Doesn't it feel irritating to have certain parts of your body not match your overall skin tone? When you find a dark patch or so on your face or body, it's only human to feel a little insecure and want to cover it up or get rid of it. Well, we understand exactly how you feel, ladies. So, as much as you try to scrub them off with exfoliators, peel-off masks or heavy, face packs - these dark spots can be a lot more stubborn than you think.
They appear without a warning and take forever (at least that's how long it feels) to do away with. And as if this wasn't enough, they're almost impossible to be covered with makeup as well! You might have to be patient enough to coat some extra layers of foundation/corrector just to see the colour of your spots fade away a little. Well, guess what? You don't need to hide them anymore. We've found an easier solution to brighten your areas of discoloration, without any hassle or pain!
If you've been troubled by the appearance of these difficult, dark spots and wish to get rid of them, we've got a list of 15 products that will NOT disappoint you at all! Choose from some of these best dark spots removal creams in India and forget about your dark spots, once and for all.
This rich and easily-absorbent night cream sinks deep into the skin without any greasiness and shows noticeable results from day one. With a unique blend of powerful, Ayurvedic ingredients, this night cream gives you a divine skincare experience. Its saffron brightens your skin tone, reduces dark circles, pigmentation, repairs fine lines and age spots; antiseptic Indian Madder and Aloe Vera heals your skin and slows down the process of ageing; extracts of Vetiver and Lotus cools the skin while clearing your blemishes, and licorice protects against all fungal and bacterial infections. What more could you ask for?
Pros: It's non-greasy and non-sticky, gives a glowing complexion and gets rid of blemishes and age spots.
Cons: It might be a little expensive for some.
Price: 2,250. Buy it here.
With natural ingredients like sweet almond oil, ghee and shea butter that seep deep into the layers of our skin, this cream works wonders to keep the skin healthy and nourished from within. It also includes Varnya herbs which bring a healthy radiance to the skin along with Kasturi Manjal and Padmaka (Wild Himalayan Cherry) to effectively, lighten our skin pigmentation and post-acne scars.
Pros: Makes your skin smooth, lightens your dark spots and shows results from day one.
Cons: It's a bit greasy and not very budget friendly.
Price: Rs 1,975. Buy it here.
Containing a patented antioxidant technology, this cream helps prevent the production of melanin (which causes pigmentation) and evens out your skin tone by lightening the darkened areas. It neutralizes the effects of environmental damage like sun exposure and pollution on the skin and allows the skin cells to function in a healthy way. It keeps your skin feeling fresh and gives it a youthful glow.
Pros: It gives an even-toned complexion, provides UV protection and gets rid of pigmentation.
Cons: It might take a little while to show noticeable results.
Price: Rs 554. Buy it here.
True to its words, this night cream promises to leave you with a perfect skin tone, free of blemishes and pigmentation. It contains ingredients like tourmaline gemstone which gives your skin a rosy and luminous glow, Melanin Vanish which helps in the reduction of dark spots and Vitamin E which protects against free radicals and repairs your skin from within. Night after night, your skin would feel softer, more hydrated and more even-toned than before.
Pros: It has a creamy texture which absorbs easily into the skin, reduces dark spots and gives a natural glow instantly.
Cons: It contains less quantity.
Price: Rs 440. Buy it here.
While its papaya extracts work as a natural astringent in reducing your pigmentation and dark spots, saffron extracts brighten and rejuvenate your skin tone from within. This cream also includes other essential ingredients like almond oil which is known for its skin nourishing properties, apricot kernel oil for softening your skin, clove oil for preventing acne-causing germs and lemon peel extracts for its skin lightening properties. All in all, this cream gives you a blemish-free and naturally, glowing skin.
Pros: It has a nice, fruity fragrance, a non-sticky texture and reduces the appearance of all dark spots.
Cons: It might take a while to notice its results.
Price: Rs 409. Buy it here.
This all-in-one fairness night cream provides the exact kind of nourishment and protection your skin requires on a daily basis. Powered with a tri-vitamin boost of B3, pro B5 and E, this cream provides 7 fairness benefits which lighten your skin tone, brighten your dull skin, reduce the appearance of dark spots whilst giving you a well moisturised, even skin tone with visible pore reduction.
Pros: Its non-sticky texture gives a smooth finish, makes your skin feel soft and velvety and lightens the dark spots instantly.
Cons: It doesn't work too well in the long run for many. (might vary from person to person)
Price: Rs 489. Buy it here.
The extracts of wintergreen are known for its cooling, healing and anti-inflammatory action. But this cream provides so much more! Being rich in neem oil, bearberry and euphorbia extracts, it treats the root cause of acne and clears up your blemishes by unclogging your pores. It gently corrects all your post acne scars and dark spots/marks on your skin, leaving you with clear, radiant skin with just the amount of moisture and smoothness it requires.
Pros: It has a nice earthy, fragrance, prevents the clogging of your pores and shows a visible difference in your skin from its first use.
Cons: It contains less quantity.
Price: Rs 139. Buy it here.
No product treats your skin problems with as much care as Himalaya! Infused with herbal ingredients like almond vatadha, sarja (Indian copal tree extracts), licorice and chirayu (silk cotton tree extracts), Bleminor's powerful, anti-inflammatory properties prevent the occurrence of hyperpigmentation and help in correcting scars from any injury. Not only does it rejuvenate your complexion but it also inhibits the production of melanin, thereby preventing melasma caused by exposure to UV rays and ageing.
Pros: It works wonders for dull and acne-prone skin, gives a natural glow and prevents the occurrence of dark spots and pigmentation for a long period of time.
Cons: It has a strong smell, which may not be liked by many.
Price: Rs 140. Buy it here.
