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How to remove dark spots – 5 Effective Home Remedies

Dark spot face remedies

Pigmentation is caused by melanin, the substance that is responsible for the color of your skin.

Hyperpigmentation is a condition where the melanin causes your skin to darken, resulting in dark patches or dark spots.

Dark spots can also occur on your beautiful skin due to acne scarring, waxing and over exfoliation.

Though there are a lot of clinical treatments and medicines that you can use to effectively remove dark spots, in this article I have mentioned some of the natural ways of using items readily available at home.

Below mentioned are some of the home remedies you can use to remove dark spots effectively:

  1. Apple cider vinegar
  2. Aloe Vera Gel
  3. Tomato Paste
  4. Turmeric
  5. Green Tea Extracts

Now lets see a little bit more about each of these remedies…

1. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid. Acetic acid has been proved to reduce skin pigmentation and is, therefore, an effective way to get rid of dark spots.

Apple cider vinegar is easily available at your local market. It is also available online on Amazon.

How to use:

  1. Mix an equal amount of water and Apple Cider Vinegar in a bowl.
  2. Apply this mixture to your dark spots or pigmentation marks.
  3. If the mixture stings, add more water to the mixture.
  4. Leave it for 2-3 minutes
  5. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  6. You can also apply your favourite serum or moisturizer afterwards.

You can apply it twice a day to get desired results.

2. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera is a solution to almost all types of skin problems. Aloe Vera Gel is another effective product you can use to reduce skin pigmentation and get rid of dark spots.

The gel contains a compound known as aloin, which is said to reduce skin pigmentation and thus lighten dark spots effectively.

You can also get Aloe vera gel from Amazon.

How to use:

  1. Apply the aloe vera juice or gel directly on the dark spot or pigmented area.
  2. Keep it for 30 minutes. You can also keep it overnight.
  3. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and apply moisturiser after that.

Follow these steps everyday until you see desired results.

3. Tomato Paste

Tomato paste is rich in a compound known as Lycopene, which is said to protect the skin from long and short-term sun damage.

It also acts as a natural sunscreen.

How to use:

  1. Apply the tomato juice on the dark spot or the area of pigmented skin in a circular motion.
  2. Leave it for 20 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

You can add a few drops of lemon juice to smashed tomato to see similar results faster.

4. Turmeric

Turmeric is a common item found in almost every Indian household. It has multiple health benefits like reducing inflammation and curing digestive problems.

Apart from these, turmeric is also used for skincare it many parts of India.

How to use:

  1. Take two teaspoons of turmeric in a bowl and add a small amount of curd and besan to make a paste.
  2. You can also take honey instead of curd and besan.
  3. Apply the paste as a face mask or apply it to the pigmented areas.
  4. Leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

5. Green Tea Extracts

Green tea extracts are said to have a depigmenting effect when applied to skin. It can be used to remove dark spots from your skin effectively.

How to use:

  1. Take a green tea bag and put it in boiling water for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Take it out of the water and let it cool.
  3. Rub the tea bag on the dark spots to lighten the it.

You can buy Green Tea extracts from various online websites like Amazon and use them as directed.

These are some of the home remedies that you can use to get rid of dark spots and pigmentation.

Use them properly everyday until you get the desired results and a flawless skin.

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