Dark spots and blemishes are caused by the increased amount of melanin (pigment) on the skin. Blemishes are majorly caused by oil-clogged pores on the skin. Stress and unhealthy eating habits can also cause blemishes on the facial skin.
Though there are many cosmetics and medicines that can treat dark spots and blemishes, natural remedies are preferred by many as there are no side effects. Natural ingredients also help to improve skin tone and texture.
Sandalwood paste to treat dark spots and acne scars
Sandalwood by nature has cooling property in it. It is very useful for many skin ailments and cures effectively. To cure acne scars and blemishes, sandalwood paste is very effective.
Follow the instructions in this recipe to prepare sandalwood paste.
Sandalwood paste can be used on a daily basis to treat dark spots and blemishes.
Orange juice face pack
Orange juice/extract hydrates skin and improves skin tone. Regular usage of orange juice, can give an even skin tone. It reduces blemishes and clear dark spots. Study also shows that regular use of orange extract reduces aging of the skin.
Follow the recipe instructions to prepare the face pack at home.
This face pack can be used once a week.
Lemon face scrub
Lemon in anti-fungal by nature and reduces blemishes effectively. The skin lightening property of lemon helps to reduce scars, dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Lemon face scrub is very easy to make at home. Click here for the recipe.
This face scrub can be use once or twice a week.
Betel leaf paste
Betel leaves have many medicinal benefits in it. It is very effective in treating scars and blemished when used regularly.
This DIY recipe explains how to prepare betel leaf paste.
This paste should be used for at least 48 days for better and visible results.