Monday, 24 October 2016

How to get Rid of Dark Spots

Dark spots are common skin problem with almost every woman. These spots are often found on the parts of the body that have been exposed to sun, such as the face, hands, legs, back and neck. Dark spots, especially on the face, bring about self esteem issues; it has the tendency to make you become self-conscious when you are talking to other people. Most women try to hide their dark spots with makeup, but as time progresses, the dark spots become more obvious.

Some major causes of dark spots are extreme exposure to the sun, use of some medications, body cream, lotions and tubes. Aging also has a lot to do with dark spots; lack of vitamins, pregnancy, too much stress and improper skin care can all contribute as well. There are some medical condition that can make you have dark spots such as serious conditions of cancer and diabetes. There are however, a lot of ways to get rid of dark spot naturally in any part of the body, especially the face, without spending too much money. These include;

Potato – Potato have a natural bleaching property that can help to fade spots, scars as well as blemishes. The starch in potato helps reduce pigmentation, while the enzymes in the potato promote healthy skin. Potato can be applied in three different ways but the simplest way to apply it is to slice the potato into half, place one slice directly on the black spots, leave it on for few minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water.

Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is effective in treating dark spot because of its acidic nature. Lemons have Vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your skin. Apply some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected area, allow it to dry and then wash it off with clean water. Avoid going out in the sun anytime you apply it, and if your skin is delicate or sensitive, you can dilute the lemon juice with water, rose water or honey. Do not apply lemon juice if you have sore on the affected area.

Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera is very effective when it has to do with treating dark spot and it is very good for the skin in general.  Cut the Aloe Vera in half to get the gel inside. Rub the gel directly on the affected area; Aloe Vera has many healing properties and it’s a great natural dark spot corrector. It can help stimulate the growth of new skin cells to help reduce dark spots and also very effective in healing scars. For effective results, use Aloe Vera gel at least twice a day for four to five weeks.

Onions – Onions juice is very beneficial for treating dark spots on the skin. You may wonder how possible this can be, but it is very true that red onion juice acts as a bleaching agent because it is highly acidic in nature like lemon. You can rub some raw onions juice directly onto dark spots or better still, you can mix one table spoon of onion juice with two table spoons of honey and apply it to your skin for about twenty minutes; then wash thoroughly to get rid of the onion smell.

Sugar Cubes – You read that right. All you need to do with your sugar cube is to rub it on the affected area and it will naturally remove the dark spots. It works so well because sugar is known to have glycolic acid. It also helps to exfoliate blemishes.

Castor Oil – It has some of the strongest healing properties that help to get rid of dark spots easily and effectively. Apply castor oil on the affected area morning and night. Doing this procedure always and daily will help to quickly fade dark spots away.

Papaya – This is known to be effective in treating all kinds of skin condition. It contains some enzymes that help to get rid of dark spots, acne and other skin blemishes. Fresh papaya that has been smashed or grated should be applied directly to the area and left for twenty minute. Repeat this process often until the condition improves.


 Many people who have dark lips want to lighten it. It is often said that naturally rosy pink lips is an appealing feature of a woman’s beauty and a man’s good looks. Some major causes of dark lips are frequent exposure to direct rays from the sun, low blood circulation, stress, failure to remove lipstick before going to bed, using cheap lip products, illness, excessive smoking and high caffeine intake.

If you want your lips to turn pink naturally, then you have to provide them with the appropriate care; you don’t need to spend too much money in buying costly products because there are many natural ways to make your lips pink right in your kitchen. The time it will take for the home remedies to work depends on your consistency and frequent application, so use any of the home remedies as long as needed to achieve the desired results.

Honey, Almond Oil and Sugar – A mixture of honey, Almond oil and sugar is a perfect remedy for pink lips. Apply this mixture on your lips, massage it gently and leave it on for ten to Fifteen minutes. Alternatively, you can use pure honey only, apply it on your lips before going to bed and leave it on overnight. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Do it daily to get a perfect result.

Raspberry, Aloe Vera and Honey- Raspberry contains important minerals and vitamins that are highly essential for keeping your lips healthy and vibrant. Raspberry can turn dark lips into pink lips. You can make a mask that turns your lips pink by mixing two crushed fresh raspberries with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Apply the mask to your lips and allow it to stay for five minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Crushed Rose Petals – Crushed rose petals will give your lips a naturally rosy colour; simply rub the freshly crushed petals from red or pink roses on your lips for pretty pink lips. Fresh rose have three medical properties which are soothing, cooling and moisturizing. Mix one tablespoon of rose petal paste and one teaspoon of butter, honey and milk, repeat this process twice a week, or if possible, everyday.

Cucumber – Cucumber works in different ways, it can also be helpful in making your lips pink. Simply rub a slice of cucumber against your lips gently so that your lips absorb the juice. Keep rubbing it for five minutes every day.

Lemon – lemon is used to treat dark spots and can be used to naturally lighten your lips. Squeeze a lemon and apply the juice on your lips before going to bed. Alternatively you can take a slice of lemon, sprinkle a bit of sugar on top and rub it on your lips. It will exfoliate dead cells so that new fresh skin can grow.

Remove makeup at night – leaving lip makeup on overnight can cause lips to become dried out and even discoloured. Make sure you remove lips makeup with an effective makeup remover or cleaner before going to bed.

Quit Smoking – Smoking can stain your lips; the smoke that comes out any time you smoke can change the colour of your lips, making it dull and dark. So, if you want to improve the appearance of your lips, you quit smoking. It may be difficult for you to quit smoking, but if you do it your lips and lungs will thank you for quitting smoking.

