Skin bleaching has become a hot topic in the past few years both here in the United States and as well as in many countries and communities all over the world. Aside from issues of identity and self-hatred, there are also health risks associated with using skin bleaching products — many of these products are unregulated or, as in the case of chemicals like Hydroquinone, have adverse affects after long term use. With that, here are a few all-natural alternatives to fading dark spots. We recommend testing these solutions on a small area before applying to large sections of your face.
Despite all these discussions, hyperpigmentation persists as a problem for people with darker skin. Here are a few all-natural solutions some homemade, some store bought, that may help those prone to this skin issue. Remember, however, in this case slow and steady wins the race, don’t expect any overnight results with these safer alternatives.
1. Turmeric Face Mask
Recipes and instructions available at Sherpa Sisters.
2. Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution
Available for $49.50 at Kiehl’s.
3. DIY Vitamin C Mask
Recipe and instructions available at Delight Momma.
4. Gentle Pore Scrub.
Gentle Pore Scrub, $10.99 at J.R. Watkins.
5. Almond Face Mask
Recipe and instructions available at Beauty Tips 4 Her.
6. Fresh Farmacy Cleanser
$9.95 at LUSH Cosmetics.
7. Perfect DIY Scrub
Recipe and Instructions Available at Nibella.
8. Burt’s Bees Brightening Dark Spot Corrector
Burt’s Bees Brightening Dark Spot Corrector, $20.00 at Burt’s Bees.
9. Classic Lemon Solution
Instructions available at Live Strong.
10. Aveeno® Positively Radiant® Targeted Tone Corrector
$14.99 at Aveeno.