How to Remove Dark Spots

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Although we are very vigilant about the beauty of our face, but often due to skin-related problems, the glow of our face fades. Such as pimples, wrinkles, black spots appearing on the face, reduce the beauty of our face. In this article, we are going to tell you in detail about some home remedies to get rid of black spots and their treatment methods.

What are these dark spots?

Black spots are known as edge spots. These spots are caused by skin discoloration. Black spots may usually appear on the shoulder, arm or back in addition to the face. These spots may be black or dark brown in appearance. Increased levels of melanin (the pigment responsible for skin color) in the skin produce black spots.

 Symptoms of dark spots

Dark spots i.e. dark spots can develop anywhere on the whole body. But, the part of the body that remains in the sun for a long time – such as face, back, hands, shoulders, black spots are more likely to grow there.

If black spots are not treated at the right time, then many small spots can take a big shape. As the size increases, these black spots can also be seen on those parts of the body that do not stay in the sun for long.

Causes of Dark Spots

• Staying in the sun longer

Changes in hormone levels

• Waxing more

•Growing old

 Home Remedies for Dark Spots

1. Aloe vera

Material

  • Aloe vera

Method of use

Remove the top layer of aloe vera and apply the fluid inside it to your black spots.

How does it help?

Aloe vera contains 90% of the amino acids found in our body in addition to beta carotene, vitamin-A, vitamin-B, vitamin-C and vitamin-E. It also has antiseptic, anti-aging and skin moisturizing properties. This is the reason why aloe vera is used to treat black spots.

Caution

If you are allergic to aloe vera (burning or itching), do not use this prescription.

2. Potatoes

Materials

• Potato

• Lukewarm water

Method of use

Cut the potatoes into small pieces and soak them slightly.

Keep those pieces on the black spots for ten minutes.

Finally wash the skin with lukewarm water.

How does it help?

The two main components found in potato – starch and sugar help in the formation of new cells in place of dead skin cells. The vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, zinc and phosphorus present in it smooth the production of collagen in the skin.

3. Lemon juice

Materials:

  • Lemon juice
  • Cotton wool
  • Water

Method of use

Mix some water in lemon juice and apply it on your black spots with cotton. After ten to twenty minutes wash your skin with water. Do not use soap or face wash for this purpose.

How does it help?

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and antioxidant properties. These properties of lemon protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun and reduce black spots. Apart from this, lemon also acts as an estrogen. It removes excess oil and dirt from our skin.

4. Honey

Material:

• Honey

• Potato

• Lukewarm water

Method of use

Grate the potatoes first.

Then add honey and make a paste.

Apply this paste on your black spots for ten to twenty minutes. After that wash your skin with lukewarm water.

How does it help?

Honey contains protein, amino acids, vitamins and many other things that protect our skin from wrinkles and black spots.

Caution

People with oily skin should try an allergy test by applying a little honey on their skin before trying this recipe. If they feel burning or itching, do not use this prescription.

5. Turmeric

Material

• Half a teaspoon turmeric

• One teaspoon lemon juice

• two teaspoons of milk

Method of use

Make a paste by mixing turmeric, lemon juice and milk in a bowl.

If you are using this paste to remove black spots on your face, apply the paste all over the face. Leave the paste on for fifteen minutes and then wash your face with water.

How does it help?

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant called curcumin. This antioxidant helps in removing black spots.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar (Apple Vinegar)

Materials:

• One teaspoon apple vinegar

• A spoonful of honey

• A spoonful of water

• Cotton wool

Method of use

Mix water and vinegar first and then add honey to it.

Now apply this mixture on black spots with cotton and after fifteen minutes wash your skin with water.

How does it help?

Vinegar made of apple contains vitamin-A, B-complex, vitamin-C and vitamin-E. These vitamins help in keeping the skin healthy. It contains alpha hydroxy acid, which helps to remove black spots. Also, apple vinegar contains malic acid, which removes the layer of dead cells from the skin.

7. Vitamin-E capsules

Material

• Vitamin E capsule

• Safety Pin

Method of use

Pierce the vitamin-E capsule with a safety pin and apply the oil inside it to your black spots. The next day wash your skin with water.

How does it help?

Vitamin-E is an antioxidant, which repairs the skin cells and removes the problem of aging and spots.

8. Oatmeal (Oatmeal)

Materials:

• three tablespoons oatmeal

• A spoonful of honey

• A spoonful of milk

Method of use

Make a paste by mixing oatmeal, honey and milk in a bowl.

Apply this paste on the face and let it dry for a while and then wash it with cold water.

How does it help?

The anti-inflammatory properties present in oatmeal relieves skin irritation and also relieves black spots.

9. Onion juice

Material

• A spoonful of onion juice

• Two teaspoons honey

• Cotton wool

Method of use

Combine onion juice and honey in a bowl.

Apply this mixture on the black spots and after thirty minutes wash the skin with water.

How does it help?

Onions contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which protects the skin from the sun’s harmful rays and wrinkles. This antioxidant improves the skin tone by reducing dark spots.

10. Orange peel

Materials

• two teaspoons of orange peel powder

• two teaspoons of milk

• A spoonful of honey

Method of use

Make a paste by mixing orange peel powder, milk and honey in a bowl.

Apply this paste on your black spots and let it dry.

Then wash it with lukewarm water.

How does it help?

Orange peel contains vitamin-C, which helps reduce dark spots.

11. Milk

Materials:

• Four teaspoons of milk

• Two teaspoons honey

• Cotton wool

Method of use

Prepare a mixture by mixing milk and honey.

Apply this mixture on black spots with the help of cotton and wash the skin with water after ten to fifteen minutes.

How does it help?

Milk contains nutrients like vitamin B-12, vitamin-A, vitamin-E and lactic acid. These nutrients help to remove dark spots of the skin and erase black spots.

