Effective Remedies for Dark Spots

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Effective Remedies for Dark Spots

Now that you’ve finally gotten rid of the blemishes on your skin or found long-term treatments that will rid your complexion of acne, you may need to find a treatment that is just as effective for dark spots. Blemishes can come from cuts or scrapes, and can also be left behind from pimples that have cleared up. If you want to rid your complexion of dark spots for an even, healthy skin tone, you can look for proactiv products that suits your skin or use these tips.

Use Homemade Masks

You can make your own facial masks or treatments to fade dark marks on your skin. For instance, applying freshly squeezed lemon juice to your face about twice a week can bleach the dark marks on your face and make your skin tone appear more even. You can use a cotton ball or Q-tip to apply the lemon juice to your face. Allow the juice to dry on the face for a few minutes and rinse with cool water to prevent skin irritation. Depending on whether you have sensitive skin, you can use this treatment twice a day until you see that your dark spots are fading, then transition to a few times a week for maintenance. Lemon juice also works as an exfoliator to rid the skin of dead cells and reveal a new layer of skin for a more youthful complexion. If your skin gets irritated easily by the acid in lemon juice, dilute the juice with some water before applying it to your face.

Egg whites can also eliminate dark marks, since eggs contain sulfur, which helps to lift impurities from the skin. You can create a mask by simply whipping the egg whites and brushing them onto your face, or your can add a little lemon juice for more brightening power. Apple cider vinegar helps to clarify the skin as well, and can be added to your mask or used as a toner after you wash your face. You can further customize the mask with essential oils that calm the skin and give you a bright complexion. Sandalwood is ideal for calming the skin and rose essential oil can help get rid of dark spots as well.

Change Your Skin Care Routine

You may have to make some adjustments to your skin care routine by adding cleansers and moisturizers that are specially formulated to get rid of dark spots. For instance, it may be beneficial for you to start applying aloe vera gel to your skin after washing your face. You can buy an aloe plant from your local health food store. Simply snip the end of the aloe leaf so that the gel can be released. Aloe contains antioxidants, including vitamins A, C and E to condition the skin and protect it from harsh substances in the environment that can cause blemishes. Vitamin C helps to brighten the skin and vitamin E balances the moisture in your skin while vitamin A accelerates cell turnover. You can also get vitamin A and E in gel form and apply it to your skin each night before bed to get a more radiant complexion that is free of blemishes.

Wear Sunscreen  

If you already suffer from dark marks and blemishes, it’s very important that you protect your skin with sunscreen any time you go outdoors, regardless of the weather. Sunscreen also contains ingredients like zinc oxide that can help to fade dark marks and shield your skin from sun damage. Being exposed to UV rays for long periods of time can create blotches on the skin and speed up the aging process, so a quality sunscreen with a high SPF (between 30 and 50)  is a must if you’re trying to get rid of dark spots.

Get Chemical Peels

Finally, be sure to get a chemical peel once every month or two. This can be an invasive process, so it’s best to talk to a skin care specialist about the chemical peel that is best for your skin type. Procedures like microdermabrasion or glycolic peels speed up the cell renewal process for the skin and get rid of the dead cells surrounding dark spots so that your skin is brighter and even. If you choose to get a chemical peel, be sure to stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours and wear a strong sunscreen when outdoors to prevent redness and irritation.



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