Olive oil – Olive oil contains many essential nutrients to nurture your lips and its moisturizing property will make them soft and beautiful. Apply a few drops of extra virgin oil on your lips and massage it gently. Do this daily before going to bed. Alternatively, you can mix one and half spoon of sugar and a few drops of virgin olive oil. Scrub your lips gently with this mixture at least once a week.  

Beauty Tip for Men

Back then, women took a lot more pride in their appearance than men.  Women care so much about their looks; their skin, hair, nails and even the way they dress. If a man goes after all these, people around him will take him to be someone who isn’t serious or he is the only male in the midst of female siblings. Back then, some men could go out without combing their hair, without looking neat or attractive. What men did for their beauty routine back then was to have a quick shower and shave, a dash of aftershave and a spray of deodorant, brush their hair and they are good to go. But today, a man is expected to look like his looks are not an afterthought. Male grooming these days is on a par with the female grooming routine, because they are taking a lot of pride in their appearance and also want to look great when they go out to the public. There are many new products that aim at making a man’s skin look smooth and glowing, from well-manicured nails to a cream that also removes excessive hair and also doesn’t make them to have bumps after shaving.

If you haven't caught up with the times in terms of grooming, read on to discover what you may have overlooked.

Look After Your Eyes

One of the first things people notice about you is your eyes. They check to see if they are as white as snow or red as blood. Having eye-bags indicates sign of aging, stress or lack of sleep. To avoid dark circles and bags around your eyes, try using a hydrating eye cream. Just a dab a day will do you. And always make sure you sleep a minimum of 8 hours a night so that you don’t wake up looking like a zombie.

Shaving Tips

A lot of ladies love men looking good without having hairs all over. Even if you want to keep hair on your jaw, make sure it is well trimmed. Or better still, just shave all and when you are about to shave use a cream that will prevent bumps from appearing on your face. You will surely look the attention you will get from ladies.

Manicures for Men

Manicured nails look great on anyone. When you have got black stuff under your nails, people will wonder where your hand have been and will just conclude you are an unkempt man. You don’t have to break the bank to get a manicure; ask a lady friend or even your sister for help. To enhance your well-manicured nails, a spot of clear nail polish or varnish will make them look even cleaner.


If you really want your skin to look as beautiful as it did when you were a boy, you are going to need to exfoliate. When you exfoliate, you are essentially eliminating dead skin cells from the surface. And who wouldn’t want to do that? Exfoliating you skin daily will also prevent black heads, acne, and ingrown hairs from appearing. There are good facial and body scrubs that will help. Just go to the market and get one for yourself. Using a good sunscreen will also protect your skin from the sun.

Eat Well

This is one of the most important beauty tips for men. Yes, you are what you eat. Men like hanging out to have fun with friends and will probably end up drinking, smoking eating some junk food.  You might think it is all fun, but as you are getting older it will catch up with you. Your diet affects your skin hugely. Junk food and alcohol are responsible for toxins that create blemishes, spots, boils, dry skin, wrinkles and so much more. Once you start eating the right things and drinking lots of water, your skin will start to look as smooth as a baby’s. Eat vegetables and fruits and you will definitely look younger than your age.


Having a dry, dull and flaky skin can be embarrassing. Some men don’t like to moisturize because they feel it is only women that go the extra mile to care for their skin. Why suffer with itchy and unattractive skin for so long when you don’t have to? There are good and nice creams that will bring the shine to your skin. All you have to do is get it and use it at least twice a day after your bath.

Hair Care for Men

Regardless of your hair type, it is important to use a shampoo that is gentle on your hair. Using herbal soap or ingredients such as vitamin E is great for naturally strengthening and conditioning the hair follicles. Make sure that you read the labels before using a shampoo because some of them may contain ingredients that might not be suitable for your hair.  Also, use a conditioner that will maintain the well-being of your hair and stop it from drying out. There are fruits that are good in making your hair look healthy, soft and silky; make sure you eat them.  Make sure you also have a good hair cut that will make you look presentable.

Look After Your Lips

This beauty routine is important for everybody. Chapped lips will make you look like someone who is sick. If you want to slow down your lips aging process, make sure you scrub it. You can use sugar mixed with honey or olive oil to scrub, or while you are brushing your teeth you scrub your lips with your toothbrush. Do it in a gentle way so that you don’t end up getting bruised.  Applying lip balm will also keep your lips from getting dried, and look hydrated; plus drink a lot of water too.

Teeth Whitening

No matter how you clean your teeth some flaws are bound to be seen. Our teeth get stained from so many things, such as taking coffee, smoking, drinking and eating chocolates or sweets. There are many different ways to whiten your teeth, but the cheapest option is to use whitening toothpaste: although it might take a little longer than other methods, it will give you a brighter smile. Always adhere to the rules of brushing twice a day, that is morning and night and also visit a dentist once every month.

Fresh Breath

Having whiter teeth doesn't always mean that you have fresh breath. You can add a good mouthwash to your beauty routine. Mouthwash has the advantage of getting to the parts of your mouth and teeth where the brush cannot reach. Regular use of mouthwash leaves your breath fresh and mouth cleaner. You will not want people to have a look on their faces because of your foul breath, do you?

Men's Clothing

Whether you are going out to a formal or casual event, make sure that you wear a neat and well ironed cloth. Cleanliness is next to godliness they say; if you have worked on all of the other care tips above, you could spoil it all by having poorly washed or pressed clothes. And don't forget the shoes too, which should be well cared for and polished. If you wear a clean and ironed cloth and end up wearing shoes covered with mud or half torn, that will bring a bad image to your personality.

Have Fun!

You look good, you feel good, and you are oozing confidence. All that is left is to enjoy all the attention you will get when you do all these beauty routines.