I am a boy of age 29. I have dark spots on my forehead and chicks. It increases in winter season and become fade in summer. kindly suggest me any ayurvedic or home remedies to cure this problem. Thank you

Dark spots, otherwise known as pigmentations are caused from excessive secretion of melanin. Melanin is a skin coloring pigment that gives the skin its dark color. The hormones in our body influence the secretion of melanin. Health disorders that cause hormonal imbalance cause the over secretion of melanin. These conditions cause dark spots and appear as form small patches on our skin. These may be visible on the cheeks, the forehead and anywhere all over our body.

In women, hormonal changes that occur during menopause, pregnancy, and the intake of some medications may cause dark spots. Other causes of these spots are Vitamin deficiency, intestinal disorders, mineral deficiency, and even stress. These spots can be from dark to moderate to faint. At times, even overexposure to the sun causes dark spots. These disappear in a few days. However, severe dark spots are mainly due to health problems and require immediate medial attention.

There are many ways to get rid of dark spots on the face. If the dark spots are scars, such as the ones left by acne, they are a little difficult to remove and may take a long time to disappear. However, other blemishes and uneven spots can be taken care of easily.

One can apply aloe vera gel on the face every morning. Another option is vitamin E oils which are easily available. Lemon juice is another excellent remedy for blemishes. Apply plain lemon juice or even rub a cut lemon on your face for a few minutes daily and see results. You can even try adding some honey to the lemon juice and apply it to the face.

You must avoid using soap too frequently. Soap has a tendency to dry up the skin and may cause further problems. You must make sure that you are drinking a lot of water. Eat fruits and vegetables. This will keep your system hydrated and supply the right kind of vitamins and minerals that are essential to keeping your skin healthy.

Before you go ahead and work on getting rid of the dark spots, try to identify the cause. It may be an infection, acne or even a simple tan that has caused the dark spots to emerge. Try not to go out into the sun too much and avoid sun screens with high SPF at all costs. If the spots do not reduce over a few weeks, visit your doctor.

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