How To Treat Age Spots With Horse Radish

Age spots can be one of those annoying blemishes that seem to want to take over the most sensitive area of your image, your face. These blemishes appear because of aging and over-exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

Age spots, though they seem permanent can be removed or treated. Over the counter medicines are inexpensive and available at every local pharmacy. Prescription medicines can be obtained if you think your age spots are severe and embarrassing. But did you know, as with almost everything else, that there is a home remedy for age spots? Yes, you probably will not believe this, but horse radish has been proven to assist in the removal of age spots over time. Let’s first look at what really happens to our skin.

As we become older, our skin hardens or thickens and because of the over-exposure to sunlight, melanin increases and becomes concentrated, then visible. After the age of 40 the process of skin regeneration slows and our skin cells are not renewable as quickly as when we were in our twenties. This result in the brown or black blemishes we see on our skin, these are age spots. Bear in mind that any skin condition can lend itself to becoming a health risk. Therefore it is advisable to seek the advice of a medical physician is your spots become suspicious.

Let’s go back to our home remedy horse radish. Obviously this has not been approved by any official board, but someone tried it, it worked and they spread the word. To treat age spots with horse radish, grate about 4 inches of it and mixed with ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar.  Let the mixture stand for about two weeks, shaking it daily. Strain and place in refrigerator and apply solution to area affected with age spots three times per day until desired look is achieved.

After you have completed your course of age spots treatment, you should try to maintain your rejuvenated skin. Here are some ways to keep your skin protected.

  • Wear protective gear such as wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses;
  • If necessary ultra violet protection clothing may also be worn;
  • Avoid being in the sun during the hottest time of day, usually around 12pm;
  • Avoid staying in the sun for extended periods;
  • Wear lots of sunscreen, preferably with a SPF 30 and above.

Even though using horse radish for treating age spots sounds weird, it really does work.  In addition to that, there are really many other organic substances that can be used in assisting the body to heal itself.

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