5 Easy and effective home remedies to remove brown spots of the skin
Brown spots can appear out of nowhere on your skin. These spots cover a lot of area on the skin and also cover the face, which can reduce the attractiveness and beauty of the face. These spots are harmless and usually occur in people above the age of 50, but sometimes, they even occur in younger people, thanks to the skin producing too much or too less of melanin.
This excess or lack of melanin causes skin pigmentation. Exposure to sun can increase the chance of excess melanin been produced in order to save the skin from harmful UV rays of the skin and also prevent skin cancer. These spots are also known as sun spots and can also be caused due to pregnancy or use of birth control methods.
Here are 5 simple home remedies using natural ingredients to remove these spots.
1 Lemon Juice
If you have dark spots, dark neck or dark underarms, lemon juice is the perfect thing for you to lighten that dark skin color. Lemon contains citric acid, which reacts with the excess melanin and reduces the effect of it on the skin.
All you need to do is rub a slice of lemon on the brown spots, two times a day for 10-15 minutes daily and then wash it off with water. You can also take the juice out of the lemon and apply it on the spots, leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it off.
You will need to give lemon 2-3 months to make your skin tone lighter.
2 Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is the best skin friendly herb in nature. Since it keeps the skin young and fresh it also helps in removing the dark spots from your skin. Cut an aloe vera leaf and take out the gel out of it by pressing it with your fingers. Apply this gel directly on the spots. Leave it for 30 minutes or so and then wash it off with water.
You will need to do this twice daily for 1-2 months depending on the progress of the lightening of the spots.
3 Gram flour face pack
If you want to remove the brown spots from your face, then you need to try out this face pack. This face pack will not only remove the brown spots, but also lighten your skin tone.
You will need:
- Gram/chick pea flour -2 tsp
- Milk or curd (for dry skin) – 1 tsp
- Lemon juice
- Tomato juice
- Castor/almond oil
- Rose Water
Squeeze the juice out of half a lemon and dip the lemon slice in rosewater. Now mix the flour, curd/milk, lime juice, tomato juice and turmeric to make a paste. Apply it on the affected areas of the face or on the entire face. Leave it for 20 minutes or until it dries off. Once it dries, take 2-3 drops of almond oil on your fingers and start scrubbing the mask off your face gently.
Now take the lemon slice dipped in rose water and rub it all over the face and affected areas and wash the face with cold water. Repeat once a day for 10 days and then for twice a week until you get the desired results.
Yogurt is yummy to eat and it is also full of lactic acid that removes the brown spots effortlessly. You only need to use it in the way mentioned below and you will have spot free and glowing skin in no time.
You will need 1 tbsp of yogurt, 2 tbsps of ground oatmeal and 1 tsp of lime juice. Now mix the three together and make a paste. Apply this paste on affected areas which have brown spots. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash with cold water.
Repeat the process daily for 7 days and then twice a week for 2-3 months for best results.
If you don’t have yogurt, you can use buttermilk. It is made from yogurt and has been used since ancient times in Ayurveda. It also contains lactic acid which helps in keeping the skin fresh and it also helps in lightening the skin tone. To make buttermilk at home, add some warm water to curd/plain yogurt and churn it until it leaves all the cream. Now remove the cream and the remainder will be a thin liquid, known as buttermilk.
You need to take some buttermilk in a bowl and dip a cotton ball in it. Now apply the buttermilk on the affected areas of the skin using the cotton ball. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash off with water.
If you have oily or acne prone skin; you can add a little lime juice to the butter milk before applying it to your skin.
We hope these home remedies might help you out in reducing the brown spots of your skin and you get shining and glowing skin back and with that, the confidence to win over the world!