Almost everybody is likely to develop some spots on some part of the body at some age.
Spots which can be cleverly hidden through makeup or dresses do not bother us as much as the ones which are clearly visible and can’t be hidden.
Of all visible spots, the most annoying are those appearing on your face.
So let’s get started with the reasons for the appearance of such spots and the ways that help you getting rid of them.
The most common spots appearing on a face are caused by acne. These can be mild to severe, appearing as blackheads or whiteheads. As the name suggests blackheads are small, dark or black in color.
Whiteheads too are small, white colored in the middle and are usually rather hard. Neither of the two is painful or inflamed.
However, when you have large, painful and puss producing spots, it is best to consult a dermatologist for an appropriate treatment. It is important as early treatment surely helps to prevent the formation of scars.
Acne is mainly the result of skin’s reaction to hormonal changes that the body undergoes. That explains why teenagers are most prone to acne.
As the level of hormone testosterone increases it facilitates the skin to produce more sebum, (protective oil) and an excess of this oil on getting mixed with dead cells in the skin causes blockages in skin’s follicles and these blockages appear as spots.
If bacteria manage to enter there, spots become larger and more painful too. Acne normally appears on your face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. You should understand that sebum is naturally produced oil that protects skin. Hormonal changes due to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives can also affect sebum production.
1. Certain medicines: Drugs that include corticosteroids, and rogens or lithium could worsen acne.
2. Diet: Studies point out that certain foods like dairy products and bagels, bread, and chips, containing high volumes of carbohydrates can trigger acne.
Chocolate is also suspected of worsening acne among males, though further studies are needed for its confirmations.
3. Stress: Stress can make acne worse.
Spots on a face as a result of mild acne can be avoided or controlled the following ways:
As already pointed out, untreated acne can lead to the formation of scars. Such scars are stubborn and there is no single treatment applicable for all.
Yet, Here are various procedures to help to improve your complexion:
Followed by face, appearances of dark spots on the back becomes very prominent, especially when you are on the beach.
You’ll find the following measures helpful in removing these:
Of late, many people are inclined to make use of home remedies rather than trying formulated medicines.
The main feature of such remedies is that they are highly economical with the added advantage of their ready availability.
Here again, there is no common remedial measure that proves effective for all.
What works for you depends on the kind of skin you have and the severity of the problem.
In any case, you’ll need a lot of patience for these treatments as usually, they start showing positive results after a couple of weeks.
Should you also be inclined to try out homemade remedies for removing spots, here are some of the popular ones:
Melt small quantity of natural, organic cold pressed coconut oil and rub it into the affected part of your skin. You may like to mix a few drops of eucalyptus oil for additional benefit.
Simply applying a bit of diluted lemon juice on the skin with a cotton ball is another home remedy recommended by many.
Apply freshly prepared juice of mint leaves on your face, leave it overnight and wash in the morning.
Prepare mixtures of rose water and lime juice in equal volumes and apply to skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then wash.
Prepare a paste of nutmeg with milk. Apply it to your skin and leave on for a couple of hours before washing it off.
Apply pulse of fresh organic tomatoes on your face, leaving it there for 30-45 minutes, and then wash it off.
Regularly steam your face as it helps to open the pores. It facilitates removal of pimples and blackheads effectively.
As you can see there are many ways of removing black spots from different parts of your body. There are available over the counter treatments and a number of natural treatments which people have been using since generations to keep their skin spot free. It is fundamental to keep your skin as clean as possible while not overdoing it as that can damage the skin, cause irritation and worsen the situation.
The chances of getting completely clear skin depend on the reason behind your spots. Adults have a fairly good chance of getting clear skin. If you are in your teens, it is possible to take action to reduce your spots; perhaps, it won’t be possible to completely clear them up, because of all the hormonal changes taking place.
Large painful, bumpy spots indicate puss formation and represent severe cases of acne. In such cases, it is recommended to see your physician, who may refer you to a dermatologist for further treatment. Don’t delay taking action as early treatment can prevent scarring.