3 Home Remedies That May Help You Get Rid of Dark Spots

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 06/17/2015 | 10:30 AM EDT

Show off your blemish free skin this summer with these quick tips

Simple enough, no one wants to have dark spots all over their bodies. But the struggle is figuring out how to get rid of the blemishes on your body and really where they come from. For the most part, dark spots are caused by trauma to the skin and even dry skin that hasn’t been removed. Luckily, there are a few ways to help eliminate dark spots caused by these issues. We’ve found a few options for women who are looking for a few home remedies. Check them out below!



Try the Lemon Juice Remedy

Roll the lemon on the counter for a few seconds. Then, cut the lemon in half. Apply a little pressure to the lemon to bring the juice to the surface and rub on the areas with dark spots. Let the lemon juice dry and then wash off with cold water. Do this twice a day, everyday until you start to see results.


Try exfoliating your skin with Buttermilk

Buttermilk has lactic acid in it that helps exfoliate the skin without leaving it dry. Some people even mix tomato juice and buttermilk together to enhance the remedy.


Try exfoliating with a loofah, everyday

While you may need to add an additional step to this routine (like the lemon juice technique), this will help you start removing the dead skin cells that create dark spots.


Try the sugar scrub technique

If you mix brown sugar and olive oil together, you can gently rub the mixture on your knees and elbows to help remove dead skin cells and reveal a lighter, healthier surface of skin.


Have you ever tried to get rid of dark spots on your skin? Let us know your techniques below!

(Photo: Image Source/Corbis)

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