top remedies to treat dark spots and blemishes

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 paste to remove 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.

Recipe

Follow the instructions in this recipe to prepare sandalwood paste.

Dosage

Sandalwood paste can be used on a daily basis to treat dark spots and blemishes.

Orange juice face pack

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.

Recipe

Follow the recipe instructions to prepare the face pack at home.

Dosage

This face pack can be used once a week.

Lemon face scrub

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.

Recipe

Lemon face scrub is very easy to make at home. Click here for the recipe.

Dosage

This face scrub can be use once or twice a week.

Betel leaf paste

Betel paste to heal acne spots – Remedy

Betel leaves have many medicinal benefits in it. It is very effective in treating scars and blemished when used regularly.

Recipe

This DIY recipe explains how to prepare betel leaf paste.

Dosage

This paste should be used for at least 48 days for better and visible results.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.