You may notice a growing number of small dark spots on your skin with age. They are known as brown spots, commonly known as age or liver spots. They are harmless spots that occur most often on people over 50, people with light skin and people who get a lot of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
Fortunately, below are few home remedies that may help reduce the appearance of brown spots.
Use pawpaw mask.
Remove all of the pulp out of a pawpaw and mash it in a bowl until it is an even consistency. You may want to use your hand to mash and mix the fruit thoroughly. Use a cotton wool swab to apply a mask to your face and any other area that has brown spots. Leave the mask on until it dries and rinse off with water.
Aloe vera has an infinite number of uses. There’s a reason people why people aloe vera is the best thing that happened to their skin. It contains 90% of the amino acids found in our body, in addition to vitamins A, B, C, and E. Besides providing quick depigmentation, removing brown spots and treating sunburn, this wonder plant also has analgesic (pain relief) and antiseptic properties. Use a knife to slice away the outer layers of an aloe vera leaf. Squeeze the gel onto your fingers and apply it directly to your brown spots. Leave the gel on for 20 minutes, then wash off with clean water.
Apply lemon juice directly to spots.
Lemon juice contains an acid that may help break down melanin pigment and reduce the appearance of brown spots within the shortest time. Lemon contains vitamin C which may directly bleach the skin as well. Cut a lemon into slices and place the slices directly on the brown spots. Leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse off with running water.
Many dermatologists around the globe swear by the benefits of vitamin E oil. It helps to reduce the appearance of a variety of skin discoloration problems, especially brown spots. Due to this, it is mostly found in many skin care products. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that targets free radicals that are responsible for aging and discoloration and helps to repair damaged cells. Eat foods like almonds, peanuts, wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds, and dried apricots daily to make use of its many benefits.
Grind a potato and mix with honey.
Take any kind of potato and grind it into a bowl. Add enough honey to make a paste. Apply the mixture to the brown spots. Leave the mixture on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off with water.