This can be really annoying particularly if the discolouration appears on the face.
While no product will work immediately, there are several treatments available that will gradually reduce the darkness caused by pigment over time. Like I always say, consistency is key in achieving a glowing skin. There is really no over night magic!
So here are some home made spa remedies that can reduce the appearance of dark spots by lightening and moisturising the darkened skin:
Home Made Moisturizers: Massaging a moisturiser into the affected area several times a day can reduce the appearance of dark spots by boosting the circulation in the skin. moisturise your skin using the gel squeezed from an Aloe Vera plant. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse.
The "Gel" from aloe vera is sure to brighten dark spots and discolouration of the skin.
Cleansers: Vinegar, Lemon and Lime juice have natural bleaching/lightening elements and are gentle to use on facial skin.
Option 1: Dilute vinegar in the same amount of water and use on your face with cotton balls, just like you would your cleanser.
Option 2: Mix fresh lemon/lime juice + (Cucumber juice) and cleanse your face using a cotton ball.
Home made Facial Mask: You can use these common ingredients to lighten the dark spots on your face. Spreading Mashed Avocado not only moisturises but also helps heal skin damaged by hyper pigmentation.
Option 2: Lime/Lemon juice + Honey (check out our previous post on honey). This is another skin-lightening mask to help brighten up dark spots.
Option 3: Raw Almonds soaked in Milk.
How to: blend almonds and milk into a paste, then rub generously on face. leave on for 10-15 minutes and wash off, then moisturise skin as usual.
These masks are easy to make and simple to use, therefore they can be used daily for improved results.
Don't forget to try out a small portion on skin before proceeding..