How to Treat Skin Spots or Skin Depigmentation
Over time, sun exposure and bad habits can cause us to experience irregular skin pigmentation. Sometimes, dark skin spots appear, whereas other spots appear much lighter, as if a portion of your skin has lost its pigmentation.
In this article, we’ll explain how you can treat skin spots naturally with the help of lemon, strawberries, rosehip, aloe vera and turmeric.
Why do we get spots on our skin?
If you want to get rid of skin spots, take a look at the following article in which we’ll explain a few of the best natural remedies for doing so without damaging your skin. However, if you have lots of spots on your skin, you should take a moment to think about what might be causing this problem in order to keep new spots from appearing.
The most common causes of skin depigmentation are:
- Excessive sun exposure, especially without sunscreen.
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy.
- The use of oral birth control.
- Chronic acne.
Lemon to treat skin spots
The first problem that we’re going to look at is dark spots, which can certainly be treated with the excellent properties of lemons.
In addition to being a purifying agent, this citrus fruit is perfect for whitening, cleansing and disinfecting your skin.
If you have sensitive skin, you may find lemon a bit aggressive, which is why we suggest mixing it with a few drops of liquid glycerin, which you can find at your local pharmacy.
In a small glass container, mix both of these ingredients. You can also add a few drops of vitamin E, which is used as a preservative in cosmetic products. Store this mixture in the refrigerator.
Aloe vera, used in a number of cultures to treat different skin problems, is a plant that helps to hydrate oily skin and help prevent scarring from acne marks and other injuries. You can use the gel that comes directly out of the plant, or buy aloe vera gel in a pharmacy or herbalist shop. However, the more natural, the better, because the natural plant conserves all of this product’s amazing properties.
We recommend applying aloe vera two times per day and waiting until it dries to apply your normal moisturizing lotion.
Strawberries are another fruit that are able to gradually get rid of dark skin spots. Applying this fruit is a bit more complicated than other ones, so we recommend applying one natural mask per week as a way to complement your daily lemon or aloe vera treatment plan.
Mash one very ripe strawberry with a fork and apply it directly to the skin spot. Let it set for half an hour and then wash it off with water.
Rosehip oil is the best remedy for the two problems presented in this article, because it is able to regulate skin pigmentation. If you suffer from hyperpigmentation (dark-colored spots), this product will decrease that tone over time. On the other hand, if you have a depigmented area which is lighter in color than the rest of your skin, this oil will help to restore that pigmentation.
How do you use it?
- You can apply the pure, undiluted version of this oil to your skin, unlike other oils that might irritate your skin and thus must be diluted.
- You should apply it two times per day to the area in question.
- You can buy it in herbalist shops or in natural cosmetics stores, but avoid buying it in places that lack the proper certification showing the product’s quality.
- Store it in a dark glass bottle that is hermetically sealed.
Turmeric, a spice that we have mentioned in a number of articles on this blog, has a variety of anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, in addition to the ability to get rid of spots, nourish the skin and reduce inflammation, making it great for people with sensitive skin or for those who suffer from eczema. We recommend it especially for lighter-colored skin spots.
Here’s a homemade lotion that you can prepare to easily apply turmeric to your skin. You just need a bit of powdered turmeric and bee honey.
How do I make it?
- Mix high-quality honey with powdered turmeric until you have achieved a thick texture. Apply this mask to the depigmented area and let it set for half an hour. Finally, rinse well with water to remove the mask.
- Perform this treatment every day for at least one month.