12. Sandalwood Powder

Materials:

• Two teaspoons sandalwood powder

• Two to three teaspoons of milk

• One teaspoon glycerin

Method of use

Make a paste by mixing sandalwood powder, milk and glycerin in a bowl.

Apply this paste on your black spots and leave it for thirty minutes.

After the paste dries, wash the skin with water.

How does it help?

Sandalwood contains elements such as beta santallol, santyl acetate and santalenes. These elements give sandalwood antiseptic and anti-aging properties. Sandalwood also contains an element called cicatrisant, which can reduce pigmentation by reducing pigmentation.

13. Yogurt

Materials:

• Two teaspoons curd

• A spoonful of oatmeal

• One teaspoon lemon juice

Method of use

Make a paste by mixing yogurt, oatmeal and lemon juice in a bowl.

Apply this paste on the black spots and leave it for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Finally wash the skin with water.

How does it help?

Curd paste gives moisture to the skin and enhances its complexion.

14. Green Tea (Green Tea Leaf)

Materials:

• A spoonful of green tea leaves or a green tea bag

• One spoon gram flour

• Half a teaspoon turmeric

• Two spoons of oatmeal

• Water

Method of use

Make a thick paste by mixing green tea, gram flour, oatmeal and water in a bowl.

Apply this paste on the black spots.

Wash the skin after the paste dries.

How does it help?

Green tea has antioxidant properties. Therefore, it protects us from many skin related diseases including black spots and skin cancer.

15. Cinnamon Powder

Materials:

• A pinch of cinnamon

• Few drops of honey

Method of use

Make a thick paste by mixing honey and cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on black spots before going to bed at night. Next day in the morning wash the skin with water.

How does it help?

The antioxidant properties present in cinnamon help to remove dark spots.

16. Rose water

Materials:

• Few drops of rose water

• One to two teaspoon sandalwood powder

Method of use

Prepare a paste by mixing sandalwood powder and rose water.

Apply this paste on black spots and wash the skin after drying.

How does it help?

Rose water improves skin health and helps in eradicating black spots.

17. Cucumber

Materials:

• Some chopped pieces of cucumber

• Two teaspoons curd

Method of use

Grate the cucumber and mix it with curd and make a paste.

Leave this paste on the black spots for thirty to forty minutes.

After this wash the skin with water.

How does it help?

Cucumbers contain a silicon element called silicon, which helps reduce dark spots.

18. Papaya

Material:

• A few pieces of papaya

Method of use

Grind the pieces of papaya and make a paste.

Apply this paste on the black spots and leave it to dry.

After the paste dries, wash the skin with water.

How does it help?

Papaya contains an enzyme called papayan, which helps to remove black spots.

19. Calamine Lotion

Materials:

• Calamine lotion

• Cotton wool

Method of use

Apply calamine lotion on black spots at night before bed with the help of cotton.

Next day in the morning wash the skin with water.

How does it help?

Calamine lotion is actually a mixture of zinc oxide and ferric oxide. This mixture helps eliminate black spots.

20. Steam

Material

• Hot water

Method of use

Heat water in a pot.

Steam hot water on your face.

How does it help?

Hot water vapor opens the pores of the skin and clears its dirt. When this happens, dark spots also decrease.

Prevention Tips For Dark Spot

21. Garlic

Materials:

• Three to four garlic buds

• Half a piece of onion

• Cotton wool

Method of use

Grind garlic buds and onion pieces together and extract their juice.

Apply this juice on black spots with the help of cotton. When the juice dries, wash the skin with water.

How does it help?

The antioxidant properties found in garlic protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays and reduce dark spots.

Prevention Tips for Dark Spot

Apart from the above mentioned tips, black spots can be got rid of by making the following changes in your lifestyle:

1. Make a habit of applying sunscreen before venturing out during the day. This will not affect the harmful rays of the sun on your skin.

2. After coming home from outside, wash hands and mouth thoroughly. This causes dust and soil particles to come out of the skin.

3. Do not use too much makeup.

4. Put off makeup at night and sleep.

5. Adopt the right food habits. Include such things in your food, which are rich in vitamin-A, vitamin-B, vitamin-C and other nutrients.

Other Medical treatments for Dark Spots

If the problem of black spots is more serious, it is advisable to contact a doctor. Usually, doctors use these methods of treatment to remove black spots.

1. Laser Treatment

It reduces pain and results are found immediately. The time taken for laser treatment depends on the size of the black spots and their depth. Skin sensitivity may increase after this treatment. Therefore, a person undergoing laser treatment should avoid getting out in the sun and using the right sunscreen after consulting their doctor.

2. Chemical Peel

In this method of treatment, a special type of chemical is applied on the black spots of the skin. After applying this chemical, the tissues of the upper layer of skin die and that layer is removed. Skin irritation or inflammation may occur after this treatment. If this happens, eat a painkiller or apply some cream after consulting a doctor.

3. Microdermabrasion

There is no pain when treated with this method. In this treatment, an attempt is made to revive the dead part of the skin to reduce black spots.

4. Cryosurgery

Even though ‘cryosurgery’ includes the word ‘surgery’, it does not cause any kind of pain. In this method of treatment, liquid nitrogen is spread on black spots through a spray gun. Doctors can also repeat this process if needed. A few days after this treatment, the old layer of skin disappears and replaces it. When the old layer starts descending, the skin becomes crusted. Do not try to remove this crust on your own, it may cause skin stains. During this treatment, use only the cream or petroleum jelly recommended by the doctor.

We are sure that after reading this article, you will not have any problem in getting rid of black spots. If you still have any kind of problem, then do tell us about it in the comment box. Also, do not forget to share this article with your friends who are troubled by black spots.

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