What causes darks spots on the face?
Dark spots on your face could be as a result of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, pimples, wounds healing, sun damage, irritation and so on.
Are darks spots on the face normal?
Dark spots are very common as pimples are like a usual face routine in the puberty stage which every human goes through.
How do I get rid of dark spots?
There are of course different face moisturizers, cleansers, facial treatments to use but here are few natural ways to get rid of dark spots without you running to the bank.
Natural/Organic methods are more reliable than chemicals and you do not have to go to the spa to get organic skin treatment.
See some natural ‘do-at-home‘ remedies with their procedures below:
1) BANANA PEELS
INGREDIENT – 1 banana is enough, whether small, medium or large
Peel the banana and separate the skin(peel) from the fruit.
Use the skin to rub the affected areas(dark spots) until the insides of the peel get browny.
More like a natural facial mask, however, leave the mask for about 30 minutes then rinse your face and wipe with a clean towel.
2) LEMON + BAKING SODA
INGREDIENTS– 1/2 Lemon, Baking soda
Put little(1 tsp) of baking soda in a cup or bowl
Squeeze lemon juice into the cup( you will notice the baking soda bubbles)
Get a small size face brush and apply the mixture on the spots and leave for about 20 minutes before rinsing off.
Potatoes contain natural enzymes, starch and vitamin C, its skin brightening ability is no joke. The potato juice acts as a gentle and natural exfoliant that hates dead skin and dark spots.
You can use either Irish or sweet potato( maximum of 2 potatoes)
You will need your blender, cotton pad or wool, knife or kitchen peeler and bowl as there are two different ways to use potatoes for dark spots removal.
Wash potato before peeling, note that washing potato after peeling would remove important nutrients for these procedures.
Cut potato in circular slices.
Then rub the slices on dark spot areas in a circular motion for 10 minutes. At this stage, your face feels all sticky, yes don’t worry because the stickiness is part of the process.
Wash potato and peel with knife or peeler.
Blend potato in a blender. Do not blend all the potatoes at once, keep some aside
Note: Do not add any other liquid, it will reduce the effectiveness.
Put the potato juice after blending in a separate bowl, dip the cotton pad or wool in the juice and apply in your face for about 20 minutes.
To exfoliate the skin, when the face pack is dry (potato juice on your face), massage the skin with the remaining potato slice.
Rinse and clean face with a clean towel
Note that before using of the steps make sure you wash your face and dry properly first.
4) FACE MASK( TUMERIC, HONEY, LEMON, VINEGAR)
3 spoons of tumeric powder(tsp)
3 spoons of honey(tsp)
1 spoon of vinegar
Add the ingredients together in a small bowl, mix well
Then apply on your face
Leave for 30 minutes then rinse your face well with water for proper removal of mixture colour from your face.
5) EGG WHITE
INGREDIENTS: 1 EGG, TISSUE
Break the egg and separate the egg white from the yolk.
Put the egg white into a bowl and use a fork to whisk till it’s all bubbly.
Cut 3 squares of the tissue from the roll and cut it into 6 with scissors.
Apply egg white on your face, avoid applying on your edges and eyebrows, then put the tissue over the areas you applied the egg white and saturate the tissue on your face with more egg white.
More like a facial mask too.
Leave to dry for an hour, the best time to remove when you can not move your cheeks or jaw bone.
Remove the tissues slowly, I repeat slowly, then rinse your face, wipe clean and moisturize with your body cream.
There are several other natural products to remove your dark spots and make your skin all glowing but the ones above are very popular and effective. Each process would not put a hole in your purse as they are easy and cheaper to get.