Home Remedies for Black Spots on Your Face

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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.

Spots and patches on the face can be embarrassing and even lead to low self-esteem. Luckily, there are many possible treatments, such as acid peels and laser surgeries. Simple, natural homemade remedies also may reduce the appearance of spots and other blemishes on your face.

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Here are top 10 home remedies for Black Spots on Face.

1. Lemon Juice

A quick and easy solution can be found in your kitchen or your nearest grocery store — lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply.

  1. Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area.
  2. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water.
  3. Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result.

If you have delicate or sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with plain water, rosewater, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above.

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.

  1. Take four teaspoons of buttermilk.
  2. Add two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice.
  3. Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply.
  4. 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.

You can also prepare a solution by mixing milk and honey and apply the solution to your dark spots, leaving it on for 10 minutes.

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.
  2. Add three to four tablespoons of lemon juice to make a paste.
  3. 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. Almonds

  1. Take 8-10 almonds and soak them in milk overnight.
  2. Peel off the skin and grind the almonds in the morning.
  3. Now, add one teaspoon sandalwood powder and half a teaspoon honey in it.
  4. Mix them to make a fine paste.
  5. Apply it on your face.
  6. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and then wash it off.

5. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is another effective option.

  1. Make a thick paste of sandalwood powder, glycerin and rose water. (If you don’t have rose water, you can use milk or honey.)
  2. Apply the thick paste to the affected skin area, leaving it on for a few minutes. Wash off the paste with lukewarm water.
  3. Follow this remedy once daily until your black spots vanish completely.

6. Potato

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.

Some people have also had success using tomatoes to get rid of dark black spots within a few weeks.

 

 

 

  1. i will try it if it would work.thanks

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  2. I have darks spots on my face. Going to try the lemon juice and see how it works with me.

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  3. I’ll try the lemon juice and see if it will work well with the dark spots.

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  4. my mother is suffering with black spots ill try them thank u fr u tips hope they work

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  5. Md. Shohidul Alam September 21, 2013, 5:43 pm

    Applying if it works will inform them who are suffering from this bad black spot on face….thanks to writer.

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  6. Like it. Awesome site.

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  7. i will try today

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  8. I have black spots on my face. Going to try the lemon & sugar juice and see how it works with me.

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  9. I was suffered from pimples and black spots all over my face, i tried sandalwood. It cured my pimples and reduced the spots. I can find a glow on my face, thank u so much.

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    • really did u get the glow on u r face??? can u plz say how many days it took to hapen this….plz kindly give me a reply….so that i vil free from pimples n black spots…

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  10. ankita rajpurohit November 9, 2013, 6:21 am

    Ya even i think the patato is best for removing dark spots because even i use patato for removing my dark black spots which are too dark but i came to know it now that the slice should be aplied for 10 minutes thaxs a lot for your right sugestion

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  11. Thanks for ur tips..i’m also suffering from darkspot..i will try it..

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  12. Think I’ll go with the potato tip, thanks :-)

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  13. i will try today..and see how it work

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  14. Thanks, many option I’ll opt for potato with honey

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  15. YES I WILL TRY TODAY ………… AFTER I WILL TELL THE RESULT

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  16. Great..i m also suffering from dark sports on my face..i will try today on my face

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  17. I tried lemon juice frankly my dak spot fade away bt pimple neva did

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  18. praise the lord my name is joysshalini i am from India, its your so quite and i like your tips mam so thank you

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  19. sozain maso manhas December 18, 2013, 1:06 pm

    I have drak spots on my face.today I will try

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  20. yea thanks i think ill try the buttermilk one n tell how well it works…..

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  21. Thanks i wil try today

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  22. Hi I’m JAGAN MAC I have black marks I will try Sandlewood. and good result for me..

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  23. thnx for ur tips now i m feeling good after reading the sugestion.is sandalwood is best for oily skin.

