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Brown spots on the skin, also known as age spots, are a common problem for millions of people and can really affect a person’s self-esteem and make them feel old. They are often caused by the aging process, but can also be caused by overexposure to the sun. Brown spots appear on the hands, shoulders and face and grow bigger as you get older.

Some people think that brown spots on the skin are impossible to remove, but luckily for you, we have a simple natural remedy that will get rid of them once and for all!

In order to remove them from your skin, you need to find the underlying problem first. Overexposure to the sun and its harmful UV rays is a major factor for brown spots, regardless of whether you go to a tanning salon or sunbath without sunscreen at the beach. The more you tan, the more melanin the body produces, which makes your skin darker and darker. The tan might disappear after a while, but the overproduction of melanin will cause brown patches on the skin which won’t go away.

Are brown spots harmful?

Brown spots may not be necessarily dangerous, but any change in their shape, size and color should be checked by a doctor. If they turn red you should visit a dermatologist immediately to make sure that they aren’t turning to melanoma.

Get rid of your age spots

Luckily, there’s a simple trick which will eliminate the brown spots on your skin. You only need 2 ingredients – apple cider vinegar and onion juice. Both ingredients are very beneficial for your health and skin. Onion juice contains antioxidants which will prevent free radical damage, while ACV contains alpha hydroxyl acids that act like natural exfoliants and clean your skin layer by layer. A combination of both is great for your skin and will also help you get rid of the brown spots.

Anti-age spot mixture

Chop a fresh onion and put the pieces in a Ziploc bag, then pulverize them and put the onion in a blender. Add half a cup of ACV in the blender as well and mix until you get a homogenous mixture. Next, soak a cotton ball in the mixture and apply it on your brown spots every day for 2-4 weeks for best results.

The treatment doesn’t work overnight, but it’s a natural, cheap and easy way to eliminate your age spots. It doesn’t have any side-effects as well and should provide results in only a couple of weeks.

Prevention of age spots

Not exposing yourself to sunlight is the best way to prevent age spots, but this is impossible – you surely won’t spend your whole life inside without going out. However, you can take some preventative measures. Wear long sleeves outside when the sun is at its strongest, and always wear sunscreen when going out. Sunscreen is required in the winter as well, even for a few minutes out in the sun. Avoid using tanning beds as well, as they have been the cause of skin cancer for thousands of people. Following these advices will reduce the risk of brown spots on your skin and hopefully prevent their appearance.