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How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally

| By Carol Luther
How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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You do not have to hide dark spots on your face with heavy makeup or subject your delicate skin to harsh chemical peels or laser treatments to remove annoying marks. Whether they are age-related "liver spots" or stubborn acne and insect bite scars, nature's warehouse holds effective options for removing most dark spots from your face. For starters, you only need to look in your kitchen or the grocery. Always check with a health professional about face spots that do not respond to simple home remedies.

Lemon Juice Spot Treatment

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How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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Roll one lemon on your kitchen counter for a few seconds, applying slight pressure with your hands to release the juice from the membranes.

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How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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Slice the lemon in half crosswise, and squeeze the juice through a strainer or cheesecloth into a cup or bowl.

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How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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Dip a cotton swab into the bowl, then apply a few drops of lemon juice to the spots you want to remove.

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How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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Let the lemon juice dry, then rinse your face with cool water.

Step 5

How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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Repeat this treatment each morning and evening until the spots fade.

Lemon Juice Scrub

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How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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Cut a fresh lemon in half. Remove the seeds carefully with your fingers or a fork and discard them.

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How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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Put 1/2 tsp. of sugar into a small bowl or cup and dip the cut edge of your lemon into the sugar.

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How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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Rub the lemon with sugar on each spot on your face to exfoliate dead skin that surrounds your dark spots.

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How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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Clean your face when the sugar lemon mixture dries.

Step 5

How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally
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Repeat weekly until your spots are less visible.

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author image Carol Luther
Carol Luther has more than 25 years of business and technical writing experience and 10 years of experience in international health project management, which includes child survival, youth AIDS and health systems information technology. Luther's work has appeared in "Diamond" magazine and online at Global Progress, Mahalo, Trazzler and Wcities. She has a master's degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
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