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How to get rid of dark spots

There are various reasons why your skin turns to different colors, from dark to brown or red, but they are usually connected with sun exposure or aging. Even if they are not life threatening, these spots can be disturbing at times. Here are 10 different methods of treating them.

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Castor Oil – massage some castor oil on the spots and repeat the process for a few weeks to get results. You can add almond or coconut oil as well and let it act overnight. Rinse in the morning.

Aloe Vera – apply fresh Aloe Vera gel on the spots and let is set for half an hour. Rinse with cool water and repeat the process twice a day for about two months. For better results drink 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice every day.

Horseradish Juice – prepare some horseradish juice and apply on the affected region of your arm. Let it set for about 10 minutes and then rinse and repeat twice each day for quick results.

Lemon Juice – lemon has astringent agents and is loaded with vitamin C which makes it an amazing remedy for skin lightening. Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice and allow it to act for half an hour. Rinse with cool water and repeat the process twice a day for better results.

Yellow Mustard Pack – take some yellow mustard seeds and mix them with some milk to create a fine paste. Apply it to the spots and wait for about half an hour or until dry. Wash off with cool water and repeat the process once a day. The results should appear in about three weeks

Onion Juice – due to its bleaching properties, onion makes a great remedy against brown spots. Slice an onion and rub its inside on the spots. Repeat three times a day and keep a close eye on how your skin feels after it. Don’t overdo it if you experience side effects.

Buttermilk – due to its lactic acid, the buttermilk lightens your skin tone and helps spots disappear when applied regularly. Take some buttermilk and apply with a cotton ball on the spotted area. Wait for it to soak really well and then rinse. You should be able to see results within 15 days.

Sour Milk, Cream and Honey – mix together some sour milk, cream and honey to create your own arm mask. Apply it on the skin and find a comfortable position for about 40 minutes. Rinse in the end and repeat regularly.

Sandalwood Paste – the antiseptic agents present in the sandalwood powder fight against aging and reduce the dark spots. You can prepare a paste out of sandalwood powder, rose water, lemon extract and glycerin. Apply it on the skin and wait for it to dry. Rinse with cool water and repeat the method on a daily basis for better results.

Strawberry Pack – hand pick or buy some good quality strawberries and smash them into a paste. Take some apricots, smash them well and add them to the strawberries. Smear on the arm and let the paste dry. Rinse with cool water and repeat the method for 4 to 5 times a week. You will be able to see results in a few weeks’ time.


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