Dark spots on your skin can make every living day harder for you.
In fact, that’s the understatement of the year. Black spots suck up your confidence and make it hard for you to even step out without make up on.
Black spots are caused by numerous factors.
It could be due to the skin’s exposure to sun rays, sudden hormonal changes, genetic factors, medications or a reaction to a skincare product.
They could sometimes be a residue effect of pimples, wounds, burns, cuts, scars or blackheads. They also usually appear in form of age spots or freckles.
Whatever might have caused the dark spots on your face, the good news is that it doesn’t have to stay that way. There are numerous ways to get rid of them. And I’ll just go into discussing them right away.
Instead of buying dermatological products which contain chemicals, you could go natural. The truth is you can rarely go wrong with being natural. All I need you to do is go to the market right now and begin shopping for these items.
Lemon is one of the most effective natural whitening agents. This is because of its high acidic content. It is usually used for bleaching and that is what those black spots need.
All you need is two or three drops of lemon and you are good to go. However, whenever you use lemon, you should be very careful especially if you have sensitive skin. To be on the safer side, you can dilute lemon juice with water.
Lemon can also be mixed with honey. Three drops of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey would do just fine. Apply on black spots and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. You can then wash it off.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has proven itself to be an effective solution for almost all skin care problems. It heals and cleanses. It is a natural exfoliant. It removes dead skin cells and helps to regenerate new and healthy ones.
Get aloe vera, cut it in two halves, extract the juice and rub it on the dark spots. This should be done after you have cleansed your face with a cleanser. Let it be for 20 – 30 minutes before you wash it off.
Do this daily, preferably before you go to bed at night.
Tomatoes perform more functions than just being an ingredient for good meals.
They contain lycopene, which is a natural whitening agent. The more you put tomatoes on those black spots, the less dark they become until they blend in with your natural skin colour.
You need one or two teaspoons of tomato juice. Apply on dark areas of your skin.
You can also mix tomatoes with buttermilk. For this, you need two teaspoons and three teaspoons of butter milk. Apply on dark spots. Leave for 20 minutes before washing off.
4. Oatmeal and milk
Just like aloe vera, oatmeal is a natural exfoliant. It removes dead skin cells and replaces them with new ones.
Exfoliating regularly ensures that healthy skin cells are generated in the dark spot area. A healthy skin gives no room for discoloration.
Milk on the other hand contains lactic acid which is a lightening agent. A fusion of milk and oatmeal leaves no breathing space for those dark spots.
With two tablespoons of milk and two tablespoons of oatmeal, you are good to go. Apply on balck spot area and wash off after 30 minutes.
5. Olive oil
Olive oil is the perfect go-to for skin care problems. It contains vitamin E and vitamin K which improve your skin’s elasticity.
It is a natural toning agent. When applied on your skin, it gradually evens out your skin complexion.
You need about three drops of olive oil. This time you do not just apply to the affected areas, you massage the oil in for a few minutes. This way, it is fully absorbed into your skin and works effectively.
You can do this daily at night before you go to bed. You do not have to rinse your face until the next morning.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a natural antioxidant and is rich in minerals. It also contains alpha hydroxyl acid which removes dead skin cells. It evens out your skin tone and gives your skin a nice glow.
Get two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and mix with water. Apply on affected areas. Leave to sit for about 320 minutes before you wash it off.
Do this thrice in a week and expect positive results sooner than you think.
While applying these natural solutions, you also have to make conscious efforts to ensure that you do not give room for anything that might cause damage to your skin. one way to do that is;
Never expose your skin to ultra violet sunrays
To make this possible, here are some things you can do.
7. Do not go out under the sun without sunscreen
The importance of sunscreen cannot be over emphasized. When you apply sunscreen on your skin daily, you prevent your skin from skin damage. A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and above is just right.
More so, get skin care products that have sunscreen in them.
8. Wear clothes that cover your body
In as much as you might like to wear skimpy clothes, they are not the right option especially when the sun is out.
Wear clothes that cover your body properly. This prevents your skin from having direct contact with sunlight.
9. Get yourself protective wears
When I say protective wears, I mean anything that will shield you from the sun.
You need hats or caps to shield your face. Sunglasses are also perfect. Finally, an umbrella should be part of your outfit, especially on a sunny day.
These accessories are not just for fashion. They keep your face away from sun light.
10. Always stay under a shade
Imagine you met a friend on the street and you guys spent some minutes catching up right there. On sunny days, such chit-chat should be done under a shade. The idea is to keep your skin away from the sun as much as you can.
Even if you have to wait for someone, stay where the sunrays will not come in contact with your skin.
Those dark spots can disappear as fast as you want them to. You only need to make conscious efforts to take extra care of your skin.
Get your home remedies right and keep your skin away from the sun. The spots will be gone before you know it.
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