How to Brighten Dark Spots on Your Skin

September 30, 2019
Do you have dark spots on your skin from the sun and want to brighten them? Here are some natural remedies that will help you brighten dark spots on your skin. They're easy to prepare at home!

How many times has your skin gotten sunburned? Although you might think this will allow you to get a nice tan as soon as possible, you may end up with dark spots. The result is an uneven skin tone with dark patches instead of one single color. However, you can brighten dark spots with these natural remedies!

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How to Brighten Dark Spots

First, it’s necessary to stress the importance of applying a good sunblock that is appropriate for your skin type. This will help you avoid further sunburn.

Also, it will speed up and facilitate your efforts to brighten dark spots you may already have.

The following remedies can also help.

Exfoliate your skin with sugar and honey

Exfoliating your skin is one of the best ways to brighten it. However, for this to work, it’s important to exfoliate daily or every other day.

The best way to do it is with two very simple ingredients: sugar and honey.

  • Using honey for exfoliation is essential because it moisturizes, tones, and soothes the skin.
  • Sugar (white or brown) is the key to making an exfoliating scrub. The sugar granules will physically exfoliate your skin.
  • If the resulting honey and sugar mixture is too solid, add some water to your paste.

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Sugar and honey scrub brighten dark spots

Sugar and honey are two ingredients that help get rid of dead skin cells.

Lemon tonic

Lemon has always been a popular ingredient for lightening the skin. Therefore, it can also brighten dark spots that appear due to sun damage.

However, it’s important not to expose yourself to the sun after using this lemon tonic, as this will increase your risk of sunburn and more dark spots.

  • The best time to apply a lemon tonic is at night.
  • Just squeeze out the juice of one lemon and add a little water.

Hydrate with aloe vera

Once you’ve exfoliated with sugar and honey and applied the lemon tonic, the only thing left to do is moisturize your skin.

For your skin to regenerate properly, it’s very important to moisturize it in the best possible ingredients. One of the most popular and natural moisturizers is aloe vera.

Aloe vera is a plant that everyone should have in their home. It’s very useful for any type of burn.

  • To use, simply cut off one of the leaves, open it, and apply the gelatin directly onto the affected area. This will provide immediate relief in addition to hydrating the skin.
  • After exfoliating, apply the aloe vera gel to brighten dark spots on your skin as quickly as possible. To achieve the best results, make sure you’re very consistent with your applications.

Also, allow the aloe vera to properly absorb and act overnight. Applying aloe during the day can be difficult since it can make a mess and not absorb properly.

Aloe vera plant brighten dark spots

Aloe vera helps to regenerate the skin, moisturizing and calming it. Apply it consistently to see more rapid recovery from sun damage.

How to Prevent the Appearance of Dark Spots

Despite all these natural solutions, it’s important to reiterate that you should not expose yourself unnecessarily to the sun. Sometimes putting sunblock on is just not enough. Try to limit your sun exposure and be sure not to stay out too long.

However, the best option is to stay out of the sun altogether or wear protective clothing.

You need to ask yourself: Are you applying enough sunblock? Are you using the right one for your skin type?

Likewise, don’t forget about the other items that can protect you from the sun. For example, wear sunglasses, wear a hat, and use a shawl to cover your shoulders, etc. In short, these accessories will help you avoid sunburned skin and dark spots.

Getting sunburns not only leads to undesirable dark spots but also increases your risk of developing skin cancer. Therefore, protecting yourself from the sun is very important. Since there are so many options around these days, why not take advantage of them?

After all, prevention is the best remedy!

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