Dark spots on your face can be caused by sunburns, acne scarring, age spots, or even using birth control pills. If you have them, you have probably wondered how to get rid of them. The steps below will help you learn how to get rid of dark spots and clear up your skin.
Home Remedies for Dark Spots
Try Vitamin E. A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E helps repair damaged cells and strengthen new ones. You can use Vitamin E as a topical treatment alone, or boost its benefits by also eating foods high in Vitamin E.Topical application - Massage pure Vitamin E oil directly onto your dark spots. With daily application, your spots will fade.Dietary sources - Add these foods to your diet to get even more Vitamin E power: nuts (almonds, peanuts, pine nuts), sunflower seeds, wheat germ oil, and dried apricots.
Look to citrus fruits. Citrus fruits contain abundant amounts of Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C helps slough off the top layer of skin without causing damage. Here are some ways to use it.Squeeze some juice - Women have used straight lemon juice to lighten their skin for centuries, but you can use an orange, grapefruit or lime if you prefer. Slice the fruit in half and squeeze the juice into a cup or bowl. Using a cotton ball, dab it onto your dark spots. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse off. Repeat once or twice a day.Lemon and honey face mask - Combine the juice of half a lemon with 2 tsp of honey. Mix well, and apply to your face. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse well.Citrus and powdered milk scrub - Combine 1 tsp each of water, powdered milk and the juice of your favorite citrus fruit. Mix into a soft paste and massage into your skin. Rinse well.
Reach for aloe vera. The aloe vera plant has many health benefits. It's an excellent moisturizer, and is effective for healing sunburns. It can also help fade dark spots. If you have an aloe plant at home, break off a small piece, squeeze the pulp into your hand and apply it directly to your dark spots. You can also find aloe gel in stores. Pure aloe vera will work best, so make sure you're purchasing a 100% aloe vera product.
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