Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hyper pigmentation.  It's just a fancy word for age spots, sun spots, freckles, dark spots, acne scars, etc...
I'm sure you apply your sunscreen religiously when you're out and about but unfortunately those dark little lovelies will eventually pop up somewhere on your porcelain skin. 
If you're like me and not ready for hours of torture from peels & lasers that can ultimately do more harm than good then here's a little recipe for an at home "peel."
This definitely won't completely fade any spots you have, but it will definitely lighten them over time!
As with any skin care regimen the most important thing is to stick with it!
So many people start something and if they don't see immediate results then they give up!
With natural skin care it takes time, but your body will definitely thank you in the end. =]

To lighten age spots & sun damaged skin, mix:
the juice of 1 lemon
the juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp of honey
2 oz of plain yogurt (1/4c.)
Gently spread over a freshly cleansed face, neck, & decollete' and gently massage into any problem areas.
Let mask sit 20 minutes and then rinse away. Follow with a toner, moisturizer, & spf.
My lemon & lime were extra juicy so it was pretty runny. Be VERY careful not to let it drip into your eyes. Lemon & lime juice and your eyeballs do not mix!
This recipe does make alot so have an empty jar handy to save leftovers in the fridge.
Because of the lemon and lime juice this might sting a little, especially if you have sensitive or acne prone skin. You can do this mask once a week until you see results. I would not recommend doing it more than once a week because the acidic juices can be too much for the skin if applied too often, So use your best judgement and be kind to your skin!

Oh, and it's very important to apply sunscreen after doing this peel because your skin will be a little more sensitive to the sun. And you don't want those spots coming back do you?!

I'm glad to be back to regular blogging! And I'm really happy about the response I've gotten about my skin care line! If you missed out yesterday here's the link to my etsy shop!

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