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Erase Those Dark Spots With The Help Of These DIY Face Packs

Erase Those Dark Spots With The Help Of These DIY Face Packs

There are many reasons why you could have dark spots on your face. It could be sun damage (you're not using enough sunscreen), dust and pollution, your genes, or just your hormones. Add to that, acne blemishes and hyperpigmentation, the list can go on. So apart from maintaining a healthy diet and a strict CTM regime, these DIY face packs can prove helpful in reducing dark spots. Most of them use kitchen-friendly ingredients, are super hydrating and also give you a glow.


PS: Since these are all natural, results may take more time to show. 


Coconut and Olive Oil


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We have been hearing about the benefits of coconut oil since ages, and for good reason. Both oils are rich in vitamin E and K that help improve skin tone and remove sun spots, age spots, and dark patches. 


How To


  • Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with olive oil.


Application


Gently massage onto the areas affected by dark spots for 4 to 5 minutes in circular motions. To remove excess oil, wipe your face with a cotton soaked in lukewarm water.


Potato and Lemon Juice


It does wonders for the removal of dark spots and blemishes. Both, potatoes and lemons have natural bleaching properties that brighten and even out skintone.


How To


  • Take a few slices of a potato and soak it in 1 cup of hot water for 20 minutes. Drain the potato juice into the bowl. Add 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice to it. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 45 mins-1 hour.


Application


Apply it on your face twice a day with the help of a cotton ball.


Yoghurt and Gram Flour (Besan) 


A powerful face pack to remove spots caused due to exposure to pollution and sun damage, gram flour helps brighten your complexion too.



How To


  • Mix 2 tbsp of gram flour (besan) and 2-3 tablespoons of fresh yoghurt. 


Application


Apply the paste on your face, leave it for 30 minutes and then wash your face with cool water.


Tomato and Honey 


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These kitchen-friendly ingredients are not only hydrating but also super corrective. It clears the skin pores, lightens dark patches, removes pigmentation marks and lightens dark spots. 


How To


  • Grind a ripe tomato in a mixer and drain the juice into a bowl.

  • Add 2 tsp of honey and mix it well.


Application


Apply this face pack two to three times a day. 


Papaya and Green Tea 


Papaya is probably the best fruit to get the perfect glow and of course, green tea is full of antioxidants. This face pack is very effective in fighting dark spots and pigmentation. The antioxidant properties help lighten dark spots.



How To


Mix 1/2 cup of ripe mashed papaya pulp, 1/4 cup green tea water and mix to form a semi-smooth paste.


Application


Before applying this face pack, take some steam to open the pores. Keep it on for 30 minutes. Remove the face pack using cold water. 


Baking Soda, Lemon and Sugar 


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Baking soda is not only used to bake cakes but also to remove dark spots. It exfoliates your skin, removes bacteria and unclogs pores. 



How To


  • Take 1 tbsp of sugar in a bowl.  Add 2 tablespoon lemon juice and a 1/2 tsp of baking soda to it


Application


Take some mixture on your hand and gently scrub to the areas where you have those stubborn dark spots and blemishes. 


Cumin Seeds and Rice Water


This is an extremely effective remedy to remove dark spots on face. Both cumin seeds and rice are home staples so you can do this as often as needed. 


How To


  • Boil 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds in 2 cups of water and drain the cumin seeds water into a bowl. Now add 1 cup of rice water to it and stir thoroughly. Pour the contents into ice cube trays and allow it to freeze.


Application


Rub an ice cube on the affected areas for 1-3 minutes. 


Saffron and Cold Milk


Not only does this face pack help reduce spots but also gives you natural glow.


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How To


  • Take a few strands saffron and mix it with milk in a bowl.


Application


Use cotton pads to apply this pack. Keep it overnight and wash off the next morning.


Neem and Rose Water


Neem has antibacterial and healing properties that remove bacteria from the skin that causes acne. 


How To 


  • Grind a handful of neem leaves using rose water to make a thick paste.


Application


Apply a thick layer on your face. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water.


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Published on Aug 12, 2018
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