Beautiful skin speaks volumes about your health. Any blemishes, spots, and scars give away the look of being unhealthy and you being careless about your skin. Now we know this cannot be farther from the truth as you can swear by all the beauty products, skin treatments, and remedies you have tried. Unfortunately, neither every promise made in the advertisements of dark spot remover products is true nor all the unsolicited advice you get from friends are going to work.
We know dark spots and other blemishes are like stubborn uninvited guests. They are not wanted but still do not show any sign of leaving you any time soon. But in this article, we are going to disclose some miracle remedies that are going to work their magic on those pesky spots.
Understanding Why You Get Dark Spots
First, let us start by saying that dark spots can be caused by a variety of reasons. Based upon your reason for developing dark spots you have to choose the solution for getting rid of them.
Dark spots sometimes are also termed as age spots, except age is but just one factor that can increase the risk of having them. The most prominent cause for having dark spots is actually having sun damage. Sun apart from providing us all the good things on earth is also the reason for faster ageing and skin damage.
Another reason why someone suffers from dark spots can be attributed to birth control pills and pregnancy both of which results in hormone going haywire in the body. Further, acne (the most hated thing in the world) can also contribute to dark spots after they say bye-bye to your skin.
In the fight of getting rid of the dark spots, you have to first identify the culprit and then take the necessary action. Zeroing in on the reason will finally allow you to part ways from the beauty (and sometimes confidence!) thief.
Let’s get on with solving your beauty woes, shall we?
Lemon juice is an amazing ingredient that is found in everyone’s kitchen. When ingested it helps to provide vitamin C, a much-needed vitamin for skin and hair health. Apart from this, it is a powerful anti-oxidant that can work wonders for your skin.
Lemon juice is acidic in nature. This property of lemon makes it suitable for many skin ailments like dark spots, acne, acne scars and uneven skin tone.
Take a lemon, squeeze out all its juice. You can apply this juice directly to your skin and keep for about 15 minutes or mix it with other helpful ingredients like honey for added benefits.
Take a note that if your skin has cuts and scars or is highly sensitive then to avoid irritating the skin further you may dilute the lemon juice before applying. Make it a habit of applying lime on your dark spots for at least 2 weeks to see some results.
Aloe Vera is another nature’s boon that is quite popular for its prominent positive results. Be it acne, wrinkles, sunburn or rashes aloe vera works its magic on each skin ailment. Well, not just skin it can be credited with producing equaling convincing results for hair too.
Aloe Vera is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. These vitamins enable aloe vera to be able to clear out dark spots and even out the overall skin tone.
- Take a long aloe vera leaf and cut it open.
- Then extract the gel from the aloe vera leaf.
You can directly apply this extracted aloe vera gel to the affected areas and keep it for 10 minutes. Further, you have to repeat this ritual almost twice or thrice a week for a month. After a month you will see a marked reduction in the black spots and will also notice that your skin health has improved.
Buttermilk Or Yogurt
Buttermilk like lemon juice is also acidic in nature but it is milder than lemon juice and hence will not irritate the skin.
Mix 2 teaspoons of tomato juice with 4 teaspoons buttermilk. Both these ingredients are acidic in nature and will help to lighten the spots. Apply it on the dark spots and wash it off after 10-15 minutes of drying. Continue this application of mixture for a month and apply twice daily to see results.
Sandalwood has been an age-old home remedy for skin problems. It helps treat sun damage on the skin and soothe the skin.
- For this one, you are going to need a teaspoon of sandalwood powder
- One teaspoon glycerin (optional if you have oily skin)
- And 3 teaspoon of rose water
Mix each ingredient well and apply to the dark spots on the face and body. Continue this skincare ritual for a month or two for a reduction in dark spots and skin damage.
Oatmeal contains saponins which are good for skin exfoliation. Oatmeal will help you get rid of dead skin and dirt clogging the pores. For the added benefit of reduction in dark spots perform the following method.
- Take a good quantity of rolled oats
- And mix the rolled oats with 4 teaspoons of lemon juice.
Let it dry for a few minutes and scrub it off while washing.
Repeat this procedure twice a week to get a spot-free skin.