How to remove dark spots from toes

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Some people develop dark areas on their toes, especially around the joint areas. This can be caused by heredity, sun exposure or ill-fitting shoes. To lighten these areas, you need regular good hygiene and pedicure practices. Commercial skin-lightening creams and solutions are on the market, but plenty of natural home remedies are available as well. Try a few of these if you have problem dark areas on your feet.

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Things you need

  • loofah sponge
  • oatmeal
  • honey
  • brown sugar
  • milk
  • baking soda
  • sunscreen
  • lemon juice
  • tomato juice
  • cucumber juice
  • turmeric
  • lime juice

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    Take good care of your body in general, which will result in healthy skin overall. Maintain a good diet, drink plenty of water, limit alcohol consumption, do not smoke, get plenty of rest and eliminate stress in your life.

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    Exfoliate the dark areas as part of your daily routine. Use a natural scrubbing pad such as a loofah sponge. Wet the scrubbing pad and use it with a natural soap or a homemade exfoliating scrub. Make a paste out of oatmeal mixed with a little honey, brown sugar and milk. An alternative paste is baking soda mixed with a little fresh lemon juice.

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    Apply sunscreen to your toes any time they will be exposed to the sun to prevent tanning the dark areas further.

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    Use fresh lemon juice to lighten the skin. Mix it with equal parts fresh tomato juice and fresh cucumber juice. Leave on the dark areas for a half hour or so, then rinse with cool water.

  5. 5

    Mix a paste of turmeric powder with freshly squeezed lime juice and apply to the darkened areas. Leave on for several minutes and rinse off with cool water.

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    Apply a moisturiser after each skin-lightening treatment, preferably one containing Vitamin E oil and aloe.

Tips and warnings

  • You should perform the lightening methods described above on a regular basis to maintain the lightened areas.
  • Some of these skin-bleaching formulas can irritate some skin types. Monitor your skin closely and discontinue use of any remedy that causes redness, itching or burning.
  • If the dark area on your toes spreads or has swelling or other abnormal symptoms, it could be a sign of a serious skin problem. Consult your health care professional if you suspect any infection or other health problem.

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