Saw something wonderful in clinic this week. A patient with a lot of dark areas on her face used a homemade spot fader that she read about in InStyle magazine last month and it worked! There was definitely a noticeable difference in the matter of 3 weeks.
What was the recipe? Equal parts strawberries and baking soda blended into a paste. Allow to dry, then wash off.
Another one that I like to use from time to time (that also happened to be mentioned in the same story!) is a mask made of 1/2 cup mashed papaya, 1 tsp yogurt, and 1 tsp honey. The papaya and yogurt removes dead skin cells, while the honey helps draw in water and plump up skin.
Love homemade recipes.