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Proven Remedies To Treat Dark Spots

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Dark spots are one of the major skin problems that occur due to varied reasons such as acne, allergies, injuries, ageing, exposure to sun rays, genetic factors and excess melanin production.

Dark spots are embarrassing when you have them on visible parts of the body like face, arms and neck.

Dark spots look ugly on the skin and can make one look older than their actual age. Thus, there is a need to get rid of these nasty dark spots that can spoil one's look.

Dark spots can be treated at home easily. Natural remedies work the best in treating dark spots and blemishes.

There are a handful of home remedies that work effectively in clearing the dark spots and thereby providing a soft and clear skin. Ingredients such as milk, honey and yoghurt can be used on a regular basis to get a clear and glowing skin.

Likewise, there are a few more ingredients that can also be used to treat these ugly-looking dark spots. Therefore, in this article, we at Boldsky will be listing out some of the effective remedies that treat dark spots. Read on to know more about it.



Citrus fruits are a great source of natural vitamins. Fruits like lemon, lime and oranges are rich in vitamin C that acts as a bleaching agent. It is highly beneficial in treating dark spots and freckles. The citrus acid present in lemon eliminates the dark spots effectively with its regular use.


Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant that helps to lighten the dark spots. It helps to even out the skin tone and fades discolouration. Use this oil until you get rid of dark spots.


Sandalwood Paste:

Sandalwood is a natural skin-lightening agent. Mix sandalwood powder with rosewater. Apply it on to the affected area and wash it off after sometime.



Honey is effective in treating facial dark spots. It has skin-renewing properties. Honey when mixed with milk works effective in lightening the dark spots. It can also be mixed with yoghurt for best results.



Milk contains lactic acid that possesses skin-lightening effect. It gently removes the top layer of the spots without causing much damage to the skin. It also fights ageing spots by reducing the melanin production and thereby lightening the scars.


Aloe Vera

Aloe vera can also be used to reduce dark spots. It is a cooling agent and heals several skin infections including dark spots and blemishes. Using aloe vera on the spots frequently fades the spots and gives a nice glow to the skin.

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Story first published: Friday, March 18, 2016, 19:01 [IST]
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