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Monday, May 27, 2013

Home Remedies To Lighten Dark Spots And Skin Discoloration.

Dark spots and discolouration forms on the skin mostly as a result of increased production of skin pigment, which is often caused by overexposure to the sun, ageing, hormonal changes or even pregnancy!

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..
xoxo


22 comments:

  1. I want to start using d option 2. Do I use afta takn my bath or before? Den afta cleansing face wth option 2 do I wash my face or leave it on my facem

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    1. U should wash your face after using option 2 using cool water.

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  2. D option 2 m takn about is d lime n honey.

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  3. D option 2 is d lime n honey m refern to.and do i cleanse my face wth it using cotton wool,tanks.

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    1. After you apply, wash your face using cool water then use your moisturizer

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  4. 10x 4 d post mam. Kn I use it all over my body? M pregnant too. Will it b safe to exfoliate/scrub and use any recipe on the blog?

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    1. Yes, u can use all over your body and it's safe because all recipes are made of fresh and organic food substance. There will be no harm to your pregnancy. However try out a Lil of any recipe on a small part of your skin to make sure you are not allergic..

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  5. please i need info on how to treat underpigmentation which is the direct opposite on what you posted about. i had skin irritation in 2006 and in the process of treating it, a lighter patch has formed on my face and i'm very black complexioned so it's very noticeable. the lighter patch is just below my nose and above my lips, the place where i would grow a mustache if i were a man. please help.

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    1. Hi temilade. I will put up a new post on under pigmentation. Pls keep checking the blog. Thanks.

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  6. D milk required is it liquid or powdered.

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  7. Pls can d mixture last for months or is it everyday u mix and apply.

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    1. no the mixture should not last for months. it wouldn't be fresh now, would it? lol. however, you can make a mixture that could last for using 2ce or 3ce a week. store in a glass/plastic air tight container and store in your fridge. hope this helps

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  8. Please can you help out with home made recipe or remedy for dark under-arm

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  9. Ɣξα̅h I also av problem with dark underarm not always proud τ̅☺ raise ♍Ɣ hand I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ public. Can U̶̲̥̅̊ pls help out. Tanks

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    1. Having dark underarms is not a disease or a medical condition. Dark underarms can be defined as the dark coloration of skin in the underarms region in comparison with the rest of the body. Some of the main causes of dark underarms are shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, excessive sweating, poor ventilation of underarms, accumulation of dead cells, use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants, excessive smoking..
      Lemon is a kind of natural cleanser and it also acts a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-septic. This is why lemon is used in the treatment of various skin related problem including dark underarms. To remove dead skin cells and to lighten the skin tone of your underarms take a thick slice of lemon and rub it on the affected area. Finally wash the area properly and after some time it is essential to use some moisturizer as lemon can cause skin dryness. Another option is to make a make a paste of lemon juice and small quantity of turmeric and then apply it to your underarms for about ten minutes before washing it off. Instead of turmeric you can also use honey or plain yogurt in small amount.

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  10. Sup babe.
    Can I use these homemade recipes while I use facial cream cos I went for facials & was given a face cream for pimples & spots

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    1. Yes u can. They are natural and organic. However, I would say concentrate on the cream given to u @ the spa, clear up your face a bit, then u can use any of the recipes that suit your need. Hope this helps.

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  11. I want to lighten my dark underarms and inner thighs. Can I use these options too? or do you have other options?

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    1. I replied comprehensively on how to get rid of dark underarms, pls check d reply above. As for dark inner thighs, the truth is everyone's thighs are darker than other parts. Thus is because of the friction and rubbing together of thighs when we walk. All u can do is use a good moisturizer for your inner thighs to make it look smoother and clearer..

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  12. which can help with reducing the dark shadow which appears after shaving i want to lighten it up and do so quickly what will work? Please help im using a good razor and shave cream, i just need something to lighten up the skin area underneath

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  13. Thank you for this wonderful and beautiful article. Melasma Treatment

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