Age spots or liver spots usually occur on the shoulders, face, hands and other skin parts especially those exposed to the sun. Age spots mostly appear in adults over 40, but sometimes younger people are affected too-according to Mayo Clinic.
Although they are known as age spots, they do not appear only due to aging but also as a result of long-term exposure to sun and UV rays. They do not need to be treated as they are not dangerous. Bleaching with natural remedies and over-the –counter products may help against their appearance.
The hands are mostly affected, and this recipe will help in removing the top layer of the dead cells of the skin which has changed the pigment.
1/2 cup of raw brown rice
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Grind the brown rice until you get a powder. You can use coffee grinder.
Prepare a mixture from all ingredients and stir them until you get a compound mixture
Make sure your hands are dry and then apply the mixture. Massage them with circular movements in the same time making a gentle pressure for 1-2 minutes.
After rinsing them, apply the hand cream which you use every day.
This mixture is applied on the top part of the hand as well as on the palms as it softens the hard skin.
Use the mixture regularly .More than 1 time weekly is recommended.
Why does this work?
Rice has anti –inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it has calming effect and is great for peeling.
Nectar obtained from agave cactus is great for skin hydration and exfoliation because it is rich in natural sugars which clean the skin and in the same time help the skin to stay moisturized.
Lemon is proven as effective remedy against age spots because it lightens the skin. It is rich in citric acid, vitamin C and AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid). It also has anti-bacterial properties. Because of its bleaching properties it is great in reducing hyper pigmentation.