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Lighten Age Spots Naturally

Lighten Age Spots Naturally

Hi Annie, I came across your column and am happy to say that over a period of time I have successfully implemented your remedies at home with minimal cost and good results. I have a question for you. I am 25 years old but due to past excessive exposure to sun I have developed brown spots on my face and have started developing wrinkles around my eyes. I am wondering if you have a remedy for it which is made up of natural products?

–Monica, CA

Brown spots—age spots or liver spots they are sometimes called—are the result of sun exposure. In researching my book Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living, I saw certain ingredients used over and over again for this problem. The ingredients include vitamin E, aloe vera gel, fruit acids such as lemon juice and organic apply cider vinegar, enzymes such as papaya and pineapple, witch hazel, and horseradish mixed with lemon juice, or milk. I’ve seen my age spots significantly diminish over a number of months using lemon juice as an astringent and an aloe vera gel and glycerin moisturizer (3/4 parts aloe vera gel, 1/4 part natural vegetable glycerin).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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4:52AM PST on Jan 20, 2014


7:07PM PST on Jan 11, 2014

interesting...thank you for sharing this

6:47AM PST on Jan 11, 2014


8:48AM PST on Nov 25, 2013

Good info. I will try and see what happens, thanks !

12:55PM PST on Nov 12, 2013

Got it, thank you!

3:59AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013


2:00AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013


try onion juice.....massage on your skin. its anti wrinkle and anti spot. it really refresh your skin... you may suffer tearing.....sorry.

7:48AM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

Thank you for sharing

10:58AM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Thank you!

6:19AM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

Have some on those spots to work on. Thanks!

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