Quite a few people experience skin problems, especially acne, pimples or blackheads, which occur especially in those who have oily skin. These skin problems are relatively easy to treat but for people dealing with dark spots the healing process is not that simple. You will want to use a fast and especially natural solution that will help you get rid of this problem. So, here’s what you need to keep in mind when it comes to treating dark skin spots.

It’s important to find the source of the problem first

Pigmentation spots are darker spots that appear due to increased amount of melanin. The main reason for their occurrence is repeated exposure to the sun throughout life, without adequate protection, but can also be signs of hormonal changes or certain internal disorders. Therefore, it is necessary to establish the cause through a medical examination and a proper treatment. Pigmentation spots appear especially on the hands, face, neck, back and shoulders.

5 ingredients that helps to remove dark spots

  • Lemon juice
    Lemon juice is a very effective remedy against dark spots and besides it leave your skin feeling refreshed. Apply directly to the affected area and wash the skin after half an hour with cold water. If you have sensitive skin, combine the juice with one teaspoon of honey or dilute it with water. In order to see great results, you must apply this treatment twice a day for one to two months.
  • Aloe vera
    Aloe has excellent healing properties for skin problems, the aloe vera gel helps to blur brown spots. Apply it directly onto the skin and massage gently the desired area, and after half an hour, rinse with cold water. Use the gel daily for at least one month.
  • Papaya
    Crush the pulp with a fork or blender and apply gently massaging the skin. After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. The skin remains clean, bright and even.
  • Yogurt
    It is a simple and effective way to whiten skin. Make a mask of lemon juice and yogurt, apply an uniform layer and after 20 minutes remove the mask with warm water.

Professional depigmentation treatments

Autumn is the ideal season to start using treatments against pigment spots. You can try microdermabrasion, always combined with a moisturizing cream and revitalizing treatments with vitamins A, E and vitamin C. You can also use a skin lightening cream based on kojic acid. Beware of the ingredient named “Hydroquinone” in skin lighting creams: it’s suspected to have a carcinogenic potential, but there is not yet clear which studies have shown this. The best solution would be to opt for a skin lighting cream that contains natural ingredients but make sure to read the list of ingredients carefully in order to avoid allergies or irritations of the skin.