12 DIY Natural Remedies: How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on Face

12 DIY Natural Remedies: How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on Face

Are you wondering where to go to reduce or eliminate those dark spots on your face? If you’ve had too much sun exposure then you can most likely blame that for those dark spots, known as hyperpigmentation. But here’s the thing, it’s not just external factors that cause those frustrating dark spots on your face and body.  Aging, acne, pregnancy, prescription medication and hormonal imbalances are some of the other culprits.

Those dark spots occur when your skin produces more melanin, which gives your skin its color. The good news for you is that there are different ways to treat hyperpigmentation including strict sun protection, topical medications like Retin-A, chemical peels, manual exfoliation, glycolic acid pads, microdermabrasion, laser treatment, a great concealer, and more. At Pure Fiji we’re all about natural skincare. We’re going to reveal DIY beauty treatments and masks for removing dark spots that you can make from everyday ingredients found in your kitchen. BTW, make sure you always conduct a patch test for sensitivity before applying these homemade natural remedies on your entire face. You can expect to see results within 4-6 weeks.

How to Remove Dark Spots on Face and Neck

1. Aloe Vera Gel

  1. Apply aloe vera juice or natural aloe vera gel directly to the dark spots for 30 minutes in the morning and evening.
  2. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Mix equal quantities of apple cider vinegar and water in a bowl. Stir well and apply on the dark spots.
  2. You can also trying mix a few drops of lemon juice with the vinegar.
  3. Another recipe is to combine 3 tablespoon of orange juice and ½ tablespoon of vinegar.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.

3. Buttermilk

  1. Apply buttermilk to dark spots and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
  3. If you have oily skin or suffering from acne add a little lemon or lime juice.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.

4. Castor Oil

Rub a little oil with Qtip on the dark spots in the morning and in the evening.

5. Horseradish

  1. Apply horseradish paste on the skin for 15 minutes.
  2. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
  3. Repeat 2 to 3 times a week.

If you want a more aggressive remedy combine one piece of grated horseradish 4-5 inches long and ½ a cup of apple cider vinegar in a glass jar.  Mix well and leave for 2 weeks, shaking the mixture once a day. After two weeks, apply to your dark spots three times a day for one month. Place in the refrigerator.

6. Hydrogen Peroxide

  1. Combine 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of milk in a glass bowl.
  2. Dip cotton pad or Q-tip in the bowl and apply to dark spots.
  3. Leave on for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.

7. Garbanzo Beans

  1. Combine a can of mashed chickpeas and 1/3 of water.
  2. Apply paste to dark spots.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
  4. Repeat daily.

8. Lemons

  1. Cut a slice of lemon and gently apply on the affected area for 10 minutes, morning and evening. 
  2. If you have sensitive skin combine 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of water or rose water in a glass bowl. Dip your cotton pad and apply it to the skin.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
  4. You’ll see a difference in lightness within two months.

9. Papaya

  1. Peel and remove the seeds from a green papaya.
  2. Next, use a blender or food processor until it forms into a paste.
  3. Leave on your face and neck for 20-30 minutes in the morning and before going to bed.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.

Alternatively we also recommend Pure Fiji’s Exfoliating Scrub to refresh and brighten your delicate facial skin with the freshest of tropical ingredients. This gentle and natural scrub eases away impurities, removes dead skin cells and unblocks pores with the power of Pineapple and Papaya enzymes. Then vitamin-rich coconut crème nourishes newly revealed skin for a brighter and younger looking complexion. Can be used on acne prone skin.

10. Parsley

  1. Combine 1 cup chopped parsley, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 tablespoon yogurt in a glass bowl. Mix well.
  2. Apply mask to face, neck and chest for 15 minutes then rinse.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
  4. Repeat twice a week.

11. Sandalwood

  1. Combine 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder, 1 teaspoon orange zest, and orange juice as needed. Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Add enough orange juice until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply to your face and neck.
  4. Leave on for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
  6. Repeat 1 to 2 times a week.

12. Turmeric

  1. Combine 2 tablespoon rice water, 2 tablespoon flour, and 1 teaspoon turmeric in a glass bowl. Mix well.
  2. Dip Q-tip on the bowl and dab on to dark spots.
  3. Leave on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.

It is vital that you take a conservative approach with these DIY homemade beauty remedies. Apply a small amount to your face and leave it on for a short amount of time, then work your way up to larger amounts and longer times until your skin can handle it. If you feel any discomfort, stinging, or a burning sensation rinse off the mixture immediately with lukewarm water. While you are using these natural remedies to diminish dark spots do your very best to limit your sun exposure. Remember that a good sunscreen is a must even in the winter.

12 DIY Natural Remedies: How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on Face

Posted: Wed, Nov 14th, 2018

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