Updated: Jan 6, 2021
Are you tired to see your face in the mirror covered with spots? Are you prone to them? Would you like to find out what home remedies can lighten your dark spots? How can you get rid of spots in general? The way our skin looks reflects who we are and it is one of the first things that people notice as part of our appearance. So it is important to many of us to look after our skin and to especially avoid any treatment which could have some bad side effects. Of course it is crucial that we start with a healthy diet and by drinking lots of water daily but let’s discover some fantastic natural ways to improve our skin appearance.
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Preventing and treating spots is a way of caring for your body, loving yourself and making us feel good about ourselves as they can be aesthetically unpleasant and can make us feel uncomfortable in front of other people. There are many kinds of spots but the most common or that usually catch our attention are the ordinary unpleasant spots, dark spots and cherry angiomas. Let’s first get to know them and understand their causes.
Dark spots or age spots usually appear as flat brown spots on your skin and are completely harmless so they aren’t a type of skin cancer like some people believe. They are caused by an excessive production of melanin which is the pigment that gives our hair and skin their colour. The more we tan the more melanin we have in our body.
Dark spots are usually called age spots because as we age we are more likely to have them and they mustn't be confused with freckles. Freckles are usually smaller and they measure less than 5 millimetres in diameter and they are inherited. Even if they are hereditary they form through sun exposure as that is an essential element to activate them. I find freckles on the nose area or on the cheeks to be a sign of beauty as in my opinion they are very attractive and give character to a person's face.
Acne (or most common spots) can have two main types: blackheads and whiteheads. The difference between the two is that black heads can be safely pushed out but the white heads can’t. If you attempt to do that you can risk irritating your skin especially the face area as it is most sensitive and delicate. But don’t worry as below you can find the best home remedies to get rid of them.
Cherry angiomas are caused by an overgrowth of capillaries and by aging and are usually not dangerous. But if you can see a sudden raise in numbers, if the colour changes or you start to bleed then you should check yourself with a dermatologist.
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Below you can find a few effective ways on how to prevent and get rid of spots. But of course as I mentioned earlier, to prevent spots having a healthy high protein diet and drinking plenty of water is crucial. Other important tips are to wash your face properly (particularly after exercising), don’t touch your face, keep your hair off your face especially if it is dirty, moisturize your skin and protect your skin from the sun.
Tea tree oil is a great extract which may help to heal and treat moderate skin acne as it has anti inflammatory properties. This oil is quite strong on the skin so it is very important that it is diluted, for example with olive oil or coconut oil. So apply one drop of tea tree oil into 12 drops of the other oil (coconut or olive oil). It is advisable to do a patch test on your arm first before applying it on your face just to avoid a bad reaction.
Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant which has been shown to brighten the skin by lightning dark spots and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Mix 1 teaspoon of milk, one teaspoon of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of lemon juice until you get a good consistent paste. Massage it on your face for about two minutes and then leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with water.
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant which has been used to treat skin injuries and skin acne. It is known to reduce the appearance of dark spots and with lemon juice is an amazing and effective home remedy which helps to brighten your skin. Mix one dinner spoon of aloe vera gel with one teaspoon of lemon juice and massage the mixture into your face. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off.
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Honey is a powerful antioxidant which has been used for thousands of years as a health remedy and treat skin conditions such as acne. It can also reduce inflammation, irritation and pain caused by the spots. As it is such a delicate ingredient you can just apply it straight onto the skin and leave it for 30 minutes. After that rinse the honey off your face with a face mask removing sponge or just by using your hands.
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