Face blemishes or facial blemishes are dark patches or marks on the face due to acne, boils, eczema, blackheads, whiteheads, allergies, freckles, moles, age spots and other similar skin conditions and skin infections, that tend to clog the pores of the skin.  Face and neck are the most common areas prone to this condition as well as appearing on the back or on the tongue.
Factors like harsh weather conditions, presence of excess oil on the skin and the use of cosmetic products like creams, foundations and other similar products containing strong chemicals also contribute in the development of blemishes on the face.  Females, in particular become more susceptible to blemishes on the face and skin because of hormonal fluctuations during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, stress, sunburn and environmental factors like pollution increase the risk of developing this problem,
Castor Oil – Castor oil is a good natural dark spot corrector.  Apply castor oil twice a day to bleach the dark locations.  Gently rub the oil into your skin using circular motions.  This dark spot removal remedy will naturally reduce blemishes or other skin discolorations.
Milk – To get rid of the black spots on your face and other skin discolorations, apply milk on your face. When applied topically, the lactic acid in milk will gradually reduce skin's pigmentation and lighten, brighten, and tone skin complexion.  Dab the milk with a cotton ball and apply it directly to your brown spots on face.  Leave it on for 8-10 minutes and wash it off.  Apply this home remedy twice a day for 6 weeks to remove the dark pigmentation spots and patches from your face.
Red Onion Juice – Dip a clean cotton swab into the onion juice and then dab it directly on the discoloration spots and allow to dry. This is one of the best natural dark spot correctors for the face.  Use this natural home remedy for removing freckles, sunspots, age spots, melasma, and other blemishes on facial skin naturally and fast.
Potatoes – Apply potato slices directly to the dark spots, freckles or blemishes on skin.  You can also apply a face mask made from honey and grated potato to lighten black dots on face.  This homemade remedy can help reduce skin pigmentation and facial dark brown spots naturally. Rubbing potato slice on the acne spots is considered effective since potato is a natural bleaching agent and it helps in skin lightening too.
Vitamin E – Vitamin E serves as an effective solution for reducing dark spots on face.  Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant, it protects the skin and helps in evening skin discolorations and fading dark spots and other dark blemishes on the face and skin.  Open a Vitamin E capsule and apply the liquid to your red and brown spots on face before you go to bed.  
Aloe Vera – Rub aloe vera juice or gel directly onto dark skin pigments and brown spots on face once or twice daily for a few weeks to fade those skin discolorations fast.
Papaya – Apply the pulp of papaya on the skin and leave this mask on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off.  The many enzymes found in this papaya fruit helps to even out the skin tone and fade dark skin patches and brown spots on face.
Use these natural dark spot removers on your face to get rid of brown spots, freckles, age spots or sunspots and to lighten skin tone naturally.  You should also keep your facial skin clean by washing your face at least twice a day to reduce black spots on the face.
 To speed up the healing process, it is better to avoid excessive touching, squeezing or scratching the black spots on your face.  Read next week’s column for Part 2 of Getting Rid of Face Blemishes Naturally.
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