Naturally Fade Age Spots

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Age spots are dark spots that appear on the skin, most frequently on people over age 40. They are often called liver spots, although they have nothing to do with the liver. They are the result of overproduction of melanin in that area of the skin, and may be caused by overexposure to the UV rays of the sun. While they are not dangerous to senior health, Orlando live-in senior home care providers can recommend some home remedies to fade age spots.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent that can be applied twice a day, and the spots should fade in about eight weeks. A small about of sugar can be added to the lemon juice to act as a natural exfoliant.

Aloe Vera

Apply aloe vera juice or gel to the spots twice a day and leave on for about 45 minutes each session. There should be some improvement to the area in about a month because aloe vera stimulates the growth of new skin cells.

Onion

Rub a sliced onion over the spots. Vitamin C and other compounds found in onion juice act as natural skin lighteners. Providers of at-home care in Prestige even suggest garlic because it’s part of the onion family and works great, too!

Yogurt

Rub plain yogurt on the age spots, leave it on until it dries and then rinse off with cool water. The lactic acid found in yogurt can fade the dark spots, and the good bacteria contain enzymes that can break down melanin.

Castor Oil

Apply castor oil to the spots each day as an easy home remedy for age spots. It contains antioxidants that help lighten the dark spots on your skin. Additionally, castor oil helps hydrate the skin and reduce dryness and wrinkles.

All of these at-home remedies take some time, so patience is key. If one method doesn’t work, encourage your senior loved one to try another. To help your loved one look and feel his or her best during the golden years, turn to Prestige Home Care. As a leading provider of comprehensive services, including Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Prestige, we strive to help seniors age in place in comfort. Our highly trained caregivers help seniors with daily activities such as grooming, dressing, exercising, meal preparation, and more. To learn more about how we can help your senior loved one, contact an experienced Care Manager at 407-329-6613 and schedule a free consultation today.

Author

  • Kimberly Miller

    Kimberly Miller, RN, is a proud Florida native with an unwavering commitment to elder care that spans an impressive 25 years. Her extensive journey through central Florida's hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice companies has not only honed her understanding of disease processes but has also cultivated a profound expertise in navigating the intricate landscape of elder care. Kimberly's dedication to delivering the highest quality of care to patients and their families is evident in every facet of her career. Armed with certifications as an assisted living administrator, Kimberly's primary focus on customer service and her drive to address the holistic needs of individuals—mind, body, and soul—have led her to a resounding conclusion: home care is the future of personalized, high-quality care. Her conviction is rooted in the understanding that a combination of healthy nutrition, physical and mental exercise, and social engagement is directly linked to improved physical and mental well-being. The recent global pandemic has served as a poignant reminder of the limitations of institutional care, further strengthening Kimberly's resolve. Motivated by a profound desire to make a meaningful difference, she has taken the helm at Prestige Home Care. Here, Kimberly is dedicated to providing a level of care that goes beyond industry standards—a level of care she would wholeheartedly entrust to her own family.

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