Treating Age Spots With Apple Cider Vinegar
Have you ever heard the old wives tale that you can use apple cider vinegar to treat age spots? Using something from your cupboard to treat blemishes on your skin is really amazing. More and more scientist and alternative medicine professionals are finding new and inexpensive & natural ways for treating some of life’s sicknesses.
Age spots aka solar lentigines are brown or dark blemishes on the skin due to over-exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Age spots also occur because of aging; as the name suggests. This skin condition is found in persons over the age of 40 and above. Not ignoring the fact that it has been found in younger persons as well. Age spots are harmless and painless. They can be treated or removed using several methods or solutions. Over the counter medicines such as skin bleaching cream has been used by many as the preferred choice. But to some ethnic groups this is used to lighten the skin color rather than using it to treat blemishes.
Even though age spots seem permanent, they can be removed. For some, the removal process might be out of the reach of their pockets. And, if you believe in alternative medicines, then you may not have to look further than your cupboard. Apple cider vinegar has a high volume of acid and thus, making it effective for treating skin blemishes. It is a natural bacteria fighting agent that contains vital minerals and other essential vitamins that the body needs to remain healthy. Perhaps, you would even prefer to make your own apple cider vinegar. This is done by crushing the apples and storing them in wooden barrels. If left for an extended period, this will cause the apples to ferment and the liquid, now vinegar can be used.
Using apple cider vinegar as treatment for age spots requires that you dab the vinegar on the affected areas at nighttime before going to bed for several weeks. You should begin to see the areas improving. If you are not comfortable with this, then you may revert to over the counter medicine. And if you think your age spots are severe and embarrassing, you may just need to see a physician for some prescription meds.
As we become older, our skin hardens or thickens and because of the over-exposure to sunlight, melanin increases and becomes concentrated, then visible. After the age of 40 the process of skin regeneration slows and our skin cells are not renewable as quickly as when we were in our twenties. Therefore it is now paramount that we take better care of our skin. Wear protective gears and lots of sunscreen. If you don’t need to be in the sun, stay out of it. You will be happy you did because you would be doing yourself a favor. Keep in mind also, that any skin condition can lend itself to becoming a health risk. Therefore if something seems off to you, it probably is.