Ever wonder why dark patches are suddenly appearing on your face and skin? Do you want to get rid of them?
These blemishes are known as brown spots. They usually appear on exposed areas such as the face, neck, chest and even hands. Although there is nothing to worry about, some women still find it annoying to look at. This article will deal with the causes of brown spots and the treatments available to get rid of those unsightly patches.
There are many causes why brown spots in the skin occur. Melasma is an irregular, pale-brown spots that usually appears on the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chest. This is common during pregnancy, menopause and in women taking oral contraceptives or birth control pills.
Apart from these, sun exposure, age, genes, stress, improper skin care, hyper-pigmentation of the skin by producing excess melanin, smoking, weak liver, lack of vitamin C, cancer and dermatitis and diabetes are other causes of pigmentation on face.
Unless it involves an ailment such as Diabetes or Cancer, brown spots on your skin can be removed. While some may resort to laser treatments or Microdermabrasion which can be expensive, there are easy and natural solutions that can be found at home. Lemon juice is the easiest, cheapest and the most effective way to get rid of the patches and works as a natural bleach. Just apply the juice directly on the affected area then leave it for half an hour before rinsing with cold water. This must be done twice a day for two months.
Another available remedy is buttermilk since it contains lactic acid that is beneficial to the skin. Like lemon juice, simply apply buttermilk into the affected area and leave it on for a few minutes before washing it with cold water. If you have an oily skin, mix it with lemon juice.
Papaya is also an excellent cure for brown patches. Just rub a spoonful of grated papaya, rub it in the face and let it dry for about 20 minutes before cleaning it with lukewarm water. This should be done twice daily until the spots lighten.
Although it has a strong smell, onions is also a good solution in treating pigmentations. By wiping your face with a slice of onion for two to three times a day, the brown spots will lighten. If the smell bothers you, mix a tablespoon of onion juice with two tablespoons of honey and massage it in the affected portion of your body for 15 minutes before rinsing.
These are only some of the many available remedies in treating brown spots. If any of the natural solutions don’t work, consult a dermatologist in order to properly treat these patches.
Amy Greenwood works for SkinBase, a provider of microdermabrasion treatments which are particularly effective in reducing or even completely removing brown spots on the skin. Visit the SkinBase website for more information.