Perhaps you’ve likened dark spots to getting “adult freckles” but the more they appear, the less appealing they become. Also referred to as age spots, liver spots, sun spots or brown spots, they are the unfortunate aftermath of too much exposure to the sun which increases melanocytes cell production thus darkening the pigmentation of your skin. There are many products on the market to help you mask, combat and rid your skin of these blemishes but trying a natural home remedy may actually work just as well. Perhaps a little DIY remedy in conjunction with a topical treatment can help you speed up the disappearing process. Either way, these recipes are too easy not to test out just for the sake of trying something new.
Lemon juice is a fantastic bleaching agent because of its natural acidic properties. A simple treatment would be to use a cotton swab to dab lemon juice directly onto your skin and let it sit on the affected area for approximately 30 minutes. Wash with cold water and repeat twice daily for several months. If you have sensitive skin, try adding water, rosewater or honey to dilute the lemon juice. Another basic recipe calls for combining sugar and lemon juice to create a facial scrub that can be done several times a week for the best results. There are sooooo many uses for lemon from skincare to dieting. We all need lemon trees in our backyards. 🙂
Buttermilk, It’s Not Just For Pancakes
Buttermilk with its lactic acid is another fantastic natural combatant of dark spots. You didn’t read wrong, we’re talking the buttermilk of pancake and biscuit variety. As with the lemon juice treatment, simply add some buttermilk on your skin with a cotton ball and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing clean with cold water.
Aloe Vera is a great natural healing agent especially when it comes to skin burned or damaged by the sun. Its cooling properties soothes the skin and acts as a lubricant to protect the damaged area. Using fresh aloe vera, a gel or cream, simply apply and leave it on for thirty minutes before washing off with cold water several times a day for maximum effectiveness.
These simple solutions are successful and inexpensive ways you can easily try at home when no one is looking and while you’re waiting for Netflix to load. If you feel your dark spots need a little something extra and the DIY stuff ain’t doing it for ya, talk to a dermatologist. There are several topical products that work wonders. We recommend Elemis White Brightening Dark Spot Corrector. >>>To Buy: CLICK HERE<<<