How to lighten face spots
Spots on the face and on the usually exposed skin, such as the hands are characteristic signs of ageing. They affect men and women alike, especially those with a light complexion or reddish , while they are less evident on those with darker or olive skin.
Cellular degeneration and uneven distribution of melanin contribute to the formation of these spots, which can have different shapes and extensions. However, this is not only due to cellular ageing and skin pigmentation anomalies.
Moreover, facial spots do not have a pathological significance, as they are considered only blemishes which, in the long run, could however, cause discomfort if very pronounced and extensive. They must be kept under control and monitored by experts in the field, such as dermatologists, and can be eliminated with various methods, especially natural ones.
In the lprevious article we talked about the various factors that cause skin spots. Today, instead, let's discover the natural remedies to either eliminate or reduce them.
Did you know that pure snail slime is an excellent substance for reducing skin spots? Indeed, it is rich in glycolic acid, allantoin and proteins, which allow it to remove dead cells and regenerate the skin thus reducing the appearance of blemishes and small scars.
The causes of spots on the face
Ageing, as already mentioned, is one of the causes of face spots but certainly not the only one
One aspect that greatly affects the appearance of these irregular patches of various shades (darker than the color of the skin), is exposure to the sun's rays and to tanning lamps.
The production of melanin up to the age of 40-50 is more or less regular and uniform over the whole face while, with the passing of time, it begins to be uneven. This substance serves to protect the skin and its imbalance can lead to both dark and light spots.
Other causes can be related to hormonal imbalances in some periods of life. In women, for example, they can manifest during pregnancy and take the name of chloasma, also known as pregnancy mask. They usually disappear almost completely after the baby is born.
Menopause is another stage in a woman's life that leads to hormonal imbalances and therefore to an abnormal distribution of melanin.
The same phenomenon also occurs in conjunction with taking the contraceptive pill, during which exposure to sunlight in the central hours of the day is not recommended (and in any case without adequate protection).
Both the use and quality of cosmetics, as well as whether they are carefully tested and hypoallergenic, also affect the appearance of spots on the face.
Make-up tricks, as you know, don't always contain natural substances and more often than not they become dangerous for the skin. The presence of oils, essences, perfumes, fine powders, very fine creams, which penetrate the surface layer of the epidermis can stimulate an excessive production of melanin. The same toxins may remain in the pores where they continue to act unless a periodic professional facial cleansing is not performed.
The skin pigmentation of the face is also influenced by the lack of some vitamins and minerals and by an unbalanced diet, as happens when you drink too little. Face spots on the face can also be caused by taking various medications as well as by skin diseases such as vitiligo, acne rosacea and couperose. Finally, there may also be hereditary reasons, as in the case of those whose skin is characterized by freckles and ephelids.
Natural remedies for face blemishes
There are several natural remedies that can be used to prevent and treat spots on the face.
Snail slime , aloe vera gel, lemon juice, baking soda, corn starch are among the most effective ones.
Snail slime and regenerating power
Snail slime is one of the most widely used substances as a primary ingredient of creams, serums, drops to eliminate various skin imperfections, including blemishes.
It contains natural substances such as minerals and vitamins (especially C), substances such as allantoin , which stimulate the production of elastin and collagen .
Thanks to these active ingredients, the skin appears smooth, luminous, soft and healthy. In addition to skin spots, wrinkles, scars, pimples and irritations are also reduced, favoring a much more homogeneous appearance of the skin.
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Even skin with Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is one of the most effective plants in terms of skin regeneration, especially for dark spots on the face that fade until they disappear. A further advantage also lies in the preventive action that can be performed with respect to the spots.
Just apply it directly onto the skin and leave it to act for half an hour, rinsing with cold water. Being a natural product, Aloe Vera can be applied up to 2 times a day even for months, without causing any discomfort.
Lemon juice: a source of Vitamin C
Another natural or "grandmother's" remedy for face spots is lemon juice. Its composition is rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, and it also performs an astringent and disinfectant action.
It is preferable to apply it in the evening before going to sleep, using a cotton ball or a cotton fioc, if the spots are small and not very widespread. Repeat the application for about a month and you will slowly see the dark pigmentation fade with excellent aesthetic results.
Sodium bicarbonate for a thousand uses
Sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda is an all-natural substance that can be used for a thousand purposes from the home to the kitchen. Its action is no less effective even in the case of skin spots on the face.
In addition to its lightly exfoliating power, which eliminates the superficial layer of dead cells, it contributes to lightening the skin evenly.
It should be applied after mixing it with a few drops of warm water, in order to obtain a creamy consistency. Then let it act for about 20 minutes and rinse it off with plenty of water. The results will not be long in coming to be appreciated.
The delicacy of corn starch
Corn starch is among the natural products also used in baby bath cleaners as it is a substance with a "sweet" action, which lends itself to the creation of masks for those with particularly delicate skin and face spots.
In addition to carrying out a soothing action, it helps lighten the complexion. Use a compress directly on the affected area, mix it with a few drops of warm water or, alternatively, use lemon juice to obtain a creamy mixture to be left to act for about 15 minutes before going to bed. Remove with water. It will allow a good result over time.