The brown spots on the face are very common issue and both men and women are susceptible to it. Hyperpigmentation, commonly known as darkening on an area of skin, occurs due to the increased production of melanocytes, cells which increase melanin in the skin. Consequently, this results in darkening of the skin itself.
These dark skin patches are know under several names, including age spots, dark spots, brown spots, liver spots, and sun spots. Their color varies from light to dark brown. Even though these spots can appear on different bodily parts, the face is the most affected.
Even though there are many causes of hyperpigmentation, some of the most common culprits are the following:
- Sun exposure;
- Sleep deficiency;
- Vitamin deficiency;
- Pituitary tumors;
- Medications like tetracycline, phenytonin, estrogens;
- Hormonal imbalance.
Home remedies for brown spots:
Full of glycolic acid, sugar cubes provide natural skin exfoliation that also removes dark skin spots. Simply scrub the affected skin gently using a sugar cube.
Buttermilk is an excellent source of lactic acid, which makes it very effective in reducing skin hyperpigmentation. As a matter of fact, buttermilk is one of the most effective remedies for lighter complexion. Due to the fact that it doesn’t cause any side effects, it is especially beneficial for people with sensitive skin.
To use this ingredient for brown spot removal, apply some of it onto the affected area, let it work until it dries and rinse well afterwards.
You can also mix some buttermilk with honey and apply this mixture onto the dark spots. Interestingly, buttermilk works great when combined with tomato juice as well, as both of them act as great bleaching agents.
It provides therapeutic and health-boosting properties which are very beneficial for the skin. Apply fresh Aloe Vera juice on the affected area and let it act for 30 minutes. Finally, rinse it off thoroughly. Repeat the treatment on daily basis for optimal results.
You can exfoliate your skin on regular basis with the best natural exfoliator – oatmeal, which efficiently removes dead skin cells along with dark skin patches. The first thing you do with this treatment is grind half a cup of oats. Then add 2-3 teaspoons of lemon juice and make a paste. Rub this on your skin thoroughly and leave it to dry. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Abundant in vitamin C, this citrus fruit is extremely beneficial for improving skin quality, particularly for providing lighter complexion. Lemon contains acidic properties, which is why it acts as a natural bleaching agent that effectively removes dark skin patches. Simply, squeeze some lemon juice and apply it directly on the affected skin using a cotton swab. Let the lemon juice dry before you rinse it off. In case you have sensitive skin, it would be advisable to dilute the lemon juice in some water before use.