Dark is the new trend. Against age old myths that fair women are beauty bearers, dark skinned women are equally beautiful and charming. But what they need is proper grooming in order to maintain their radiance. Dark spots look much uglier on dark skin than any other complexion. They give the skin a blotchy appearance and bumpy texture, which makes the face look much darker than it actually is. However, this time we have come up with a rescue list of 5 simple home remedies for dark skinned women having a tough time dealing with dark spots and pigmentation.
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1. Honey, Sugar And Lemon Syrup:
Mix 1 full teaspoon organic honey with 1 teaspoon citric lemon juice and stir well. Add coarse sugar beads, half the amount of honey and lemon, to the mixture. Apply on wet face and neck after icing them. Keep scrubbing the face till your hands feel sugar beads. Let the syrup rest on the face for 15 minutes after that. Wash with cold water, ice the face and moisturize immediately.
Honey activates its antibacterial property and removes acne causing and sun and pollution induced bacteria. Sugar smoothens the skin and brings its pH level to normal. Lemon bleaches pigmentation and spots. This makes the skin twice fairer, shiny and spotless.
2. Orange Peel And Papaya Face Mask:
Peel an orange and grind its skin in a mixer with papaya pulp to form a thick paste. Add 1 teaspoon orange juice to the paste and apply on scrubbed face. Let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove while massaging the face thoroughly with cold water. Use once everyday.
While orange juice is an antioxidant and bleaching agent, orange peel is a powerful astringent. The peel mash rubs against the skin pores and orange juice absorbs dirt, bacteria and oil. And papain in papaya regulates disturbed melanin due to UV damage and reduces pigmentation and sun marks. Enlarged pores are shrunken by orange peel post scrubbing.
3. Oatmeal And Beetroot Paste:
Grind few beetroot flakes and boiled oatmeal in a grinder to form a liquid paste. Apply a thin layer on the face and keep reapplying fresh layers on top of it for 5 minutes. Let the layers rest for 15 minutes. Wash with tap water. Use regularly.
Beetroot increases blood circulation. Iron in it supplies abundant oxygen to damaged cells and makes them plump and glossy. Oatmeal exfoliates the epidermis and softens cracked dry skin. This improves complexion and reduces wrinkles alongside bleaching dark spots from the underlying skin layers.
4. Gram Flour, Sandalwood Powder, And Banana:
Add 1 teaspoon gram flour, 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder and 1 green banana in a mixer and grind to form paste. Add water, if needed, to get thick consistency. Apply on freshly scrubbed face. Wear it for 15 minutes before rinsing it with cold water while massaging the face.
Vitamins in gram flour exhibit the properties of antioxidants and detoxify the skin. Sandalwood powder targets dark spots on the epidermis and exfoliates the dry skin layers while reducing inflammation. And Vitamin E and C in banana softens cracked and bumpy skin, removes tan, dark spots, acne marks, sun spots, burns and blisters and reduce wrinkles.
5. Spinach And Fuller’s Earth:
Add 1 tablespoon raw spinach and 2 teaspoons fuller’s earth in a mixer and grind to form a paste. Filter the juice and residue. Apply thin layer of the juice on face and let it rest for 15 minutes. Scrub the face for next 15 minutes with the residue. Wash with cold water. Use twice till the complexion starts lightening.
Vitamin A in spinach is one of the top class acne foes. It penetrates within the skin pores and removes acne inducing bacteria, oil, blackheads and dirt. The skin looks fairer instantly. Fuller’s earth hydrates the dry and dark skin while lightening brown spots from the face and nose.
The above listed 5 home remedies can easily reform dark skin to radiant, fairer, glossy and spotless. In fact, they are the easiest ways to keep dark skin from darkening any further due to sun damage.