Dark spots on the face can be very embarrassing for a person. These are caused because of various reasons, ranging from ageing to acne scars. Not having a healthy diet and following a very erratic lifestyle or schedule can also cause stress to the human body, which can result in dark spots. Usually, most of these spots vanish on their own with time. However, if there are some spots that have been there on your face for a very long time, and have not lightened up even a little, then you can go in for some simple home remedies that will help you to get rid of this problem.
Citrus fruits actually are the most useful when it comes to dark spots. This is mainly because all citrus fruits such as oranges; lemons etc. have a lot of Vitamin C, which is known to be the most powerful bleaching agent. In fact, these days, you will notice that many cosmetic companies and manufacturers of creams and lotions say that they use a citrus base because of the wonderful healing properties that these fruits have. You can apply a mix of honey and lemon on your face 2-3 times a week for 20 minutes each time, and soon, you will start to see visible results. A lot of people directly use lemon juice as well by soaking a cotton ball in it and then dabbing it on the affected areas.
Next, you can make a mix of milk and honey. Many people prefer buttermilk for this mix, because they believe that it helps in better lightening of the dark spots. Milk basically peels of the dark spots without causing any kind of irritation and itching, and you will start to see a very clean and clear complexion with frequent use. Honey, as has been known to everyone since ancient times is very good for the skin because of its skin renewal properties, and its ability to make the skin healthier, softer and smoother. You can apply this homemade face pack to reduce dark spots on the face naturally.
You can also prepare a face pack with grated cucumber, and add some lime juice in it. This face pack can be applied on your face for around 30 minutes, and you will notice that your skin feels much healthier and fresher, as well as rejuvenated and relaxed after you remove the pack.
There are many simple homemade face packs to reduce dark spots. You can make a mix out of lemon juice, orange juice, parsley juice and redcurrant juice, and mix it with your moisturiser or daily use cream. Applying it daily will start to show effects very soon, and your spots will very soon start to lighten up.
When you go to a salon to get a facial done, always opt for fruit or vegetable masks that contain strawberries, apricots etc. These help to reduce the dark spots on your skin. Avoid going in for many chemical treatments or highly chemical oriented cosmetic products, as they not only lead to permanency of the dark spots, but also cause a lot of damage to your skin.