Are you concerned about unsightly dark spots or scars?
Lately, I have noticed that the simplest cut or scrape turns into a darkened scar that is
difficult to fade.
At first I tried using cocoa butter to lighten these spots, but that did not work.
Then I scoured the shelves of my local natural foods store and neighborhood drug store.
I found a couple of pretty expensive scar fading products with seemingly safe ingredients.
I applied these promising ointments consistently for weeks but I did not see much improvement.
I was so exasperated!
Years ago, a scratch would heal and disappear within a few weeks.
As we get older our skin changes and we may find that we have discolorations from scars and
even age spots.
While we may feel young and alive, our skin starts to show our years.
What causes age spots?
Most dark spots on the skin are actually caused by exposure to the sun.
That’s why they show up in areas like your hands, face, and chest.
These are the areas that have been most vulnerable to the sun throughout your life.
If you’re just starting to see these spots, one of the most important things you can do is
make using a safe, effective sunscreen a regular habit.
This won’t actually remove the spots you have, but it can keep new spots from developing.
Just remember to add sunscreen to your daily routine.
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6 Ways to Fade Dark Spots Naturally
If you’re tired of annoying skin discolorations, you’ll want to try these tips to help lighten
dark spots naturally using products you probably have on hand.
There are many natural home remedies that can help fade dark spots naturally over time.
Here are a few to whip up in your kitchen!
#1. DIY Lemon Juice Treatment
I start my day with lemon juice in a glass of warm water and save the peels to make home
cleaning products so I am very familiar with lemon as a handy natural aid.
Lemon juice is an acid that can help to peel away layers of the skin that are covered in spots.
You simply need to apply the lemon juice to your skin and let it dry for about a half hour
before washing it away.
Repeat this remedy twice daily for about two months to notice positive results.
If you have sensitive skin, dilute the lemon juice with water, rosewater or honey.
Another option is to mix enough sugar in lemon juice to make a paste and use it as a scrub on
your face, especially on your brown spots.
Simply leave it on your face for 30 minutes, then rinse it off.
Apply this lemon treatment a few times a week.
Lemon treatment may lighten your skin, but it can also make your skin more sensitive to the
sun, therefore make sure to follow up with a mild natural sunscreen.
#2. Castor Oil Treatment
I always keep castoroil on hand for natural hair care.
Now I am going to try it to fade my dark spots.
Castor oil has strong healing properties and can be used effectively to fade brown spots
or age spots.
Use a cotton ball to apply castor oil on the affected area.
Gently massage the area for a few minutes.
Leave it on for a few hours and then wash it off.
Repeat this procedure once in the morning and once at night to help the brown spots fade
and make your skin tone even.
In addition to castor oil, some use vitamin E oil, coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil to
fade brown spots.
#3. Aloe Vera Treatment
Aloe vera is known for it’s healing and skin regeneration properties.
For this reason, it is excellent for getting rid of brown spots, especially when caused by
exposure to the sun.
Gently rub fresh aloe vera gel on the spots.
Leave the aloe vera gel on for 30 minutes before washing the area with cold water.
Repeat twice daily and within a month you should notice improvement.
If fresh aloe vera gel is not available, you can use aloe vera juice instead.
#4. Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
Apple cider vinegar is the number go-to remedy in our home.
Apple cider vinegar has been used successfully as a natural remedy for a number of skin problems
including brown spots.
It helps to dry out and fade the dark spots.
Dilute apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water.
You can also add a bit of honey.
Apply this solution on your brown spots and wash it off after a few minutes.
Repeat this once daily for a few days or until you get positive results.
Straight apple cider vinegar may sting so you can mix one-half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
in a few tablespoons of orange juice.
Then, apply it on the affected area and leave it on until it dries completely before washing it off.
Repeat once or twice daily for about four to five weeks.
#5. Sandalwood Powder Treatment
Sandalwood is an anti-aging agent and antiseptic that can helps reduce hyper-pigmentation
and lighten brown spots.
You can whip up a homemade fade pack by mixing two tablespoons of sandalwood
powder, two teaspoons of rose water, and one teaspoon each of glycerin and lemon juice.
Apply this pack on the dark spots and let it dry naturally.
Wash off with cold water.
Repeat this process a few times a week until your brown spots disappear.
An alternative is to mix one tablespoon of orange juice plus one teaspoon of lemon juice
and the contents of two vitamin E capsules with two tablespoons of sandalwood powder.
Blend these ingredients well and apply the pack to areas of concern.
#6. DIY Honey and Yogurt Treatment
Another popular home remedy is a mixture of yogurt and honey.
Combined, these two produce a bleaching agent that can help fade away spots.
You’ll want to mix one part of each and dab the mixture on your spots.
Leave this mixture on the affected area for a half hour.
If you’re not getting results from home remedies or you’re ready for medical intervention,
you may want to consult with a holistic or regular dermatologist.
Dermatologists can offer procedures such as dermabrasion and peels that will help to
remove the surface layer of your skin.
While these treatments can be effective, they’re also quite expensive.
One of the most expensive options a dermatologist may provide is laser treatment which
may work to remove dark spots.
However, if you’re like most people expensive therapies are just not in your budget.
I prefer to use natural treatments on my skin, so I am currently using these treatments
to fade a few darkened scars on my legs and arms.
Try these home remedies for yourself–but remember consistency is key.
It may take some time for these spots to fade.
So, what about you?
Have you tried natural treatments to fade dark spots or scars?
Which methods worked best for you?
Share your experiences, thoughts and comments with us.