Brown spots or as they people also know them – liver spots and age spots appear as flat and brown or dark spots on the skin. They can be different in size. They mostly appear on the hands, shoulders, face and arms because these areas are the most which are exposed to sunlight.
The appearance of these spots is mostly seen in people over 50, but young adults can also have them if they didn’t pay attention to the time they spent exposed on the sun.
As we have said this previously, they mostly appear because of a greater exposure on the sun. They can also appear if you use tanning beds frequently. The pigment that gives our skin its color is called melanin. It is located in our upper skin layer.
When ultraviolet lights touch our skin, the production of melanin becomes faster and creates a kind of a tan that should protect our deeper skin layers not to be damaged by the UV rays.
The areas which were the most exposed will probably be covered with liver spots, because this pigment is produced in great amounts.
You need to protect your skin from the sun so that you can defend yourselves from these spots.
Anyone can have these spots, but they mostly appear in people who have light-colored skin and the ones who are exposed to sunburns frequently.
Still, these brown spots aren’t dangerous. In case you notice they change their appearance or shape, you should visit a specialist, because they may be an indicator for melanoma.
As apple cider vinegar naturally contains alpha hydroxy acids, it makes an excellent skin exfoliator, similar to those pricey anti-aging creams to help lighten those age spots. Just dab a little of it onto affected areas of the skin just before bed and leave it on overnight.
To protect the skin from drying out too much, you can mix in a little olive oil which will leave it feeling soft and smooth. Repeat each day, and within three to four weeks, you should see a noticeable difference.
You can make this remedy even more effective by adding horseradish, however, it will take a little more time to put together. To do so, finely grate a 4- to 5-inch piece of horseradish and add it to your apple cider vinegar. Mix well, and then allow it to sit undisturbed for two weeks.
After the two-week period, shake well and then strain the vinegar into a storage container with a lid. Apply the mixture to your age spots once or twice each day until achieving the desired results.
Keep in mind that it is normal to experience slight redness or stinging initially, as you would with a store-bought toner, but if irritation is severe, discontinue use, or try diluting the mixture with water.