Dark spots or pigmentation are formed due to over emission of the skin color pigment, called melanin. The hormones are responsible for the production of melanin. The disorders of health that adversely affect the hormonal balance are the main cause of the over-secretion of melanin. Appearance of dark spots on the skin shows some abnormality of the skin but does not indicate any grave situation. The dark spots appear as small spots all over the body and do a lot ruin to the self-confidence, especially when the condition is severe. There are a lot of tried and tested home remedies that are effective in treating the dark spots. Home remedies for dark spots:
Potatoes are one of the common vegetables found in the kitchen and are quite effective in removing and lightening dark spots. One has to grate a medium size potato and apply it to the areas of dark spots. It has to be left on for 10-15 minutes and then washed off with water. One can see the results within a couple of weeks from the day of starting to apply potatoes.
The strong acid of the lemon has proven to be quite effective in whitening the dark spots. One needs to simple slice and squeeze the juice of the lemon on the dark spots or rubs it over the spots. Within a few days, one can notice the change of the color of the spots. Again mixing lemon with honey is also successful in removing the dark spots. One has to simply apply this paste to the affected area and this paste is capable of whitening the dark spots.
Honey is very effective in dealing with dark spots. It should be mixed with cinnamon powder or lemon to provide the said result. After mixing it either with cinnamon powder or with lemon, the paste has to be applied to the areas of dark circles. The result can be proven within a week of the application.
Margosa and holy basil powder
One has to mix holy basil powder, margosa powder and honey in equal proportions, apply this paste on to the affected areas and leave it overnight. This mixture provides immediate relief to the lightening of dark spots.