Are you looking for ways to eradicate stubborn dark spots from your face? It becomes frustrating when you have to hide those pigmentations with an extra layer of concealers. Every skin problem has a root cause, and for dark spots, it could range from excessive sun exposure to acne scars or hormonal changes. You may have tried a lot of products to get rid of these dark spots but if you are still on the same boat after using them, you need some natural care. Natural ingredients can help you prevent hyperpigmentation and stimulate skin renewal. To get you started with natural home remedies, we bring you expert inputs from Manisha Chopra, skin specialist, makeup artist and founder of SeaSoul Cosmeceuticals.
Tips To Remove Dark Spots From Your Face
Here are expert tips to get rid of dark spots from your face naturally:
1. Make A Scrub
You can try DIY scrub recipe using all natural ingredients. Take 2 tsp of oatmeal powder, 1 tsp of almond powder, 1/2 tsp of honey, 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and 1 tsp of orange juice and mix all of them. Now apply this to your face and scrub it with slight hand movements. Rinse it off using warm water after 15 minutes.
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2. Refrigerated Tea Bags
To lighten up the dark circles present in your under eye area, you can refrigerate few used tea bags and keep them on your eyes for at least half an hour daily. It would help to reduce dark circles magically.
3. Make A Face Pack
To make an effective face pack at home, you have to mix 1 tsp of lemon juice with 2 tsp of orange juice into a bowl. Now add 2 tsp of freshly squeezed tomato puree, 2 tsp of gram flour and mix these ingredients well. Apply the concoction to the face, neck, arms wherever you want to, and leave it for 10 mins before washing off.
4. Make A Toner
If you want to use a homemade toner to get rid of dark spots, you have to mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and water in a container. Take equal parts of both depending on the treatment area. Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and apply it all over the affected area. Leave it on for 3 minutes or until it dries completely. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this twice a day.
5. Use Aloe Vera Gel
As we all know aloe vera is the jack of all trades, you should use its goodness to remove dark spots from your face. To use this, mix 2 tsp of fresh aloe vera gel and 1 tsp honey in a bowl. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes. Then apply it all over the affected area and let it dry. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
6. Use Pure Milk
Milk contains lactic acid which is often used in chemical peels to brighten and whiten the skin. Take fresh milk with a cotton swab and apply it to the affected area. Let it dry and wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this process twice daily.
7. Use Potato
Potato contains azelaic acid that may help in reducing blemishes, dark spots and pigmentations. So, to use this, you have to slice a potato and rub it on the spots. Wash it off after it dries. You can do this once daily.
Other Treatments To Remove Dark Sports From Face
Other than these above mentioned natural techniques, you can try these ways too:
1. Appropriate Diet
A healthy and balanced diet keeps your skin and body healthy. Your body can use the vitamins and nutrients derived from the diet to trigger faster healing which in turn, gives you a clear face.
2. Night Cream Application
Application of a good night cream stimulates collagen production and helps the skin look tightened and feel younger. It not only nourishes and revitalises your skin, but also treats pigmentation, age spots, wrinkles, fine lines.
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3. Intake Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful, naturally occurring vitamin that brightens the skin and provides clarity to uneven skin tones. Vitamin C also has antioxidant properties, which protects the skin from age-accelerators and thus pigmentation.
So folks, try these natural ways at home to remove dark spots from your face.
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