6 Top Natural Remedies for Age Spots

| Modified on Apr 21, 2022

Apple Cider Vinegar, Lime Rind
Posted by Mia (Copenhagen) on 06/26/2021
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Apple Cider Vinegar for a persistent spot & Lime Skin for liver spots on the hands:

Apple Cider Vinegar------My dermatologist's diagnosis of a persistent spot on the bottom left side of my face was" age spot"! One application of Apple Cider Vinegar got rid of it COMPLETELY!

Lime Skin-------As a right handed person, I have rubbed lime skin (rind) every single morning on my left hand after squeezing it in my herbal tea, and there are zero liver/age/brown spots, whereas, I do have some tiny light brown spots on my right hand!

These days, I use lime skin on both hands equally!

Posted by Gracie (Nottingham) on 02/15/2021

Recently, I've been trying to get rid of a couple of raised brown patches on the side of my face, and have tried various remedies recommended on Earth Clinic with no success. So I'm drawn to this recommendation of taking 200mcgs of Selenium a day. But looking at past reviews on taking selenium I read that it can raise the risk of developing Diabetes Type II and there are other risk factors. So, is taking 200mcgs a day safe? Selenium is found naturally in foods we eat, could an additional 200mcgs be too much?

Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 02/13/2021

Wow Arn!

This is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. I have not heard about the connections between selenium levels and skin changes (moles, cancers, age spots, etc).

I have 200mcg selenium caps in my vitamin cabinet, but only take a capsule a couple times a month to ensure I don't have a deficiency. I'm going to take them daily for a period time. I'll report back any changes I notice.

Posted by Arn (Kenmore, Wa.) on 02/13/2021 14 posts
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Age spots, liver spots, and moles are usually signs of selenium deficiency. A capsule of selenium, usually 200 mcg, is safe to use daily, with food. The results come pretty quickly. I have seen big hairy moles vanish in a little over a month, dark splotches on the face vanish in days.

BTW, selenium helps prevent skin and breast cancer, and other cancers. And a recent study showed that 250 mcg per liter of blood stops any virus from propagating. Selenium stops covid!

Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Jan (Australia) on 01/30/2021

Because back in the day someone said it reminded them of the colour of liver.

That is the only reason haha nothing to do with liver at all!

Wasabi + Iodine
Posted by Was (Abi) on 08/23/2019
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Wasabi and iodine for dark spots: I washed, then placed a dab of cheap store bought wasabi paste on the dark spots, 30 minutes later wiped it off and put a drop of 5% Lugol's over the spots and left it to dry. It stings a little. A day or two later the spots peeled off, pink underneath. Some have returned and are getting retreated. I applied wasabi all over my cleaned face. It stung and made my eyes water so I washed it off pretty quick. A day or two later my freckled face exfoliated and looked much lighter colored. I also applied green tea, crushed tomato and fresh aloe vera gel at times through all this, but the wasabi and iodine had the most dramatic effect.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jackie (Los Angeles, CA) on 02/05/2020
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I've tried several things to get rid of age spots and I finally found something that worked really well. Make a paste out of baking soda and ACV, apply to your face or the areas you want to clear, leave for 15 minutes rinse with warm water and wash your face. Finish with a cold splash of water, pat dry. I then use a very light moisturizer because I am 55 😊 However, recently I did discover that if I just get a Q-tip and dip in the ACV only and apply on the age spots directly they go away much quicker. Either way I do this before I go to bed every night and I've had amazing results!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rosie Love (Spain) on 03/29/2020
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I have found that, rather than drying skin, apple cider vinegar (or indeed any vinegar) has a moisturising and softening effect. There is no need to mix it with oil. I use distilled malt vinegar (white vinegar) as a cheap hand cream. Now, my hands react very badly to soap or any detergent, which both cause awful itching and dryness that keep me awake at night. So I started using the vinegar as a way to re-acidify my skin (natural pH 5.5) after washing in soap (which is alkaline and has a pH or around 8 or higher). Through this practice, I discovered vinegar was more effective than hand cream for moisturising and way better than putting petrochemicals on your skin. But I also noticed that the age spots on my hands were disappearing. After 6 months of using every night and during the day whenever I wash my hands with soap (very frequently these days), I have virtually no visible age spots left - just pale marks. At this rate, within another 6 months they should have gone. This is not from using ACV, simply white vinegar.

