No Dark Patches And Spots! How To Get Clear And Smooth Skin

Ladies, grab your mirror and look at your face carefully. Are you worried about dark patches and spots on your face? Have you take any actions to fight against them but received unsatisfying results or worse, exacerbated the situation? Maybe you just went the wrong way! The dark patches and spots on your face may be Melasma, a form of hyperpigmentation in which some areas of skin become darker than others. It makes your face look yellow, dark, and lifeless. Click on this video to know more about Melasma.

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Do you want to get clear, bright, and smooth skin? Want to learn how to make dark patches and spots less noticeable? The good news is you’re not stuck with them forever. Follow the tips we compiled below to learn how to remove dark patches safely and naturally.

Your First Choice – Cosmetic Treatments

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Perhaps you have heard of technological treatments from various media outlets. Cosmetic treatments can achieve significantly notable results in a short time. For those who are willing to undergo cosmetic treatments for a quick result, you may want to consider the procedures we compiled below.

Laser Treatment

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It is a non-invasive procedure that is quite painless and offers quick results. The type of laser used and the number of sessions required depend on the color, size, and severity of your dark patches and spots.

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Note: Your skin will be highly sensitive after the laser treatment. Make sure to avoid the sun for a few days.

Chemical Peels

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A chemical peel treatment is used to improve and smoothen the texture of facial skin. It involves the application of a chemical on your skin that will remove dead cells on the surface of the skin. Chemical peels are relatively painless, though you may experience some tingling sensation. The number of sessions used to peel your skin will vary depending on the darkness and depth of your dark spots.

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(15 days after treatment⬆)

Chemical peels can not only solve skin problems, but also enhance your skin to look and feel smoother and softer. Remember to consult a dermatologist before doing the treatment. Remember to use very gentle skincare products after the treatment because you skin will be very sensitive.


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This is a non-invasive treatment that is used to heal your skin and get rid of dark spots. It uses micro-exfoliating crystals to “sandblast” the upper layers of your skin off. The procedure is usually repeated once a month over several months.

(See before & after treatment⬆)

5 Home Remedies For Dark Patches and Spots

Cosmetic treatments could bring perfect results for dark patches and spots, but we have to admit they are much more expensive, and not suitable for people who have sensitive skin. Don’t worry, ladies. We have affordable alternative skin renewal treatments for you to fight against dark patches at home. These are the 5 home remedies that you can easily make in your kitchen:

1. Lemon Juice & Honey

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A quick and very easy solution that can be found in your kitchen is lemon. It can remove the top layer of skin without damage, but in its concentrated form, lemon can be very harsh on your skin. So, it is imperative to dilute with water and mix the solution with honey for desired results.

What You Need

· 1 Lemon
· Filtered Water
· A Bottle Of Honey
· Cotton Balls or Brush

How To Use

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· Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a clean bowl.
· Add equal parts of filtered water to the lemon juice.
· Add a spoon of honey into the bowl, and mix them.
· Use a cotton ball or a brush to apply lemon water solution all over your face.
· Leave it on for 20 minutes, then wash off with water without using soap or other cleansing products.

Note: Don’t use lemon juice if you have very sensitive skin, and avoid going out in the sun after using lemon juice as it can make your skin photosensitive.

2. Papaya Pulp

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Papaya is another quick and easy choice that can be found at home or at your nearest grocery store. Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that helps exfoliate the skin. It also contains large amounts of Vitamin E and C, which are ideal for treating discoloration.

What You Need

· 1 Papaya
· A Clean Bowl

How To Use

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· Cut a small piece of papaya into a clean bowl.
· Blend it into a paste for a face mask.
· Apply it on your face and leave for 30 minutes.
· Wash off with warm water.

3. Aloe Vera

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90% of the amino acids and large amounts of vitamins A, B, C and E contribute to the healing properties of aloe vera, the gel of which can stimulate growth of new skin cells to heal scars, making it a great natural dark spot corrector!

What You Need

· An Aloe Vera Leaf
· A Clean Bowl

How To Use

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· Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf.
· Apply it directly on your dark patches and spots.
· Gently massage the area with your fingertips for 5-10 minutes.
· Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse your face.

Note: If things get messy, use a warm clean towel to remove it. Follow the treatment once or twice a week.

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If it is not convenient to get a aloe vera leaf, there are many alternative choices, such as Amara Organics Aloe Vera Gel from Organic Cold Pressed Aloe, A Passion For Natural 100% Organic Aloe Vera Gel, and Holland & Barrett Aloe Vera Gel.

4. Bottled Vitamin E Oil

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Vitamin E oil is one of the best solutions to dark patches and spots. It helps to reduce the appearance of a variety of skin problems such as aging skin, skin discoloration, dry skin, dark spots, and so on. Vitamin E oil is a very convenient and cost-effective option for dark patches removal.

What You Need

· A Bottle of Vitamin E Oil

How To Use

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· Apply a 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil directly on the dark patches.
· Rub it into your skin with fingertips.

Note: This treatment can be done everyday before you go to sleep.

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Sundown Naturals Pure Vitamin E-Oil 70000 IU, and Nature’s Bounty Vitamin E-Oil 30,000 IU (Topical or Oral) are best sellers of vitamin E oil in 2016, if you have no idea of which brand to buy.

5. Potato Slices

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I’m not talking about French chips, hash brown, or baked potatoes, but the wonders a potato can do for our skin when applied topically! It contains large amounts of starch and sugar, which work best to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new skin. Vitamin B6, C, zinc and phosphorus can also be found in potatoes..

What You Need

· 1 Potato
· A Knife

How To Use

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· Slice up a potato into thin slices. · Place one slice directly on the dark patches and spots. · Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash your face with warm water.

Note: You can apply this method everyday.

Always Keep These 3 Things In Mind

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Ladies, self-care is ongoing. Always remember to follow these three tips and the treatment results would be more effective, the relapses less frequent.

1. Stay Out Of Sun and Wear SPF 30 Daily

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Wear sunscreen everyday since sunlight triggers melasma. Some of the sun’s rays can even reach the skin through clouds and windows, so protect your skin from the sun year-round.

stay out of sun

Choose a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, a sun protection factor(SPF) of 30 or more, and zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to physically limit the sun’s rays. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you go outside and reapply at least every 2 hours. Try Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Wetforce For Face/Body, Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Illuminating Sunscreen SPF 36, or Clinique Sun-Kissed Face Gelee Complexion Multitasker.

2. Avoid Waxing Areas of Your Face

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Removing facial hair by tweezing, waxing, or using depilatory creams can cause skin inflammation. Ask a dermatologist about other types of hair removal that may be right for you.

3. Discontinue Hormonal Contraception

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According to CDC (Centers For Disease Control And Prevention) report, taking hormonal contraceptive pills maybe one of the causes of Melasma. Melasma is usually caused by changing levels of estrogen and/or progesterone. If you start to have dark patches and spots on your face after taking hormonal contraceptive pills, then discontinuing usage may be a good idea to treat skin problems.

Have you any experience with removing dark patches? Feel free to share with us!

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