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  24. I’ll try potato slice . I think it give better result for black spots on my face

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  25. take a one glass of water and one lemon and add the 5-6 spoon sugar and drink it and go to ur bed & sleep then wake up after 1hour see ur face in the mirror …

    thank u,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  26. I Will Try It by Today Onwords…

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  27. I will potato one it look to b easy

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  28. I will try lemon juice by today

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  29. Hii there..i olso suffer frm dark spots.i’ve strtd using gram flour (besan) mixed with rose water nd a lil pinch of tumeric.i mde it into a paste nd applied abt 3-4times weekly nd da dark spots r fading away aswel as da gram flour mkes my skin smoother nd softer nd healthier looking :-) just a suggestion :-) yu cn mix sandalwood instead of da tumeric nd use tap water instead of rose water :-) nd olso a daily facial that is a teaspoon of honey mixed with 1-2teaspoon of milk.applyn it daily, evry morning nd aftr 5-10minz washng it of givz me a brightr nd glowung looking skin aswel as helpz with the dark spots clearing process :-)

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  30. i ill try tdy!!!!!!!!!

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  31. i hv dark spots on my face going to try the lemon juice and see how it works wit me

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  32. thanx I will try it hope and pray it’ll work

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  33. I am so interested so i will difinitly try can you give me some tips to get fair.

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  34. I will try.. Hope it reduce black spots 4m my face.

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  35. my wife got dark patches during pregnancy time about 15 years back all around her
    face and she has tried melacare and many more creams and home made pastes also
    but not cured and i will ask her to try potato, lemon, milk, sandal, rose & honey
    to apply and see the results as advised above and thanks for the suggestions given
    by well wishers

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  36. I have black spot thanks I will try and give you feedback

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  37. interesting and easy tips .let me try it .

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  38. Thanx your suggestions

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  39. I tried the lemon juice remedy… :) m happy, it works.

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  40. Will start today with the lemon juice

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  41. Here are the best home remedies for black sport potato,lemon,milk,honey

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  42. Thank you so much, will try the lemon juice lets hope it works, please advise for the pimples to go completely…… Me like this

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  43. Hello!!
    I write this from world topest battle field.. siachen glacier.
    I have a dark black spot on my face… so i vill try lemon and pottato tips.. i think this both works better. As per as my knowledge.

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  44. I have so many black spots on my face…i m going to try lemon juice….. Thanks

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  45. i got black marks on my face,and it really spoils my face,ill try lemon juice and pottato,hope it works

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  46. I have black spots on my face and pimples constantly keep on showing up, I’ll try the oats mask n lemon juice as they go well together…..I’m trying it now, hope they will improve my skin to the better

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  47. I am going to trt lemon juice…hope it works…

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  48. Goin to try it ;-) hope it’ll work

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  49. shweta menasagi April 20, 2014, 5:26 am

    thank u so much ,il try it today

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  50. Hi ive only been using the lemon juice method for only a week i can already see a difference on my face.

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  51. I’ve gotten dark spots on my face by applying some cream.ill now try to apply lemon juice hope it ll give good results.

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  52. yes i read all the comments from june 7,2013.11:02 to 26 april 2014 i want to use it exactly now thank you mam if it works if it does not works i wouidnot accept all these comments thank you

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  53. hai friends just before 15 minutes i had kept that lemon juice on my face it is paining i think it will reduce black spots on my face why because if it pains it will work thank you for sugesting this types of home remedies

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  54. I use lemon juice twice a day and i’ve noticed some changes on my face

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  55. I have a dark patches on my forehead and the sides of my face. The doctor told me that’s happens to some women after they have kids. I’ve had them for a few years and I’m tired of them. I will try the lemon juice and report back a after a few weeks. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the tip.

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  56. thank u for ur home made remedies for dark patches .. its very much useful for me … thank u once again …………

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  57. THOMAS HENNAH May 3, 2014, 12:33 pm

    Thanks, very useful information!

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  58. Ramkishor yadav May 3, 2014, 9:30 pm

    I tried leomon juice working in black spots

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  59. Prasoon R Nair May 4, 2014, 4:55 am

    its happy to see a lot of people are using home remedies for dark spot. i am also share my experience. i am 29 years , normally i am making red sandal wood paste in coconut oil with a pitch of turmeric powder & add four drops of glycerin, from my experience apply this on dark spots in early morning or in evening gives better result.before going to bed apply a drop of coconut oil on dark spots its also good to reduce it & don’t think its a one day magic continue this for at least 3-4 months.