Lemon Juice
Posted by Jay (Ontario, Canada) on 10/31/2018

To Tinamarie (Fl).

Lemon juice from a bottle is NOT the same as fresh lemon juice. I do not know if it would work in your case but I do know from an unfortunate experience that for certain internal lemon juice benefits to work the bottled product is useless. Use Fresh Lemon Juice Only for any home remedies recommending its use.

Lemon Juice
Posted by Tinamarie (Fl) on 10/28/2018

do you need to use a fresh lemon or can you use lemon juice in the bottle?


Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Penny (Oregon) on 07/21/2018

Penelope, How nice to hear from you! Since getting involved with essential oils I have changed things up and have been following the same regimen I developed for my health and my complexion for @ 2 years now and so happy with it.

I would be happy to share with you if you are interested but I do not want to write a long post or look up URL's to paste for research if not. I am recovering from a very intensive hip replacement and am just finishing my first week. I have no problem sharing this with you, am happy to do it, but I tire easily and am taking meds so I am a little gimpy and slow.

I have a number of things I use that work well for me as I said but I would be remiss if I didn't continue looking for other treatments. I keep a holistic approach but I am not a perfectionist, I just do what works for me and I am not a price snob. I do not believe that just because something is more expensive it is better.

Ok, hope this helps, let me know if you are interested and I will get back to you! PS: I have a big surprise for you about the "warts! "


Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Penelope (nickname Penny) (Dallas, Tx. ) on 07/21/2018

Hi Penny....I just read your Earth Clinic post about using essential oils for lessening capillaries & brown spots (OK, old age spots! ) on one's face. Your entire reply was great, thanks!

I'm wondering if things have been going as well since the last time you posted (about 3 yrs. ago). I'm wondering what to do myself. That fine, thin complexion that's too much that way. Also have what appear to be tiny whiteheads but I now believe perhaps they're a wart of some kind. Have you heard of these? I've been involved in the natural world for close to 30 yrs. or so. Has helped me with neurological problems I have & something that laid me totally flat, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) now known as Myalgic Encephalamyolitis ME). Ongoing battle & one of my other illnesses entailed surgery for cysts forming inside the spinal cord. I later had surgery for one of the others, Arnold-Chiari Malformation. Fortunately, the latter was successful, but so much damage had been done. Sorry, didn't mean to take the rest of your Sat. & Sun, too. Hope to hear from you & especially hope you are well. Thanks, Penny II. (I now go by Penelope...far more respect in the medical world.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sandy (Naperville) on 11/09/2017

Dear Mama to Many,

Tons of thanks once again for your reply and positive thought that 'it does not look like vitiligo'. Your answer gave her a ray of hope. Will definitely try your suggestion and keep you posted. Also pray for her that it cures 100% and that slighlty white patch becomes back to normal skin colour.

She also started wheatgrass juice first thing in the morning.

Horseradish Sauce, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Anon (Us) on 11/09/2017

I put the peroxide on first and then the horseradish.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 11/08/2017

Dear Sandy,

I have been thinking about what to suggest for your sister, as it started as a boil and possibly spread to the end of the nose?

My first thought was impetigo, which is common on that part of the face. It does sound like some sort of infection, anyway, whether bacterial or fungal.

There are so many things to try and with skin things I tend to just keep trying things until I find what works. But with the more tender skin of age, I would want to stick to remedies that are as gentle as possible. I was pondering castor oil, coconut oil, turmeric, acv....

Then I remembered this skin cream I was using for a while that I just loved - Nutribitoic Skin Ointment. It is kind of pricey ($8 for a half ounce tube) but a little goes a long way. I found it to be very gentle. It contains all sorts of stuff that would help a variety of problems. (It has herbs, castor oil, gse, honey, vitamins, essential oils etc.) Anyway, that is probably what I would try first.

Frankly, it doesn't sound like vitiligo to me, but I haven't seen it, I suppose! Vitiligo is a skin condition in which the skin isn't showing its pigmentation, I have never seen it raised or resembling boils or anything.

Let me know what you think.

~Mama to Many~

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sandy (Naperville) on 11/08/2017

Dear Mama to Many,

My sister developed some boil near her right nostril and also some reddish spots near end of nostrils. Doctor gave her some strong creams containing steroids. The rash did not reduce and after two months of using those creams she again went to doctor and he said it the beginning stage of vitiligo. and asked her to continue the creams and also said he can not predict anything. My sister is 70 years and very much terrified with this. She is active and have normal health.

