Dark patches, rough areas and other skin complications are quite common. Dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation can be caused by factors, like acne scars, excessive sun exposure or hormonal changes. Before we delve into how to get rid of these spots on your face lets first understand what causes them.
Understanding Dark Spots;
The melanin pigment in your skin acts as a shield against UV light. However prolonged sun exposure, hormonal imbalances or irritation from medications can lead to overproduction of melanin by pigment producing cells resulting in those dark spots on your face.
Causes of Hyperpigmentation;
Hyperpigmentation can be triggered by factors such as sun exposure, aging process, hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy or menopause phases improper hair removal methods, acne breakouts and scars left behind by skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema. It can also occur due to wounds or the use of skincare products.
Home Remedies, for Dark Spots;
Here is a step, by step guide to naturally improve your skin;
1. Aloe Vera Gel;
Apply aloe vera gel directly on the area.
Leave it on for 30 minutes both in the morning and evening.
Rinse off your face with water.
Combine two tablespoons of milk with Multani mitti for added benefits.
Gently massage the mixture onto your face for two minutes and let it sit for 15 20 minutes.
Rinse your face with lukewarm water.
3. Green Tea;
Take a tea bag and rub it on the areas with patches.
Make sure the tea bag has been steeped in boiling water for a minutes.
Apply tomato paste as a face pack for 10 minutes.
Rinse off with water to reveal radiant skin.
5. Tea Tree Oil;
Dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil before applying it to the areas.
Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.
Create a paste by combining one teaspoon of powder 1 2 teaspoons of milk and one teaspoon of lemon juice.
Apply the paste onto your skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
7. Lemon Juice;
Mix equal parts lemon juice and water
Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture onto the patches, on your skin.
Leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse off with water.
Follow these remedies to improve your skins appearance.
Cut a potato into slices and place them on areas, with spots.
After dampening them with water leave the slices on for 10 minutes.
Apply this treatment every night for results.
9. Masoor Dal;
Soak masoor dal in milk overnight grind it the day. Apply the paste to the affected areas.
Once it dries rinse it off. Use this remedy regularly until the marks fade away.
Gently apply cucumber juice to the patches. Leave cucumber slices on your skin for approximately 20 minutes.
11. Orange Peel;
Directly apply orange peel juice to areas showing signs of aging.
Allow it to dry for around 20 minutes before rinsing off with water.
While achieving removal of spots within two days is not feasible these home remedies can effectively reduce their appearance over a period of approximately four to six weeks depending on how consistently you follow the treatment. Dark spots are generally not a cause for concern; however natural remedies can help manage them. If you notice any changes or an increase, in spots it’s advisable to consult a dermatologist who can provide advice based on your specific skin type and tone.