29 Nov Using Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide To Fade Age Spots
Hydrogen peroxide has thousands of uses and has been around for eons; I use it for sterilizing my Kombucha bottles, and also on my skin when an age spot shows up. And I have to say, it does work! Use only food grade hydrogen peroxide to fade age spots, and get as small amount as you can because it oxidizes very quickly. I use 12%, however, you can also use 6% if you don’t want to treat spots as aggressively.
Whether the spot be an age spot, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, liver spot (which aren’t related to our liver at all), or a dark spot left by acne, trying food grade hydrogen peroxide is worth a try. And it’s very easy to do!
How to use hydrogen peroxide to fade “spots’
- Twice a week at night, on clean dry skin, pour a capful or less of hydrogen peroxide into a small glass container. Dip a q-tip into the hydrogen peroxide and run it along the sides of the container to remove excess hydrogen peroxide. You don’t want it sopping wet because we don’t want it dripping down from the spot being treated. You can mix in a tad of baking soda to thicken it up before dipping, but results will take longer is all.
- Apply the q-tip to the spot only.
- Allow it to stay on your skin for 15-20 minutes, then rinse and pat dry.
- Apply a hydrating product. Any of our hydrating products will do the trick! That’s it – using hydrogen peroxide to fade age spots works best when you follow this protocol only twice a week. I tried the treatments every other night and it didn’t work nearly as well as only twice a week. I do the treatment at night and don’t use any other products at all, except my hydrating product. When I do this treatment, I apply DNA Serum afterwards; it’s incredibly hydrating.
- Be sure to wear sun protection during the day.
Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide on your skin?
For YEARS hydrogen peroxide has been considered safe for using on our skin – but recent studies say “no”. Dermatologists are recommending hydroquinone instead…… um… I’m not a dermatologist, but I would not use hydroquinone on my face. According to the studies I’ve read, hydrogen peroxide damages skin cells. All of the studies I’m reading are not about FOOD GRADE hydrogen peroxide. But don’t take my word for it, do your own research and then decide if using food grade hydrogen peroxide to fade age spots is right for you!