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3 Natural Ways to Fade Dark Spots

Hay Naturalistas!

Acne is a drag but the aftermath can be even worse: dark spots! Drug store dark spot correctors can be very expensive and they usually don’t last long.  On a college student budget this can be discouraging.  So instead of depriving yourself of good skin care, let’s discuss some inexpensive alternatives that you can buy in bulk for flawless skin in no time!

1. Lemons save lives!

The first product is a strong natural astringent and bleach. Lemons, lemons, lemons! Tangy and strong, this may be just the cure for your skin type. (Note: I do not recommend lemon juice for sensitive skin.) When applying the lemon juice, you want to massage the juice using just your fingertips. 

2. When in doubt potato it out.

Another great at-home cure is a potato. I know, what girl wants to put a potato on her face? But bear with me.  It’s simple, easy and mess-free. You want to cut the potatoes into slices—it doesn’t matter how thick or thin. Once you have your slices, apply them directly onto the affected area.  This remedy will help to eliminate dark blemishes.  I would only recommend this for those who have medium dry skin. 

3. Spoil your skin with milk. 

Last but certainly not least, one of my favorite skin care products is milk.  Milk requires a longer application time.  You want to first fully immerse a cotton pad in milk. I find 2% works best. Allow the milk to sit on your skin for at least 10 minutes.  Apply the milk twice a day for six consecutive weeks.  This product can work for any skin type.

All three of these remedies can be rinsed off with warm water.


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