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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.

home remedies for black spots on your face

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.

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

(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 home remedies in this video as well.)

1. Lemon Juice

lemon juice for black spots

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, rose water, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above.

Note: Don’t use lemon juice if you have got open sores or lesions on the skin. Also, avoid going out in the sun after using the lemon juice as it can make your skin photosensitive.

2. Potato

potato for black spots

Your vegetable drawer is another source of home remedies for black spots or dark patches. Potatoes have natural bleaching properties that help fade spots, scars as well as blemishes. The starch in potato helps reduce pigmentation, while the enzymes in it promote healthy skin.

Potatoes can be applied in one of the three ways:

Method 1

  1. Slice up a potato.
  2. Place one slice directly on the black spots.
  3. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water.

Method 2

  1. Peel and grate a potato.
  2. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey in the grated potato.
  3. Apply the mask on your face and allow it to dry for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off using lukewarm water.

Method 3

  1. Extract the juice of 1 potato.
  2. Add a little lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder to it.
  3. Apply this mixture on your black spots.
  4. Allow it to dry, then rinse it off.

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

3. 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. The lactic acid in it will gradually reduce skin pigmentation and brighten your overall skin complexion.

Black Spots Home Remedy

  1. Take 4 teaspoons of buttermilk.
  2. Add 2 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.

If you do not have buttermilk, simply 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. Repeat this procedure twice daily for 4 to 5 weeks.

4. Aloe Vera

aloe vera for black spots on face

Aloe vera has many healing properties and is a great natural dark spot corrector. Its gel has polysaccharides that stimulate the growth of new skin cells to help reduce dark spots and heal scars.

A 2010 study published in the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research throws light on many skin benefits of aloe vera gel. The study says that this gel can help clear dark spots and skin blemishes and make the skin clearer.

  1. Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf.
  2. Apply it directly on dark patches and black spots.
  3. Gently massage the area with your fingertips for a few minutes.
  4. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse your face.
  5. Repeat this once or twice daily for a few weeks to fade skin discolorations.

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

Vitamin E oil and castor oil, too, are useful in getting rid of black spots.

5. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is another effective option. The natural oils in it can help clear black spots naturally. It even adds a healthy glow to your skin.

sandalwood for black spots

  1. Make a thick paste of 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder, 1 tablespoon of glycerin and 3 tablespoons of 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. Turmeric

turmeric for black spots

Turmeric is another popular skin-lightening agent that can be used to get rid of black spots on your face. It repairs free radical damage and reduces skin pigmentation and discoloration. It is also effective for quickly removing sun spots and age spots.

  1. Make a thick paste of 2 teaspoons of turmeric and a little milk and lemon juice.
  2. Apply it to the skin where there are black spots.
  3. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

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357 thoughts on “Home Remedies for Black Spots on Your Face”

      1. Lemon juice does work and has a sting to it, therefore I have added rose water and glycerin to it which transform into a toner

    1. Thanks for your testimonies l have black spot on my face, l have used many cream but it is their.. But today l will try lemon if it work I we get to you thanks

      1. Thank u very much, Thank u very much, but i really don’t do anyhting of this things and i alawys make healthy choise in my daily life, can i apply a creme or an oil forο»Ώ the eye area? if yes, what should i use.

    1. PLease: lemon on the skin ONLY AT NIGHTS, because in daylight and with the sun gets the contrary effect. It produces dark spots!
      so when applied at night, BE SURE you wash it off completely before daylight.

    1. Are you guys sure that by using lemon juice black spots get vanished off???
      I tried many home remedies and medicines but no results…. so please tell the truth.. is that works???

      1. Aloe vera has many healing properties and is a great natural dark spot corrector.

        Apply aloe vera juice or gel directly on dark patches and black spots.
        Gently massage the area with your fingertips for a few minutes.
        Repeat this once or twice daily for a few weeks to fade skin discolorations.

  1. 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.

    1. 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…

      1. Use multani miti pack with curd nd turmeric powder n use rose water instead of pln water n if you have pimple than add some toner into it ..you will feel the difference ..use one a week

      2. Today i applying the lemon juice on my dark spot plz pray for me becoz i m fedup of my patches .and in rabi ul awwal me going to get married

    2. use lime before and aftr shower.. cut the lime into half rub it all over in ur face.. leave at least 10 to 20 minutes. use it daily.. its realy good in pimples free.. LOVE IT

  2. 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

  3. 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,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    1. I have alot of dark spot on my face…i will try lemon n potato to see how it work!..cos i have suffered it with pimple over 20yrs now..i just pray it wil be over now!..if it work i will come back here n testify….thank for ur information

  4. 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 πŸ™‚ just a suggestion πŸ™‚ yu cn mix sandalwood instead of da tumeric nd use tap water instead of rose water πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

  5. 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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

    1. After reading all the comments i came to know that most of them have chosen lemon.so i finally concluded that i to must use lemon to remove my black spot

  15. 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

  16. 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.!!

