as some of them are acidic and may result in irritation.

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