HEALTH

THREE REMEDIES TO DARK SPOTS

Written by Aniekpeno Nsibiet

Age spots, sun spots, acne spots, spots from chicken pox — whatever the cause, no one wants to have spots littered all over their skin.

Fortunately, while there are countless reasons why we get unsightly spots on our skin, there are also many ways to get rid of them once and for all.

And the best part is that you can do it naturally and from the comfort of your own home.

But first, what causes these nasty spots?

Dark spots, or hyperpigmentation, are a common skin ailment that can develop around your 25th birthday. Kind of a lousy gift, if you ask me!

They can vary from light brown to red to even an unsightly blackish color, causing many people to feel sheepish about their skin spots.

The cause of hyperpigmentation can range from sun exposure to hormonalshifts to genetics; even the medications you’re taking can cause these spots to show.

HOW TO REMOVE THE DARK SPOTS

Lemons

Lemon juice and its natural acidity have long been used as an organic bleaching agent to lighten dark spots.

All you have to do is squeeze the juice out of one lemon, dip a cotton ball in the juice and apply it directly to your dark spots twice a day.

Horseradish

If you find lemon juice just isn’t cutting it, try switching it up and testing out a combination of horseradish mixed with vinegar and honey.

Simply start by squeezing some lemon juice onto a cotton ball and use it as you would any toner, by swiping it all over your face.

After that, spot treat any hyperpigmented areas with your horseradish mixture and allow it to soak in for around 20 minutes.

Onion

I bet you didn’t see this one coming!

While it may sound like a smelly solution, red onion is actually rich in acidic properties and can help fade dark spots almost effortlessly.

Just cut up a red onion and juice it, or blend it if you don’t have a juicer.

Once you have your red onion juice ready to go, grab a Q-tip, dip it in your juice and apply it directly to each spot or area you wish to lighten.

Allow it to remain on your skin for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water and following up with your favorite mild cleanser.

Have a beautiful face…

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Aniekpeno Nsibiet

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1 Comment

  • I’m going to share this to my wife. She has dark spots and she really want those gone. I hope this helps. Thanks for sharing!

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