With Gen white active formula and SPF 15, this nourishing, non-oily day cream works deeply to fade dark spots and prevents the excess production of melanin in your skin. Its antioxidant lightening action brightens your dull skin and reduces your dark circles, leaving you with spotless, radiant fairness. It also contains UVA and UVB sunscreens which provide protection from sun exposure and its damage.
Pros: It gives instant coverage to dark spots and an even-toned complexion.
Cons: It doesn't work too well in the long run for some. (might vary from person to person)
Price: Rs 65. Buy it here.
Bajaj Nomarks has always been one of the most effective and highly recommended spot-removal creams in India. By extracting the power of potent Ayurvedic ingredients like Zergul (Calendula), Kumari (Aloe Vera), Haridra (Turmeric) and Nimba (Neem), this cream helps to cure all sorts of marks, scars, dark spots, blemishes or skin discolourations by treating the root cause of the problem in your skin. It then also prevents them from occurring again through its anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties.
Pros: It's herbal ingredients prevent the occurrence of acne and reduce the appearance of dark spots to a substantial amount.
Cons: It might take some time to show noticeable results.
Price: Rs 175. Buy it here.
The lightweight texture of this phenomenal cream leaves your skin soft, supple and equally bright. Along with skin lightening, the Vitamin E gently lightens your blemishes, dark spots, freckles or scars on any part of your body. It also improves the elasticity of your skin and removes age spots, fine lines and other signs of ageing on your face. It boosts the natural shine of your skin whilst fading away all the unnecessary, uneven or discoloured patches.
Pros: It makes your skin feel extremely soft and supple, gives a subtle glow and lightens the discoloured areas to a noticeable extent.
Cons: It has a strong smell.
Price: Rs 475. Buy it here.
This cream has the perfect infusion of some of the most effective, natural ingredients like aloe vera, rose, papaya extract, liquorice, jojoba oil, ashwagandha, fenugreek, grapeseed oil and wheat germ oil. It gently reduces the occurrence of your acne marks, dark spots, blemishes and pigmentation on any part of your body, leaving your skin velvety smooth and radiant.
Pros: It reduces dark spots, heals your skin from within and prevents the occurrence of pigmentation for a long time.
Cons: It might take some time to show noticeable results.
Price: Rs 280. Buy it here.
This brightening body lotion contains a powerful blend of almonds and honey, a combination which is well known for its skin nourishing and brightening properties. The potent nutrients of honey and the goodness of almonds seep deeper into the skin and gently heal the scars whilst lightening all your discolorations. The addition of aloe vera, wheat germ and fenugreek oil maintain the moisture of your skin and keep it soft and supple with a natural glow.
Pros: It has a sweet fragrance, makes your skin feel smooth and moisturized and lightens all the dark spots and areas of pigmentation.
Cons: It has a tendency to lighten but doesn't completely help in fading all the dark spots or prevent them from occurring again.
Price: Rs 132. Buy it here.
This lightweight, serum-in-lotion is neither greasy nor sticky and absorbs easily into the skin without leaving any white patches. Infused with yuzu lemon essence, it naturally, lightens your dark spots and brightens your skin tone while moisturising your skin and leaving it soft and supple. It also contains UVA and UVB filters which protect your skin from the harmful exposure of the sun's rays. You can see a noticeable difference in your skin from the first few days of using itself.
Pros: It has a nice lemony smell, absorbs easily into your skin and leaves it feeling smooth with a glow.
Cons: It doesn't work too well in the long run for many.
Price: Rs 209. Buy it here.
This body lotion's innovative, fast-absorbing formula offers the power of nature combined with a high concentration of Vitamin C that works to repair your skin, one layer after another. While the concentrated Camu extracts and Acerola Cherry brighten your skin tone, the UVA and UVB filters prevent the occurrence of pigmentation and other dark spots on your body.
Pros: It leaves your skin feeling smooth and fresh and reduces the occurrence of pigmentation to a certain extent.
Cons: The results might vary from person to person.
Price: Rs 258. Buy it here.
Although dark spots can take a while before they fade away, the good news is - they're not permanent. While some of them might disappear on their own with time, for others - more stubborn and darker ones - you might have to follow a certain skincare regime to get rid of them. This should involve an effective, beauty product to quicken its pace along with specific preventive measures or natural home remedies.
The condition wherein dark spots or uneven/slightly darker patches appear on our skin is known as pigmentation and this can occur due to various reasons. These spots can either be a result of post-acne, sun exposure, hereditary genes, hormonal changes, sun damage, excessive stress or side effects to antibiotics or other medications, etc.
Yes, a lot of kitchen ingredients can work as natural home remedies for removing pigmentation. You can try several combinations of face packs like raw potato extracts with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and water, lemon and honey, turmeric and milk, almonds with honey, milk and lemon juice, sandalwood with turmeric and milk, or avocados with honey and milk. These natural solutions might take longer to work but are proven to be extremely beneficial for your skin.
One of the easiest ways to prevent the occurrence of pigmentation is to protect your skin from the harmful, UV rays of the sun. You should always use a sunscreen with more than SPF 30, re-apply it after every 3 hours and cover your skin with scarves or hats whenever you head out. You should also maintain a good skincare regime by cleansing, toning and moisturising your face every night before you go to sleep in order to get rid of all your dead skin cells. Since exercise is known to reduce stress and nourish skin cells, it can also prevent the occurrence of dark spots on your skin and keep it healthy and glowing.
You must drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day and avoid oily foods as much as possible. You should also consume green, leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and fruits rich in Vitamin A and C to maintain clear and healthy skin.
So, what are you waiting for, beautiful? Try these NOW and unveil that glowing and spotless skin you deserve!
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