Age spots appear due to sun exposure on people 40 years old or older. Age spots appear as flat brown spots on the skin and can be rough in appearance. These spots are not harmful but seem unattractive to many people who have them. Your senior loved one could spend a lot of money on fancy creams purchased at the drugstore or cosmetic counter, but providers of at-home care in The Grand Strand recommend these natural, homemade products to lighten reduce the appearance of age spots.
The citric acid in lemon juice has been used to lighten and brighten skin for generations, almost like bleach. To use lemon juice to remove age spots and other areas of dark skin, gently rub lemon juice into the affected area. Allow the liquid to remain untouched on the skin for at least 20 minutes before washing it off the skin.
Milk and other dairy products contain lactic acid, which lightens the appearance of dark spots, freckles, and age spots when used over a long period of time. Place milk or yogurt on a cotton ball and apply it to the skin. Let the milk or yogurt remain on the skin for at least 15 minutes before removing. The most effective treatment involves applying milk or yogurt twice a day.
Potato juice used alone or when combined with lemon juice makes an excellent home remedy for dark spots on the skin. To make potato juice, grate a potato, place it on a clean cloth, and squeeze out the juice. Add three drops of lemon juice to one glass of the potato fluid. Place the juice mixture only on the dark areas of skin. Leave the fluid on the age spots for 20 minutes before washing the skin.
Often a large part of helping seniors feel great is by helping them look their best. With help from Home Care Assistance, we will help your loved one look and feel great during his or her golden years. We provide flexible hourly and live-in home care The Grand Strand seniors can trust to help with activities of daily living, including grooming, dressing, housekeeping, and more. We strive to help seniors make the most of their golden years. Call us today at (843) 353-3105 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help your loved one age in place.