Nobody prays for dark spots on the face. Everybody
loves a smooth, flawless and even skin but, that is not
always the case.

Hyper-pigmentation or “dark spots,” may be due
to acne scars, excessive sun exposure, excess
secretion of melanin on the skin, hormonal
changes, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep and
too much stress.

Dark spots, patches and other marks on the face
can be embarrassing at times and some people
try to cover it up with make-up.
You do not have to cover your face with heavy
makeup or subject your delicate skin to harsh
chemical treatments as there are simple and
natural homemade remedies which can help
reduce the appearance of dark spots and patches
on the face.

Here are 10 ways to get rid of dark spots.

1. Lemon :
Slice the lemon and squeeze out the juice into a
bowl. Dip a cotton swab into the bowl, then
apply a few drops of lemon juice directly on the
affected skin area. Let it dry, then rinse your face
with cool water.

2. Oatmeal :
This is good for skin exfoliation. Make a paste of
oatmeal and warm water. Apply all over the face
and let it stay for some minutes. Wash it off with
warm water. Do this once or twice a week.

3. Potato :
Slice up a potato and place one slice directly on
the black spots; leave on for a few minutes and
then wash your face with lukewarm water.

4. Aloe Vera :
This is an effective remedy for healing skin
stings, burns and brown spots. If you have an
aloe plant at home, break off a small piece,
squeeze the pulp into your hand and apply it
directly to your dark spots.

5. Tomato:
Scrub a slice of tomato on your face daily or
apply tomato juice directly on your face. Leave it
on for 20 minutes. Thereafter wash off with cold
water and use this recipe daily.
6. Onions:
Onions have acidic properties that act to lighten
dark spots on skin. Peel a red onion and process
it in either a juicer or a blender. Use a cotton ball
to dab some of the onion on your dark spots, and
let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse it off.

7. Milk and honey paste:
Milk is known as a natural lightening agent and
honey works as a very good moisturizer. Mix
some milk and honey in a bowl and apply on
your dark spots. Leave it on for about 5-10
minutes and wash off. This will help lighten the
spots completely.

8. Coconut oil :
This has a number of powerful anti-oxidants
which makes it such a powerful dark spot
remover. Regular application of this oil on the
spots over a period of time reduces the spots and
also prevents it from coming back.

9. Coconut water :
Coconut water contains cytokines and lauric acid
that eliminates stubborn dark spots. Cut a fresh
green coconut and pour the water into a bowl.
Dip a cotton ball into the water and gently wipe
all over the affected area. Rinse using lukewarm

10. Cucumber:
A fresh slice of cucumber can help get rid of
acne scars and pimples spots. Gently rub this
cucumber piece on your skin and wash off after
20 to 30 minutes.
Drinking of plenty of water is also good for the
skin and can help in removing dark spots on
face. The water helps throw out the extra toxins
from the body and gives the skin moisture, and
fades the dark spots.

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