I will be grateful if you can suggest some home remedy for this.

Compound W
Posted by Susan (California) on 10/22/2017
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I don't use the freezing product. I use the gel and it fades the spots on some parts of my body and gets rid of them entirely on other parts of my body. I don't know why, but that's how it works for me.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Yorkshire Pudding (Helena, Mt) on 03/28/2017

I agree with taking zinc for pimples, but please remember to take it with food, or it may really give your stomach a pain...also zinc oxide directly on pimples is helpful as well. Good luck!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Alan (Mexico) on 01/31/2017

Try zinc 50 mg a day for your pimples.

Horseradish Sauce, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Nicole (Chantilly, Va) on 08/05/2016

Hi Anon...that's great news. I would like to try this as I have a big one on my cheek, front and center...bad place.

Can you clarify a little more? You put peroxide on the spot first? Then the horseradish alone next? Or the mixture of horseradish/salt/vinegar?

Horseradish Sauce, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 04/29/2016
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There are dark spots on my arms and face I thought were from the sun, but then I realized I only have them where I apply DEET to keep the mosquitos away when I garden. They look like "liver spots".

I got rid of a large one with a mixture of peroxide and horseradish sauce (horseradish, vinegar, salt, water). I'm thinking that was the combo, but I'm not sure, I have to get more horseradish and try it again. Just the kind of horseradish sauce you make at home. I put the peroxide on it and then while it was still damp rubbed the horseradish into it real good. I only did it once or twice. The brown spot turned a lovely shade of lavender and puffed up a little, and then faded away in just a few days. It was either apple cider vinegar or regular white vinegar. Sorry I can't remember. The store hasn't stocked horseradish root for a while and the jars of it all have mystery ingredients... So I wait...

Apple Cider Vinegar, Horseradish
Posted by Stephen (Brisbane ) on 02/07/2016
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I don't know about the horseradish, but the apple cider vinegar and onion works for age spots. Half onion juice and apple cider vinegar. I couldn't be bothered squeezing the onion so I just cut the onion up what I thought was half the ACV and used each night and morning. It was amassed over 8 weeks and it slowly disappeared.

Onion Soaked in ACV, Castor Oil, MSM, Vitamin C
Posted by Aiza (Virginia) on 12/01/2015

Yes, I would clean off the onion and Apple Cider Vinegar with straight Apple Cider Vinegar BEFORE applying the castor oil.

Ice Cube
Posted by Gokhals (Ca, Usa) on 10/23/2015 36 posts
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Apply an ice cube or two daily on your face until you can no longer bear it.

It tones, de-wrinkles, smoothes, improves circulation, lightens age spots, your skin will be smooth as silk and glow.

Natural, non toxic, and will leave your skin feeling wonderful all day.

ACV and Castor Oil
Posted by Veena (Denver, Colorado) on 10/14/2015
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At first I thought using the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) as toner will not work for me. I initially left it on my face overnight but I was not able to sleep well because I scratched my face. When I washed my face with water in the morning it was irritated so I leave off using it for a week then I tried again with the ACV toner but this time I rinsed it off after 20 minutes. Then I poured castor oil in my two fingers and applied it all over my face. I didn't have bad reaction this time. After 3 days of doing the routine I woke without the oily face that I usually have.

Two weeks of using it had lightened the age spots and now, they're totally gone! I am also using it now to lighten the dark areas of my body like the knees, the elbows, and the neck. It takes a lot of time and patience but the result is amazing!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/09/2015

Yinpark, dilute it a lot.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Yinpark (South Korea, Seoul) on 10/08/2015

Is ACV okay to use with sensitive skin? My face gets irritated easily.

Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Penny (Oregon) on 09/12/2015

Green, I am sorry about the wart but I am pleased it is going away. About 5 years ago without even realizing it I developed skin tags around my neck, where my necklace had always laid. I didn't want to pay for somebody's secret recipe online, so I have just gradually reduced them by using a loofah type cloth. I wish I had a magic cure-anybody?

I have recently developed an interest in essential oils as I think I mentioned. I began with jojoba oil, then went to squalane, and the most recent three are raspberry oil, rosehip oil, and pomegranate oil. I chose the last three because they are noted for reducing redness and inflammation.

