The best natural hacks for dark spots

They weren’t there before, but now you’re plagued by dark spots on your face, hands, and other parts of your body. These discolorations arise for a number of reasons and are often called age spots, which no one wants. 

The good news is that you can begin to fade these spots with the right solutions. That’s right—you can basically turn back the hands of time, and stick to your vow of only using the best, naturally derived ingredients.

What causes dark spots?

The first step in removing dark spots is understanding the underlying cause. Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to entirely remove the dark spot or hyperpigmentation. But, you can do things to significantly fade them, so they’re not so obvious.

Some causes of dark spots include:

♦ Sun damage

♦ Hormones

♦ Medications

♦ Inflammation (acne, injury, eczema, psoriasis)

♦ Wounds

♦ Irritation and skin allergies

♦ Diabetes

Some of the causes of dark spots are temporary in nature and will fade or go away with time. Others are more permanent, and you can take steps to fade them, but they will always be there. 

Dark spots on your skin are typically not anything to be worried about and should not be painful. If they look to be irregular in color and shape or they’re painful, then you should seek the advice of a dermatologist.

DIY remedies for dark spots 

A great way to stay on top of your dark spots is to add a home remedy boost alongside your beauty regimen. You might have some of these common ingredients in your home right now. You can start working on fading your dark spots before you even finish reading this article.

Aloe vera. Apply aloe vera directly to your dark spots for 30 minutes every morning and evening. Rinse and go.

Apple cider vinegar and water. Mix up a batch of half ACV and half water and apply it to your dark spots. Let it air dry.

Horseradish. Apply directly to the dark spots and let it sit for about 15 minutes, then rinse. Do this a few times a week.

Turmeric. This popular spice works well when mixed with 2 tablespoons of rice water, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1 teaspoon of turmeric to make a paste that you dot on spots and leave on for about 20 minutes. 

Papaya paste. Peel green papaya and remove the seeds. Blend the remaining papaya until it makes a paste and leave on your face and neck like a mask for about 20-30 minutes in the morning and night. Rinse and go.

Parsley. This mask uses a cup of parsley, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of non-flavored yogurt. Mix and spread the mask on your face or the offending spots. Leave on for about 15 minutes a couple of times a week. Rinse well and go.

Simple Beauty Spot Corrector

The real progress in helping to diminish dark spots, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation happen with Simple Beauty Spot Corrector. Adding a DIY remedy to your regimen that includes the spot corrector will give you the advantage you’re looking for.

It’s the attention to essential ingredients that gives this product an edge over competition in both treating your dark spots and also improving the long-term condition of your skin. These powerful, safe ingredients include:

Kojic dipalmitate. A combination of kojic and palmitic acids are antioxidants that soften the skin.

Tocopheryl acetate. An antioxidant with deep conditioning properties.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) enhances skin tone and texture while brightening the skin.

Combined, these three ingredients leave your skin looking brighter and clearer while also improving smoothness and softness.

Your skin will love that Simple Beauty’s innovative formulas are inspired by nature, backed by science, and are always cruelty-free. Our products will never contain parabens, additives, fillers, or toxins, and they’re never tested on animals. Simple Beauty focuses on skincare with substance, so that you can see and feel the benefits without worry.

Preventing dark spots in the first place

While fading dark spots is possible, why not adopt a skincare plan that prevents them in the first place. Obviously, you can’t prevent all of them because you have no control over some of the causes of dark skin spots, but you certainly can do the following:

♦ Always use sunscreen

♦ Avoid being out in the sun between 10 am and 2 pm

♦ Cover up to protect your skin

To put it simply

For most people, age spots or hyperpigmentation is a fact of life at some point or another. While you can go to great lengths to protect yourself from environmental damage, you can’t control all of the factors that cause dark spots on your skin. But you can combat them.

Adding Simple Beauty’s Spot Corrector to your skincare regimen will give you an added advantage because of the essential ingredients chosen to specifically target these areas of excess melanin and work to rebalance your skin. The result is even-toned skin that’s glowing and energized.