Brown spots on the skin are medically termed as lever spots, solar lentigo, old age spots, lentigo sensilis, or senile freckle. They are popularly known as brown spots, because earlier people thought that these brown spots on the skin develop due to some liver malfunctioning, but later it was found that these spots mostly appear on the skin due to the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun or due to aging.
Brown spots are a type of blemishes which normally appear as brown, yellow or black in color, but the brown color is most common.Brown spots are most common in women, because women’s skin is more delicate as compared to men’s, and the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun easily damage the thin and delicate skin of women.
These spots are mostly found on the areas of the body, which are very frequently exposed to the sun, like face, forehead, hands, palms, scalp and shoulders. Most women use sun screens and various age defying products to prevent and to get rid of brown spots, but those chemical treatments have various side effects on the skin. Hence, you can also try various simple and effective home remedies to deal with this problem.
4 Home Remedies for Brown Skin Spots
Vitamin E is very beneficial for any types of skin problems. Vitamin E helps to speed up the cell regeneration process. It removes the old and dead cells and enhances the growth of new and healthier cells. Vitamin E is especially very beneficial for removing any kind of dark spots from the skin.
Hence, it can be used to treat age spots also. Apart from this, vitamin E has antioxidant properties, which protects the skin from the damaging rays of the sun and from harmful pollutants. You can apply vitamin E oil directly over the brown spots or you can also take vitamin E supplements regularly, to remove brown spots.
Take one onion and blend it in a blender. Squeeze out the entire juice from the blended onion and keep it in a bowl. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the onion juice. Apply the juice all over the affected areas of the face and let it stay until the juice dries out.
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Apply one more time and wait until it dries the second time. Keep the juice over the face for at least 15 minutes and then rinse the face with cold water. Continue this remedy once or twice a week for 1 month, and you will be able to notice positive results.
Mask with Leaves and Turmeric
Take some mint (pudina) leaves, neem leaves, and basil (tulsi) leaves. Put them in a blender and blend them with a small sized turmeric rhizome. Put some water in the mixture if the paste becomes very tight.
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Blend all the things properly to make a fine paste. Apply this paste all over the face and other affected areas of the body and let it dry for at least 30 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Repeat the treatment twice or thrice a week to get rid of brown spots.
Lemon and Potato Juice
Extract the juice from one lemon and half a potato and mix the two juices properly.
Dip a cotton ball in the mixture of the two juices and apply it on the face. Let the juice dry and then reapply it two more times in the same way, and then wash your face with warm water.