Dark spots, and hyperpigmentation is a common skin problem for women and men of all ages. With quite a few options out there, with several treatments & advice, there is a lot of confusion & uncertainty. Hence it is a big question in the minds of people on how to reduce dark spots and get rid of this problem in an effective manner.
People who love natural products & remedies would enjoy this article as it deals with 2 steps to handle the problem of dark spots naturally.
Today, we will explore how you can do this naturally without chemicals, parabens and sulfates right in your home. Using ingredients sourced from your kitchen or dressing table, let’s fight & reduce dark spots naturally.
How are Dark Spots caused?
Let’s first understand a bit about how our skin gets discolored. Pigmentation is the coloring on your skin. Skin pigmentation disorders change the color of your skin making it look patchy and uneven. When special cells in the melanin become damaged or unhealthy, it affects the production of melanin that erupts into dark spots on your skin.
Too much melanin production makes your skin look darker. The cells can get affected by hormonal changes, pregnancy or sun exposure. Looking after your health, physical and mental, is key to keeping your skin clean and clear.
Pro Tip: Remember for any skin care to give results, you need to be regular and consistent. – Auravedic
These are small tips that can be done daily from the comfort of your home to lighten your dark spots and uneven skin patches.
SKIN CARE to Reduce Dark Spots
Keeping your skin clean is very important as grime and oil that collects in your pores can make spots look darker.
How to cleanse effectively?
In a small bowl add lime juice and milk and apply on the face with a cotton ball. Leave on for 5 minutes and wash off.
Now, the next step to do is Closing pores and not to be missed. Do this right after cleansing.
How to work on pores?
In a bowl make grated cucumber juice and chill in the refrigerator. Spray on or wipe face with cotton dipped in the juice and leave on.
This is a key step for lightening those existing patches and dark spots.
How to work on masks?
Mix 1 tbsp. turmeric, ½ tsps pinch of clove powder, honey and milk in a bowl. Apply this mask all over the face except the eyes and mouth. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash off with plain water. You can also add juice of red grapes to the mask. Turmeric and clove are well known for their skin lightening properties.
There are effective masks that you can get, if you are feeling lazy.
Moisturise and Seal
Seal all the goodness of the natural ingredients that you have used on your skin for best benefits.
How to effectively Moisturise and seal?
Apply pure aloe gel straight from the plant or from a jar of pure aloe vera, mix it with a sesame or coconut based face oil. Leave on for your skin to heal and protect itself from the sun.
DIET & LIFESTYLE
What you consume and how you live will show up on your face. So it is important that you take care of your diet and lifestyle too.
- At least 8 hours of sleep at night.
- Daily exercise or walk.
- Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. They must form at least ¾ of your diet. Use fresh herbs like tulsi and spices like turmeric in your diet.
- Stay away from processed food.
- Enjoy fresh air and sunlight regularly with adequate protection from the sun.
Finally, be stress free because
remember beauty is not skin deep.
How you feel inside will reflect on your skin outside.
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