Age spots appear on older adults’ skin due to decades of sun exposure. They appear as flat brown spots on the skin, and they can have a rough texture. These spots aren’t harmful, but they often appear unattractive to many people who have them. Your senior loved one could spend a lot of money on fancy creams at the drugstore or cosmetic counter, but there are inexpensive natural ways to reduce the appearance of age spots.
The citric acid in lemon juice has been used to lighten and brighten skin for generations. To use lemon juice for the removal of age spots and other areas of dark skin, gently rub lemon juice into the affected area. Allow the juice to remain untouched on the skin for at least 20 minutes before washing it off.
Milk and other dairy products contain lactic acid, which lightens the appearance of dark spots, freckles, and age spots when used regularly for a prolonged period. Place milk or yogurt on a cotton ball and apply it to the skin. Let the milk or yogurt remain on the skin for at least 15 minutes before removing. The most effective treatment involves applying milk or yogurt twice a day.
Age spots are one of many common age-related conditions, some of which are serious enough to affect older adults’ ability to live at home in comfort. If you have a senior loved one who needs help maintaining a high quality of life while aging in place, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of senior care families can rely on. All of our caregivers are bonded, licensed, and insured, there are no hidden fees, and we never ask our clients to sign long-term contracts.
Potato juice, either used alone or combined with lemon juice, makes an excellent home remedy for dark spots on the skin. To make potato juice, grate a potato, place it on a clean cloth, and squeeze out the juice. Add three drops of lemon juice to one glass of the potato juice. Place this mixture only on the dark areas of skin, and leave it on the age spots for 20 minutes before washing it off.
Aloe vera is a great remedy for numerous skin conditions, including age spots. Your loved one can apply gel or juice from an aloe vera plant to his or her age spots to reduce their appearance. This causes new skin to grow and replace the old skin cells.
There are a variety of age-related health conditions that can make it more challenging for seniors to live independently. However, many of the challenges they face can be easier to manage if their families opt for professional senior home care. Surrey families can rely on expertly trained caregivers to keep their loved ones safe and comfortable while aging in place.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Your loved one can apply apple cider vinegar to his or her face and hands for about 30 minutes before rinsing. Over time, this will reduce dark spots on your loved one’s skin. He or she can even drink water with a few drops of the vinegar to gradually fade the age spots.
Castor oil works best on age spots that have a rough texture. Have your loved one apply the oil directly to the spots and massage it into his or her skin. If your loved one repeats this procedure twice a day for about a month, he or she should see improvement in the appearance and texture of the spots.
Caring for their skin can be challenging for seniors who have limited mobility or health conditions such as arthritis. Living independently is important for seniors who want to maintain a high quality of life. For some, this simply means receiving help with tasks that have become more challenging to manage over time. Even when families have the best intentions, they may not have the time to provide the care their elderly loved ones need and deserve. If your loved one needs help for a few hours a day or a few days a week, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a trusted provider of respite care Surrey seniors can depend on. To hire a dedicated caregiver, call Home Care sistance at (778) 279-3634 today.