Now get rid of age spots!

Eage spotsxcessive exposure to ultraviolet rays is anytime harmful and so don’t wonder if you get tanned skin, age spots, and other skin problems. Age spots look really unattractive and make your skin look uneven. When skin is exposed to the sun, it increases the production of melanocytes that increase melanin in the skin, thus turning the skin darker. These dark skin patches are known as age spots, dark spots, brown spots, sun spots or liver spots.

You may develop age spots due to excessive sun exposure, aging or genetics. Factors like stress, pregnancy, vitamin deficiencies and weak liver functioning can contribute to the development of age spots. They generally appear on exposed areas like face, neck, back, chest, shoulders and hands. They are usually harmless, but since they look unattractive people are seeking for treatment. The good news is that you can reduce them by following simple home remedies without having a fear of unwanted side effects.

Lemon juice
Lemon has natural bleaching properties that can help you to lighten your skin and so is helpful to reduce age spots. Simply apply fresh lemon juice directly on the affected area and let it dry for half an hour. Applying only lemon juice may make your skin dry. Thus, dilute lemon juice by adding honey or rose water in it and then apply to your skin. Over time, it will improve your skin’s overall appearance.

Apple cider vinegar
Broad-spectrum usage of apple cider vinegar can be used to treat a number of skin problems including age spots. Dilute some apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water. You may add few drops of honey in this diluted mixture. Apply this on the affected area. Follow this remedy until you get positive results.

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has cooling properties helps soothing many skin problems such as sunburns, freckles and age spots. Gently apply fresh aloe Vera gel on age spots and let it air dry. Frequently apply aloe Vera gel throughout the day as it quickly soaks in and doesn’t make your skin sticky. By this way, it will speed up the process of getting rid of age spots.

Papaya
Enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids present in papaya can help you to reduce age spots, blemishes and helps you lighten the skin tone. Take some freshly grated papaya and apply on your age spots. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this remedy twice a day until the spots fade away.

Castor oil
Castor oil can be used to reduce age spots. You can also use vitamin E oil, coconut oil or almond oil to remove these unsightly age spots. Dip a cotton ball in a bowl of castor oil and apply it on the affected areas. Gently massage those areas and leave it for few minutes and wash it off. Do this remedy once in the morning and night to reduce age spots.

Scrutinizing the Somatoform disorder

Somatoform disordersPeople deal with many kinds of psychological issues. Most of us are  aware of the common  psychological troubles that troubles the people like depression, anxiety, mental retardation, obsessive compulsive disorders and phobias to name a few. These are the common issues that are found in many people. But sometimes it is very hard to understand some of the mental issues and they leave us perplexed. There are no particular signs and symptoms of these mental disorders and it is very hard to determine also what exactly the person is going through. One of such mental issue that person goes through is Somatoform disorder.

Now you must be wondering what exactly is Somatoform disorder. This is basically a name for the group of conditions which the person feels is actually related to a psychological factor. People who are affected with this disorder go through several kinds of medical tests and evaluations just to make sure that they are not suffering from any kind of illness or heath disorder. They are constantly worried about their health. Even if they are not suffering from any kind of illness they do all the tests just to make sure that they are not suffering from any kind of ailment.

The symptoms are sometimes very similar to the other kind of illness and it may last for several years. People have the problem of Somatoform disorder are not faking their symptoms. The pain what feel at times is very real.

There number of symptoms of the Somatoform disorders. They are:
Somatization disorder: this usually involves pain and severe neurological symptoms like headache, fatigue, digestive problems like vomiting and abdominal pain and sexual symptoms like loss of sexual desire and extremely painful periods in women.

Hypochondriasis: in this symptom, the person start believing that even minor kind of body functions like grumbling stomach or minor headache are signs of some major health disorder. They think that grumbling stomach is a sign of cancer and headache means a brain tumor.

Body dysmorphic disorder: the person is very much obsessed with the flaws in his or her body and even with those flaws that does not exist. Be it wrinkle, hair loss, weight gain or any other thing, the person becomes very conscious about it. They continually focus on their features like eyes, nose and breast in the body dysmorphic disorder.

Conversion disorder: this happens when the physical symptoms that are similar to a neurological develop when there is actually no neurological disorder present.

What exactly causes Somatoform disorder is not known yet. In some of the cases, there might be some kind of trouble with the nerve that sends signals to the brain. The pain that is caused due to the Somatoform disorder is real and they are not imagined. This issue can be genetic and can pass on from one generation to another. There is no set cure for this disorder, however they can be managed. It mainly focuses on bringing the person’s life to a normal routine without focusing on their physical issue. The use of medications may be involved in the treatment of Somatoform disorder.