Not everyone gets it but for those who do, dark spots on the face, neck, arms or anywhere else on the body, can be very frustrating to deal with. While makeup goes a long way to conceal them temporarily, it is after all a temporary solution. There are two main causes of dark spots; scarring or hyperpigmentation caused by extreme sun exposure. Skin type with greater melanin content is more prone to dark spots than other skin types due to the ability to trap the strong sun rays. Acne scarring, waxing and over-exfoliation also add to the causes of creating these pesky dark spots on your flawless skin. Vitamin C & E are two important ingredients that help with skin repair to give you a complete holistic approach to beautiful skin. Clinical treatments and cosmetics are harsh and expensive on the skin; thankfully all you need is some ingredients from your own kitchen! These overnight home remedies drastically reduce the appearance of dark spots to give you spotless skin.
5 Overnight Home Remedies To Remove Dark Spots
Papaya is a natural exfoliant which is used for anti-ageing and dry skin by removing the top layers of the skin cells and production of new ones. In a bowl, add mashed ripe papaya and apply a mask to clean skin. Gently rub it on the skin in circular motion once the pulp dries on the skin and rinse with water and pat dry. Papaya is one of the most versatile fruits which is suitable for all skin types that will also leave a soft natural glow to your skin.
For ages, Indians have used turmeric for their complete wellbeing as it has many healing properties from reducing inflammation to curing digestive problems. It is no surprise that turmeric's benefits also extend to the field of skincare and especially to prevent dark spots. In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of turmeric to 1 tablespoon of honey and to accelerate the process, a few drops of lemon juice. Apply the mask for 15-20 minutes and rinse with hot water to reveal a drastically reduced scar. Skip the lemon juice if you have sensitive skin and avoid using it on fresh scars.
3. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera is one of the most popular superfoods that have anti-inflammatory properties especially for those who have dark spots as a result of scarring. Aloe vera gel is a true tried and tested ingredient which is used for the skin. The ingredient can be ingested or applied directly or in the form of a pack. Simple cut a leaf and dab the sticky gel substance directly on the face wherever there is scarring. If you don't have an aloe plant at home, aloe vera gel in the form of over-the-counter packaging works well too.
Photo damage is caused by overexposure of the sun rays which creates those pesky dark spots on your skin. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which has multiple health benefits (including being a natural sunscreen!). Slather a small amount of the pulp on to your skin and gently massage your skin in circular motion right before you leave the house. Add a few drops of lemon juice to a bowl with half a mashed tomato to accelerate the process of the lightening of the spots.
5. Almond Oil
Almond oil is one of the richest natural sources of Vitamin E that not just reduces the appearance of the spots but also improves the skin texture. Add a few drops of oil to your skin regularly to see visibly reduced appearance of these horrible spots. The best part is that since this sweet almond oil is non comedogenic, which means that since it won't clog pores; it can be used by all skin types during the day or as part of your nighttime routine.
Would you try these overnight remedies to prevent the creation of dark spots on your skin?