Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How to Lighten Dark Spots from Acne

How to Lighten Dark Spots from Acne

Dark spot from acne is a post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation condition that can take months or even years to fade. You can use several remedies to speed up the spot lightening process. Given below are some tips on how to lighten dark spots from acne.


How to Lighten Dark Spots from Acne

Lemon juice contains natural skin bleaching properties, so use it to get rid of dark post-acne marks naturally. Apply diluted lemon juice on dark spots. Let the lemon juice dry for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with water. Use a good quality oil-free moisturizer. Do not use this remedy if your skin type is sensitive. Use this remedy every night before bed.

Make a mixture by combining one tablespoon of honey, two teaspoons of yogurt and 2 tablespoons of cooked, oatmeal. Apply it over your face each night for about 10 to 15 minutes and then remove it with warm water.

Aloe vera gel is another great remedy for dark spots caused by acne. Apply fresh aloe vera gel on the affected area and leave it on your skin for couple of minutes. Use this remedy on a daily basis until dark spots fade.

Make a paste by mixing two tablespoon each of sandal wood power and rose water together. Apply it on the affected area and leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then remove it with warm water. Use this remedy twice or thrice every week

These were some tips on how to lighten dark spots from acne. Apart from these tips, make a good skin care regimen by including some basic steps like cleansing, scrubbing and moisturizing into it. Lastly, consult with a dermatologist to get an expert advice.

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