How to Remove Dark Spots From Your Face

By LeafTV Contributor

Dark spots on your face can seem like they appeared out of thin air. Although brown spots can be caused by a few different conditions, they are usually the result of melasma -- a common skin condition that is brought on by long exposure to the sun. These brown spots are harmless but can cause aesthetic discomfort for some people.

Too much sun can lead to dark spots on the face.

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Step 1

Exfoliate your face regularly. Exfoliating products containing alpha-hydroxy acids, especially glycolic acid, help to remove layers of discolored skin and eventually diminish brown spots.

Step 2

Try using a facial skin bleach. Safe, low-dose bleaching creams can be purchased over the counter without a prescription. However, be careful not to overuse these products. Even moderate concentrations of bleaching chemicals can severely dry out your skin.

Step 3

Rub pure aloe vera gel into the dark spots on your face while in the shower. The heat will help open your pores. Aloe vera nourishes the skin and helps it regenerate, lightening dark spots over time.

Step 4

Use sunscreen, wear a hat and protect your face from sun exposure. This keeps the dark spots from getting darker.