How To Get Rid of Age Spots and Hyperpigmentation Naturally
As much as you would want to avoid the sun, it’s quite not possible all the time, right? Sun exposure is dreaded most of the time, simply because sun’s harsh ultra violet rays damage the skin in a big way. One of the worst outcomes of sun exposure is the sun spots. Sun spots are an unsightly discolored spots that affects the skin post sun exposure.
Sun spots are basically skin lesions that are formed as a result of skin’s exposure to UV rays of the sun. They are formed in different colors as well as shape. They are commonly found on the area of the skin that is frequently exposed to sun’s rays. In particular, on the cheeks, nose, ears, forehead, neck and of course hands.
There are many ingredients in your kitchen with which you can easily treat the sun spots. Here is an easy some ingredient overnight mask recipe that can help lighten sun spots and pigmentation on skin gradually.
Honey: Helps lighten complexion, pigmentation and sun tan, adds healthy glow and keeps skin clear.
Yogurt: Contains good lactic acid bacteria that keep skin clear, lightens spots, pigmentation and tan.
RECIPE FOR OVERNIGHT YOGURT MASK:
Things you need:
- 1 tablespoon raw or manuka honey
- 1 tablespoon organic yogurt
In a bowl, add yogurt and honey.
Mix it well and your overnight mask is ready!
Spread a thin layer of the mixture on your face before bed, then rinse off thoroughly in the morning!
Use the mask regularly for better results.
Apply lemon juice to the area for its natural bleaching properties
Lemon juice has natural bleaching properties. Plus, it contains vitamin C, which helps with depigmentation. While this likely won’t work as well as stabilized over-the-counter formulas, it may help lighten dark areas. Rub freshly squeezed lemon juice onto your dark spots and leave the juice on for about 10 minutes before rinsing. Repeat this treatment 3 times a week. However, don’t go out in the sun with the lemon juice on your skin, as that may have the opposite effect.
Use apple cider vinegar for 5-10 minutes to encourage skin growth
This is a remedy many swear by, and it may work by encouraging skin growth, which means newer, lighter skin on the surface. Apply it with a cotton ball to the dark spots, and then thoroughly wash it off after 5-10 minutes.
Try a bit of horseradish for a natural vitamin C lightener
Horseradish is naturally high in vitamin C, which may help lighten your skin. Mix it in equal parts with apple cider vinegar and dab it on your dark spots. Leave it for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off.
Mix papaya with lemon juice and honey for a depigmentation mask
Papaya contains alpha hydroxy acids, which is what’s used in some acne cleansers to exfoliate. Therefore, it may help with dark spots. Simply cut up a papaya, removing the skins and seeds. Put the chunks in a blender and add enough water so that it blends smoothly. Then mix in 1 tablespoon (15 mL) each of honey and lemon juice. Cover your dark spots with this mixture, and leave it on for 30 minutes.
Apply onion juice to allow the acid to exfoliate the skin
You can buy onion juice in a bottle online or you can simply blend up an onion and squeeze out the juice with a strainer or cheesecloth. Then, dab it on your dark areas, leaving it for 10 minutes before washing it off.
Use a power cleansing brush to exfoliate your skin without chemicals
These brushes clean deep and get the top layer of dead skin off, which can help with dark spots. In addition, it makes your skin nice and clean for any remedy you apply for the dark spots. Use the brush 3 times a week with a facial cleanser, rubbing it over the area for 2-3 minutes until it’s thoroughly clean.
Try a skin serum with vitamin C to spot treat naturally
Vitamin C helps lighten highly pigmented skin, but it doesn’t affect the surrounding skin. All you need to do is clean your skin, then use 5-6 drops of a vitamin C serum on the area. You can apply it before you apply sunscreen in the morning.
Choose a spot treatment with specific ingredients to target just the dark areas
Just treating the dark areas will allow you to pick the parts of your skin you want to lighten. Plus, it can be easier on your budget, since you’re not using it over a larger area. Typically, you apply a small amount just to the affected area, either in the morning or at night.
Pick a serum that helps even out the whole area to lighten all your spots at once
While spot treatments are great, a serum that works over the whole area can make your life easier. It can make your skin tone more even overall, not just lighten the darker areas. You generally apply serums like this once or twice a day.
Put on a pimple or blemish patch to unclog pores and lighten spots
Blemish patches are made specifically for dark spots. You just put them over the area, and it helps lighten discoloration. Pimple patches may also help, as they’ll unclog pores and lightly exfoliate the area. You can find these online or at most beauty stores.
Use aloe vera
Aloe vera is renowned for its curative properties and the wonder it does helping skin heal. As a result, many people have seen great results treating age spots with aloe vera.
Apply a turmeric face mask
Turmeric is viewed in many parts of the world as a spice that has very helpful curative properties. In this vein, many people also use turmeric to help fight age spots.