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6 Home Remedies To Remove Dark Spots Naturally

Updated on April 3, 2016

Are you suffering from dark spots and patches? Dark spots remove naturally with a variety of ingredients you have in your kitchen. Many women in their thirties and above, battle old acne scars, liver spots, and insect bite scars, intensified by years of exposure to UV rays. Concealing dark spots under layers of make-up is only a temporary arrangement. To remove spots permanently try these effective homemade remedies.

Spot Treatments With Things In Your Kitchen

Are you looking for ways to lighten dark spots on your face, arms, chest and back? You can fade them away naturally with the ingredients in your kitchen.

Lemon Juice for Fading Spot & Dark Patches

Roll a lemon on your kitchen counter for a few seconds, to release the juices. Slice crosswise in half and squeeze the juice, straining it through a strainer or cloth.

Use a cotton swab to apply a few drops of the juice onto your spots. Let it dry and then rinse with cool water. Do this twice a day, once in the morning and once before going to bed.

You will notice a remarkable change within a few days. Over a couple of weeks the marks would be gone for good.

Why Lemon Juice Works on Dark Spots

Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent that is effective in removing skin pigmentation. It may cause a little stinging but that is normal. Be sure to use natural and not bottled lemon juice that contains chemicals. Also use a good moisturizing lotion to ensure your skin remains nourished.

Buttermilk Lightens Dark Spots

Buttermilk also fades away spots like lemon juice, without causing the stinging sensation. Mix buttermilk with freshly made tomato juice in a ratio of 2:1. Add a thickening agent like fuller's earth (multani miti), sandalwood powder or powdered oats and apply the mixture on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes or until it dries.

If buttermilk is not available, you can use fresh milk mixed with some honey. Lactic acid in milk is known to have skin lightening properties.

Grapes Lighten Skin Tone

Grapes are a good natural bleach. Mash ¼ cup of green grapes and mix in a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mix on your skin and keep on for about half an hour. Wash off with some warm water and apply a spot treatment of diluted lemon juice on the affected areas.

Alternatively, you can use a mixture of grape juice (fresh), orange juice (also fresh), mint juice (ditto) and fresh lemon juice in equal proportions. Do this once a day for a month, and you'll find your skin free of dark patches.

Sugar also Lighten Skin

You can use sugar cubes or regular granulated sugar to gently exfoliate your skin. It work wonder on your skin as it contains glycolic acid, which is a natural chemical peel. Gently rub the sugar cubes along with olive oil on the affected area for smooth and glowing skin.

Papaya Lighten Skin Colour

Special enzymes in papaya help to get rid of age spots and blemishes. Take a slice of papaya and rub it on the dark spots. Let it stay on for about twenty minutes and wash off with water. Repeat twice a day until you see results. You will definitely see a brightening of your skin if you follow this regime regularly.

Alternatively, use a papaya face mask made from natural papaya. These can have high concentration of the enzymes present in them and work as effectively as the real fruit. Use weekly on oily skin and once in ten days on dry skin.

Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal powder is a natural exfoliate agent and effective against dark spots. To make a mask using oatmeal, grind half a cup of rolled oats and add 3 or 4 tablespoons of lemon juice to it. Apply the paste on the affected area. Wash it off with warm water when it is dry.

Potato Mask

Potato juice has natural exfoliating property, and is also a mild bleaching agent that you can use as a mask along with rosewater, lemon juice or honey. Peel and grate a potato, beat into a paste with some rosewater and add a few drops of lemon juice or honey, depending on your skin type.

Honey helps to cleanse the skin, treats acne because of its antibacterial properties and works as a moisturizer, so you it if you have dry skin. Lemon juice is good for oily skin. Apply the mask and leave it on for at least 45 minutes before rinsing it with warm water. For best results do this treatment twice a week.

© 2014 Juana


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      oldiesmusic 3 years ago from United States

      Amazing ideas, most especially the potato mask, and the papaya. I know it has whitening qualities, so I will try rubbing my face with that too.