Only very few people are happy owners of flawless skin. Most of the world’s population suffers from all sorts of skin defects, to which pigmented spots can be attributed. Pigmented spots are hyperpigmentation of the skin caused by uneven distribution of melanin pigment in the skin. As a result, in some places the skin becomes darker in color.
Most often, increased pigmentation disturbs women after 35-40 years and during pregnancy or lactation. This is due to hormonal changes in the body during these periods of life. Before trying to get rid of pigment spots with the help of bleaching procedures and creams, it is necessary to establish the cause of their appearance.
To cause of the appearance of age spots on the face can be both internal problems of the body, and external factors. First of all, you should avoid frequent exposure to sunlight. In this case, it is simply necessary to use special sunscreens with a strong protection factor. The causes can be the following:
- Abuse of peelings also lead to disruption of the production of melanin pigment in the skin.
- Low-quality cosmetics, or incorrectly selected by the type of skin.
- Genetic features.
- Trauma, frostbite, or burns.
- Problems with the work of internal organs: poor functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, gallbladder.
- Contact with chemicals.
- Use of creams containing skin irritating components.
- Lack of vitamins (vitamin C, PP, folic acid).
We offer you to try natural treatments, these are the best to make your age spots less visible. Furthermore, you can easily find them at home:
#1. Lemon juice. This is one of the most effective means for whitening pigmented skin. Apply it to your skin and leave for about thirty minutes. This should be done very carefully, since lemon juice is not good for all types of face skin, and can provoke irritation.
#2. Apple cider vinegar. It helps to highlight the darkest spots of freckles in a short time and 2-3 shades. In addition, it allows you to get rid of all age-related and pigmented spots caused by other causes. Using apple cider vinegar, you can make your face look much more natural, get rid of any redness and uneven skin. Mix apple cider vinegar with olive oil and apple the mixture to your skin for twenty minutes.
#3. Onion juice. It is a storehouse of vitamins not only for the body, but also for the skin. Vitamin C rejuvenates the skin; due to the high content of onions in vitamin H, onion helps the skin cells to regenerate; folic acid calms the foci of inflammation; potassium moisturizes, therefore an onion mask is indispensable for dry skin; cobalt disinfects and dries. Acting in this way on the skin cells, the mask with onion provides the skin with adequate nutrition and normal vital activity, as a result pigmented spots and acne disappear, wrinkles are smoothed. Mix onion juice with some honey and apply the mixture to your skin for fifteen minutes.
#4. Horseradish. It has antiseptic properties, cleans epidermis, helps to renew cells. To prepare such a remedy at home, both the root of the plant and its leaves are used. Masks based on the root and horseradish leaves have a positive effect on problem skin prone to frequent acne, and also reduce pigmentation. Blend horseradish and apply it to your skin for fifteen minutes.
#5. Papaya. Papaya contains the enzyme, which helps to effectively remove pigmented spots from the face. Papaya also contributes to the disappearance of sunburn. You can apply fresh papaya slices to the necessary areas for fifteen minutes, or blend it with tomato and apply this mask for twenty minutes.
#6. Buttermilk. It contains lactic acid, which bleaches the skin in the same way as citric acid from lemon juice. Apply a little buttermilk directly to your pigmented spot and leave from 15 minutes to half an hour, then rinse. Do this twice a day.
#7. Yogurt. Natural yogurt is an excellent anti-aging agent for the face and body. If your skin has acne, enlarged pores, or dark spots, then yogurt will help you eliminate these problems. Apply it to the necessary areas for about twenty minutes.
#8. Castor oil. Castor oil is known for its healing properties, and is good at treating dark spots. Apply a little castor oil directly onto the pigmented spot, and massage your skin for a minute or two until it completely absorbs into the skin.
#9. Aloe Vera. This component is widely used for the treatment of a number of skin diseases, including dark spots. Simply apply a little fresh Aloe Vera juice to the affected area and leave for some time.
#10. Sandalwood. It is popular due to its moisturizing and softening properties, it is used for lightening of the skin and pigment spots. It also cures well and protects the face from age-related changes. For the evening procedure enough to mix in the palm of 2-3 drops of sandalwood and almond oil, then apply to the skin on massage lines. To achieve the best effect, do not rinse.