1-2-3 or more!! How many do you have??? Oh… we’re talking about those dark, scary spots on the face ruining your fairness and beauty!! Dark Spots, in form of freckles, age spots, acne scars, or sunspots make you look ugly. What’s more heart-breaking is they’re so stubborn that they come and refuse to go, easily!!!
You get a pimple…and it turns into a SPOT! You get sunburn...and it turns into a sunspot! You mistakenly get a scratch of your nail...and again it becomes a SPOT!!! There are many reasons to get dark spots and for this almost all of us have some kind of dark spots on our face.
And guess what more!!! It is really very difficult to eliminate these stubborn stains from your face. It takes a lot of time, money and moreover immense patience to make efforts to get rid of these dark spots and will till you get the results. Unfortunately, the results are never as expected.
But as it is said, “try and try until you succeed”, we should not stop trying! You might have tried chemicals-based solutions to eliminate your dark spots. We suggest you to GO NATURAL!!
Try these 7 simple natural remedies that will help you reduce and lighten the dark spots and help you to get that flawless skin back.
- Ascorbic Acid
Ascorbic acid is better known as Vitamin C. According to Rebecca Kazin, MD, of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, “Vitamin C is only as good as the product it's in. This is because it can be unstable and annoying, and therefore it needs to be properly encapsulated. Vitamin C can be used as part of a discoloration-fighting regimen.
- Azelaic Acid
It can be extracted from barley and wheat, and often can be found in rosacea and acne products. It is capable of killing bacteria, unblocking pores, and reducing inflammation. People having acne caused due to hyperpigmentation can also use azelaic acid as it helps get rid of acne and lessen spots left behind by breakouts. As a remedy, use a combination of kojic and azelaic acid, which is a powerful one-two punch against pigmentation.
It is a form of Vitamin B3. While Niacinamide may not fade dark spots, but can help correct uneven skin tone because of its anti-inflammatory action that relieves redness. It can be used to treat mild inflammation. In case, the redness is significant, seeking the help of dermatologist is recommended and thereafter niacinamide can be for maintenance.
- Mulberry Extract
Some dermatologists believe that Mulberry Extract isn’t the strongest or most effective among the other natural remedies. However, the reality is that it works very slowly. It works by interfering with the production of melanin.
- Kojic Acid
"This is one of my favorite natural skin lightening agents," reveals Julius Few, founder of the Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Kojic Acid is a popular Asian fungus extract for curing pigmentation issues. Few further explains, "It works by slowing the conversion of melanin in your skin". "It's very well tolerated with little to no irritation", he adds. Kojic Acid can be used on all skin types, even by the pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Note: If you notice new pigmentation, visit your skin specialist. If it's a rash and you cure it yourself, even with something as mild as Kojic acid, the issue may worsen.
Known as bearberry extract, chemically, it acts like hydroquinone and brightens skin tone. However to use arbutin, you'll have to find a product that combines it with other skin-brightening ingredients.