Dark spots can appear anywhere on your body. Most commonly, darkness show up under our eyes. These dark circles can appear because of fatigue, dehydration or genetics. Other dark spots on your face may appear from acne scars, too much sun, use of certain medications or even illness. It doesn’t matter why or where you have these dark spots, you probably just want them gone! There are many products out there that promise to lighten your skin but there are also some natural remedies you can try. Let us know what has worked best for you!
Acidic citrus fruits are your best natural bet for getting rid of dark spots inexpensively and effectively. These citrus juices lighten the skin by bleaching it. Remember as a kid how you would put lemon juice in your hair to lighten it in the sun? It also works on your skin. Try lemon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice or tomato juice on the dark spots on your skin. If you have very sensitive skin, you may want to dilute the citrus fruit juice with water to apply. Don’t forget to spot test a small area of your skin first to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin.
Here are some other natural remedies for dark spots that you can find in your kitchen:
-Mix sour milk, cream and honey and apply to your dark spots for about 10 minutes.
-Mix horseradish juice and warm milk and use it as a face mask. This may smell yucky, but it works for reducing those dark spots.
-Massage Vitamin E Oil on dark spots, especially acne scars.
-Make a paste using rose water in sandalwood powder and apply on your face and neck. You can find these in your local health food stores.
Exfoliating before you apply any remedies can help them work more effectively. If your dark spots are too much for a natural cure to handle, there are more options. Every beauty supply store carries many products for dark spots and dark circles. The best ones include hydroquinone gel, Vitamin C or Vitamin E. You may also want to ask your dermatologist about microdermabrasion or other treatments they can do in their office to help you rid your dark spots faster.