Skin trends in Pakistan have changed over the years, the times when Pakistani people used to go crazy for “fair” skin are gradually changing to having clear and healthy skin. It will definitely take some time to get rid of the fair skin craze, but we can see how awareness in increasing in the masses. Sun exposure on daily basis leads to appearance of dark spots on the skin which makes the skin look untidy and unhealthy. So, understanding your concern, we come up with some of the most handy home remedies to help you get rid of those unwanted dark spots.
Cucumber has been used in skin care for years and years due to its unmatched properties. Cucumber is an excellent source of anti-oxidants and has skin lightening properties. Blending a cucumber and applying the paste on dark spots lead to decreasing the appearance of dark spots.
Turmeric is famous for its bleaching effect, turmeric contains curcumin which helps in reducing melanin from the skin. All you need to do is make a paste of turmeric and milk, and apply this paste on your dark spots. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and then rinse it off. For best results, repeat it on alternate days.
Lemon juice has antioxidants, and has ingredients that act as a bleaching agent. Lemon has always been used for skin lightening. Make a mixture of lemon with water. We won’t recommend applying lemon directly on the skin, so dilute the lemon juice with water and apply it with a cotton swab on the affected areas, and wash it off after 15-20 minutes.
Orange peel has a lot flavonoids and antioxidants in it, which have skin lightening effects. Take an orange peel, dry it, and then blend it to get a powder. Mix this powder with water, and apply the paste on your dark spots. Regular use will help you get rid of dark spots.
Studies done in 2017, suggest that Aloe Vera applied daily to the dark spot lead to lightening of dark spots in 5 weeks. Take out the Aloe Vera gel, blend it and apply it directly on the dark spots and wash it after 15-20 minutes. this will help in depigmenting the dark spots.