We all have brown spots on our skin somewhere, also known as age spots. Whether it is on your face, legs, arms, shoulders or hands, you can find brown spots all over your body. As we age, these brown spots tend to increase, which is why they are also called age spots – these large brown spots are an obvious sign of aging.
If you don’t like the look of these age spots and want to get rid of them, we have good news for you. There is a way to remove brown spots from your skin, and it’s a very simple trick that only requires two ingredients! You probably have some in your kitchen right now.
But where do the brown spots come from? Is there a way to stop them before you even have to resort to this two-part solution?
Absolutely. Read on to find out why you have so many age spots, whether they can be dangerous to your health, and other ways to remove and prevent them.
Why do we get age points?
There are several reasons why you get these brown spots on your skin, the first and most important reason is overexposure to sunlight and UV rays. This can be either from spending a lot of time outdoors (especially without sunscreen) or from tanning beds that provide strong UV exposure.
The more we are exposed to sunlight and ultraviolet rays, the faster the production of melanin in our body. Melanin is our body’s natural reaction to sunlight and is responsible for the tanning and darkening of our skin.
Over the years, beach tanning fades, but brown spots remain on areas of our body that have been heavily exposed to ultraviolet rays over the years. This means that melanin was overactive in these areas, resulting in unsightly pigment spots.
Are age points dangerous?
The terrible truth is that they can be. This doesn’t mean that every brown spot is cancerous, but there are a few warning signs to look out for:
If some spots are much darker than others
If they have a nice border around them
If they grow or change
If they are red or tender
If you notice any of these signs and brown spots, contact your doctor or dermatologist immediately. The best way to monitor this is to do regular introspection.
Are you nervous or unsure about the status of your videos? Try checking your age score with the melanoma ABCDE test. Ask yourself each of these questions when deciding whether your stains could be potentially dangerous.
How to get rid of brown spots
Fortunately, there is an easy way to reduce aging on your skin!
This is an easy juice fix that only requires two basic ingredients and a few minutes of your time. Watch the video below from FitLifeTV to learn more about this solution and why it is so effective against age spots.
This solution comes from Doug Willen, author of Quantum Paleo, and it really does wonders for erasing age spots. Two ingredients you need? Onion juice and apple cider vinegar.
Onion juice has been proven to help remove scars from the skin. Onions contain antioxidants that help fight free radicals, especially in the upper layers of the skin.
Apple cider vinegar contains alpha hydroxy acids that help remove dead skin layers. With these two healing ingredients, you’ll instantly see fresh, flawless skin.
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Chop a fresh onion and put it in a Ziploc bag.
Chop the onion on a flat surface and pour into the blender.
Mix onion with 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar until smooth.
Soak a cotton swab in the solution and apply it daily to impurities. Do this for 2-4 weeks or until you see results.
While it may not be an instant solution to your age spots, it is an all-natural, cheap and easy solution that is not only convenient, but VERY effective. It may take a few weeks, but following this routine will only bring you positive results.
Can age spots be prevented?
Yes and no! Unless we confine ourselves to our homes forever (which we don’t offer… at all), we are exposed to the sun in one form or another.
The best way to avoid rampant, large or dangerous age spots is to know how much time we spend outside. Cover up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants whenever possible, and ALWAYS, ALWAYS wear sunscreen.
Even in winter. Even if you just run outside for a while. USE SUNSCREEN.
Also stay away from strong UV rays, such as tanning beds. Although these beds give you the desired tan, they seriously damage your skin.
And as always, if you have age spots, see your doctor right away. Protect and be careful with brown spots!