While I was using the first two, I noticed my skin was beginning to regain it's integrity and elasticity, and it seemed to me that the dark spots were shedding. I have developed rosacea from an allergy to the metal in my back and I hate it. When I read about raspberry , pomegranate and rose hip oil, I saw that they were noted for reducing inflammation. So I ordered each of them and began a regimen of a drop or two of jojoba or squalane oil, as they are known carrier oils, then a drop or two of each of the raspberry, pomegranate, and rose hip oil, mixed them together and applied that mixture at least two times a day. I am not given to overstating a thing, but I have to tell you that the fine little veins and spots from the rosacea are nearly gone. I still get red, but the damage to my skin is improving so fast that it is unbelievable to me. I also applied this combination to an area of tiny veins on the side of my knee to see if it would affect them and it has!

Finally, I noticed that the brown spots had gradually sloughed off in the process. My brown spots were very light except on my eyebrows, so I am not saying everybody will experience this as quickly but I do believe there is a wealth of healing to be found in the essential oils. I slather my body every day with avocado oil to help my dry skin.

I particularly enjoy the new integrity of my skin. The pores seem smaller, the fine lines finer and over all a younger look and feel. BY the way, I never use anything stronger than water and a washcloth to clean my skin and if I have make up on before bed, I never wash it off because it can destroy the acid mantle on the skin which is not helpful.

Now if anybody has a recipe for skin tags, I am listening? And, as soon as I am able I will get the ACV with mother and try that with a honey mask just to see what else might happen. I am unaware of the benefits of selenuim as well and need to research what part that will play in my regimen.

My largest concern now is to find something to really get rid of the angular cheilitis that cause me such problems and damages my skin-anybody?

Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Green Augustine (Mold, Denbighshire) on 09/11/2015 41 posts

Hello Penny, I have a dark blotch on my cheek, had it over 20 years, and recently a small wart appeared underneath. I went to see my doctor as, having lived in Spain for many years, I was worried about skin cancer etc. He took a photo so we could keep an eye on it. That was 6 weeks ago. At the same time, I started using ACV for some dermatitis on my arm and always just rubbed some into the little wart on my cheek. It has shrunk and seems to have dried so I can barely find it with my fingers! ACV is amazing as is works on sunburn and improves your hair if used as a rinse. I give it to my chickens in their water and it prevents them getting lung infection etc. I take it with beetroot juice and it helps my aches and pains. I've also used it on athletes foot and it cleared it up amazingly well though it did sting a bit. It seems to have so many health benefits. However, so far I haven't noticed the dark mark on my face or age spots on my hands getting any lighter but maybe if I keep using it for several months it will! Good health and blessings!

Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Penny (Salem, Oregon) on 09/03/2015
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I would consider ACV before lemon juice because there is evidence that lemon juice is a light chemical peel which in time allows the dark spots to return.

My comment is directed to those who would like a natural, fairly inexpensive moisturizer. Have any of you tried Squalane oil? I use it directly under my makeup, if I wear any but I wait a few minutes and give it time to sink in. Squalane is a very light (almost feels like water) oil. It is so lovely, clear, no odor and fairly inexpensive. Many companies sell "cold-pressed, first-pass" olive oil and charge a lot of money for an ounce of it @ $45. But Squalane is a finer oil and very inexpensive, @ or less than $25 for 4 oz's. If you do not like the feel under your makeup use it for a night moisturizer. It is natural, inexpensive and beats any of the expensive ( very expensive) moisturizers I have ever used. I also use it as a carrier oil for other essential oils I may use. And Avocado oil is a most wonderful body moisturizer. It is a little green, and has a slight odor (mildly off-putting, but dissipates quickly). It does not make your skin green. Sure less expensive than lotion, and au -naturalle!

One last thing, I use Frankincense, straight in my nares, and it seems to be clearing my sinus'. You may want to mix it with a carrier but I like it straight. I just put a few drops in the palm of my hand and using a clean finger tip, apply it as far in in a circular motion to cover as much area as possible. My eyes have not looked like soccer balls, and I have not noticed the yellow crystals in the corner of my eyes lately.

Now, I can't wait to try the ACV and one of God's biggest healers to mankind honey. I wonder if a person made a mask of honey ( we used to do it in nursing school) and used the mask after the ACV dried what benefit a person might see with the tone, elasticity, integrity, and effect on dark spots? Sounds good, and there are some very nice tree honeys that are said to be wowsers! Best wishes on our journey~*~

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Choymae (Ca, USA) on 07/24/2015

I think your weight problem may be drinking only 1 Tablespoon with fruit juice. I had Pneumonia when I was a baby and I'm sure was given Antibiotics. Through the years, every time I had some illness, my mother took me to see more doctors and I got more antibiotics which left me with rashes and pimples all my life. ACV can kill the bad bugs, but drinking it with fruit juice may not be the best since sugar, including fruit sugar feeds them. Try adding more than a tablespoon into good filtered water and see what happens.

