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The spots on the face are a basically aesthetic disorder, but that worries a lot of people, especially in those cases in which they are very notorious.
They appear mainly due to factors such as aging and sun exposure, which is the cause of the vast majority of facial pigmentation disorders. Avoiding sun exposure is the main way to avoid the appearance of skin spots.
In this article we will talk about skin blemishes and how to remedy them using natural remedies that you can easily do from the comfort of your home.
What are face spots?
They appear mainly by exposure to the sun, through a process called photoaging. The ultraviolet radiation of the king star causes damage to the skin cells, which result in a deterioration of the skin in the form of spots, loss of texture and various wrinkles.
In addition to photoaging, natural biological aging, processes such as pregnancy and certain drugs such as tobacco and some medications can accelerate the production of skin blemishes.
Within the types of spots on the skin, we find:
- Vascular spots
Most of them are produced by aging, sun exposure, hormonal changes or genetic factors that predispose us to the appearance of these small marks.
Although they can be easily made up or concealed, the simplest thing is to avoid their appearance by reducing our sun exposure and using products that protect us from the harmful effects of UVA rays.
An important factor to consider is to avoid the use of drugs such as alcohol or tobacco, which can also promote the appearance of facial blemishes, especially those of vascular type and some moles.
Home remedies to remove facial blemishes
Today there are clinical treatments that are quite effective in removing skin blemishes. These treatments can be aggressive or simply cost too high for some, so it is worth knowing how we can reduce the appearance of stains using home remedies.
Here are 8 ways to remove facial blemishes easily from your home.
1. Glycolic acid
Glycolic acid is derived from sugars and is able to penetrate the outermost layers of the skin, so it is used as a chemical scrub. On a medical level, very powerful solutions of this acid are used, with pH that can reach 0.6.
At the household level, it is not advisable (or legal) to use acids of such power on our skin, but we can find it marketed in much milder doses, which will have a lesser but equally effective effect when exfoliating our skin and reducing the appearance of facial spots. It is recommended that at least we use solutions containing 10% glycolic acid, unless we are especially sensitive.
2. Aloe Vera
The aloe plant has multiple properties that are beneficial to our skin. Applying the “meat” that is inside the leaves of this pointed plant on our face will help us reduce the spots and equalize the skin tone.
In addition, within the properties of aloe we find its high content of vitamins A, C and E, which apparently help to improve the condition of our skin, leaving it softer. It is also a strong moisturizer, so by applying aloe we are taking care of our skin in multiple ways.
There are natural remedies that use lemon to whiten our skin, and although the lemon itself does not work and can produce irritations of greater or lesser severity according to our sensitivity, we can use the juice of half a lemon with two or three tablespoons of aloe Vera to maximize its effect on skin blemishes.
A grated potato mask with honey will also take care of our skin by reducing facial blemishes. We simply mix a few tablespoons of honey, which will act as a moisturizer and antiseptic, with the half-potato zest that we can obtain by passing them through a cheese grater.
The potato in this mixture acts as a natural scrub, in addition to having certain antiseptic properties by itself that will also decrease our acne, if we had it. We can also choose to cut the potato into slices and keep it on our skin for about twenty minutes to produce a similar effect, although it is not as beneficial as using it in the form of a mask.
4. Almond oil
Almond oil has become extremely popular for its many benefits for the skin. We must be careful to use sweet almond oil, since bitter almond oil does not have the same benefits.
Sweet almond oil is full of vitamin E, vitamin A, and monosaturated fatty acids, which help our skin with its antioxidant, anti acne and moisturizing properties. In addition, it is indicated to reduce skin blemishes, especially those that are close to the eyes, where the skin is more sensitive.
Part of the benefits of almond oil come from its ability to penetrate the outer layers of the skin, bringing its nutrients to the internal epithelial cells, which are alive and we must take care. We can use almond oil even if we have oily skin, since it is not comedogenic and therefore will not cause acne.
5. Oatmeal masks
Oatmeal masks are also very good for the care of our skin. We can make oatmeal masks simply by mixing natural oatmeal flakes with yogurt, so that our skin receives the benefits of both.
An oatmeal mask will match the skin tone, reaffirm the skin reducing wrinkles, reduce facial blemishes and also function as a gentle scrub while moisturizing us. The complete pack.
6. Tomato and sugar mask
Although sugar is not highly recommended for the skin, its use in small quantities, especially in conjunction with tomato, can be the key to disappear the spots on the face that we develop with age or sun exposure.
The tomato, in addition to being loaded with vitamins that improve the state of our skin, has bleaching properties, so it is used in various cosmetic products, especially in Asian countries. If we make a simple mask with the juice of a tomato and a few spoonfuls of sugar, we will have an exfoliating and bleaching mixture that will take care of our spots on the skin.
To use it, we must apply it gently on our skin, extending it with smooth and circular movements. Special care must be taken with skin close to the eyes, since it is especially sensitive to mechanical stress and strong scrubs such as sugar can easily damage it.
7. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is also a home remedy for the skin that has become extremely popular. Vinegars are by definition slightly acidic, so they have an exfoliating effect on our skin that is responsible for removing excess dead skin.
Apple cider vinegar has the particularity of containing alpha hydroxy acids, molecular category in which glycolic acid is found (the first remedy that we present in the article). We can use it as a tonic to reaffirm the tone of our skin and help whiten it gently.
8. Mask of turmeric, yogurt and olive oil
Turmeric has been used especially in Ayurvedic medicine to help with a multitude of discomforts. It contains curcumin, which is a potent antioxidant that helps decrease the effect of free radicals in addition to helping reduce dark spots that we may have on our face.
To make this wonderful mask of yogurt, turmeric and olive oil we simply need half a teaspoon of turmeric, a tablespoon or two of yogurt and a tablespoon of olive oil. After mixing everything, we apply it in circles on our face, taking special care to influence the spots.
In addition to the benefits of turmeric, the acidity of yogurt will also help to lighten our skin while olive oil will be in charge of deeply moisturizing our face. This mask is not the most suitable for people with oily skin, but it will also work if we avoid the oil, although it will not be so spectacular.
After application, we must leave it on for twenty minutes before cleaning it with water. Since it is very aggressive, we can use this mask about three times a week….