The appearance of dark spots or pigmentation is irritating to most of the women. Right? They make your face sluggish and dull. Why they appear on your face? How to get rid of dark spots on the face? Let’s find it out.
Proper production of melanin is responsible for even skin tone. But due to certain factors such as exposure to UV rays, stress,aging, hormonal imbalance and pregnancy production of melanin fluctuates. Excess melanin production results in dark spots or pigmentation on your face making it look aged and lifeless.
Are you using foundations or concealers to hide them? But remember this doesn’t provide a solution to dark spots or pigmentation. It’ll just temporarily hide them and give you illusion of glowing skin. However, you need to make some efforts to remove them and prevent the further onslaught of dark spots.
I’m going to show you simple remedies to get rid of dark spots and get back your radiant and glowing skin.
Vitamin E Oil + Olive Oil
Vitamin E oil is derived from Vitamin E which is used in many cosmetic products. Being rich in antioxidants it helps to slow down the action of free radicals on your skin and fades away the dark spots. Moisturizing properties of Vitamin E oil prevents aging and aids inflammation caused by acne or sunburns.
Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants and Vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E etc. Antioxidant properties of olive oil help to reduce dark spots and also reverse the damage caused by harsh UV rays. It moisturizes the skin and prevents the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Further, it’ll help you to fight acne and inflammation.
Apply Vitamin E oil and olive oil in equal proportion on your face and neck and leave it overnight for optimum results. If you feel its too oily, you can wash off your face after 30 minutes. This method is suitable for those with dry and normal skin.
Orange Peel Powder
We often throw off the peel of oranges after eating it. But do you know that this peel can do wonders on your skin? Well, it is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which help to diminish dark spots and brighten your skin tone.
Another advantage of orange peel powder is, citric acid content in it exfoliates the skin and encourages new skin cell formation by removing dead skin cells.
Orange peel powder acts a natural cleanser and toner giving you flawless and gorgeous skin. You can make it at home. Dry them in sunshine for a few days and grind them in a mixer to form a thin powder.
For making orange peel mask add one tablespoon of honey, one pinch of turmeric and milk to form a fine paste. Apply this mixture on your face and neck evenly and leave it for 20 minutes. Then, wash your face with water. You can make use of this face mask weekly once.
Honey repairs the skin and protects it against oxidative and environmental damage. Moisturizing properties of honey prevent aging and makes your skin smooth and supple. Also, turmeric helps to lighten the dark spots and adds an additional glow to your skin.
Tomatoes are one of the great ingredients to reduce dark spots and pigmentation. It is rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants and natural astringent properties that help to fade away the dark spots, protect your skin against harmful UV radiation and maintain the skin’s youthfulness.
Mash one tomato and apply its pulp on your face and neck. Massage in circular motion for a few minutes and leave it for 20 minutes. Then wash your face with cold water. Follow this method daily once.
Potato is commonly used while making vegetables. But not many knows that potato will help you to get the radiant and spotless skin.
Potato possesses natural bleaching properties. It helps to reduce dark spots and blemishes on your skin.
Another benefit of potato is, it contributes to uniform skin tone and glowing skin. It has skin whitening properties.
Cut one potato in small pieces and grate it in the mixer. Filter its juice and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off.
Sunscreen Is A Must
While going out we can’t avoid harsh UV rays. Due to the exposure of your skin to the sun rays, your dark spots will further get darker and become more visible. Thanks, to the sunscreen that safeguards your skin from damage and premature aging and decreases the risk of skin cancer.
If your daily task comprises extensive outdoor activities, opt for an SPF 50 sunscreens. If your task comprises mostly working indoors, choose SPF 15 or 30. A person with oily skin should choose a gel based sunscreen, while those with normal and dry skin textures should opt for cream and lotion-based sunscreens.
Watch What You Eat
Certain foods are known to increase lycopene, the skin’s own SPF that slows skin aging caused by ultraviolet rays. Thus preventing the appearance of dark spots.
Consume meals that include tomato, papaya, guava, mango, pink grapefruit, rose hip, and apricot. All of these are rich in lycopene and are regarded as natural antioxidants.
These are the simple ways to bid goodbye to dark spots and pigmentation. So what are you waiting for? Try them out to get back your beautiful skin. Throw away your foundations and concealers and flaunt your natural and shining skin. However, natural beauty is more attractive than illusionary beauty with makeup.
If you have any suggestions or questions then feel free to ask here by commenting below. I’m glad to help you.