A friend of mine called me last week to seek advice on how she can get rid of dark spots that have disfigured her face. When I saw the picture I knew I had to do a research on various home remedies that have no side or harmful effects. There are lots of cosmetics you can use but I am not going to dwell on those but on remedies that will cost you little. Dark spots are really embarrassing and when they are extensive they can form dark patches.
Dark spots are hyper-pigmentation of the skin. There is a chemical substance in the skin that gives it the dark colour. When there is an over-production of this chemical substance you get the dark spots. There may be many causes for dark spots on your skin. Hormonal imbalance is one of them. Sometimes, dark spots are due to some blood vessel deformities under the skin where these dark spots appear on your skin. However, excessive sun exposure seems to be the biggest reason behind dark spots on skin. Dark spots can also be caused by use of low grade cosmetic products.
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While there are many skin cosmetics such as hydroquinone cream, tretinoin cream and azelaic acid cream as well as various skin treatments like chemical peels and intense pulsed light therapy, fancy huh? Never mind we are going to talk about all natural ways to get rid of these dark spots on your skin.
How To Fade Out Your Dark spots
*.Lemon juice
Lemon juice has bleaching properties that can help get rid of dark spots because of its acidic content. It will help maintain soft, clear and beautiful skin. You can apply fresh lemon juice directly on the affected area. Leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. You should repeat this twice daily for about two months to notice positive results. If you have sensitive skin, dilute the lemon juice with water.
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You can also use vinegar to get rid of your dark spots. It will help dry out and fade the dark spots quickly. Mix an equal amount of vinegar and water and rub on areas with dark spots. You should do that till the dark spots fade away. You can also mix it with honey and rub on the affected areas.
*. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is very good for the skin because of its regenerative properties. Extract the gel from the leaves and rub on the affected areas, you should get a positive result in few days.
*. Potatoes
Unbelievable right! but they are very effective. Potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids and a variety of phytochemicals such as carotenoids and polyphenols. The Vitamin-C, B-complex and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and zinc, potatoes are able to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis. This gives you an evenly toned complexion. In fact, potato juice is one of the best remedies for dark spots due to its skin lightening properties. Many natural enzymes, sugars and starches of potatoes along with its vitamin C, exfoliate your skin to slough off the dead cells and thus diminishing the dark spots.
Other Effective Ways Include The Use Of;
*.Onion juice
*.Pawpaw or papaya mash
*.Watermelon rind
By Dr Judeon March 17, 2015

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