Posted by Nancy Russell (Pa) on 05/31/2015

I also saw Dr. Wallach. He is amazing. I did not know about selenium erasing age spots, but I took it for something else. I had 2 age spots just below my eyebrow and 2 on my face. The eyebrow ones are gone and the 2 on my face are less in size. I do not notice any diminishing on others parts of the body.. I have pink age spots that look like liver spots but pink. Does anyone have these and do they become brown? They are flat and not raised.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Michael (California) on 05/13/2015
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After seeking several different methods to clear up several skin issues and failing, I was ready to go see another dermatologist

I came across this board and with so many positive reviews about ACV, I went and purchased a bottle of organic ACV with mother. I have several skin issues that really are bothersome especially sun damage on my face. I treated the following:

Actinic Keratoses on my face and arms. Brown solar spots on my face. And the most difficult, atopic dermatitis patches(eczema)on my legs. I applied un diluted ACV 2x per day with a q-tip directly to the spots and AK. In addition, I am drinking 1 tablespoon with fruit juice 1x per day. I have been doing this for 22 days and I am amazed that the AK lesions have almost disappeared!! There is some pinkish color and still a little bit to continue to treat. The brown age spots have diminished in darkness and are not noticeable unless you look for them. Once again, I am still treating them and expect continued progress. The eczema has been more difficult but has shrunk by at least 50% and seems to be drying out and flaking off a little bit at a time. I did seem to develop another blister at one site, but I believe this was a underlying one that emerged with treatment. THIS STUFF WORKS!

I am NOT getting the weight loss and lower blood pressure, others are, but am amazed to have an apparent solution to my skin problems.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Horseradish
Posted by Acaciarubra (Vienna, Va) on 05/09/2015

Hi Penelope,

Do you do the mixture every day or can you keep in the fridge for a few days? Thanks for your help.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cw (Georgia, U.S.A.) on 05/08/2015
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I keep a bottle of 3 parts water to 1 part organic ACV for after washing my face I use it as my toner under my moisturizer on my face and neck once it dries there is no smell. I have been doing this for years, I am 55 and have no age spots on my face or neck and minimal wrinkles.

Onion Soaked in ACV, Castor Oil, MSM, Vitamin C
Posted by Simon Jennings (Delaware) on 04/01/2015
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Did you wash off the red onion and Apple Cider Vinegar before applying the castor oil at night?

Kakadu Plum
Posted by Marsela (San Jose, Ca) on 03/25/2015

I've heard about it and recently purchased two bottles on the insistence of my sister. I'll update you on the results.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Horseradish
Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 02/17/2015

Dear Penelope,

Wonderful! Yay for Grandma! Feel free to pass along more of her wisdom!

I believe it was the late Dr. Robert Mendehlson (a pediatrician) who said, "Two grandmothers are worth more than one doctor."

So happy for your healing!

~Mama to Many~

Apple Cider Vinegar, Horseradish
Posted by Penelope (Concord. California) on 02/17/2015
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I detailed boats for 14 years and with all of the chemicals I used I caused major havoc on my skin, and I became so depressed as I had aged so badly. Ugly brown spots and horrid wrinkles all over my face . I tried the expensive and the cheap face creams until I ran out of money. and like the commercial I definitely had a wrinkle cream grave drawer. I went through my grandmothers trunks and found her home remedies.

This is what I did:

Fresh lemon juice-ACV- and the horseradish. All equal parts . (it will be a tad milky with some foam, ), I put a very warm wet cloth on my face and neck for a couple of minutes to open up my pores and then apply my mixture and go to bed. This takes a couple of days and the results are wonderful. My skin has improved 75% and I am going to keep on using this, this is working for me and I am very happy with the results I am seeing. The smell is not too bad but your spouse or partner may not agree, but there is always the couch for them to sleep on...

Kakadu Plum
Posted by Cindy (Toledo, Ohio) on 01/11/2015

Has anyone tried the kakadu plum for age spots? I've been reading about it, but never tried it.

Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Quiet One (Usa) on 12/21/2014

Selenium! Could it be?! I was just taking selenium for an entirely different reason and I noticed that a 1/4 inch irregular large freckle (a liver spot) on my cheek had partially faded out. It crossed my mind this might be a side effect of my new supplements regimen, but I couldn't say what part of it. Hence, I am here reading about what makes age spots / liver spots / freckles fade away.

I went on a hypothyroid (sluggish thyroid with signs of Hashimotos autoimmune problems) support regimen to boost iodine levels, and I took extra selenium together with the iodine to increase absorbtion.

Maybe not the selenium, since I noticed the change in the liver spot right after doing a liver and gallbladder flush which involved drinking 2 liters fresh apple juice daily for six days and then swallowing epsom salts and, an hour later, olive oil and lemon juice.

Did you know that both the liver and the kidneys produce T3, just as the thyroid does?

Why *do* they call them liver spots, anyway?

Interesting stuff.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Veena (Denver, Colorado) on 12/11/2014

Thanks again Mama to Many! I'll start on this beauty regimen today.

I'll update you with the progress in the coming days.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Marie (Ocala, Florida) on 11/29/2014

Did you use the ACV full strength and get results for the facial age spots? Have been using the paw paw facial mask for a month now with no noticeable results.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 11/28/2014

Dear Veena,

People use ACV in such a variety of ways. Yes, you could use it as a toner after washing your face. Some leave it on and some rinse it off. But I would start out with it diluted. You will have to see how it seems to do for you. I would use it once or twice a day. Then, at least at night, go ahead and rinse it off and gently apply some castor oil to your face. I like to use a cold preased hexane free castor oil. I do this before bed and my face never feels oily when I wake up the next day.

~Mama to Many~

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Veena (Denver, Colorado) on 11/27/2014

Thanks for the reply Mama to Many!

Am I going to apply it to my skin like a toner and leave it on overnight or rinse it with water after several minutes? Can I wash my face with facial wash before applying ACV or not? How many times do I have to do this? Please explain also the use of castor oil.

Thank you for taking time in answering my questions.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 11/22/2014

Dear Veena,

You could try diluting the ACV a good bit and test it on a small area of the skin. I would start with 1 Tablespoon ACV to 1 cup of water. You could increase the amount as you are comfortable.

You could also follow up with some castor oil, which is good for the skin.

~Mama to Many~

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Veena (Denver, Colorado) on 11/21/2014

I have very sensitive skin on the face, can I use ACV for age spots? Will it not cause itchiness?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anita (New York) on 09/17/2014

When u put Apple Cider Vinegar on in the shower, did u rinse it off? How long did it stay on your body? Thanks..

Posted by Sindee (San Diego) on 07/08/2014

Thank you for sharing Dr. Joel's remedy, heard seen him on Benny Hinn's program but couldn't remember his name. Am going to buy his book asap. God Bless.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Onion Juice
Posted by Megterry (Malaysia) on 06/24/2014

HI there, just wondering if it is possible for me to have 2 red onions (skin peel off and cut into smaller size) put inside the bottle filled with white vinegar. Then I just use them for my freckles and brown spot on my face. Once there are dry, I'll just clean my face. Let me know, thanks!

Lemon Juice
Posted by Kay (Fl, US) on 05/31/2014
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Caution: Lemon/citrus juice is known to react in the sun (and with hormones), which can cause acid burns (proven by many dermatological studies). Personally this happened to me and several girlfriends, while using lemon juice to lighten our hair while laying in the sun at the beach. At the time, the reaction (darkly stained skin on the sides of the face and around hairline) became much more prominent in the girls who were taking birth control pills. These stains ruined a few modeling careers (tragic scarring on the girl who layed her face on a lemon soaked towel). In winter, when our tans faded, many of us noticed we had "matching stains" where the lemon juice had driped down our face.

Considering the warnings I've read from derm/cosmetologists, it's best to reserve the lemon juice treatments for nightime use only.

Posted by Judy (Ga, Usa) on 05/10/2014
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Age spots: Per Joel Wollack who wrote Dead Doctors Don't Lie, 200-250mcg. selenium daily will erase them. Mine on arms have greatly diminished and I hope to soon see them totally gone.

Onion Soaked in ACV, Castor Oil, MSM, Vitamin C
Posted by Aiza (Wash, D.c.) on 04/13/2014
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Finally, I had been trying the onion juice with ACV remedy for age spots and after 3 months I did NOT notice ANY improvement. But, the good news is that HERE is what truly worked for me and in ONE week my sunspots are 95% GONE!

