Age spots are common on people older than 40 years of age. They usually appear on the face, shoulders, neck and the backs of the hands, and many are the result of sun damage. Many creams and other products on the market promise to reduce the appearance of age spots, but some of the natural remedies you can make at home are just as effective.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Start by chopping about half a cup of onion and crush the pieces to release the onion juice. Add the chopped onion and its juices to about half a cup of apple cider vinegar. Strain the onion pieces from the vinegar and onion juice mix and use a cotton ball to dab it on age spots. Do this daily for at least six weeks to lighten the spots.
Castor oil can be used to treat a variety of skin problems, including age spots. Apply castor oil to age spots once in the morning and once at night.
The healing and moisturizing properties of aloe vera make it an effective treatment for many skin problems, including burns and sun damage. Applying aloe vera to age spots might help reduce their appearance. Try applying either fresh aloe vera or aloe vera gel to age spots twice a day for at least a month.
Lemon juice is often used as a bleaching agent for the hair and skin. Dab some lemon juice on age spots daily for results in a month or two. Lemon juice increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight, so protect your skin accordingly.
Use a garlic press to strain some juice from fresh garlic cloves. Apply some of the garlic juice directly to your age spots at night for at least six weeks. The garlic should help your skin shed dead cells, which will even your skin tone.