How to Make a Beauty Mark Lighter

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You look in the mirror and your attention is instantly drawn to your so-called beauty mark. You don't like the mark and when people talk to you, you feel as though they are looking at the dark-coloured mole or birthmark on your face.

There are simple home remedies you can do to lighten your beauty mark no matter where it is located.

Exfoliate your beauty mark daily. Scrub the area with a mild facial scrub or facial exfoliating sponge. By scrubbing the beauty mark, you slough off dead skin cells and promote regeneration of new skin cells.

Apply a skin lightening cream to the beauty mark daily. Avoid using the product on the skin surrounding your beauty mark. Use a skin bleaching product containing hydroquinone, as it is the only bleaching agent approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Juice a lemon and apply the juice to your beauty mark. Lemon juice is naturally acidic and acts as a natural bleaching agent when applied daily to skin discolourations.

Camouflage the beauty mark with make-up. Spread a thin layer of full coverage foundation, in the colour of your skin tone, on your face. Avoid caking the make-up on your face in thick layers because it may crack and reveal your blemishes. Apply a cream concealer in the colour of your foundation over the beauty mark. Blend the concealer with the foundation to create a smooth base. Apply loose powder to set your make-up.