Teenagers are the ones who suffer maximum from pimple marks, scars and spots and they are always on the lookout for the best cosmetic treatments or products for curing these marks and scars. Dark spots on the skin are typically caused by hyperpigmentation, or the skin in that area forming excess melanin. This typically occurs when the skin in that area has been damaged. In most cases you can remove dark spots by home remedies.Treating dark spots at home with natural remedies is easy and can be done with things you already have.
Take a medium sized tomato and squeeze the juice from it, add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the tomato juice and stir the mixture well. Apply on the face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse the face with warm water.
2. Aloe Vera
Collect the pulp from Aloe Vera leaves and let it dry in the sun for 5 minutes and then add few drops of lemon juice to the dried pulp. Apply this mixture on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes. The results are quite good.
3. Turmeric and lemon juice
Take a pinch of turmeric powder and add some lemon juice to it. Mix both the ingredients well and dab the mixture on the black spots. This pack can work very effectively to reduce marks on the skin and the results will be visible on the skin within a week’s time if you use this treatment daily.
Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. Like lemon juice, it also helps fade blemishes and black spots but without causing burning sensation.
Take four teaspoons of buttermilk.
- Add two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice.
- Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply.
- Wash it off after 15 minutes.
The lactic acid in milk too, will gradually reduce skin pigmentation, and brighten and tone your overall skin complexion. Repeat this procedure twice daily for four to five weeks.
Oatmeal powder is considered good for skin exfoliation. Hence, you can apply an oatmeal mask on your face and neck to remove dead skin and black spots.
- Grind half a cup of rolled oats.
- Add three to four tablespoons of lemon juice to make a paste.
- Scrub it on your skin and wash it off with warm water when it dries.
Repeat this treatment once or twice a week.
Sandalwood is another effective option.
- Make a thick paste of sandalwood powder, glycerin and rose water. (If you don’t have rose water, you can use milk or honey.)
- Apply the thick paste to the affected skin area, leaving it on for a few minutes. Wash off the paste with lukewarm water.
- Follow this remedy once daily until your black spots vanish completely.
The enzymes in papaya can help even out skin tone and aid in fading black spots. For example, papaya contains papain, an enzyme that exfoliates the skin encouraging production of new, fresher-looking skin. There are two ways that you can use papaya.
- Apply the pulp of ripe papaya to the skin and leave it on for about 20 minutes; then rinse it off.
- Another option is to grate green papaya and add lime juice to it. Apply this mixture to black spots and allow it to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
8. Potato juice
Potato juice is very effective to reduce skin discoloration. So, if you are suffering from pimple marks, potato juice can be an effective remedy. Crush a potato and squeeze out the juice. Now simply apply this juice to the pimple marks. Alternatively, you can also make a smooth paste of potato and apply the paste onto the pimple marks. Leave the pack or the juice on the scar until it gets black. Remove the pack by rubbing the skin with wet hands and wash off with water.
Cucumber is great for cleansing the skin and cooling irritated areas. Scrubbing the neck with a cucumber that has been sliced open will help to exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells. Applying cucumber juice or mashed cucumber, massaging it into the neck for a few minutes, and letting it sit for about twenty minutes is a great way to reduce and get rid of black neck.
10. Olive Oil
Olive oil is used for skin by thousands of people around the globe. Those that care about natural beauty swear by the power of olive oil to nourish skin and keep it looking its best. Olive oil and lemon juice should be mixed together to treat black neck. Applied to the dark spots for twenty minutes and rinsed thoroughly, this mixture will help considerably to fade black neck for good.
11. Orange peel
There is a power in these citrus fruits that help tremendously to help get rid of black neck. Oranges act as another bleaching agent and are excellent for cleansing the skin. Mixing a few tablespoons of dried orange powder with milk and applying it as a paste for twenty minutes is one of the best things you can do to get rid of dark, black neck.
12. Onoin Juice
Red onion actually acts as a bleaching agent because it is highly acidic in nature. You can rub some raw onion directly onto dark spots on the skin and you will definitely see a difference in their appearance. You can instead combine one tablespoon of onion juice with two tablespoons of honey and apply this to your dark spots for about twenty minutes.You should always wash the area really well that you’ve used the onion remedy on. It must be done to remove the powerful smell.