No matter how much you protect your skin with dollops of moisturizers, sunscreen, there are certain face spots which are not ready to leave your face. Face spots can be due to a myriad of reasons, to begin with, overexposure to UV rays can be the main culprit for the stubborn face spots. Other common factors are age, acne, improper skin care, heredity. Though there are plenty of spot vanishing creams in the market, the chemicals can be harsh on your skin and as we care for you, we bring 6 easy home remedies to treat your dark spots. Read ahead and go raid your kitchen for these magical ingredients.
It is one of the traditional beauty ingredients in the Indian beauty care and because of its stunning results it has conquered the world. Turmeric has an enzyme that blocks the proteins which increase the melanin production and lighten the acne scars, age spots, pigmentation. Make a paste of rice water, gram flour, honey and turmeric and apply it on your spots, marks for 20 minutes. Rinse with water. If you wish, you can apply this daily and you would see effective results within months.
2. Aloe vera:
The plant of immortality can definitely work amazingly on your skin. It hydrates the skin deeply, works on removing the dead skin cells and promotes healthy skin cells. You can rub aloe vera gel directly on your face or make a face pack with aloe vera, lemon juice and cover the spots for 20-30 minutes. We recommend you to apply this twice a day and in a month's time, your skin will look ravishing.
Papain enzyme in papaya is the reason to remove blemishes from the face. Apart from removing dark spots, treating acne, it even makes your skin rejuvenate. Cover your spots with mashed papaya and leave it for 15 minutes. If you want an extravagant treatment, then make a pack of papaya, orange peel, lemon juice and smear it all over your face. This pack is hydrating, nourishing and definitely recommended for oily skin lovelies.
Sandalwood is gold for your skin. It has antiseptic, antibacterial properties that aren't only fading the scars, but even soothes the skin, bringing relief from redness and acne. Apply a paste of sandalwood powder and rose water on your spots and leave it overnight. Next morning wash your face with cool water and repeat this daily. You would see tremendous results soon. If you wish you can even get your hands on sandalwood oil and massage your face with it. It will boost your skin texture.
Tip: Make sure you use original sandalwood powder which is pure and effective.
5. Pomegranate extract:
Pomegranate is a rich source of Vitamin C and has enzymes that work on fading the scars away. You can make a fine paste of fresh pomegranate juice, milk cream, rosewater and smear on your dark spots. Rinse after half an hour. Do this twice a day and voila goodbye stubborn dark spots!
6. Citrus fruits:
Citrus fruits have terrific results on dark spots, you can pick lemon juice (rejuvenating oxidation), strawberry extract (salicylic acid), grapes (antioxidant) which will make your skin blemish free. All the citrus fruits have enzymes that work on lightening the black and brown spots, acne marks and hyperpigmentation. Extract the juice out of any of your favorite citrus fruit and apply it to your skin problems every day and banish all the marks, scars.
7. Cinnamon powder:
Another fabulous way to remove your dark spots is a cinnamon powder (dalchini). Take a bark of cinnamon and grind it into a coarse powder and mix it with ½ teaspoon of honey and smear it over your spots. Do this daily, twice and tada it will fade your spots.
Tip: cinnamon powder can cause tingly feel, burning sensation, so soothe your skin with coconut oil.
Now no more hiding your spots behind the layers of concealers, use these home remedies daily and make your face clean and clear.