The human skin is the largest organ of the body with different skin conditions among the most common issues that make us rush for medical attention. A report according to statistic has proven that the most common skin conditions like acne, affects about 80 percent of the world’s population. After fighting some of these skin problems and get them to finally leave us, as stubborn as some may be, they end up leaving traces like dark spots behind. If you have been going through this, don’t worry because we are going to see how to remove dark spots naturally that were left over on your face and even on some parts of the body may be as a result of some sort of pimples, rashes or acne.
Make sure you read this article to the end because I have some secret tips to share with you that will not only help you clear off dark but also tackle other areas of your skin problems.
The Causes Of Dark Spots
Obviously, the presence of dark spots on our skin always has a reason but then they can as well appear on our skin suddenly. Both scientists and doctors have all pointed some facts saying, there are several main factors that can provoke or cause dark spots.
Some of these factors are:-
- Sun exposure,
- Hormonal changes,
- Taking chemical medications,
- Some health problems such as liver disease and aging.
They may as well be caused by some recent skin inflammations or by your own photosensitivity, that is to turn out to be ordinary freckles.
Some Natural Home Remedies
There is just a hand full of natural methods by which you can treat dark spots at home. Let’s take look at some of them. I want you to pay careful attention to these methods because the result is just going to blow your mind.
Potatoes are said to be one of the most natural remedies that help to whiten dark spots and blemishes on the skin. It might interest you to know the various health benefits of potatoes.
1. Reduces blemish
2. Removes the sunburn
3. Works on wrinkles
4. Prevents the signs of aging
5. Removes dark circles
6. Reduces the under-eye puffiness
7. Amazing for skin tightening and whitening
Potato also contains:-
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin C
So, you can see how essential potatoes can be to the skin in particular and body in general.
Now, let’s see how to use our potatoes:-
-Get one potato
-peel it off
-Blend your potatoes very well
Do not use water or any liquid neither gulag gel nor anything to mix with the potato juice. What we need is just the raw potato juice if you want an effective result. But there are people out there whom potato turns out sticky on their face and because they do not like that stickiness, they do mix the paste.
In that case, you can use Aloe Vera juice or even another kind of juices or liquids to mix but remember one thing, it will reduce the effectiveness of the product.
Now before you begin the process of applying the paste on your face, you need to clean your face or body very well. You should go for deep cleansing or wash your face with any face wash of your choice.
After blending, you can use a cotton pad Ana apply your potatoes paste on your face. You may choose to apply it on just the affected spot you want to treat as well as the whole face, the choice is yours. After applying it, give yourself 6 minutes and then wash it off and use your clean towel to pat dry your face.
Another method of using the potatoes for the same purpose is, you cut the potatoes into circular slices so that you can hold well and massage your face with it carefully for 10 minutes for proper result. And then leave the juice on the face for the same 6 minutes and wash away for the same result.
Aloe Vera is a plant that originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical climate around the world and today, due to its putative medicinal values, interesting and succulence flower form, it is now commonly cultivated by gardeners around our national territories.
Over the years due to its medicinal properties, Aloe Vera has proven to be dramatic in eliminating dark spots and pigmentation on the skin, its anti-aging and skin nourishing properties make it an amazing remedy for the skin.
How to use it:-
All you need is to cut a piece of Aloe Vera leaf, you can squeeze a bit to bring out the juice. Then rub it on your skin after which you should allow your skin to dry and then rinse with water.
For proper result, it is recommended you repeat this treatment or exercise daily until you get rid of the dark patches or spots.
Oranges have well over been thought of by health experts as the Wonder Fruit. Because they are a good source of several vitamins and minerals.
They are good for: –
- Vitamin C
- Folate and
So are orange peels. The peels are rich in vitamin C in large amounts and other antioxidants and they have higher levels of nutrients more than the fruit itself. These nutrients antioxidants fight free radicals and help maintain healthy and younger-looking skin.
Moreover, the peels contain citric acid that exfoliates and brightens your skin.
Now let’s look at how to make our DIY face mask.
-You will need the peels of 2 or 3 oranges,
-Press or chop the peels into small pieces,
-wash them thoroughly and then,
-spread them out for drying.
Put the orange peels out in the Sun for about 3 days or until they are completely dried At this point, put the dried peels in a grinder and grind them at high speed for 3 to 5 minutes to make a fine powder. It might interest you to know that orange peel powder controls:-
- Cleanse and open up clogged pores,
- Treat blackheads,
- Reduce oiliness and,
- Add a glow to the skin.
