Sun exposure, aging, and genetics can cause brown spots on the skin, otherwise known as sunspots. When the skin is constantly exposed to the sun, it produces great amounts of melanocytes, which cause an increase of melanin in the skin. When this happens, the skin turns darker in spots. Although these spots are usually harmless, they are not exactly what you would call “aesthetically appealing.” Suddenly, we find ourselves looking for ways to revert that damage.
No More Sunspots
Here are some natural remedies you can try:
Wait, what? Doesn’t lemon stain your skin? You might have heard that if your skin comes in contact with lemon or lime and then you expose your skin to sunlight, you’ll get lemon stains. That is true. However, that’s not what we’re suggesting here. Lemon is actually good for the skin when applied properly. It contains vitamin C and other nutrients, and it can help lighten dark spots. Try this:
- Squeeze some lemon juice
- Apply on the affected area
- Leave on for 10-15 mins
- Rinse off with cold water
When applied daily, your skin will show improvement.
Besides being a key ingredient in making great pancakes, buttermilk contains lactic acid, which will help exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells to reveal the new skin layer underneath. Plus, it also moisturizes the skin.
- Put some buttermilk on a cotton ball
- Apply that onto your sunspots
- Leave on for a few mins
- Wash off with water
You can make yourself a cup of this amazing tea any time, which comes with tons of great benefits. The fact that it is rich in antioxidants is not only beneficial to your overall health, but it also can help remove some of the toxins found on the skin.
- Steep a bag of green tea for about 3 mins
- Soak a cotton ball in the tea
- Place directly on your sunspots