Dark spots are also known as freckles, sunspots, age spots etc. and are caused by excess exposure of the skin to the sun, zits, acne, blemishes, and blackheads. Majorly, dark spots are a result of acne or wounds that leave behind scars that can also appear dark. Apple cider vinegar is an all-rounder skin helper and has many skin benefits including lightening dark spots on the face or body. Here is how you can use apple cider vinegar to get rid of dark spots:
ONION + APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Onions help remove the acne related scars and spots. Take an onion and cut it into several pieces, grind them and then, separate the juice from the smashed onions. Mix it with apple cider vinegar in (equal quantities) and apply this mixture on the affected areas of the skin; allow the mixture to remain overnight. Wash off in the morning. More: Treat dark spots overnight.
TURMERIC + APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Turmeric is actually a skin-lightening agent that can also be used to get rid of black spots on your face. To use, make a thick paste of turmeric and apple cider vinegar. Apply it to the skin where there are black spots. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
BUTTERMILK + APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Buttermilk is known for its bleaching properties and this helps lighten or get rid of dark spots. Mix equal quantities of buttermilk and apple cider vinegar and use as face mask. Wash after 10 minutes. As an alternative, you can mix sugar in apple cider vinegar to form a paste and then use it as a face scrub. Rinse with water after 5-10 minutes to see the desired results.
** warning **: Always do a patch test to check for allergic reaction.