Friday, 7 February 2014

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots From The Skin

I have being receiving mails from some fans that are having issues with dark spot on their body, so i decided to write a free article on the solution to this problem. This way, all the people facing this problem would benefit from it.

 Dark patches (such as age or brown spots, freckles, etc.) are caused by excess production of melanin in the skin. Although many cosmetic treatments are available, but unless it is an extreme case it would be advisable to go for equally effective home remedies. I want to show you some  natural home remedies that can safely and easily lighten and eliminate the dark patches. 

1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is the best natural bleaching agent. It is full of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant and thus, it helps to lighten skin tone. Since one of the reasons of dark skin patches is lack of vitamin C and B12, lemon juice is the most effective treatment for this. Using a cotton ball, apply some lemon juice on the effective area or your whole face. Keep it on for about 20-30 minutes before washing it off with water. Important point to note here is to avoid sun exposure while you have applied lemon juice, and do not keep it on for too long.

2. Raw Milk
We all have heard our grandmothers telling us how using raw milk on the face gives a fair complexion. Well that is true, as the lactic acid present in the milk lightens the skin colour. Apply it overnight on the effective area and wash it with warm water in the morning. For those suffering from acne or oily skin tone can also use buttermilk (chacha) with some lemon juice for the same purpose. Raw milk can also be used as a substitute to water while making homemade face packs or even for washing your face daily.

3. Aloe Vera gel
Using Aloe Vera everyday can also work wonders for your skin. Make a small cut in an aloe Vera leaf and scrape out its gel. Apply it on the affected area. Leave it for 30 minutes before washing. Aloe Vera gel is also available in the market in case you cannot get your hands on the plant, and it is equally efficient. You can drink two tablespoon of Aloe Vera juice on an empty stomach to enjoy a healthy body.

3. Yogurt
Yogurt is also equally efficient in removal of dark patches from the skin. Apply and leave yogurt on the patch for at least 20-30 minutes. After that, wash it off with cold water. You can also make a pack of yogurt (1tbsp), oatmeal (2tbsp) and lemon juice (1tsp) and apply it for half an hour. Another great pack can be made by mixing yogurt with honey and rose water.

4. Use red onion. The acid in onions has natural skin-lightening properties, which can help fight dark spots.Extract the juice from the onion by either squeezing it or putting it in the blender. Use a cotton ball to dab the juice onto your dark spots and leave it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing. Repeat this treatment daily.

5.Use garlic. Cut a fresh garlic clove in half and rub it onto your dark spots. Alternatively, blend the garlic in a food processor to create a paste and use a cotton swab to dab it onto your skin. Leave the garlic on for 30 minutes to an hour and then rinse.

Part 2 of 2: Treatment Options

 Try a skin-lightening cream. There are prescription dark spot treatments on the market that contain a skin-lightening agent called hydroquinone.With continued use, these types of lotions can fade existing dark spots and create a more even skin tone.

  • The bleaching agent in these kinds of creams may cause temporary itching, burning, redness, and other discomfort.
  • Non-prescription lotions are also available that claim to treat dark spots. Most major cosmetic companies like Clinique, Estée Lauder, Maybelline, Proactive, and Garnier carry such products.
  • Avoid skin-lightening creams that contain mercury, as this chemical can be toxic in humans.
 I would release the list of creams that can clear dark spots from the skin in my next article, so keep an eye on your favourite blog.

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  1. Thanks..Cant wait 4 ur next article

  2. U dnt knw how long I have being waiting for this...Tanx. I would try some of dis.

  3. Nice..Cant wait 4 ur next post.