Every woman wishes for flawless and glowing skin. However, most also tend to develop brown spots on our skin at some point of time. And while some love those tiny freckles dotting their noses and call them beauty spots, several others simply detest them!
Brown spots and freckles are a result of hyper-pigmentation of the skin. We get our skin color from a pigment called melanin, which is synthesized in the basal layer of the epidermis. There are several reasons such as prolong exposure to sunlight, acne, hormonal changes, improper diet, etc., that may cause excessive production of melanin. As a result, our skin may turn patchy and look blemished. Brown spots on the skin can kill the beauty of an otherwise gorgeous looking skin. So, we bring to you ten simple home remedies to get rid of the brown spots and reclaim your lovely skin!
Effective 10 Remedies for Brown Spots on Skin
1. Lemon Juice:
Lemon juice is known to have natural skin lightening properties. It works like a bleaching agent on brown spots. You can apply freshly squeezed lemon juice directly onto the affected area. Wash off with cold water after 5-10 minutes and pat your skin dry. You can see the difference in just 8 weeks.
2. Honey and Aloe Vera:
Make a mask by mixing equal parts of honey and fresh aloe vera extract. Apply it onto the skin and leave to dry for 15 minutes and then wash off. Honey and aloe vera mask not only lightens the brown spot on skin, but also lends your skin an amazing glow.
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Strawberries are rich in antioxidants and salicylic acid. They work like an astringent and helps reduce hyper-pigmentation. Mash a couple of strawberries with your fingers and apply the pulp onto the face. Wash off after 15-20 minutes. You might experience a stinging sensation for a while due to the acidic nature of strawberries. But in the end, you will get spotless and radiant skin.
Milk is rich in lactic acid, which is an effective skin lightening agent. Dip a cotton ball in milk and dab it onto the darkened skin. Wash off after 15 minutes. Try and use fresh raw milk, as they work best for the skin.
Use yogurt and oatmeal to make a face mask. Apply it on the face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Yogurt-oatmeal face mask not only reduces brown spots but also help moisturize the skin.
6. Pineapple Juice:
Pineapple juice is a rich source of citric acid and alpha-hydroxy acid. Pineapple juice can be directly applied on the pigmented areas of the skin and wash it off after 5-10 minutes – spotless, clear skin guaranteed! Regular use of pineapple juice helps reduce brown spots and even out the skin tone.
7. Green Tea:
Green tea is a rich source of anti-oxidants and has a soothing effect on the skin. Immerse a green tea bag in a small cup of hot water. Let it steep for 15 minutes. Let it cool down. Dip a cotton ball in the solution and apply on the darkened skin. You can repeat the procedure 3 to 4 times a day for a beautiful smooth complexion.
8. Raw Papaya:
Apply freshly extracted pulp from a raw papaya and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Like pineapple, raw papaya too is a great source of the skin lightening alpha-hydroxy acids and will give your skin a spotless glow.
Crush fresh cilantro and mix it with a tablespoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice to form a thick paste. Gently exfoliate the skin using this pack and leave it for around 15 minutes. Use this pack twice a week for noticeable effects.
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Tomato contains lycopene, a powerful anti-oxidant that would make your dark brown spots on skin vanish in a jiffy! Rub a slice of fresh tomato on the skin. Wash off after 10 minutes and be ready to dazzle the world with your youthful skin.
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These ten magical ingredients work wonders on brown spots. However, you must avoid using any ingredient if you are allergic to it. We suggest that you do a patch test prior using any of these ingredients on your skin. But if they suit your skin, then go ahead and get a blemish free skin, naturally!
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