Sometimes when our skin gets too dry, when we get sunburns or simply when we’re using irritant products (even dish wash) we might end up with darker spots on our skin that don’t seem to go away.
They can be anywhere: on our hands, armpits, chest, neck, face etc. The best way is to get rid of them is of course using a chemical peel, but this comes with lots of problems. Despite being extremely effective with dark skin it tends to make it more sensitive to external factors and especially to sun. Getting out of the house without wearing at least 30 SPF is not an option anymore unless you want to go back to where you started from.
Fortunately, there are also other ways that can help you get rid of these spots. It takes a bit longer, but it’s more gentle with the skin. Plus, there are many options from where you can choose. First, you need to get rid of dry skin and hydrate as well as you can. You can use sugar for this (especially if you’re taking a shower because it tends to melt and won’t be that harsh on the skin) or coffee. After scrubbing, get some almond oil (it has lots of antioxidants and it’s awesome for this task) and put it into the microwave for a few seconds. Massage it into the skin (be generous when applying it) twice per day and you should be able to see improvements quite soon (3-4 days).
If you want to rush the skin whitening there another 3 ingredients that you can use. Potatoes are first and also easy to use. You just have to grind them until you get enough juice to apply it on the spots. Results can be visible even after the first use, so it’s something you’re ought to try. Massage it into the skin and than rinse with cold water.
Aloe Vera is another ingredient with properties of brightening the skin. Take the gel and apply it in a thick-ish layer on your skin. Just like for potatoes juice, you have to massage it. After you feel it penetrated the skin a bit, leave it for another 20 minutes and then rinse.
And the last ingredient that I recommend is rice water. This is known to be a great whitening “product”, recommended by Japanese women who, as we all know, have beautiful and bright skin. You can this as a toner twice per day and it doesn’t require rinse.
Of course, if you want to keep the results and stay away from dark skin you should continue to hydrate as often as possible and also use some SPF protection when you go out.