Reasons for dark spots on face and How could a Scrub help to brighten the skin

Dark spots on face look ugly and they can make you look older. Usually seen in middle aged women, a Dark Spot is the hyper-pigmentation of the skin. Dark spots or pigmentations appear if a localised area of melanin manufactured accumulates on a particular spot on the skin. It can be seen on the forehead, around the mouth, Under Eye or on cheekbones. However, some dark spots could be signs of grave skin problems and thus you ought to see a dermatologist for being on the safe side.

Signs of dark spots

Spots occurring as a result of prolonged exposure to UV rays, which include acne and age spots, are the initial signs of dark spots. They are the reason behind the Uneven Skin tone and they indicate that your facial skin has begun ageing. Dark spots eventually lead to wrinkles and can happen to any woman regardless of her skin colour or type. As dark spots look really bad, most women try to cover them with makeup. Using a Fairness Cream might help improve the situation for the time being, but that is not a long-term solution.

Reasons for dark spots

There are many factors that lead to the appearance of dark spots including genetics, exposure to sunlight, pregnancy, skin diseases etc. The women aged between 20 and 50 might experience this problem due to hormonal imbalances brought on by stressful lifestyle, pregnancy, using contraceptive pills and menopause. Prolonged exposure in the sun can also result in dark spots later in life. Women who are below twenty can have dark spots because of acne scarring.

  • Skin diseases

Melasma: This is one of the most common causes for the appearance of greyish patches on the face. It usually affects the cheeks, forehead or the area between your mouth and nose. It can also affect other portions of your skin particularly where the skin is directly exposed to the sun like shoulders and forearms.

Riehl’s Melanosis: This disease causes greyish or brownish spots on your face, which is a result of hyper-pigmentation. According to many dermatologists, this disease occurs due to subsequent exposure to UV rays on body parts that were earlier exposed to some cosmetic products like deodorants.

Poikiloderma of Civatte: This common disease affects the neck area which is frequently exposed to sunlight. This disease causes dark reddish or reddish brown patches on the skin of the neck.

  • Medications

There are a number of medicines which make your skin more irritable and sensitive. It can lead to appearance of dark spots on your facial skin. The contraceptive pills used by women contain estrogens which can cause dark spots on the face. Some medicines that are used to treat postmenopausal problems also have estrogens in them. 

  • Pregnancy

A dark linear dark line appears on the abdomen of pregnant women. Most women who are expecting get this line, though it might disappear in a short time post delivery. However, if is not treated properly then it can remain. 

  • Liver Disease

Sometimes dark spots may appear on your face because of liver diseases. Apart from these factors, some medical conditions like Addison’s Disease, Hemachromatosis and Pituitary Tumours can cause dark spots.

Remedy to reduce Dark Spots

Getting dark spots on the face can be avoided to some extent by taking some preventive measures. For instance,

Staying away from direct sun exposure and using sunscreen on a regular basis will ensure that you don’t get dark spots later.

Exfoliation of facial skin by using a Lightening Scrub is a great way to get rid of dark spots. Exfoliation helps in removing dead cells from your skin and bringing in new skin.

Now the main problem is that the scrubs available in the market contain harmful chemicals in them. Dark spots actually mean that your skin is already damaged. So if you use the regular scrubs on the dark spots, it might make the condition worse. That is why you should rely on natural and Ayurvedic treatment for Dark Spots and Ayurvedic products too.

A rapid way to reduce the appearance of dark spots is lightening the area. Your skin can be lightened naturally with the help of vitamin C. Lemons contain vitamin C which has skin lightening properties. You can apply a lemon face mask to give your skin the required vitamin C. Just squeeze a lemon in a cup of water and then apply the mixture on your face. Leave it on your face for some time before washing it off. You will start to see the visible differences if you do this on a regular basis. This natural yet effective process works better than a regular Brightening Scrub that is sold in the market.

There are many Ayurvedic herbs that help in removing dark spots and brightening the skin complexion. Kumkumadi tailam is incredibly effective Ayurvedic herbal oil that brightens skin magically. Apart from brightening the skin, it is also filled with anti ageing properties. This oil is made of sixteen various Ayurvedic ingredients. Only can not only get rid of dark spots but also get lighter toned skin naturally by using a Kumkumadi Face Scrub thrice a week. The main ingredient of this oil is saffron which is responsible for improving skin complexion and texture. It is famous for removing wrinkles and age spots as well. The best thing about Kumkumadi oil is that it doesn’t have any harmful side effects.


Kumkumadi Serum can be applied directly on the skin. It should be used on the face in such a way that it forms a light and even coat. After applying it, use your finger tips and dab it for five minutes or so. You can even gently message it. Then you should leave it for about 20-30 minutes so that your skin can absorb the serum. Next, take some lukewarm water to rinse it off your face. Since it doesn’t cause any damages to the skin, you can follow this routine on a daily basis. You will be stunned to see how fast the dark spots on your face will disappear.