When your orange peel powder is ready you can store this powder in an airtight container in room temperature for up to two months.
How To Prepare Our Orange Peel Mask or Rub…
Let us see how to make our orange peel face and lip scrub from orange chili powder.
How to use it:-
1. Take one teaspoon of orange peel powder in a clean bowl, add 2 TSP olive oil in it, then mix both very well. Now your face and lip scrub are ready to use. Scrub your face and lips with this orange peel using your face brush or a cotton pad. Scrub for about 2 or 3 minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water.
2. How to make a face mask with the same orange peel powder. Take 1 TSP orange peel powder in a clean bowl, add 1tsp honey in it and lastly add 2 TSP milk in it and if you have oily skin, avoid and add rosewater.
Mix all the ingredients really well to make a smooth and lovely fine paste. This mask should be of medium consistency and should be as smooth as it can get. After mixing it really well, apply this mask on your face and body and leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it off with normal water.
Lemons are a popular fruit that has multiple medicinal, health and culinary advantages. Lemons are rarely consumed alone, use in small quantities and with herbs and spices but are very rich in Vitamin C, contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
Lemon is known for many health and medicinal benefits like controlling acidity, obesity, BP, fever, constipation, heartburn, etc and They give flavor to many sauces, salad dressings, marinades, drinks, and desserts.
These medicinal factors of lemon make it a strong whitening agent to the skin.
How to use it:-
There are two main ways of using lemon to clear dark spots.
1. Get one fresh lemon and slice into two parts. You can press on a little to make it juicy since you need to rub the face with juice. And next, apply the juice on the affected area or the whole face if you wish using a cotton pad. Allow the juice dry and then rinse with normal water.
Repeat this process daily for at least 2 weeks for proper result.
2. Another way you can also use lemon for a dark spot is to mix the lemon juice with honey for a DIY facial mask that will help to brighten, nourish and exfoliate the tone of your skin.
In some parts of the world, coconut serves mainly as food for the stomach failing completely to realize the medicinal values of coconut oil
to both the skin and the body in general. To list a few, the oil Contains Fatty Acids, high in healthy saturated fats that have different effects than most other fats in your diet that boost fat burning and provide your body and brain with quick energy.
Coconut oil is yet another good natural remedy that can work wonders to dark patches thanks to its nourishing, anti-bacterial, and moisturizing properties.
How to use it:-
Get some coconut oil, you can buy online or better still make your own virgin coconut oil. You can apply it onto affected areas of the skin and let your skin absorb it. Use cold-pressed oil as it contains more vitamins.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This vinegar is the most popular type of vinegar in the natural health community.
Apple cider vinegar is claimed to lead all sorts of health benefits including:-
- It has potent biological effects as it is high in acetic acid,
- Has potential to Kill Many Types of Harmful Bacteria.
- Steps down Cholesterol and Improves Heart Health.
- Weight loss,
- Reduced cholesterol,
- Lower blood sugar levels
- And improved symptoms of diabetes.
Apple cider vinegar is also an ancient folk remedy and has been used for various household and cooking purposes.
How to use it:-
Get equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar and mix together to get your DIY skin tonner. You can now apply the mixture on the affected or entire area. Allow it for some time until you feel your face is actually dry and then wash with water. Repeat the process daily until dark spots on your skin fade.
Make This a Must Do
One of the main factors that cause dark patches on your skin Sun exposure. So you have to avoid spending a long time in the sun because it triggers the production of melanin. Melanin is our natural protection against harmful solar radiation. Make sure you spend less time in the sun and always use sunscreen. Certain types of chemicals in medications can as well cause dark spots even when we are not exposed to the sun. The moment you notice your skin is prone to dark patches do cut down on medications containing these chemicals.
I want to make it clear here that, these above-mentioned home remedies have so far helped so many people take care of their different skin conditions but if for any reason, this does not work for you or you realize in the cause of implementing any of the various remedies your skin condition gets worse, please do immediately see your doctor. Just like I mentioned in the beginning, dark spots are caused by many reasons so knowing what actually caused yours will make it easy for you to handle your case more effectively.
If you ever need a hand or have any contribution to make or a question to ask, please do feel free to leave them below, I will be more than glad to help you out.
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