5 Home Remedies to Get Rid Of Dark Spots on Your Face For Good

Many black spots or dark patches can be easily lightened or eliminated to restore a glowing facial complexion. Dark spots, patches and other marks on the face may be due to excess secretion of melanin on the skin. 
Some factors that can lead to this condition include over exposure to the sun, hormone imbalance, pregnancy, certain medications, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep and too much stress.

1. Lemon Juice Treatment

  • Roll one lemon on your kitchen counter for a few seconds, applying slight pressure with your hands to release the juice from the membranes.
  • Slice the lemon in half crosswise, and squeeze the juice through a strainer or cheesecloth into a cup or bowl.
  • Dip a cotton swab into the bowl, then apply a few drops of lemon juice to the spots you want to remove.
  • Let the lemon juice dry, then rinse your face with cool water.
  • Repeat this treatment each morning and evening until the spots fade.

2. Buttermilk

Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. Like lemon juice, it also helps fade blemishes and black spots but without causing burning sensation.


  • Take four teaspoons of buttermilk.

    1. Add two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice.
    1. Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply.
    1. Wash it off after 15 minutes.

    The lactic acid in milk too, will gradually reduce skin pigmentation, and brighten and tone your overall skin complexion. So, if you do not have buttermilk, simply apply soak a cotton ball in milk and dab it directly on your spots. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off Put milk on a cotton ball and dab it directly on your spots. Repeat this procedure twice daily for four to five weeks.

    3. Oats

    Oatmeal powder is considered good for skin exfoliation. Hence, you can apply an oatmeal mask on your face and neck to remove dead skin and black spots.
    1. Grind half a cup of rolled oats.
    1. Add three to four tablespoons of lemon juice to make a paste.
    1. Scrub it on your skin and wash it off with warm water when it dries.

    If it becomes messy, use a clean cloth soaked in warm water to remove the mask. Follow this treatment once or twice a week.

    4. Lemon Juice Scrub

    • Cut a fresh lemon in half. Remove the seeds carefully with your fingers or a fork and discard them.
    • Put 1/2 tsp. of sugar into a small bowl or cup and dip the cut edge of your lemon into the sugar.
    • Rub the lemon with sugar on each spot on your face to exfoliate dead skin that surrounds your dark spots.
    • Clean your face when the sugar lemon mixture dries.
    • Repeat weekly until your spots are less visible.

    5. Potatoes

    Your vegetable drawer is another source of home remedies for black spots or dark patches. Potatoes can be applied in one of the two ways:

    • Slice up a potato and place one slice directly on the black spots; leave on for a few minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water.
    • You can also make a face mask by combining grated potato with honey.

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