Dark spots on children's skin may just appear in tiny speckles, which we refer to as freckles, or the spots might be larger, resembling what we call "age spots" in elderly adults. Regardless of what they look like, they are caused by the sun and can sometimes make children look adorable, or the exact opposite. If the latter is the case, the child could be enduring some savage teasing and unhappiness, circumstances which might be paving the road to rampant insecurities later on. If you want to clear dark spots from a child's skin, there is more than one way to do it, through medical treatment or home remedies.
See a dermatologist. It is smart to play it safe, particularly when it comes to children and you want a professional doctor's confirmation that the spots aren't malignant. The dermatologist or other specialist may remove the brown spots with a laser. This procedure is safe, painless, and often rather effective.
Take two radishes, chop them and then pound them until mushed in a clean bowl. Add a few drops of vegetable oil and mix well. Apply this concotion to the dark spots for 10 minutes. Repeat this procedure three times a day for several days.
Squeeze one lemon into a glass and add 4 oz. of vodka. Wash the dark spots with hot water and soap, rinse them with cold water and then apply this homemade lotion and let it soak. It will lighten them naturally.
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Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."