Apple Cider Vinegar for Age Spots

What it does: The high acid content in apple cider vinegar makes it an excellent skin exfoliator.

How to do it: Dab a little apple cider vinegar on age spots every night before you go to bed. Leave this on overnight. (If it stings too much, wash off and dilute the mixture with a little water. ) Repeat this for 3-4 weeks and you should see those age spots lighten.

Extra: For men, apple cider vinegar is also a great aftershave. This will keep skin soft.

20 thoughts on “Apple Cider Vinegar for Age Spots”

  1. I have started using undiluted ACV as a facial toner and I can’t beleive after 4 days what a difference I see in my own skin! The pores are much tighter and my face looks less tired and more vibrant. I hope that it also fades sun spots that I get during the summer. I use it at night and let it dry, and it feels great. I also take a glass of H20 to which I add about 2 TBSP of ACV vinegar a day, hoping to improve my hair quality & shine. I am a skeptical, 54 year old registered nurse, and this has been a fun and amazing experiment to actually see such a difference so quickly! Who would have thought that ACV could be such a useful item that is so overlooked.

    1. Kathy,

      It’s been about 6 months since you began using ACV. Have you noticed any additional improvements in your complexion? Have you changed anything else in your regimen? Diet, exercise, supplements, topicals, etc.?

  2. I had a few spots of hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and forehead – like skin dicoloration. I looked around the web and did some research – when I ran across site that had recommended the Made from Earth skin care line. I went to their website (www.madefromearth.com) and found their Rosehip % Hibiscus Face Serum / moisturizer. The description sounded promising, and I figured that I had nothing to lose, so I ordered it.

    After about 3 months of use, my skin is looking very nicely toned and the spots are fading rather quickly. Once you apply this moisturizer, you’ll instantly notice how it makes your skin silky smooth.

    I find it to smell very pleasant – almost like the hibiscus flower. Overall, don’t expect this product to work immediately, you have to give it a little while, and I assure you that you won’t be disappointed. Plus, for a chemical free and organic face cream the price is just perfect.

  3. I haver severe UC, and because of that I,ve become very dark around my anal area, will a sitz bath mixed with AVC and baking soda help to lighten those areas again.

  4. My mother tried this remedy with a particularly large age spot she had on her arm. The flat texture of the spot did not change, but the color faded. That was enough to sell me on the results!

    Having inherited her tendency for getting these dreaded spots, I’m going to give it a try, starting on my arm, then most likely bathing my arms and hands and then my face in the stuff.

    I told my husband to expect me to smell like salad dressing every night!

    1. Yes, it can help to fade some tans. Like other exfoliants, it’ll increase cell turnover and brighten the skin. Applying it in the evenings is best because it can make the skin more sun-sensitive.

  5. hi samantha . I went in search of apple ceder vinegar but to no avail .what i saw was white malt vinegar. is it good enough in achieving a bright skin ?

    1. Both are ok, it depends on what you want to achieve or feel comfortable with. If you mix vinegar with any oil, it’ll weaken the acidity, but may be more comfortable / less drying.

  6. hi samantha . In most article about apple cider vinegar it always indicated that only apple cider vinegar is the best for skin care that other are not good enough . Is that right ? Because what am using presently is malt vinegar and am also drinking it . What are the benefits of drinking it? Does it also improve skin? please note what am using is malt vinegar and not apple cider .

    1. Apple cider vinegar seems to be the most common used to treat the skin, but malt vinegar can also produce similar effects. Like I said before, all vinegars are acids and they act the same way to slough off old skin cells. However, the nutrient content would vary as they comes from different sources (apples vs barley).

      The health benefits of drinking malt vinegar are similar to drinking ACV (may help digestion etc). You can go a simple online search to learn more.

  7. I have lots of dark spots, mostly on my legs. I am 56 so they are probably “age spots” but they are definitely worst where I have been in the sun my whole life. There are too many to “dab” so I am wondering if it would lighten all my skin if I just rubbed it all over? Or would the dark spots just react to the apple cider vinegar? I have drank ACV off and on for years, and I am going to begin this routine again.

    1. Hi Laurie

      Yes, it would probably lighten all your skin a little (just like any acidic/exfoliating solution would).

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