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How to remove spectacle marks

Updated on February 13, 2015

People who wear glasses for prolonged duration every day inadvertently end up with spectacle marks on the sides of their nose. With time these marks become permanent leaving ugly marks on the face. Spectacle marks can be avoided if proper care is taken. Here are a few simple DIY methods that you can use to rid yourself of spectacle marks.

Cucumber Juice

While cucumber makes for an excellent salad ingredient and is touted as a healthy, low calorie snack it also has multiple benefits when applied on the skin topically. Cucumber has astringent properties and is known for soothing tired eyes, lightening dark circles and removing skin tan and blemishes.

Rub a slice of cucumber on spectacle marks and let the juice dry. Leave it on overnight for best results. Do this every night and you will find the marks lightening with continuous application.

Lemon Juice

Limes and lemons are excellent bleaching agents. Though it is safe to apply the juice from limes or lemons on spectacle marks it is advisable to do so on alternate days; as the acidic nature of the juice can irritate the skin if used daily.

Alternately, juice from lemon/lime can be mixed with honey and applied on the marks. The honey/lemon mix will need to be left on for ½ hour for best results. Wash the pack with tepid water and moisturise the skin. Regular use of lime and lemon juice will cause the marks to reduce.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is recognized for its almost magical properties. The sap from the Aloe Vera plant is a natural moisturiser. It gently nourishes the skin and has tremendous healing properties.

It is easy to extract the sap from the Aloe Vera plant. The sap looks like gel, is colourless and odourless and can be easily applied on the affected area on the nose. It is safe to apply Aloe Vera gel on the face every day. Daily application will nourish the skin, moisturise it and remove the dark marks left by spectacles.


Honey is a wonderful beauty aid. It can combat dryness, remove dark patches on the skin and give a natural luminous glow to it. Honey can be used to fade away spectacle marks. Apply a thin film of honey on clean skin and leave on for ½ hour. For best results apply the honey mask on the affected area twice a day. The marks should begin lightening within a week.


The fruit is rich in enzymes that have skin lightning ability. You can rub the skin from a freshly peeled papaya on the dark patchy skin caused by the glasses you wear. Leave it on 30 minutes to 45 minutes, and wash off with water. The skin will feel a little taut after you use the papaya. This is natural and nothing to worry about. Use a good moisturiser on the skin to ensure it stays nourished. The spectacle marks will gradually begin to fade away.

Use the above mentioned treatments alone or in combination to effectively fade away spectacle marks. Continue to use these packs on the region to keep the skin from getting patchy again.

© 2015 Juana


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