#1- I soaked an entire RED onion in ACV (Braggs), this is in a glass jar, and I dab a cotton ball in it and run it over my cheeks when I know I will have free time.

#2- At night before going to bed, I rub castor oil on the sunspots

#3- I am taking MSM 4,000mg and 2,000 Vitamin C.

These THREE combined have FINALLY shown ERADICATION of my sunspots. I wish you all tons of success and know that you are all beautiful inside and out. :)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Snakeeyes (Albany, Ny) on 10/13/2013
5 out of 5 stars

A Yea for ACV. I had two little sunspots appear on my hand. Applying apple cider vinegar (just the regular, cheap, filtered kind) on them just once, they fell off in a couple days!

Tanning Bed Skin Damage Remedies
Posted by Toourlady89 (Ca, Usa) on 08/27/2013

For tanning bed burns, I have seen pictures of Emu Oil treatment where people with discoloration on their face whether from burning from tanning salons, or even birth discoloration faded away in time progressed pictures. It will take time, Emu oil in good amounts needs to be rubbed in well to the area. It could be irritating if it goes into the eyes though. It penetrates deep, several layers into the skin. Its also used for burns, sunburn, chafing, insect bites, bee stings, also for skin moisturizer and many more. I carry it in my purse whereever I go for tons of uses. It is a good carrier oil for other skin treatments as it will drive treatment deeper into the skin layers.

Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Renee (El Centro, California) on 07/13/2013

hi I am 43 have the same problem with dark spots on my legs. It is devastating to me I dont wear shorts & I live in the desert. I have small children AND I am sooo embarrrassed of these spots I dont swim with them or go to the beach. I feel like I am a terrible mother. I have tried expensive lasers that dont work. I feel so depressed does anyone have any ideas I am desperate!! Please please any ideas.

Compound W
Posted by Christine (Shoreline, Wa, Usa) on 05/01/2013

Is it the old-fashioned little bottle of Compound W, or the newer "freezing-type" of Compound W?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Onion Juice
Posted by Brandon (Indianapolis, In) on 03/14/2013

2 questions:

1. Do I apply this potion only to the age spots/sun spots? Or do I apply it over all my skin? The spots are darkened skin, not raised. They're like freckles, but not quite so dark. Shouldn't I apply this only on the spots themselves? I don't want to lighten the other skin (I'm a man, and I don't really want fair skin).

2. Wouldn't it be so much easier to, instead of making onion juice out of onions, just buy some onion powder and mix it with water? Both are "liquid onion, " but the mixing the powder with water seems ten times easier than chopping 12 onions, then blending them (or whatever), squeezing them, etc.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Brainbuster (Indianapolis, In) on 03/14/2013

Did you drink the ACV "with the mother" or just the regular big container you can get for cheap?

Tanning Bed Skin Damage Remedies
Posted by Om (Hope, Canada, B.c.) on 02/25/2013

First remedy is your own urine by soaking a cloth and covering the burns. You have an antibody in your own medicine that will also prevent scars.

Second medicine: soak a cloth with a solution of turmeric and water one to twenty in strength and keep on the affected parts. Drinking turmeric in whey powder/water may be with honey will work from the inside. It will work but remember, in nature things seldom perform instantly just as it takes a rose to unfold for instance.

Another good remedy is aloe vera if your skin is not dry to begin with. Good luck. Regards, Om

Tanning Bed Skin Damage Remedies
Posted by Sassy (Holbrook, Arizona, Usa) on 02/24/2013

Use fresh Aloe Vera and D Alpha Tocopherol (vitamin E) topically. Can take vitamin E internally to help speed healing. If possible you can tape a small piece of Aloe Vera over damaged skin and sleep with it in place. Sorry to hear of damage, speedily heal!

Tanning Bed Skin Damage Remedies
Posted by Jamie (Richmond, Virginia) on 02/24/2013

About a year ago, I began using a tanning bed pretty regularly - I ended up with about 30 sessions in about 4 months. I spent a lot of that time without wearing the goggles out of fear that it would leave a tan line. After about 2 months I began seeing what resembles a tan line from goggles but a nurse practitioner told me it was from having collared eyes. The nurse pract. And an actual dermatologist both said they will be there for life - the NP said the burn was from busted capillaries and the Derm said it was vascular.

