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I’m Going to Get Rid of this Age Spot

June 4th, 2009 · No Comments

I really want to get rid of this age spot, and also to know how to get rid of any other age spots that turn up — as I’m sure they will!

Before I investigate creams to get rid of age spots, I’m going to try some home remedies that are supposed to work. A couple of friends have recommended these, and I also came on some of them in my research. I know natural remedies usually take longer to work than cosmeceuticals, so I’m willing to be patient.

age spot on neck

Here's the spot on my neck as it looks today

Here are the home remedies for age spots that I’ve found:

Buttermilk. This is a very old skin care method, and today we understand how it works. It’s the lactic acid and other ingredients in the milk that make it a great beauty aid. Apparently you just dab it on the age spot several times a day.

Chick peas mixed with water. Huh? Apparently you mash them with a little water and spread it on the age spots and wait till it dries. I think the most practical way of doing this is at bedtime — bit messy on the pillow maybe though.

Lemon juice — the old standby for everything it seems. Dab on the spots twice daily, and the acid in the juice is supposed to fade the age spots. The problem with this one is it takes several months, and I don’t know if I want to wait that long.

Aloe gel. I have found that the gel from the leaves of an actual aloe plant is effective for burns and other things, but I haven’t had much success with the bottled stuff. I have a plant so it would be easy to try this, but it’s another one that takes several months, so probably not my first choice.

Castor oil. Never heard of this one before, but apparently if you dab castor oil on the spots morning and night and rub well into the skin the age spots should be gone within a month. This sounds promising.

The white stuff inside dandelion stems. Just break the stem and rub the stuff on the age spot several times a day. I guess this is the same idea as the aloe gel.

I found some more, but they either had ingredients that might be harder to find, or the “recipe” seemed like a lot of work. I know myself well enough to know I wouldn’t persist with something that was too much trouble, even though I do want to get rid of the age spot.

I’ve decided to try the castor oil, first because I have some on hand and second because it’s supposed to work in a month. I’ll keep you posted on the results, if any.

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