Dark spots (also known as Hyper-pigmentation) is a common and usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. It is caused due to excessive melanin production by the skin cells.Common causes include sun exposure without sunscreen, stress, hormonal changes due to pregnancy, menopause and birth control pills.
There are some effective natural remedies that can help in reducing the appearance of dark spots over time. Some of these useful home remedies to reduce hyper-pigmentation are:
1 . Aloe Vera
Gently apply Aloe Vera juice on the affected area. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Aloe Vera contains mucilaginous polysaccharides that can effectively lighten dark spots.
Also read: How to use Aloe Vera on Face
2 . Orange Peel
Grate an orange peel and make a paste/gel with few teaspoons of raw milk. Leave it on for half an hour and then massage gently and wash it off with warm water. Exfoliate your face at least 3 to 4 times a week with this paste. Exfoliation encourages cell renewal removing the dark blotches.
3 . Turmeric
Make a paste of 5 tablespoons of turmeric powder and 10 tablespoons of milk and apply it all over your face. Gently massage your face and wash it off with warm water after 20 minutes.
Also Read: Turmeric Powder Benefits
4 . Potato
Potatoes are well known to remove skin pigmentation, dark spots and blemishes. Rub gently a freshly cut slice of potato on the affected areas of your skin every day. Alternatively, mix potato juice with fuller earth and apply this daily to remove pigmentation.
5 . Tomato
Tomato acts as natural bleaching agent. Yogurt also works as natural bleach and has skin tightening properties. Oatmeal works as a natural scrubber.Make a mixture of tomato oatmeal and yogurt and apply it on your face. Leave it for 15-20 Minutes and massage your skin gently in-between.Wash off with cold water You can do this treatment twice a week for best results.