Black spots on the skin can be a problem for anyone. They are usually caused by a variety of dermatological conditions, from over-exposure to the sun or even just from ageing. There are a number of products available on the market that claim to fade or even remove black spots such as chemical peels and skin correcting creams. However if you are looking for a way to banish these spots at home using only natural ingredients, everything you need is right in your kitchen. Keep in mind, your dermatologist will have the best advice for dealing with black spots but if you’re looking for an affordable, easy way to fade them at home; here are some great do-it-yourself solutions:
You can take advantage of lemon’s natural acidity and use it as an organic bleaching agent for skin spots. Using fresh, organic lemons simply squeeze the juice onto a cotton ball and apply it to spots twice a day. After a few weeks, black spots should begin to lighten and fade.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Your skin naturally sheds. Applying organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar will help speed up the process and even out skin tone. To do this: dab the vinegar directly on the skin spot and allow it to sit for a few minutes before washing off. Repeat once or twice a day.
Red onions contain acid with natural skin-lightening properties, which can help fade black spots from your skin when applied daily.
First you need to get the juice out of the onion by squeezing it or putting it in a blender or using a juicer. Then apply directly to your dark spots and let it sit for about ten minutes before washing.
Slice up a papaya to take advantage of the fruits natural enzyme: papain. Gently hold the slices on your skin spots for twenty to thirty minutes every day and then wash the area. The papain in the fruit acts a natural exfoliator allowing new skin cells to emerge. Papaya contains vitamin E and vitamin C which will help lighten the skin while moisturizing. Another way to use papaya is to blend it into a paste and apply to the skin for about half an hour before washing.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil is full of antioxidants which help to even out the tone of your skin. Applying it to black spots should reduce their appearance with the added bonus of making your skin feel even softer. You can use vitamin E oil multiple times a day and there’s no need to wash it off.
Milk and Honey Cream
Mixing equal parts of milk and honey makes a great dark spot treatment cream and also helps moisten the skin. The milk contains skin lightening properties to help even out skin tone and the honey is used as a moisturizer. Leave the mix on your black spots for five or ten minutes before washing and repeat daily.
Take the lemon remedy to the next level by adding a horseradish cream to your daily routine. Start by dabbing lemon juice onto skin spots then dab horseradish mixed with honey and vinegar directly on top of the lemon. Let it soak for about twenty minutes and then wash off. After washing, be sure to use sunscreen as this mixture can increase skin’s sensitivity to UV rays.
Aloe vera plants offer many health benefits for skin, such as healing sunburn , moisturizing and even
fading black spots and improving skin tone. If you have an aloe vera plant at home you can use it by simply breaking off a small piece of the plant and squeezing the pulp out of the plant and directly onto your black spots. If you choose to use an over-the-counter aloe gel instead be sure it is 100% aloe vera to get the best results.
No matter which home remedy you choose, if you stick with a daily routine, spots should begin to fade in no time. Be sure to use organic products to ensure that your are getting the best nature has to offer for your skin and be ready to show the world the new spot-free you!