How To Get Rid Of Brown Spots On Skin

When skin is exposed more to the sun, there is an increase in the production of cells known as melanocytes and due to which the skin turns darker. These dark skin patches are known as brown spots, age spots, dark spots, sun spots and liver spots. Brown spots generally appear on exposed skin areas like the face, back, neck, chest, shoulders and hands. Some of the main causes of brown spots are sun exposure, aging, genetics, menopause, pregnancy, stress, improper skincare, weak liver, hyper-pigmentation of the skin, lack of vitamin C or B12, smoking, cancer, dermatitis, and diabetes and so on.

Brown spots are harmless but as these spots can make one look ugly, people look for ways to get rid of them as soon as possible. To lighten brown spots, there are a few easy and simple natural treatments that you can try at home.

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Here are top 10 ways to get rid of Brown Spots on Skin.

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon has bleaching property that can help to get rid of brown spots. You can simply apply fresh lemon juice directly to the affected area; leave it for half an hour before rinsing it off with cold water. You must repeat this remedy twice daily for about two months to notice positive results. Those having sensitive skin must dilute the lemon juice with water, rosewater, or honey and then apply it on the affected area. Another option is to dissolve some sugar in lemon juice and then apply the mixture on to the affected area. Leave it for half an hour and then rinse it off. Soon you will get rid of age spots.

2. Buttermilk

Buttermilk contains lactic acid which is highly beneficial to the skin. So, when it comes to brown spots you can always rely on buttermilk. Take buttermilk and apply it on to your brown spots with a cotton swab and leave it on the skin for a few minutes before washing the area with plain water. With time the brown spots will start to fade. Those having oily skin or suffering from acne can use buttermilk after adding some lemon juice in it. Another option is to mix four teaspoon of buttermilk and two teaspoon of tomato juice together and then apply this mixture on the affected skin. This will also help to reduce the dark spots.

3. Yogurt

Yogurt is a safe and easy way to lighten brown spots naturally. Take some plain yogurt and apply it directly onto age spots and leave it to dry for about twenty minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. For faster result you can apply yogurt on the affected area before going to bed and leave it overnight. Alternatively you can make a pack at home by combining one tablespoon of plain yogurt, two tablespoon of ground oatmeal and one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Apply this mixture onto the age spots and allow it to sit for half an hour and then rinse it off with cold water. After this apply some moisturizer. Follow this remedy daily for one to two months to get positive results.

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is excellent for healing minor burns and can also be used to get rid of brown spots. Take fresh aloe vera gel and rub it gently on the spots. Leave it on for about half an hour before washing the area with cold water. Repeat the process twice daily and within a month you can notice positive improvement. In case fresh aloe vera gel is not available then you can opt for aloe vera juice which you can easily buy from the market. At the same time you can also drink two tablespoon of aloe vera juice daily on an empty stomach to enjoy healthy skin.

5. Castor Oil

Castor oil has strong healing properties and can be used effectively to get rid of brown spots or age spots. With the help of a clean cotton ball apply castor oil to the affected area once in the morning and once at night and gently massage the area for a few minutes. Follow this remedy without any fail to help the brown spots to fade and to make the skin tone even. Along with castor oil you can also use Vitamin E oil, coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil to cure brown spots on skin.

6. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is also an anti-aging agent and an antiseptic, which can help to get rid of brown spots. You can make homemade pack with sandalwood powder, rose water, glycerin, and lemon juice. Apply this pack onto the black spots and allow it to dry naturally. Use cold water to wash it off. Do this once daily to eliminate dark spots or age spots on skin. Along with this massage the affected area with sandalwood oil daily before going to bed and leave it overnight.

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  1. i have many brown spots in my face which is growing day by day and looking ugly,plz help me to remove it give some home remedies to remove it

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    • I have many brown spots in my face for quite some time. Kindly suggest a remedy how to remove the same.

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    • hi i saor well read ehat you said and believe me ive been through that ugly spots brfore…. i had them all ove my chest and neck they were dry looking made me look like i ddnt shower…….which i do btw….. and well my main cause of the spots was lack of physical activities and mainly STRESS!!!!!!!! i really hateed those spots so i started getting involved in alot of physicalactivities…. and alot of parties …. yes parties …… it helps your mind take away all that stress and well yeah balnce meal and distracted mind from ny sort of problem or bad news….. hope it workd it did for me …… goood luck…

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    • since two months there have emerge numerous dark spots and red pimple on my face pls do tell me ant remedies which i can cure with 2 months or give me some tips which i can do it on regular use at night hours

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    • Lemon juice darling:3 just apply the juice on ur skin n let it sit for 10 mins wash off and pat dry. Also use cocoa butter or oil, it has amaxing benifits, it is packed full of Vitamin E:) also for ur day use use a tinted moisturizer with SPF, a great one is Lumene Finland BB Cream itll help believe me. I hoped this helped if you have anymore questions email me @jayypsy@gmail.com

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    • aakansha first u use lemon juice for15 min and then wash your fash 2nd step is u use can mix the lemon juice and milk and use it

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    • Plz be calm and don’t watch your again n again into mirror
      1)try retin-A cream it is best way to get rid of black spot u won’t believed that I was applying every thing that was written in this site but it doesn’t work. I was very disappointing lookin at my face.but. after applying retin-A it just works my spots start s lightning and after 1Monts it was amazing no spots n it help me to fade my spots thanks to retain -A
      2)try. Vitamin C tablets celin it also help to heal . Dark spots n grows new skin
      3)try. Lemon it is a bleaching agent.cut the lemon. N apply. Directly on spots it also fades dark spots
      4) try. All this inshallha your spots will clear soon it really help for me.

