Brown spots on the face are a common aesthetic problem, which can affect both men and women. This hyperpigmentation of some points on the skin is the result of an increase in the production of melanocytes, cells that increase melanin in the skin, thus turning the skin darker.
You should also know that the dark spots on your skin are known by the name brown spots, age spots, dark spots, sun spots and liver spots and can range in color from light to dark brown.
Many experts around the world think that this is the most effective method to get rid of brown spots and it’s very simple – you just need 1 simple ingredient!
Yes, you got that right – you just need lemon juice! Apply lemon juice directly to the brown spots. Lemon juice contains an acid that may help break down melanin pigment and thus reduce the appearance of spots within a month or two. Vitamin C in lemons may directly bleach the skin as well.
Here’s what you need to do – just cut a lemon into slices and place the slices directly on the brown spots. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and then rinse off with running water.
Be careful about combining lemon juice and direct sun exposure! According to the experts, applying lemon juice on the skin can cause significant sunburns in direct sunlight. It may be best limit sun exposure to lemon-juice treated brown spots to 10 minutes at a time.
- We can easily say that one of the best cures is prevention! Brown spots are an example of the type of damage caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds/lamps, so avoiding too much exposure to UV can limit the number of spots you get later.
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- Make sure you take off any makeup before trying any of these remedies. Clean your skin well to draw out the oil and lotions that may interfere with the treatments.
- You should protect yourself from overexposure to the sun to prevent more brown spots
- If these remedies don’t work after 2 months, see a dermatologist about other possible treatments including:
- Laser therapy
- Cryotherapy (freezing)
- Chemical peels
- This is very important for you to know – make sure you keep track of any unusual changes on your skin. Have a partner or good friend keep an eye on skin you can’t see well (on your back, for example).
- And, always be aware of the ABCDEs of skin cancer listed above and make sure to see a dermatologist if you are uncertain about any area of your skin.