Getting Rid of Dark Spots and Acne Marks with local Home Remedies
Acne is bad enough on its own, but when it goes the extra distance and leaves scars and dark spots, it really becomes a hassle. There may be many causes for black spots on your face. Hormonal imbalance is one of them. Sometimes, dark spots are due to some blood vessel deformities under the skin where these black spots appear on your face. However,in Nigeria where the weather is very hot, excessive sun exposure seems to be the biggest reason behind black spots especially on the face. Sun exposure can give you age spots, also known as liver spots, by damaging the pigment-producing melanocytes in your skin and leading to its higher production.
Despite the reason for your dark spots and acne scars, they have one thing in common: everyone wants to know how to get rid of them and get clear, clean skin. The good news is that you can get rid of black spots just with some of these tiny things in your environment that you tend to despise.We are going to talk about some natural ways to use local home remedies to get rid of these black spots on your face.
Potatoes for Black Spots on Your Face
Potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids and a variety of phytochemicals such as carotenoids and polyphenols. With all its treasures of Vitamin-C, B-complex, as well as minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and zinc, potatoes are able to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis. This gives you an evenly toned complexion. In fact, potato juice is one of the best remedies for dark spots due to its skin lightening properties. Many natural enzymes, sugars and starches of potatoes along with its vitamin C, exfoliate your skin to slough off the dead cells and thus diminishing the black spots.
Get this: Potatoes- 2-3. Lemon juice-3-4 drops. Honey- ½ to 1 tsp
Do this: Grate the potatoes and extract their juice using a cloth or a sieve. Add lemon juice and honey to this. Apply this to your face. Leave for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with water.
Watermelon Rind for Black Spots on Your Face
Now this is not only a home remedy but also a way to use something that you will, any way, throw away. Watermelon is known as one of the best dark spot remedies due to its rich sources of moisture, fiber, vitamins A, B and C. The cool and soothing pulp of watermelon helps reduce sun damaged skin spots. However, you need not save the pulp to apply to your black spots. Just use the watermelon rind.
Do this:Take a manageable piece of watermelon rind. Do this for few minutes and then leave it for sometime before washing off. Repeat 2-3 times a week.
Almond Oil for Black Spots on Face:
Almond oil is one of the oils that is very good for skin issues including dark spots. It contains unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins E, B2, B6, PP along with various minerals and phytosterols. These nutrients help you get an even toned skin complexion and helps a lot in removing blemishes and black spots. It also protects your skin from harmful sunrays due to the presence of vitamin E in it.
Get this: Sweet almond oil- 1-2 tsp. Lemon juice (optional)- 2-3 drops
Warm up the almond oil using indirect heat. You can use double boiler or just take the oil in a stainless steel bowl and place this bowl in a bigger bowl half full of hot water. In a couple of minutes, the oil will be warmed up. Gently massage your face with this oil for about 5-10 minutes. Do this every night before you go to sleep. Continue doing this for about 2 weeks or so. There is no harm if you do it more than this period too. You may also add some lemon juice to the warmed up oil for enhancing its capacity of removing dark spots.
Pawpaw for Black Spots on Your Face
There is an enzyme in pawpaw called papain. This enzyme lends the fruit its excellent properties to exfoliate skin and slough off the dead skin cells. Not only this, pawpaw also helps grow new skin cells to give you a brighter skin tone. Papain enzyme also works to inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase used by pigment-producing skin cells use to create melanin that gives you black spots. Green pawpaw contains more papain than the ripe pawpaw. However, both of these are beneficial in getting rid of dark spots.
Get this: Get some ripe pawpaw pulp.
Do this: Mash it properly. Apply this to your face. Leave it for 20 minutes. Wash off with water. Repeat daily.
Aloe Vera for Black Spots on Your Face: Aloe vera is the best gift for your skin given by the nature. Aloe vera has anti-septic, analgesic and skin soothing properties along with excellent moisturizing capabilities. It is just a miraculous herb that can reduce skin pigmentation, sun tan, skin rash, premature aging, acne and pimples, dry flaky skin, dark black spots, pimple marks, acne scars and any other blemishes that you may have on your skin. You may either directly apply pure aloe gel on your spots or make one of the below masks to get rid of the ugly black spots on your face.
Get this:Aloe vera gel- 1 tbsp. Tomato juice- 2 tbsp
Do this: Mix aloe vera gel and tomato juice. Gently massage your face with this mixture for 2-3 minutes focusing more on the black spots. After massaging, take some more mixture and apply this to your face like a mask.Leave it for 20 minutes.Wash off with water.
Finally, be patient with yourself, be comfortable in your skin and give yourself some time for clear and clean skin to be restored. It’s not going to be magic nor spontaneous but the change you will have your skin will be mind blowing