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  60. chella dharshini May 15, 2014, 11:31 am

    who are affected by dark spots .rub lemon on ur face before going to bed and wash out in mrng…..try this for two weeks and see ur results

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  61. Wow! I’ve started using d lemon juice and honey and i see dffrnt in my face..thanks a lot for d tips. This is working good 4 mi.!!

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  62. lemon juice its workinggg!!!!

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  63. Hi….
    I had so many black spots on my face….i tried…honey and lemon mask in morning…and also…rubed..lemon….for 4 weeks and now i get clear and fairer skin….try it yar….i m so H@PPY

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  64. Hai i am using lemon directly applying in my face dark spots diminished within two days of usage

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  65. i’ve use lemon only 2 day..bt now there is 50 percent black spot has been removed from my face my face,so i was happy . Use lemon juice 2times a day then u get a disered result

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  66. I think i wil try usin aloe vera bcs lemon is scarce in my area. I pray aloe vera works bcs m tired of my face

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  67. What about baking soda can you use it on your face

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  68. Thak you friends!!!!!

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  69. YA I TRIED LEMON JUICE it worked out for me I suggest u apply it on morning n wash ur face with warm water thanks for this suggestions…;)

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  70. What about lemons? I resently try cutting a lemon in half, then I apply four drops of honey on the cut lemon then rubbed it all over my face. Leave the lemon and honey mix on your face for five minutes and you will see a difference. This you would have to try everyday to get great results. It works for me!!!!

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  71. I’m pleased to see people have had positive results!! I’m fed up with the dark spots on my cheeks coz I’ve tried a lot of face washes! Now time to try lemon juice

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  72. D.KISHOREKUMAR July 2, 2014, 8:00 am

    I HAVE PROBLEMS OF DARK SPOTS IN MY FACE I ‘LL TRY IT….

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  73. While I am writing I am started using lemon and its working. Won’t be surprised to see all dark spots gone!

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  74. i’ll try

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  75. Raja Ravi Reddy July 13, 2014, 9:09 am

    Today i hav applied lemon juice on my face to get rid of black marks….when applied, i felt like my face is burning and it was very itchy
    however it was only for five minutes. then it was normal…when i washed my face my skin was little better than before…
    i will continue this for two weeks…lets see what happens :)

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  76. I’ll try lemon juice from today thanks guys for the advice

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  77. I have dark spots on my cheeks due to exposure to the sun. I will definitely try the Lemon story.

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  78. i have dark spot on my face i will try with lemon

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  79. Lemme try it now, n m hoping t will work for me this time. I’ve been trying so many things on my face n it ddnt work. Can’t wait to see the results.

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  80. Thanks m gonna start wit lemon ryt away.

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  81. i hv so many black spots in my face. . nw i ‘ll try to go with lemon. . thnks fa the tips

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  82. I have more dark spots in my face…… from today im gonna to try lemon juice on daily basis…. wil check whether it works or not for me………………

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  83. thax 4 de suggestion i wil try it & i hope it wil work in Jesus name..

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  84. Lemon juice really works..It removes the black spots causing no harm to the skin

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  85. Yea heard abt it but ma dark spots has gone by using carrot paste!!!!!!

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  86. helpful remedies….. thanks a lot.

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  87. mixing potato juice in lemon juice was the best…

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  88. Hve dark spots for d past 9 years dey fade away bt. Come back if i go in d sun 4 just 2 mins.even after wearing loads of sun screen

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  89. honey and lemon is ….. best for the blackheades and .. pimples… and darkspot . mix both and appy 15 minutes and wash it .. i giver better result .. appy .. 3-4 times in a week ….

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  90. lemon juice and fruits with vitamin c is better for these black marks

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  91. before going to bed.wash your face properly with cold water you can also use any good quality scrub to remove all the dirt.after that pat your skin dry with any soft textured towel remember never rub your facial skin.after that you can apply lemon juice and leave it for whole night.you will feel the difference in two weeks.

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  92. Let’s see how it works with potato and lemon

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