Brown spots on the skin develop for a variety of reasons; exposure to sunlight over time, some medications like estrogen and genetic factors.
Your skin is prone to spots and patches of various types, colors, shapes and locations, most spots are harmless and will go away on their own, but it’s good to know what the causes of spots on skin are.
Body skin, especially on the face and hands, is an important part of the body that is highly sensitive and internally and externally vulnerable. Nervous problems and mental stresses, nutrition, internal diseases especially gastrointestinal disorders, direct sunlight, extreme cold and heat, pregnancy and aging have direct effects on skin discoloration and the appearance of stains or freckles and skin irritation.
Brown spots on skin contain a higher amount of melanin, making them more pigmented and darker than the rest of the skin. In general, brown spots on skin are not harmful to your health and only affect the appearance. Brown spots on skin can be caused by exposure to sunlight. Most sun spots occur on the face, neck, forearm, and back of the hands. Brown spots on skin have different types, including Lentigo freckles, moles, pregnancy brown spots, sun spots, spots caused by skin lesions or any kind of skin inflammation, aging spots and occasionally skin cancers. Skin cancers first appear as stains.
Various forms of brown spots on skin
Freckles are small brown spots on skin that are one to three mm round or oval or even indistinct, which are dark brown in color.
They usually occur in areas of the skin that are exposed to sunlight, such as the face, back of hands, forearm, neck, and chest. Freckles may occur at any age, but most occur in childhood and in young people with light skin, especially if they have red hair. In the spring and summer, freckles appear, or if the person is infected, it becomes bolder and disappear in the winter months or their color becomes lighter. Freckles are caused by the activation of pigmented skin cells when exposed to sublight, and therefore, susceptible people should have adequate coverage against sunlight and regularly use sunscreen and hats. Freckles are usually untreatable and do not need treatment. But not being exposed to sunlight and using sunscreen is enough to prevent it from escalating. In general, people with freckles can be offered a variety of treatments, including color creams, peeling and lasers. However, freckles reappear as soon as the person is exposed to sunlight and does not have enough sun protection.
Some small brown spots on skin also occur due to internal ailments, in which case the main disease must first be identified and treated. If the brown spots on skin do not heal, the lesions are removed by the use of special creams by the same method of pregnancy spots.
- Old age brown spots on skin
Most people with light skin around the age of sixty or older develop small brown spots on skin up to one centimeter and sometimes larger on the face, back, and areas that are exposed to light. In scientific terms it is called (Senile Lentigo). Of course, these brown spots on skin are not only specific to aging. They can be also caused by severe sunburn in young people.
At older ages, brown spots on skin can have a slight prominence like the surface of a wart, sometimes up to several centimeters, and their color varies from light brown to dark brown and even black. This form of brown spots in skin is called seborrheic keratosis which, although not beautiful in appearance, poses no problem. Another form of brown spots on skin is “Actinic keratosis”. Small or large brown spots appear on the skin and in areas exposed to light. These stains are pale to pale brown in some areas red and are rough at the touch and may later develop into skin cancer. There is also a type of skin cancer that appears as brown spots on the skin. Therefore, you should see a dermatologist to identify these spots.
Brown spots on skin can be reduced with natural home remedies.
How to treat brown spots on skin with home remedies
Apply cold milk to your skin and massage. Lactic acid in the milk soothes the skin. Soak a cotton swab in the cold milk and massage your skin with morning milk every morning, or if your body has brown stains, apply milk to your skin and rise after 15 minutes. Do this every day to see how your skin changes and brown spots on skin start fading.
Parsley mask to treat brown spots on skin
The vitamins A and C in parsley help in the production of collagen in the skin and fight against free radicals to keep the skin brighter and free of stains.
You can use the parsley, lemon juice and honey mask to brighten the brown spots on skin.
Chop the leaves of the parsley, pour it into the mixer, and add one teaspoon of lemon juice and two teaspoons of honey. Make a paste and place the mixture on your face. Rinse with water after 20 minutes. Try it every day.
Another parsley remedy to brighten brown spots on skin is to make a tea made of parsley and lemon juice. Chop some parsley, add 2 cups boiling water, let it steep for a while, and then let it stay for about 10 minutes. Press to strain it and add a tablespoon of lemon juice. Allow it to cool and then apply it with a cotton swab to your skin and wash it after half an hour. You can do this natural brown spot treatment every night
Using lemon juice to treat brown spots on skin
Apply lemon juice directly to the brown spots on skin; lemon juice contains acid that can break down the melanin pigment and thus reduce the color and appearance of the stains within a month or two. Vitamin C in lemon also whitens the skin directly.
Cut the lemon and place the slices directly on your brown spots. Allow it to stay there for 30 minutes and then rinse with water.
Be careful. When you have lemon juice on your face you should have no direct exposure to the sun, there are reports that putting lemon juice on the skin can cause significant sunburn.
Cucumber and Lemon Mask
Grate a little cucumber and add a few drops of lemon to it to make a paste. Apply this mask on your face and rinse it off after 15 minutes. This combination will both make your face younger and lighten the brown spots on skin. Use this combination every other day for a month to see the result.
Mix the lemon juice and sugar to lighten brown spots on skin
Take a lemon juice and pour it into a bowl. Add 2-4 tablespoons of sugar, gently stir in the sugar to mix it with lemon juice and have a paste. Apply this mixture on the brown spots on skin with a brush or a piece of cotton. Allow the paste to stay for about half an hour and then rinse with cold water. This paste may dry out your skin, so be sure to use a moisturizer after each use.
For quick treatment of brown spots on skin, make paste with honey, sugar and lemon juice:
Pour a lemon juice into a bowl. To 2 tablespoons of sugar (depending on how much lemon juice you have) add two tablespoons of honey and make a paste. Using a brush or a piece of cotton, apply the mixture on all the brown spots on skin. Allow to sit for half an hour and then rinse with cold water.
Honey provides moisture to protect your skin against dryness.