Sunspots (also known as solar keratoses) can appear at any age. These spots or patches are usually dry and rough with dark or reddish coloration and sometimes white too. Overexposure to sunlight can result in these spots, today I am going to share some home remedies to get rid of dark and white sunspots from face and skin.
Causes of Sunspots on face and skin
The UV Rays from the sun increases the melanin production in our skin due to the continuous exposure to sunlight. The increase in melanin level results in the formation of dark spots or white patches on the skin. These sunspots can appear anywhere on your exposed skin from shoulders to your face. These spots are not itchy or painful in nature, but they most certainly can deteriorate your persona. There are numerous skin care products available on the market to avoid or treat these sunspots but if the situation gets worse than it is better to consult your dermatologist.
Home Remedies for Sunspots
There are some home remedies to treat sunspots that you can quickly try without any hassle. Usually, these remedies can help you get rid of sunspots within a week or two, here they are:
1- Aloe Vera
One of my favorite remedies that work not only on sunspots but every single skin issue. Aloe Vera gel has amazing skin healing and regenerating properties, and it can treat the dark sunspots in a few days. Massage the dark spots with Aloe Vera gel for 5 minutes and let the skin absorb it gently. Leave the gel for half an hour on your skin and wash it off with cold water. You can do it twice a day for three weeks. You can also make yogurt and Aloe Vera gel mask by blending both the ingredients gently with a teaspoon. Apply this mask before sleeping, leave it for the whole night and wash it off with tap water in the morning.
2- Lemon & Tomato Juice
Lemon and Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C and are known to have skin healing and lightening properties. Mix the lime and tomato juice and apply it on the skin for ten minutes. Wash it off with cold water
3- Castor Oil
Castor oil is a known remedy to treat burnt skin and other skin problems. The healing properties of castor oil are known for centuries. Gently massage the castor oil on the skin with a cotton ball and let the skin absorb the oil. Wash it off after a few hours. The best time to try this remedy is before going to bed because it would give the oil adequate time to absorb into the skin and heal it.
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4- Vitamin E
Vitamin E is also one of the famous remedies to treat skin problems. Get vitamin E capsules and break them to fetch out the gel. Now, apply this gel directly onto the skin and leave it for a few hours. Wash it off with cold water. The Vitamin E gel is also effective for dark circles and other skin problems.
Onions are rich sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, this vegetable offers an immaculate range of healing, antiseptic, and antibiotic properties. Red onions are a known remedy for insect bites and skin infections. Gently massage a slice of red onion on the sunspots and leave it for half an hour, then wash it off with cold water. The smell can be irritating at times, but its healing capability is amazingly useful.
6- Chamomile Tea & Spearmint Tea
You can use the tea bags of chamomile tea and spearmint tea to get rid of dark or white sunspots. The antioxidant and healing properties of Chamomile tea are already defined in this post. You can squeeze the tea from bags after brewing, onto a cotton ball and massage it over the sunspots. You can do it daily for a few weeks, and it would heal the skin naturally.
7- Avocado Masks
Avocado is one of the reliable home remedies for a majority of skin problems. You can try avocado facemasks on dark spots, and it would help them heal naturally. I have already covered an extensivepost about avocado face masks here. You can try these masks for two to three weeks, once in a day for effective results.
8- Sandalwood & Rose Water Mask
Make a thin paste of two tablespoon Sandalwood powder and a few drops of rose water and stir it properly to prepare the mask. Apply the mask on white sunspots and let it dry down. Wash it off after half an hour. You can try this mask once in a day.
9- Potato Slices
Potatoes are also known as one of the effective remedies to treat various skin problems. Dip thin slices of a potato in honey and rub them gently over the sunspots for two to three minutes. Wash it off with cold water after fifteen minutes.
10- Papaya Pulp Mask
Gently massage the ripe papaya pulp over the sunspots and leave it for fifteen minutes. Wash it off with fresh water.
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11- Yogurt & Honey Mask
Mix three tablespoon of yogurt with three tablespoons of honey and blend it properly to make a thick paste. Apply this paste over the spots and let it rest on the skin for half an hour. Wash it off with cold water.
12- Bentonite Clay Mask
Bentonite clay is known for its detoxification and skin lightening properties. Add a few drops of lemon juice to bentonite clay and make a thick paste. Apply this mask on dark and light spots and let it rest on the skin for half an hour. Wash it off with fresh water. I will also cover an extensive article over different homemade Bentonite clay masks, later on my blog.
13- Oatmeal Face Mask
Oatmeal is not only a good food for a healthy diet, but it can also be effective for the skin. Add a few drops of lemon juice with oatmeal and blend it to make a thick mask. Apply this mask on dark spots and leave it on the skin for half an hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water.