Most of the people have age spots. The little brown spots that appear on the skin after significant time in the sun can be beautiful, but they are also signs of aging. This is why age spots appear most often and in higher concentration on people over the age of 50. Anyway, anyone who spends time in the sun can see them pop up on their skin.

What causes them?

Sun spots are caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun. When your skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, the body produces melanin as a way to tan the skin, effectively building up an armor to protect the deeper layers of skin. This is why age spots usually appear on the arms, neck, shoulders, face, and other areas of the body that are most affected by the sun.

They are not dangerous but if you notice that some are much darker than others, have been growing quickly, or have oddly shaped borders, you should visit a doctor. If they are red, tender, or bleeding, you should see a doctor immediately.

What to do about them?

Even if your age spots are harmless, you may don’t want them. Luckily, in the video below it’s been explained that there is a method for removing them! The natural ways to do that is with two ingredients: onion and apple cider vinegar.

To make the homemade solution, dice fresh onion and put the pieces in a plastic bag. Then, using some sort of heavy object, crush the onions to extract their juices. Pour the onion with 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar into a blender and blend until well-mixed. Next, dip a cotton ball or cloth into the mixture and apply the solution directly to the age spots. For best results do this once a day. After 2 to 4 weeks, you should see improvement.

This solution works because onions have an antioxidant property that neutralizes free radicals and encourages healing on the outer layer of the skin, while the alpha-hydroxy acid in apple cider vinegar works to remove the layer of dead skin, in which most age spots actually reside.

Can you prevent them?

The best way is to prevent them from appearing.

The thing is age spots are not only caused by the sun. Your hormones and diet can also play a role. Unsaturated fats and excess iron are culprits related to diet. To prevent age spots, eliminate polyunsaturated fats from your diet and talk to your doctor about finding out whether your iron is too high.

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