Dark spots or hyperpigmentation is very common skin problem. Especially for Asian skin melanin production is higher, and as a result our skin is more prone to skin discolouration.
Today in this post, I will share 1 week treatment that will help you to fade dark spots on your face
In first part of this post, I will share DIY face cleansing powder, in 2nd part we will make DIY pack, that you can use once or twice in a week, and in last part, I will share few actives that you can use in night time on your face.
So let’s start with 1st part
To make this cleansing powder, you will need
1 spoon of sandalwood powder
1 spoon of licorice powder
1 tsp of vitamin C powder
A pinch of Turmeric powder
In a clean jar, mix all these ingredients and your face cleansing powder is ready.
Take required amount of this powder on your hand, make a runny paste by adding enough rose water or milk in this.
Rub this runny pate gently on your face for 2 minutes, leave for more 5 minutes and then you can rinse your face with cold water
Pat dry your face, and finish your morning routine with a layer of moisturiser and sunscreen on your face
Sandalwood powder and licorice powder in this cleanser will deep cleanse your pores. Licorice powder acts as tyrosinase inhibitor, that is responsible for melanin production, so in ling term use of this powder reduces the melanin production and fades dark spots on your face.
Vitamin c powder is rich in anti-oxidants that prevents your skin from free radical damages.
Now coning to 2nd part of this post. To prepare this pack, we will use fermented rice water.
To make this water, first soak rice in clean water for 30 minutes, and then ferment it for 1 week.
Now to make pack, take 1 tbsp of gram flour and 2 tbsp of honey in a bowl.
In this add enough rice water and mix to get smooth pack
Apply this pack all over your clean face, leave for 15 minutes and then rinse it off
Now coming to night routine. In night time you can use any gentle face cleanser on your face. If you have oily acne prone skin, it is better to use salicylic acid based face cleanser
Use some basic rule to wash your face properly.
First make sure you wash your hand properly. Tea enough amount of cleanser, first rub it gently on your T-zone, it means on your forehead, nose and chin area. Do this for 30 seconds and then rub cleanser on your cheeks for 30 seconds
Pat dry your face, and now turn to use actives on your face
If you are beginner, start with tranxemic acid as it is very gentle and good for all skin types.
You can start with tranxemic acid serums. Apply it on your face, let it absorb and then apply your face moisturiser