  17. 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

  18. 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

    1. i have dark spots in my face if i appaly lemon juice
      daily it give me any improvement ,
      want to apply daily ah…….

  19. 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…;)

  20. 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!!!!

    1. Zanele have you really tried the lemon juice method? What are the results? I have black spots all over my face. And I’ve been trying different things but they only remove pimles and not dark spots. Heeelllllppp!

  21. 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

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

  23. 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 πŸ™‚

  24. 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.

  25. 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………………

  26. 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

  27. 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 ….

  28. 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.

  29. hello everyone,

    I have more dark spots in my face…… today search by me in net that solution be find is that use Lemon Juice for remove face black spot.

    thanks
    Rudra

  30. I have back spots on my face, tried many creams and works very well… But after sometime, the acne comes back and worsens…. I will try this lemon juice and see whether it really works…. thanks!

  31. very good treament for easy removinng/reducing darkspots on skin / face for my advice….
    home remadies….
    1)mix=milk(meegada)/curd+honey+lemon juice/tomato juice+sandilwood powder….these mixture apply on face works effectively…..daily twice….morning and evg…..

    2)papaya+ alveera ..& rub on face ….affected areas…. with mix or sepatately….
    ->apply on face….e.a…Potatoes juice+Lemon juice+Honey mix
    -> take friuts….like orenges…greapes,almonds,anjura,watermeloon…and green tea….is also good….
    ->take vegtables…like…green veg(aaku kuralu)….
    medicinal treatment..
    3)use….DepiWhite cream and Dermadew Lite Soap(apply effected areas) daily twice…..
    4) use sunshine cream to going out side before 20 mins…..take care for uv rays….
    try this frins…u wil get best results…..al the best… good health…. beautiful face/skin….for additional information…contact…good skin specialist/dermotologist….

  32. I tried all the above, tomatoes, potatoes, aloe gel, lemon juice with honey, honey with fresh milk, honey even reduces acne overnight. All these therapies work but slowly and skin texture improves.

  33. Vitamin e works best…….
    Just take vitamin e capsules, break them and apply the powder on the affected area….. it works best…….. also eat more citrus fruits…. it contains vitamin c……. it also helps to reduce dark patches…….

  34. The comments and home remedies are fantastic.,hope they improve my skin from black spot removals. I would like someone to tell me about black head removals or how toget ridd of them . Thanks

    1. ,,,,,black heads remedy. ,,,,Whisk 1 egg whites,mix with 1 teaspoon lemon juice,makes as a paste,apply on affected area,,can be use as a facial mask too.2 to 3 times a week,,,,,

  35. I have been trying lemon and it is my 4th day, m happy that dark spots are fading away. Thanks for the suggestions about using lemon

  36. I am suffering from black spots.. I am very sad to see my face in mirror wit these black spots.. Today i studied all ur sugestion.. Many frnds sugested lemon juice only.. So i wil try lemon juice today.. If there any improvement in my face, i will surely come to this site again and tel my result.. Thanx for al.. I am waiting to see the results soon..:-)

  37. I have lot of black spots on my face. I will try potatoes and come back after two wks with a testimony. Thanks for Ur comments

  38. I’ve been using the honey, lemon juice & milk (hljm), on my dark spots for two weeks now, 10-20 minutes twice a day. I see a definite difference. I think the dark areas are at least 30-45% lighter. I stopped using the lemon for a week allowing my skin to rest; now beginning my second, two week application period. I do have to add, that after I rinse off the hljm, I moisturize with natural oils and water. Will follow up in two weeks. God bless you all.

    1. 2nd Post; it’s wonderful it works! My dark spots have improved (I think) about 50-70%. I used a combination of lemon juice-milk&honey. I’m stepping up game and adding honey & apple wider vinegar. I’m hopeful this addition to the mixture will carry me to that spotless skin I know is just beneath the surface. Be blessed.

  39. it’s interesting i will try very soon , applying curd is good to give a glow to the face for about 20 mins and then rinse it off JUST TRY THAT TOO….

  40. Very nice and help full stuff. Comments section is also superb. If we try all the remedies will it speedup the treatment or not?

  41. I wonder if the lemon can remove black marks on face then why this much comapnys,brands,&costly creams for dng the same job!!

