Skin is very sensitive part of our body and it requires care and proper hydration to keep it flawlessly glowing. Due to many factors and also with increasing age, black and brown spots tend to appear on our skin which if not taken care of becomes more visible with time. There are many reasons behind dark spots but the most common on is sensitivity to sun and pollution. Our skin is continually exposed to dirt, pollution and chemicals which leave behind dark spots which are very difficult to treat. Dark spots are result of hyper pigmentation which is caused due to increased production of melanocyte cell and can be caused due to factors like aging, menopause, sun exposure, stress, liver problem etc. Don’t worry but start taking care of your skin with these simple home remedies to treat dark spots.
It is known to have many medicinal benefits and helps in skin rejuvenation and adds glow to your face. It has antiseptic properties which prevents skin aging. Simply make a paste of sandalwood with glycerine and rose water or alternatively with milk, apply on your face and leave for 15-20 minutes, wash off with lukewarm water. Try to apply the paste everyday to see visible changes.
Lemon is a very rich source of Vitamin C which helps in lightening the dark spots. Its acidic property also acts as natural bleaching agent which gradually helps in getting rid of the dark spots. Squeeze lemon juice and apply it directly on dark spots with cotton ball, leave on for 30-45 minutes and wash off with cold water. Apply regularly for a month to see difference on your skin.
C. Aloe Vera
The natural aloe vera is very effective in bringing positive changes on your face in less time. Aloe vera acts as natural moisturizer and helps in removing the dark spots with its regular application. Rub fresh aloe vera gel on the spots, leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off with cold water. If fresh aloe vera gel is not available, you can alternately also consume aloe vera juice regularly or use a cream enriched with aloe vera content. Continue its usage for a month or two daily to see visible changes on the dark spots.
D. Orange Peel Powder
Orange peel is excellent skin lightening product which helps in reducing dark spots. Now every time you have an orange, save its peel, dry them under the sun and grind them to form powder. Store the powder in air tight container for prolong use. Mix the powder with milk or curd to make a paste and apply on your skin, leave on for 20 – 25 mins and wash off with lukewarm water.
It is very useful in reducing and lightening dark spots. Apply yoghurt on the spots, leave overnight and wash off properly next morning to get glowing and spotless skin. You can alternately use a face pack made of yoghurt with oatmeal and lemon juice, apply on the spots and leave for 45 mins, wash off with cold water and moisturize your skin. This practise will help in reducing spots if followed daily for a month or two.
Buttermilk is rich in lactic acid which helps in reducing blemishes and brown spots. Dab a cotton ball in buttermilk, apply on the spots and leave on for 15 – 20 minutes before washing off with plain water. It has good bleaching property as well which can also be used in combination with tomato juice for better results.
It helps in bringing glow and shine to your skin by effectively lightening the spots. Cut slices out of raw potato, place it on your skin or rub it across your face for a while, leave on for 15 – 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Alternatively squeeze out potato juice, apply on affected area, and keep for few minutes before washing off. Its regular usage will bring positive changes to your skin.
It is known to have many medicinal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help in keeping your skin glowing and can be used to get rid of spots on your face. It has been used since time immemorial in Indian Tradition as skin tonic which has attributed to flawless ageless beauty. Make a paste of turmeric with curd or milk and lemon, apply on your face and leave for 20 – 25 minutes, wash off with lukewarm water.
These are some of the ways how you can treat those spots on your face. Don’t forget to consume lots of water because it helps in flushing out toxins which is one of the reasons of dark spots. Apply a good sunscreen while moving out and do take out some time to cleanse your face off dirt and make up before going off to bed.