Dark spots are generally caused by acne breakouts. It can also be attributed to factors like hormonal imbalance, genetics, improper skin care, poor diet, sun exposure and aging. Acne may go away, but they can leave behind scars and dark spots if they are popped or rubbed vigorously. Using home remedies can work out to be much cheaper than chemical based products and they can help treat your condition without any side effects. Here is a DIY remedy along with benefits that can help you get rid of dark spots/acne and also prevent it with regular usage:
BENEFITS OF INDIVIDUAL INGREDIENTS:
Baking soda accelerates skin renewal and exfoliates skin. It removes darkened skin thus eliminating spots. It helps dry away acne thus treating it and also preventing it at the same time. Baking soda also helps treat skin inflammation and many skin problems like open pores, clogged pores, oily skin, mild redness, cystic acne, skin rashes etc.
Turmeric is another popular skin-lightening agent that can be used to get rid of black spots on your face. It is also effective for quickly removing sun spots and age spots. Since it is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, it also helps treat acne and prevent it.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is a wonder ingredient that helps keep skin in its top condition. It balances skin’s pH, clarifies skin, helps reduce oiliness, prevent acne and blemishes, calms down skin rashes and sunburn and what not. Moreover, it helps prevent and treat dark spots by preventing and treating acne. Regular usage of this ingredient on the skin helps dry off dark skin and acne revealing healthy spotless skin.
DIY SPOT TREATMENT RECIPE:
Things you need: To make this spot/acne scar treatment, you need 1 tablespoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon turmeric and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar.
Step 1- Take baking soda in a bowl and add turmeric powder to it. Mix it well.
Step 2- Add apple cider vinegar to it. It will start bubbling. Let it bubble and it will stop in sometime.
Step 3- Take a Q-tip and dip it in the solution to use.
Usage: Use this as a spot treatment before bedtime regularly. Apply it on the dark spots, acne and emerging blemishes. Let it dry and go to sleep. Wash off in the morning. Do not use it on the entire face as it can make your skin dry. More: Treat dark spots overnight >>
SOME SKINCARE TIPS:
- You can also drink apple cider vinegar with warm water daily in the morning to internally cleanse the skin.
- Always use water based skin care as it does not clog the pores thus not causing acne or dark spots.
- In case of severe dark spots and acne, take medical treatment from a skin specialist.