With time, as you age, people are more worried about wrinkles making them look older. But then there are other culprits that add many, many, many years to your skin and hence your appearance. One of the major culprits is dark spots.
These tiny grey spots add to skin discoloration, dullness and make you look older than your actual age. You can opt for makeup to cover the dark spots or may opt for permanent cosmetic procedures to help reduce them but these are costly solutions.
We have wowed to help you improve your skin and help you get rid of these pesky dark spots. Here are some easy home remedies to make your skin brighter and ‘dark’- spot-less.
Tomatoes – Bye Bye Dark Spots!
The first and most effective remedy is raw tomato. You need to incorporate it into your diet, puree it and use it as a face mask or slice it finely and use it to massage your face and let it dry.
Tomatoes have high concentrates of antioxidants, Vitamin C and Folate. Folate is also known as B9, and is essential for cell function and healthy tissue growth. This helps with discoloration and gives your skin a healthy glow. Dark spots can be treated by rubbing raw tomato on the affected area!
Aloe Vera – Because Hydration
Aloe Vera was called “plant of immortality’’ by the Egyptians due to its healing and soothing properties. It helps maintain the elasticity of the skin, evens out skin tone, reduce dark spots, and keeps the skin moisturized and healthy.
It also helps treat sunburn and acne scars. Extract Aloe Vera from the plant and keep it in an air tight jar. Apply directly on face when needed and wash away once dried.
Lemons – A Key to Cure Dark Spots
Heavily loaded with Vitamin C and acidic properties, lemons are a great solution to the dark circle problem. You can rub lemon slices on the discolored areas, use lemon juice as a mask or add lemon juice in other homemade masks. This will help you get rid of the discoloration (dark spots) and get even toned skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar helps get rid of dead skin cells, discoloration and helps lighten and brighten the skin. It contains alpha hydroxy acid, it is also rich in minerals and vitamins and minerals and hence is great for skin care especially for reducing dark spots. Using cotton, dab apple cider vinegar on the affected area, wash it off once dried. Apply this twice a month and watch your skin sparkle.
Yogurt – Don’t Underestimate It!
Like most dairy products, yogurt contains high amounts of lactic acid. Lactic acid helps in exfoliation the skin and lightening it reducing the dark spots. You can apply yogurt directly on your skin, let it dry and wash it off. You can also add some lemon to yogurt before applying it.
We understand that dark spots can be obstinate to eliminate. They can be caused by tanning, acne marks, scarring or even by using too much of cosmetics. You may not be able to avoid them, but the tips mentioned above will help to reduce and treat them. Add these natural ingredients in your skincare regime and get that glowing skin without makeup!
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