Fighting the Darkest Enemy – THE DARK SPOTS

Reasons for dark spots on face and how can a Face Scrub help to brighten the skin

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Dark spots on face look unpleasant and they can make you look older. Usually seen in middle aged women, 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 that. Rest could be dealt at home with home treatments like exfoliating with a face scrub, maintaining a good skin care regime, applying sunscreen before stepping out.

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 anyone regardless of the skin colour or skin type. As dark spots look really bad, most women try to cover them with makeup. Using a skin whitening cream might help improve the situation for the short term but that is not a long-term solution.

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Other Reasons for dark spots

There are many factors that could be the cause of 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. Here are some most common reasons for dark spots:

1. 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.


2. 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.

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3. 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 on the skin. Body massage with a good stretch mark oil or nalpmaradi thailam could be of help in such a case.


4. 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 may cause dark spots.

Remedies 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 Kumkumadi Face 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. Always use a face scrub which contains natural scrubbing agents like walnut shell. Avoid using a face scrub which has synthetic exfoliation agents in it. Be gentle on your face. You could use homemade face scrub too

Now, the main problem is that the face 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 face 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 face scrub products. Kumkumadi Scrub is an ayurvedic formulation which is natural and has active herbs in it.

A rapid way to reduce the appearance of dark spots is by Skin lightening. Your skin can be lightened naturally with the help of skin whitening creams for women or skin brightening creams which contain vitamin C. Lemons and Amla contain vitamin C which has skin brightening  and 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 chemically made Brightening Face Scrub that is sold in the market.

There are many Ayurvedic herbs that help in removing dark spots and in skin brightening. Kumkumadi tailam is incredibly effective Ayurvedic face 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. This can not only get rid of dark spots but also get lighter toned skin naturally by adding exfoliation using a Kumkumadi Face Scrub, thrice a week. The main ingredient of this Kumkumadi oil is saffron which is responsible for improving skin complexion and texture. It is famous for delaying appearance of wrinkles and age spots as well. The best thing about Kumkumadi oil is that it doesn’t have any harmful side effects.

Kumkumadi serum bottle of Blue Nectar on a jute mat with a dropper resting on the side of the bottle.

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 leave it for about 20-30 minutes so that the 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.

Homemade face scrub:

DIY Lemon Sugar Face Scrub – Mix ½ tsp of fine sugar and 1 tsp of lemon juice to make a skin lightening face scrub. Gently rub this face scrub on your face in circular direction for 2-3 minutes.

DIY Oatmeal Face Scrub – Mix 1 tsp oatmeal with ½ tsp honey and 1 tsp milk to make an antioxidant rich face scrub. This face scrub is best suited for sensitive skin. Apply this on your skin as a face mask and once dry, sprinkle some water on your face and massage this pack as a face scrub. Check out the instant glow on your face.

DIY Almond Meal Face Scrub – Mix ½ cup almond meal, 1 tsp milk powder and just a little water to make a paste. This is a gentle face scrub and will help in skin brightening. Apply this on your skin as a face mask and once dry, sprinkle some water on your face and massage this pack as a face scrub. You can use this face pack cum face scrub everyday.

DIY Aloe Vera Sugar Face Scrub – Mix 1 tablespoon of aloevera gel with 1 tablespoon of fine sugar to make this anti-aging face scrub. This face scrub can be used on dark kunckes, elbows and knees too. Rub this scrub in circular directions on the affected area but be gentle when you use this on your face and sugar face scrub could be harsh for sensitive skin.

DIY Gram Flour Scrub – Mix 1 tablespoon of coarse gram flour with a pinch of haldi, lemon juice and some yogurt to get instant shine Face Scrub. Apply this on your skin as a face mask and once dry, sprinkle some water on your face and massage this pack as a face scrub. You can use this face pack cum face scrub everyday. If you have dry skin, add 2-3 drops of nalpamradi thailam or glycerine to it and reap the benefits of this face scrub for dry skin too.

If you don’t have time to make these simple face scrubs, you can buy Blue Nectar’s Kumkumadi Scrub and get all the benefits of face scrub in a packed jar of this natural Kumkumadi Scrub.

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