Dark spots, patches and other marks on the face can be embarrassing at times and may even lead to a low self esteem.

 
Dark spots may be due to excess secretion of melanin on the skin, over exposure to the sun, hormone imbalance, pregnancy, certain medications, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep and too much stress and so on.

Fortunately, there are many simple remedies that may help reduce the appearance of spots and other blemishes on your face. Below are some remedies to clear those annoying spots.

1. Take a shower: When you are in the shower, take the shower head and blast it in your face, this will rinse out any impurities. Washing your face also works fine.

However, this should not be done too often, as it can break the fine capillaries on your face. Also, do not blast the water on the skin directly under your eyes as this area is too delicate to withstand such force.

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2. Steam: All you need do is boil a kettle of water and carefully pour the boiling water into a bowl. Hold your head over the bowl and enclose your head and the bowl to trap steam. Let the steam rise up and settle over your face, it’s like a mini sauna. The steaming will open your spots.

Do not place your face too close to the water or steam as steam can burn just as easily as hot water

3. Exfoliate: Get a good quality and reliable spot exfoliator. Exfoliate once in the morning and once in the evening.

4. Use Cream: You could make a homemade cream using yogurt.

Here’s how to prepare it:

Choose plain yogurt.
Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt to a small container.
Add lime or lemon juice. Use 2 or 3 to get rid of the spots, and squeeze them as hard as you can.
Mix them both. Now you are done.
This should be used before you shower or before bedtime.