*I also began running a lot around this time, and it did snow a lot at first when ran. So the running in the snow may have casued sun damage

IN MORE DETAIL: the burn is just below & between my eyes, with the outline of it resembling the goggles kinda. The inside corners of my eyes are white as can be and never tan now, and my burn is getting worse gradually - more red and bigger, with darker spots popping up. The top corners of my nose between my eyes are the worst spots. Please help!! - I cannot not even focus in conversation now and have developed a stutter/stammer, and my friends think I have ADD b/c I lose focus in conversation ALL THE TIME from wondering if they are staring at my burn. It is causing a lot of insecurty in me but it is warranted since people are in fact looking at the burn when talking to me. And who can blame them - its right around the corners of my eyes.

Any ideas? Would definitely liketo hear from tanning bed users. Surgery, topical treatment, whatever will be helpful would be most appreciated.

Also I have only tried a Garnier Dark Spot Corrector and Olay SPF defense at the recommendation of the Derm. & NP respectively. *The NP and derm. worked at different locations.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Teriinttown (Tacoma, Washington) on 02/03/2013

I have been using apple cider vinegar on my face for a few years and I love what it does for my skin, but it is very strong. It is a mild chemical peel that removes dead cells, stimulates circulation, and corrects PH, but you don't want irritation! Saturate a cotton ball and pat the ACV all over your cleansed face, leave it on or rinse after a minute or 2 depending on your tolerance.

Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 01/25/2013

Hi, apparently it's a selenium deficiency combined with eating too many transfats- so you could eat brazil nuts.

Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Robin (Rural, Va) on 01/25/2013

I have exactly the same kind of skin, and experience the same problems. I am now 54 and the discoloration just gets worse with age. Sorry! I have gone through phases where I use the self tanner, but find that my fair skin is definitely preferable than the darker spots. I am hoping that there is some dialogue that gets going about this. But I have no remedies.

Multiple Remedy Success
Posted by Scfitmomof2 (San Clemente, Ca) on 01/24/2013

It has been so informative reading all of these posts. I am 40 years old with very fair skin. I started getting brown spots on my legs, especially the shin area in my 20"s and since then I have gotten more on my chest, face, hands, arms and back. I use self tanners because my skin is so fair - not in a pretty milky way, I am fair in a bluish with freckles, skin tags, red spots, uneven tone, dry skin and terrible brown spots, type of way. The self tanner makes me feel a lot more comfortable in my own skin, but now due to all the spots and the fact that they are getting worse, it now binds to them making them stand out even more. I never wear shorts or capri's even when it's hot. I rarely get pedicures because the spots are so unsightly, people stare! They are so bad on my shins that there is no way I could treat one at a time. Hearing similar stories has given me hope that there is something I can do.. I tried ACV on my face tonight and also drank 3 tbsps - yuck. I am going to try lemon juice with equal parts organic Apple Cider Vinegar and the castor oil at night. I am also going to try compound w as well on a few skin tags and see how it works. I am grateful to have found this site, although I noticed that there has not been a post on this topic in a year, so I am hoping that there is still an ongoing disucssion. I would love to hear what has worked best for others with some or similar skin issues mentioned above. I am also curious if anyone else out there uses a self tanner and has experienced the same reaction to there skin as I have (self tanner, darkening spots) or has had success with a particular regimen which reduced brown spots etc for better application of the product. I dont expect any miracles to occur, but any improvement is worth it to me. Thanks again for sharing all of your feedback -- It has given me hope. I will post my progress at least weekly.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Onion Juice
Posted by Zuzana (Montreal) on 11/21/2012

Be careful not to use this on your face, especially close to the eyes. The onion apple cider vinegar mixture burns a lot, and it made the dark spots I have on my upper cheeks appear worse. It is probably more suitable for the body.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sherri (Kuwait) on 10/12/2012

my question is to Haley from Greenville, Nc. you said you put the ACV full strenght all over your face and body after your shower, do you rince off? if not how long do you keep it on and does your body smell like vinegar for the rest of the day? Ive started drinking it and its helped to regulate my system, havent noticed any thing skin wise, am going to try putting on my age spots and see what happens.

Compound W
Posted by Franca (Toronto, Ontario) on 08/16/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I had tried everything: lemon juice, onion juice, vinegar, etc etc etc.... Nothing worked. Then I tried Compound W and the big ugly dark spots on my face went away!

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