As we age, our bodies change in unexpected ways. We start to notice the gray hairs and new aches and pains, and many also find little brown spots popping up all over our skin.

Also known as age spots, these marks can appear anywhere on your body, including your face, legs, arms, shoulders, and hands. Many of these blotches are harmless, but that doesn’t mean you like the way they look on your skin! Not to worry: if you want to get rid of them, there’s an easy way to do it right at home.

These brown marks on the skin, also known as age spots, are a common occurrence as we get older. 

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The most likely reason for most of these spots is overexposure to the sun’s powerful UV rays — either from spending a lot of time outdoors or using tanning beds.

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The more UV rays we’re exposed to, the more melanin our bodies produce. Even as our beach tans fade, the areas of our bodies that have been most exposed will retain some brown spots where the melanin was overactive.

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Before trying to get rid of age spots yourself, you should determine whether or not they’re dangerous. Some brown marks on the skin could signify a larger health issue, like melanoma or other cancers.

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This “ABCDEs of Melanoma” test is a helpful guide to decoding the spots you see on your skin. Of course, it’s best to see a doctor to know for sure.

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If your doctor gives you the all clear, then you’re free to take care of your age spots on your own!

To create your own age spot remover, all you’ll need is two simple ingredients. First, chop a fresh onion and pulverize it in a blender. 

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Then, add in 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and blend the mixture until smooth. Apply the solution to your age spots with a cotton ball, and you should see results in 2-4 weeks!

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Of course, the best way to get rid of age spots is to prevent them from appearing at all. No matter what, always use sunscreen when you’re outdoors, even for a short period of time. 

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Watch the video to learn more about this home remedy!

I had no idea something so annoying could have such a simple solution!

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