Wonder how to get rid of white spots on face or skin? Read this detailed article and follow the home remedies mentioned below.
White patches on face are quite annoying and makes difficult to cope with friends and relatives.
Medically known as Vitiligo (vit-uh-lie-go), white patches appears on different parts of the body. The exact reason or causes of white patches are not known. Anyway, in most cases it is said to be caused by autoimmune disorder where your immune system destroys itself or other parts of your body.
This autoimmune disease destroys melanocytes in the skin which is responsible for pigmentation (skin color) resulting in white patches on various parts of the body. Why they destroy themselves or how autoimmune disease is caused is not known.
Few researchers say that melanocytes kill themselves, other think that external trauma or sunburn or emotional stress may trigger white patches. Nothing is proven yet. (niams.nih.gov)
White patches on skin (including face, legs and on other parts of the body) is caused due disappearance of an important cell which is responsible for pigment.
As the disease is natural there are many natural remedies to treat white patches, few of them are listed below.
Home Remedies to Get Rid of White Patches/Spots on Face
#1 Consume Spinach Regularly
Spinach with high amount of antioxidants and nutrients helps to make your skin look radiant. Vitamin A and Vitamin C in spinach helps to improve skin tone and build its cells. Spinach is good to improve overall health.
Consuming spinach in juicy form will digest quickly than cooked or raw form.
Also read this: Spinach for skin
#2 Drink Water in Copper Jug
Early in the morning drink water on an empty stomach said to decrease white spots. This is because copper ions present in water helps to improve/promote melanin production.
#3 Neem to Remove White Patches on Face
Neem tree bark, leaves, fruits and seeds are used as medicine. Diseases which can be cured by Neem are leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms and autoimmune disorder.
There are two ways you can use Neem to treat white spots.
- Mix one teaspoon of dried Neem leaves powder in water and consume the fluid regularly.
- Grind Neem leaves by adding some water to make it a paste. Now apply the Neem paste on white patches.
#3 Apply Radish seeds paste
Take 25 grams of radish seeds then powder them, mix 2 tbsp of vinegar to powdered radish seeds to form paste. Apply this paste on white spots, after half an hour rinse off with lukewarm water.
#4 Turmeric: to boost immune system
Mix turmeric with mustard oil, and then apply the paste on white patches. You can mix powered Neem leaves to this mixture. Antiseptic property of this mixture helps you to get rid of skin diseases which involve infection or allergies.
#5 Cabbage Juice (externally)
Don’t worry you don’t need to drink cabbage juice. Extract cabbage juice and apply it on affected spots on skin. After 10-15 minutes rinse off with lukewarm water. Consider taking beet juice, it has many healthy skin benefits.
#6 Apple Cider Vinegar to Get Rid of White Spots on Face
It’s a type of vinegar made of vinegar and apple or cider. It’s well known to cure diabetes and obesity. The acidic nature will kill fungi or bacteria that cause infection on skin. Wash affected part with water and ACV (apple cider vinegar) solution. More about Apple Cider Vinegar.
#7 Consume Ginger Juice
Another best home remedy for white spots on skin is ginger, which improves blood circulation. Extract ginger juice and mix lemon juice to it, daily consume 2 tea spoons and soon you’ll see the change. (Consider eating carrots for clear skin)
#8 Eat Figs
Figs are high in flavonoids (they protect blood vessels and help to cure diseases like heart attack, diabetes and prevent some cancer). Regular consumption may reduce chronic diseases.
You can use honey to cure internal diseases or external patches. Anti fungal property helps to keep bacteria away and give your skin glow. Apply the mixture of honey, rice powder and sandalwood powder on affected spot. If you want to extract more nutrients in honey consider consuming it.
Symptom, diagnosis and few important points on Vitiligo
Initially you’ll see small white patches on skin, which will grow gradually. Commonly these patches are formed in areas where skin is exposed to sun. Patches may also appear on other parts of the body.
People with this disorder may have hair turn grey.
Visit the doctor as soon as you see white patches on skin. Doctor will examine you by asking few questions which may include your family details, about rashes or skin burns and other questions.
In US alone 1 to 2 million people have this disorder. So you’re not alone and you can get rid of these annoying white spots.