Age spots on your face often occur as you age into your 40s, 50s and 60s, and they are caused by two things. First, you might get age spots simply from getting older. The skin’s melanin starts to change then, and you may experience more freckles as well as annoying spots of darker color on your face, chest and hands.
Second, you likely have age spots because you were in the sun too often without covering or skin protection in your youth. Luckily, there are ways to get rid of these annoying spots.
Use a Home Remedy With Lemon
Lemon is a natural bleaching agent, so it is used by many people who want to get rid of their age spots or sun spots. You can make your own lemon mask with the juice from one lemon and a half teaspoon of honey.
Mix these ingredients together in a bowl, and apply them to your face. Concentrate where the age spots are. Remove the mask with warm water after ten minutes. Do this once a week for four weeks.
Use an At-Home Microdermabrasion Kit
Microdermabrasion is a process that uses very fine beads and a vigorous wand or brush to remove the top layers of dead skin cells on your skin. You can get a kit that you use at home that is relatively inexpensive.
This process does not break the skin, so it is perfectly safe. The top layers of dead skin cells will be removed, and over several microdermabrasion sessions, your age spots will come off as well.
Prevent More Age Spots From Occurring
A great way to avoid having age spots on the skin is to prevent more from occurring in the first place. Of course, the best way to do this is to assure that your skin is completely covered in either clothing or sunscreen whenever you go outside. This is even true on overcast days.
Remember, the methods above should work on your age spots, but if you are having trouble with one or two pesky spots in particular, you can talk to your dermatologist about having them removed by professional microdermabrasion or sometimes, a laser.
If you go this route, prepare to find a quality dermatologist you trust, who has experience in removing age spots. These spots on our faces and hands are natural parts of getting older, but there are still ways to get rid of them.