Spots Easy Home Remedies

How to Get Rid of Spots Easy Home Remedies

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.

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Chapter 1

What Causes Spots on Face?

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.

Chapter 2

What May Worsen Acne?


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.

Chapter 3

How to Get Rid of Spots On Face?

Spots on a face as a result of mild acne can be avoided or controlled the following ways:

  • Wash affected areas with a mild cleanser. Wash your face with a mild soap and warm water. If you find acne around your hairline, shampoo your hair daily. It is best to avoid astringents, facial scrubs, and masks, as they tend to irritate skin and worsen acne. Too much washing and scrubbing may also irritate skin. Be gentle when shaving affected skin.
  • Over-the-counter acne products may be used to dry excess oil and help peeling. Look for products having benzyl peroxide as the active ingredient. You could also try products comprising resorcinol, sulfur, or salicylic acid. Nonprescription acne medications may show initial side effects like dryness, redness, and scaling, though it usually improves after one month of use.
  • It is best to avoid oily or greasy sunscreens, cosmetics and hairstyling products or acne concealers. Prefer using water-based products as they are less likely to cause acne.
  • Use oil-free moisturizers with sunscreen. The sun worsens acne with some people. Also, some acne medicines make you more vulnerable to sun rays. Regularly use a non-oily moisturizer that includes a sunscreen.
  • Keep your hair clean and off your face. Tight clothing or hats also can pose a problem, especially if you’re sweating. Sweat and oils can contribute to acne.
  • Don’t pick or squeeze blemishes as it can lead to infection or scarring.
  • The Food and Drug Administration warns that some well-accepted non-prescription acne cleansers, lotions and other skin products could cause a rare but serious reaction.

Chapter 4

How to Get Rid of Spot Scars?

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:

  • Laser treatments: This procedure involves use of a laser beam to destroy the outer layer of skin. As the lesion heals, new skin forms.
  • Surgery: In certain cases surgery is a viable option for removing deeply indented acne scars. It is a minor surgery that cuts out individual acne scars. Stitches or a skin graft repairs the hole caused at the scar site.
  • Tissue fillers: This involves injecting collagen or fat beneath the skin, into the acne scars to stretch the skin to make acne scars less noticeable. Results are temporary, meaning you’ll need to take injections periodically.
  • Dermabrasion: In this case the top layer of skin is removed, using a fast rotating wire brush. Surface scars can be completely removed, and deeper acne scars become less noticeable.

Chapter 5

How to Get Rid of Spots On Back?

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:

  1. Replace bar soaps with anti-bacterial cleanser as bar soaps tend to irritate and aggravate these spots. In fact, you can use a cleanser meant for use on face as it is quite mild.
  2. It is important to rinse thoroughly as any soap residue on the body can block pores and extend the duration of treatment.
  3. Exfoliation of skin is beneficial as it helps getting rid of dead flakes and thus hastens the treatment.
  4. Apply benzyl-peroxide cream on the affected area. You may need help of your spouse or another member of the family for reaching difficult to reach areas. You may also use an alpha hydroxy lotion, as it helps clearing acne on face and other parts of your body.
  5. Drink plenty of water. It may not necessarily help getting rid of those spots but keeps your skin healthy and reduces the chances of spots reappearing. Likewise, it helps taking low fat, balanced diet. It hastens the process of cleansing and keeps appearances of those blemishes at bay.

Chapter 6

How to Get Rid of Spots Overnight?

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:

Coconut oil

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.

Lemon Juice

Simply applying a bit of diluted lemon juice on the skin with a cotton ball is another home remedy recommended by many.

Mint Juice

Apply freshly prepared juice of mint leaves on your face, leave it overnight and wash in the morning.

Rose & Lime

Prepare mixtures of rose water and lime juice in equal volumes and apply to skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then wash.

Nutmeg Paste

Prepare a paste of nutmeg with milk. Apply it to your skin and leave on for a couple of hours before washing it off.

Tomato Pulp

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.