Sun exposure can stimulate melanin production, which turns the skin darker. This coloration is known as dark or brown spots, liver spots or sun spots. Brown spots appear as a consequence of sun exposure, but they can be also caused by genetics or aging. Even if they are not harmful, they can be quite unattractive, which is why you should consider the following remedies when you think about ways of bleaching your skin.
- Lemon juice – has bleaching properties and makes your skin softer and more beautiful.
Apply lemon juice on your brown spots and after half an hour, rinse the affected area with warm water. In case you have sensitive skin, you should combine lemon juice with rosewater or honey. For positive effects, you need to repeat this procedure two times a day for about two months.
Make a paste by combining sugar with lemon juice and apply it on your face. Leave it rest for about half an hour, then wash your face.
- Buttermilk – exfoliates your skin and removes brown spots and blemishes thanks to its lactic acid content.
Take a cotton swab and apply the buttermilk on the affected areas, leaving it to rest for several minutes before rinsing your skin. In case you have an oily skin you can add several drops of lemon juice to the buttermilk.
Combine 4tsp of buttermilk with 2 tsp of tomato juice and apply the paste on your face, repeating the procedure two times a day.
- Castor oil – can heal your skin and restore its natural beauty.
Apply several drops of castor oil on your face by using a cotton pad and massage the skin for several minutes, leaving it action for a few hours before rinsing. Repeat the remedy two times a day, in order to remove brown spots.
- Apple cider vinegar – has a very strong action upon the brown spots, drying them off your skin.
Mix equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar with some honey and apply this mixture on your spots. A few minutes later, cleanse your skin. For positive results, repeat the process once every day for several weeks.
Combine ½ tsp apple cider vinegar with several tbsp of orange juice and apply the mixture on your skin. Wait until it has dried, then wash it off. Follow these steps two times a day for about 5 weeks.
- Aloe Vera – heals the skin and regenerates its cells, leaving it clean and toned.
Apply some aloe Vera gel or juice on the brown spots and massage the area. Leave it rest for about half an hour, then cleanse the skin with cold water. Repeat the remedy twice every day for about one month and you will be pleased.
- Sandalwood – has anti-aging and antiseptic properties, making it helpful in skin bleaching.
Mix 2 tbsp of sandalwood powder, 2 tsp of rosewater, 1 tsp of glycerin and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Apply the paste obtained on the affected area, waiting until it gets dry, then wash with cool water. Repeat the procedure several times per week.
Apply the next mixture on your face: 1 tbsp of orange juice, 1tsp of lemon juice and the powder in 2 capsules of vitamin E. Leave the mask rest for about 30 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Mix several drops of sandalwood oil with 1 tbsp of olive or almond oil and massage the affected area with this mixture every night before bedtime. Leave it action overnight and wash off in the morning.
- Horseradish – has great bleaching properties, leaving your skin clean and soft.
Apply some horseradish paste on your brown spots and leave it on for about 20 minutes before washing it off. Repeat the procedure several times a week.
Mix in a pot some grated horseradish with ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and leave it rest for 2 weeks. Once you have strained this mixture, you can apply it on your face with a cotton swab. Follow this treatment three times every day, for about three months.
- Papaya–is rich in enzymes and alpha hydroxyl acids which fade age spots and make your skin brighter and softer.
Grate some papaya and apply it on the affected area. After waiting for about 20 minutes, wash your skin with tepid water. Repeat the remedy two times every day. Tip: to eliminate a possible allergy to papaya, do a patch test before using this remedy.
- Yogurt – can help your skin in fading the brown spots, due to its bleaching properties.
Apply some natural yogurt on your skin and let it action for several minutes before rinsing with warm water. Repeat this remedy every night before going to bed and leave it on overnight, for better results.
Mix 1 tbsp of yogurt with 2 tbsp of ground oatmeal and 1 tsp of lemon juice and apply the mixture on the brown spots. Leave it sit for about half an hours, then wash off with cold water.
- Onion/garlic juice–is rich in acids which makes it an ideal candidate in the fight against brown spots
Slice an onion and apply its rings on the spots several times a day.
Combine 1 tbsp of onion juice with 2 tbsp of honey and spread it over your brown spots. Leave it sit for 15 minutes, then wash, repeating the procedure 1-2 times every day.
All these remedies promise you to be very effective and eliminate the brown spots on your skin. However, the results will only be seen in time, so you need to have a lot of patience.