Age-Spot Eraser

HouseHold Magic
April 12, 2011
Bottom Line's Household Magic
Joan Wilen & Lydia Wilen

Flat brown spots on your face and hands, often called age spots or liver spots, develop on fair-skinned folk around middle age or older. They are caused by an accumulation of pigment in the skin. True age spots are harmless, but if you don’t love how they look, here’s a natural remedy to make them disappear. Squeeze a grated onion through cheesecloth so that you have one teaspoon of onion juice. Mix it with two teaspoons of white vinegar, and massage the brown spots with this liquid until it’s pretty much absorbed into the skin. Do this daily—twice a day, if possible—until you no longer see spots before your eyes.

Keep in mind that these brown spots, usually caused by sun exposure or a nutrition deficiency, took years to form, so it may take a few months for this remedy to work.

Caution: Any suspicious mark or skin discoloration should be evaluated by a dermatologist to rule out skin cancer.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting "cures from the cupboard." They are authors of Bottom Line's Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line's Household Magic. They are authors of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips

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