We all have brown spots, or age spots, somewhere on our skin. Whether it’s on your face, legs, arms, shoulders, or arms, you can find brown spots anywhere on your body. As we age, these brown spots tend to multiply, which is why they are called age spots – these large brown spots are an obvious sign of aging.
If you don’t like the look of these age spots and want to get rid of them, we have good news for you. There is a way to get rid of brown age spots on your skin, and it’s super easy to do with just two ingredients! You are probably in your kitchen right now.
But where do brown spots come from? Is there a way to stop them before using the two-ingredient solution?
Of course. Read on to find out why you have so many age spots, whether they are dangerous to your health, and other ways to get rid of them or prevent them.
Why do we get age spots?
There are several causes of brown spots on your skin, the first and foremost being overexposure to sunlight and UV rays. This could be spending a lot of time outdoors (especially without sunscreen) or spending time in sunbeds that are exposed to strong UV rays.
The more exposure to the sun and UV rays, the faster the process of melanin production in our body. Melanin is our body’s natural response to sunlight and is responsible for tanning and darkening our skin.
As the years go by, our suntanned skin fades, but parts of our body that have been seriously exposed to UV rays over the years will be left with brown spots. This means that the melanin was overactive in these areas, causing age spots.
Are age spots dangerous?
The scary truth is that they can be. This doesn’t mean that every brown spot is cancerous, but there are a few caveats to watch out for.
If some spots are much darker than others
As long as there are fun borders around them
If they are constantly growing and changing
If they are red or soft
If you notice any of these symptoms along with brown spots, see your doctor or dermatologist right away. The best way to control this is to check yourself regularly.
Panicked or confused about the status of your spot? Check for age spots with the ABCDE’s of Melanoma test. Ask yourself each of these questions when determining whether your stain may be dangerous.
How to get rid of brown spots?
Fortunately, there are simple ways to get rid of age spots!
It’s a simple juicing solution that only takes two basic ingredients and just a few minutes. Watch the FitLifeTV video below to learn more about this solution and why it works so well for your age spots.
This solution is from Doug Willen, author of Quantum Paleo, and it really works wonders for erasing your age spots. Two ingredients you need? Onion juice and apple cider vinegar.
Onion juice has been proven to help fade skin scars. Onions contain antioxidants that help fight free radicals, especially in the top layer of the skin.
Apple cider vinegar contains alpha hydroxy acids that help remove dead skin cells. Between these two healing ingredients, you’ll see fresh, blemish-free skin in no time.
Anti-Aging Spot Blend
Chop fresh onions and place in a Ziploc bag
Grind the onion using a blunt surface and put it in a blender.
Saute onion with 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar until smooth.
Soak a cotton ball in the solution and dab it on the spots every day. Do this for 2-4 weeks or until you see results.
While this may not be an overnight solution to your age spots, it is a natural, inexpensive, simple solution that is not only convenient, but EXCEPTIONALLY effective. It may take a few weeks, but following this regimen will bring positive results.
Can you prevent age spots?
Yes, no! Unless we’re confined to our homes forever (which we don’t recommend at all…) we’ll be exposed to the sun somehow.
The best thing you can do to avoid those big, big, dangerous age spots is to be aware of how much time you spend outdoors. If possible, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and wear sunscreen.