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  2. Actually it really worked I am very happy with my skin now and have no problem at all I only used the lemon and lemon juice it really worked and after 1 month I got a greate resut thanks for guiding me!

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  3. I bought skin whitener ( very expensive and its rated no 1 ) and at first I was doing very well and was so happy to see that my pigmentation was lightener but off a sudden it went darker more that it was before I start the treatment and im so so sad.
    Before I started the treatment I used aloe vera fresh from plant so thank you to remind me about it and I am going to start using it from today.I had always used no 50 sunscreen and I don’t know what went wrong.
    Best regards
    Connie

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  4. you feel the skin so soft

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  5. I used the lemon juice and it really worked, my daughter had black marks from mosquito bites and they cleared up within days

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  6. I’m getting married in a few months time,I really need the spots on my legs to go away,I have tried every cream I was told,bt I will try and use the lemon juicy.I really really hope it will work for me…thanks

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  7. I have the blackspot all over my neck but I’ll try the lemon juice I pray it works

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  8. I have very dark spots on my hands. I’m gonna use the lemon thanks for the advice.

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  9. Hi All,

    I have some ugly brown patches on my both cheeks. I make paste; 1/4 tea spoon of Besan flour (chick pea flour) and 1/2 tea spoon of plain yogurt. apply on my whole face, massage real good specially on dark spots with fingers. Leave it for about 5 minute, the massage again and wash it off (at first leave it on only minute and then increase time, since besan flour is very acidic it may irritate your skin) It will help some. When I go on trip I use Besan flour (chick pea flour) and lemon juice. I got on this web site to see what other people are using. It made me feel so good that my home remedy is used by others. I tried expensive bleaching cream and didn’t see any better result. I use it at night time. Good Luck

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  10. dellavern gittens July 7, 2013, 8:52 pm

    i have been using lime directly on my brown spots on my legs because i can’t get the lemon, and it’s working just the same i am seeing results with the marks fading in just two weeks so far it’s going good maybe you can try that too just cut the lime and pass it on

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  11. using lime is very effective. i have had a lot of dark spots resulting from mosquito but i applied lime juice once every day and i have the improvement just within two weeks. u can also try cucumber juice, it is also effective

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  12. Hi i have black spot on my face and am trying to use lemon juice and i pray its work thank for the idea.

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  13. ive started to use lemon juice and now ive notice some changes and my complection too,thanks a lot…

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  14. Very effective .

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  15. Hw did u guyzz apply d lemon juice??…is it ovanyt or hw??

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  16. About 5 yrs ago I was tan and started getting white spots on the backs of my hands.Went to the doctor and he said its like Michael Jackson its called vitiligo. Well in less then a year the white spots consumed my whole body. I lost all the pigment in my skin. Now I can’t go in the sun at all without getting red bumps and my skin tone is pale pink. To top that off now I get dark brown spots on my arms and legs. If I get a spot on one side it will come up in the exact same place on the other side of my arm or leg or face. Im use to the ugly brown spots but I hate being so darn white. I grew up in the sun on the beach. Help please

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    • I have something very similar to you, but mine was diagnosed as tinea versicolor…but when I go out in the sun, huge brown and white blotches shown up all over me and many are identical on both sides of my body. Mine is caused by a fungal infection on my skin activated by too much yeast on my skin.had it for 6 years now… finally disappearing now that I take 3 antifungals – oil of oregano, cinnamon and garlic supplements….also rub my skin down with tub of oils (coconut, lavender, oregano oil and tea tree) after 2 weeks, all the spots have really faded and no new ones have popped up.

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  17. How to cure pimples and dark spots for oil skin

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  18. I had one small spot on my cheeks. I used a chemical called melalite. that peeled off my skin and left a dark big patch on my face. its been 5 years and its not gone yet although i used lots of lemon, yoghurt, honey and other remedies. Is laser the only possibility?
    Please write to me.

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  19. Like the old saying goes, slow and steady wins the race. The Dr Max Powers Scar Serum actually works for dark spots. But you will not get overnight results. I have several dark spots from scars, acne spots, and simply having fun as a kid. I have always used palmers cocoa butter for my scars for years and thought id switch it up. I used it every day faithfully for 2 weeks before I saw a slight change. Another 2 weeks before I seen a more noticeable change. They are still there but less noticeable.
    All in all the product does work, shipping was fast

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  20. i have brown spot from one month on my both cheek i want some easy home remedies. plz give me some tips. Thanks………….

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  21. Also Aveneno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer works perfectly.

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  22. Hi, i have this brown spot on my body for the past ten years now if am not mistaken which is gradually spreading. I have visited dermatologist on several occasion and they said its fungi infection. The dermatologist prescribed oral intraconazole and selenium sulphide which i used but no improvement and they are nt helping matters. The spot like little, little rashes that join together to form a large spot is on my neck, chest, back, arms and lapse. I have been using lemon juice for three weeks now but have not really seen any improvement. Any one with idea of what i can use?

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  23. I think you can use caster oil. I got help from that.

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  24. I have brown mark on my left chick near my nose and lip area. How can I lightning it . This spot color is darker than my normal face color . Plz tell me the treatment

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