The origin of dark spots on your skin
Although dark spots can appear on your skin suddenly, but actually their presence always has a reason. There are several main factors that can trigger this skin condition according to scientists. They include sun exposure, inflammation, hormonal changes, taking chemical medications, some health problems like liver disease and aging. Don’t panic if you ever find dark spots on your skin because these dark patches may be caused by recent skin inflammations or by your own photosensitivity, actually, they may turn out to be ordinary freckles.
Using natural remedies
Use of potatoes is among the natural remedies that helps to whiten dark spots and blemishes on the skin. Potato juice or thin slices of fresh potato can be applied onto affected areas of skin and let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse your skin with water. For those who tried this remedy noticed positive changes after 7 to 8 days of doing potato applications.
Moreover, Aloe Vera also have anti-aging and skin nourishing properties which make it an amazing remedy for the skin. Simply cut an Aloe Vera leaf in half and rub it on your skin. Let your skin dry and rinse with water. Consider repeating this treatment daily until you get rid of the dark patches.
Apart from Aloe Vera, orange peel contains Vitamin C in large amounts which makes it also a perfect remedy for all sorts of skin conditions. You can make a facial mask by mixing 1 tbsp of orange peel powder with 3 tbsp of milk, then apply the mask, let it nourish your skin for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with water.
Lemon is also known to be a natural product that has strong whitening properties. Apply some fresh lemon juice onto the affected area with a cotton pad and let the juice dry and then rinse with water. You're advised to apply this remedy daily for at least 2 weeks. Additionally, lemon juice can be mixed with honey to make a facial mask that will help to brighten, nourish, exfoliate, and even the tone of your skin.
Another natural remedy that can work wonders for skin that is affected by dark patches is coconut oil, it contains nourishing, anti-bacterial, and moisturizing properties. Try to apply coconut oil onto affected areas and let your skin absorb it. Ensure you use cold pressed oil because it contains more vitamins.
Mix equal parts water and apple cider vinegar to get your DIY skin toner. Apply this mixture onto the affected area, let dry, and rinse with water. Apply ACV toner daily until dark spots on your skin fade.
Pineapple is a fruit that's rich in natural acids that are effective for skin whitening. Pineapple juice should be applied onto the areas affected by dark patches with a cotton pad and rinse after 5 minutes. You may also rub your skin with thin slices of fresh pineapple.
You can also try an oat and yogurt facial mask for skin whitening by mixing 1 tbsp of oats with 2 tbsp of natural yogurt with no additives and apply this mixture onto your face. Let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse with clean water.
Change your habits
One of the main factors that causes dark patches on your skin is Sun exposure. When you have a habit of spending a long time in the sun, it triggers the production of melanin which is our natural protection against harmful solar radiation. Experts recommends everyone to spend less time in the open when the sun is most active and use sunscreen regularly.
Apart from that, there are also certain types of chemicals in medications that can cause dark spots even when we are not exposed to the sun. Therefore, if your skin is prone to dark patches, make sure you cut down on medications that contains these chemicals.
Be aware of the risks
The remedies have been discussed in this article have proved themselves to be helpful for many people. But if none of them seem helpful to you or if you notice your skin condition get worse, you should consider visiting your doctor. As indicated in the beginning of the article, there are many different reasons that cause this skin problems and once you know exactly what makes dark spots appear on your skin, you know how to fight them more effectively.
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