Sun spots are the brown marks that appear on skin because of over production of melanin pigment by direct exposure to ultraviolet radiations from the sun. Sunspots appear on those areas that are exposed to sun directly such as face, neck and back of hands. However you can cure this problem by following some home remedies which are given below:
Home Remedies to Cure Sun Spots:
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice is considered very effective to lighten sun spots. Apply fresh lemon juice on your skin and let it stay for 15-20 minutes then rinse off with fresh water.Instead of Lemon juice you can also rub a fresh piece of lemon on affected areas. Repeat this twice a day and see the difference within few days. (Beware of going outdoors while applying lemon juice because it increase skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. So before going outdoors first wash your face, apply a good sunscreen and then go outside)
2. Lime Juice, Glycerine and Rose Water
Take 1 tablespoon of some lime juice, 1 tablespoon of glycerin and 1 teaspoon of rose water. Mix them well and apply this mixture on the affected area. Let it stay on the skin for about 20-30 minutes and then wash you skin. Repeat this twice a day for about 3-4 weeks.
3. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is considered very effective to treat sun spots. You can apply either aloe juice or aloe gel on the affected area of your skin. Let it stay for 30-45 minutes and then wash your face with fresh water. Repeat this twice a day for 4-6 weeks.
4. Garlic Juice
Application of garlic juice is one of the best home remedy to cure sun spots. Rub garlic juice on affected areas twice a day and you will see the difference within one month.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar and Orange Juice
Another effective home remedy to treat sun spots is a mixture of apple cider vinegar and orange juice. Take half tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons of orange juice. Mix them well and apply on affected areas. Regular application will give show an excellent result within few days.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar and Onion juice
A mixture of apple cider vinegar and onion juice is also very effective to fade away the sun spots. Take equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and orange juice and mix them well. Apply this mixture on affected areas for 3-4 weeks.
7. Buttermilk and Tomato Paste
Mix 2 teaspoons of buttermilk and 1 teaspoon of tomato paste and apply this mixture gently on the brown spots. Let it stay on the affected areas at least for 20 minutes and then wash off. Repeat this at least once per day for 3-4 weeks.
8. Castor Oil
Castor Oil is also considered very effective to diminish sun spots. Dip a cotton ball in castor oil and apply this on affected areas twice a day. Regular application will give you an excellent result within few days.
Papaya contains a good amount of an enzyme papain and alpha hydroxy acids. Both of them help a lot in reducing the appearance of brown spots by gentle skin exfoliation. You can rub one tablespoon of fresh grated papaya on the brown spots. Let it stay on your skin for about 20 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
10. Yogurt, Oatmeal and Lemon Juice
Take 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal and 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Mix them well and apply this on the brown spots. Leave this for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. For best results, repeat this process 3-4 times per week.