Many men and women have brown spots on their face. This is considered to be a common cosmetic problem. This hyperpigmentation of some points on the skin is caused by an increased production of melanocytes. The melanocytes are cells that turn the skin darker due to the fact that they increase the melanin in the skin. Besides brown spots, the dark skin patches are also called age spots, sun spots, liver spots, and dark spots, and can have various colors, from light to dark brown. They can appear on different body parts, but they appear most frequently on the face.
The levels of melanin in the skin can increase because of several reasons, the most common ones being:
- vitamin deficiencies
- exposure to sun
- pituitary tumors
- lack of sleep
- hormonal imbalance
- some medications, including phenytoin, estrogens, tetracycline, etc
The Most Effective Home Remedies for Brown Spot Removal
1. Aloe Vera
Everyone knows about the therapeutic properties of aloe Vera. This luscious plant has the ability to improve the health and the appearance of the skin, and can be used for treating numerous skin issues including skin burns, blackheads, and rashes. This plant also effectively removes brown spots. You can remove the brown spots on your skin by applying fresh aloe Vera juice topically. If you want this treatment to be efficient, let the juice stay on your skin for about 30-45 minutes and then wash it off. For quicker results, repeat this treatment on a daily basis.
2. Lemon juice
Lemon juice contains great quantities of vitamin C and it is extremely beneficial for improving the quality of the skin, especially for providing lighter complexion. The acidic properties of lemon make it efficient as a bleaching agent that effectively eliminates dark skin patches. The treatment based on lemon juice is very easy and simple: you just need to squeeze some lemon juice and apply it directly on the affected skin area with a cotton swab. Then, allow the lemon juice to dry and rinse it off. If your skin is sensitive, dilute the lemon juice with some water before use.
Buttermilk contains great amounts of lactic acid, a compound highly beneficial for reducing skin hyperpigmentation. This is one of the best natural remedies when it comes to lightening the complexion, and it is especially recommended for people who have sensitive skin, because it has no side effects. The treatment for removing dark skin patches based on buttermilk involves direct application of buttermilk on the areas affected, and then washing it off, after it has worked for a while. You can also combine the buttermilk with some honey and apply this mixture directly on the dark spots. When combined with tomato juice, buttermilk enhances its bleaching properties, as both of these ingredients provide great bleaching effects.
If you want to efficiently remove the dark spots on your skin, exfoliate your skin on a regular basis using the best natural exfoliator – oatmeal. Using oatmeal as an exfoliating agent, you can efficiently remove the dead skin cells along with the dark skin patches. Start by grinding half a cup of oats, and then add two to three teaspoons of lemon juice, turning the oats into a paste. Rub this paste on your skin well and let it dry. In the end, rinse it off using lukewarm water.
5. Sugar cubes
Sugar cubes are rich in glycolic acid, and thus provide natural skin exfoliation that also eliminates the dark skin spots. Just scrub the affected skin areas with a sugar cube and you will soon notice the positive results.