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Remedies for Dark Spots on Skin

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Age and sun exposure are two of the main causes of dark spots on your skin. This is a guide about remedies for dark spots on skin.
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October 27, 2008

I am 75 yrs. old and have large brown spots on my face. Is there a way to diminish these spots or have them removed entirely?

Gerry from CT

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October 27, 20080 found this helpful

I got these same dark patches on my face as soon as I started menopause. Mine get worse when I go into the sun so I always use sunscreen. Go to any Walgreens or any quality drug store & talk to the salesperson in the cosmetics area. There are many products that can lighten these spots. My daughter reads fashion magazines & has given me articles from them on diminishing these spots. I'll get back to you with the exact products. Creams containing hydroquinone are bleaching creams, hydroquinone has been used for this purpose for many years. One thing you can do is go into the area where they sell the "Ethnic" products that are mostly for African Americans & buy some of the "lightening cream" & put this only on the area where your spots are.

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Here is an article on what dermatologists can do:
* But these are all WAY to pricey!
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Here's another less expensive treatment "Retin-A" & vitamins:
http://www.moth  /Books/10/26.cfm

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October 27, 20080 found this helpful

Sunscreen, yes! Once your spots lighten up, keep up the sun protection to keep them gone for good. Sunglasses and a 5" wide hat brim + suncreen have kept my 53 year old face nearly spot free.

Londa

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October 27, 20080 found this helpful

I went to a plastic surgeon and had a laser peel. I am glad I did.

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October 28, 20080 found this helpful

It's not that expensive to have a little laser work done, just on the spots and not the whole face.

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October 29, 20080 found this helpful

I use to sail a lot & have brown spots too. I use scrubbing grains everyday (like salt/sugar scrubs).I use it on my neck too. It took a long time, but eventually the brown spots & some wrinkles are leaving. My neck had gotten saggy & it has helped that too. I also use a handheld device with a brush on it that is battery powered. I add the scrub grains to it. It took 3-4 months before I noticed a change, but it is worth it. Good luck!

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October 29, 20080 found this helpful

The cheapest way to get rid of brown spots on your skin is to rub caster oil on them. I don't know why it works, but it does.

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November 22, 20080 found this helpful

I saw on a tv show where the hosts are all doctors that dabbing the spots with vinegar helps fade the spots.

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February 3, 20140 found this helpful

Have you tried using a basic foundation to cover up the spots? I know that my grandmother was dealing with the same problem on her face, especially the cheeks, and found a basic skin colored foundation to be the perfect solution. Try that and let me know how it goes. Good luck.

George P.

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June 5, 2017

I've been asked to use Retinol A to lighten some dark spots on my skin. Can anyone or does anyone know if it's like a skin bleaching cream? And when or if I use the cream if my skin gets light will it stay permanent?

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June 5, 20171 found this helpful

It will lighten the spots as long as you use it. It is irritating, however, and should be used under a doctor's supervision.

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June 5, 20170 found this helpful

I do not know who asked you to use this but I would recommend that you see a dermatologist for recommendations as they would know more about the type of dark spots you are concerned about.
There are many, many products on the market that claim to lighten dark spots and some of them may work but many people spend a lot of money on products like this and never achieve the results promised.
Your dermatologist may recommend an OTC (over the counter) product rather than a prescription creme but they may have a better idea as to what would/might work for you.
To be sure, most of these only help for as long as you use the product.
If you cannot see a dermatologist right now, I would recommend doing some research on line and maybe try some of the home remedies that are not expensive and some may give pretty good safe results.

Here is a link you might want to check out.

http://www.styl  k-spots-on-face/

http://www.natu  s-for-age-spots/

http://www.wiki  ng-Home-Remedies

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June 7, 20170 found this helpful

I use Retin A for ACNE spots. It does work and they do not come back, but again, it is an acne spot from scratching it. It is not a bleaching cream like what you may be thinking. It removes your skin layers, which is the irritation part.
Consult a dermatologist regarding your dark spots. Please do not use someone else's rx. Best wishes.

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June 8, 20170 found this helpful

I posted something about this a long time ago but you can use raw potato on your spots. The starch reduces pigmentation and the enzymes found in it promote healthy skin.

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October 6, 2015

I have some circular brown spots on my face. What should I do? iThey started appearing when I started at the university. Who knows a natural way to get rid of them?

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October 6, 20150 found this helpful

The brown spots could be from many conditions-allergy, stress, fungus, hormonal changes and many other medical problems. You should see your doctor quickly to address the cause and treat the condition. It will probably become worse if not treated.

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October 7, 20150 found this helpful

Hate to say AGE spots but they Do appear on young faces too...it's actually from SUN EXPOSURE and many times, using tanning salons prematurely brings them on. The use of apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball 3 X a day really helps lighten them!

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February 25, 2012

Do you use white or cider vinegar on the brown spots?

By cherylleigh

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February 27, 20120 found this helpful

Fresh lemon is best - just slice and rub on area.

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February 27, 20120 found this helpful

My daughtetrs Dermatologist recommends Nadinola Fade Cream. She sells an equivalent product by perscription to her patients for $80 or you can buy it at WalMart for less than $5. It takes awhile but works very well.

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March 22, 2010

I have scars all over my legs and it is very embarrassing to the point where I don't show my legs at all. I have purchased all sorts of fade creams, but none have had satisfying results. I also have dark areas on my face that give my beauty the backseat. Being a light brown skinned lady with all these scars is not good. Please help.

By so delicate from Houston, TX

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March 22, 20100 found this helpful

Apply sour lemon cream on your face. Do not rinse this mask off completely; gently wipe off with a soft tissue and top it up with a moisturizer. Lemon juice is a tried and tested remedy for treating freckles. Apply lemon juice with your fingers on the affected area; lemon juice bleaches the dark spots. This should help your spots, good luck.

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March 22, 20100 found this helpful

I quit wearing any type of skirt/dress unless it is ankle length. Several years ago I had a horrible problem with edema and the lower part of my legs swelled so much that now that part of my legs is a really dark red. I wear long pants most of the time. I learned to live with it, and anybody male or female, friends or family that truly loves you should be able to deal with your scars. My complexion isn't real good, but it has been several years since I have been able to see well enough to apply anything other than lipstick, because I need my glasses to see well enough to do anything like makeup.

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October 23, 2010

How do you get rid of dark spots on legs?

By Teresa

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October 29, 20100 found this helpful

Go to a dermatologist. They can take them away with lasers. It can be a couple of hundred dollars a session but well worth it.

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