  42. I am suffering from black spots.. last 1year.. Today i studied all ur comments.. Many frnds sugest dat lemon juice good.. So i v ll try lemon juice today in sha allah.. thank u

  43. I tnk that lemon and potato realy so i gona try bcos i’ve alrdy trd sandle wd and alo vera so i gona go vid it πŸ™‚ tnks for the guys who said πŸ™‚ tnks guys…. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  44. so many comments
    thanks for this info I have oily skin and pimples
    I often use aloe vera but no difference but I will give it a try

  45. Also try a Ceylon Cinnamon Face Mask made with Ceylon Cinnamon powder and honey. Cinnamon has a bleaching action that helps clear dark patches. It is however pretty hot on the skin but this very hotness bring blood to the skin surface, helping it regenerate skin and fight surface bacteria. Chase it up with a cup of Ceylon Cinnamon Tea which can address some of the causes of dark patches like a excess sugar.

  46. Thanks for everything am so excited cause I don’t like bleaching method and since I’ve been taking ARV’s my girls keep googling,researching at all times thanks to the whole world who put an effort. fruits and Veggies(I mean Garlic,tomatoes, Potatoes and lemon juice doesn’t cause a lot. Thanks and may the Almighty bless you all In Jesus Christ name Amen.

  47. Wawu its amazing my face is full of black spots and pimples but am going to use all u said hope to get results thanks all for yo advice

  48. As im suffering from dark spot on my face i feel very bad to see my face in mirror and to go out so as u suggested to use lemon juice ill try it and ill hope for good result

  49. I use the lemon and after rinsing I use aloe vera gel because it is also a moisturiser. Aloe vera also acts as an anti age cream. I am 44 years but people think i am in my early 30s because I use lemon and aloe vera.

  50. ill try the lemon juice and see if it works. a friend of mine also told me that applying rose water under the eyes is proven to remove the dark circles, she claims that it works

  51. I try oatmeal and honey mask every morning and leave it on my face for 15 minutes and the result is really good πŸ™‚

  52. my face got irritated n inflammed afta using skin lightenin cream
    im treating my face with a mixture of lemon honie n olive oil. itd doin wonders

  53. really I have try this lemon juice…its big probz to me becoz of the spots,im wondering this lemon juice makes me beautiful again

  54. Use banana peel for your dark spots. It works magically. Rub the inner side of banana peel twice a day. You will get the marked reduction in dark spots in one day. Use for one week and enjoy the flawless and glowing skin.

  55. I hv blackspots all over my face.This has cost me a lot of things including a relationship with someone I really loved.I am going to try the Lemon and potato remedy.I hope this really works.Its been 16 years of horror.

  56. Rubbing lemon directly on the black spots really works. U can also leave it overnight wash it off in the morning then apply a moisturiser

  57. i bought lemon juice Sept 26, 2015 and been applying it on my face for 3 days NOW and my mother noticed early in this morning that my dark spots on my face whitens. Thank you for sharing this. It really works! (JUST BELIEVE)

    1. Guys can someone tell me what should I do I apply lemon on my face and if start burn and goes red on my whole face what schold I do please help me , bless you all recover soon :)))

  58. I love this page cos it’s soo interesting..I hv pimples and dark spots on my face so will try honey mask and lemon, potato, tea tree oil and cucumber..hope it works

  59. I hv pimples on my face and dark spot cause by peeling d pimples, i think am going to try d lemon, honey and aloevera. Hoping to work for me

  60. A little tips
    Lemon should not be used on younger person skin as it may get part of your face withen and the skin may be rough.
    Thanks hope it help

  61. I have a silly question. I was wanting to use the lemon juice method to remove dark spots. Is it best to use actual lemons or can u use the little bottles of lemon juice? Thank u for any help!

    1. Hey guys …i think lemon is better for make the white skin…but I have a dout…we use only lemon..or can we add any froots or any powder or rose water…
      Thanks for the suggestions…

  62. this is a realy gr8 blog…actualy i wud prsnly recomend lemon juice cuz its cheap nd so useful…it has sooo many benefits it cleanses ur skin impurities …! πŸ™‚

  63. I have just started trying aloe very and lime juice, same process peel off the insides of the aloe vera in a container then squeeze 2 limes on top of it then crush it out and apply to ur face, it still has a stinging sensation for a little while i find putting the fan directly near my face helps a lot. But i’ve got my fingers crossed and hope it works

  64. Comment:detoxing as much as you can steaming nd using lemon products drinking alot of water a week is enough trust me

  65. Comment: Please I’m having dark spots on my face and I want to try the lemon juice, how many times in a day should I apply it.

    thanks.

  66. I have already started using lemon for 2 days now and i have noticed some change on my face, dark spots are fading off.

  67. I strongly believe in dese remedies and I have started applying dem on my face. I believe it will clear all the blackspots on ma face on Jesus Name. Amen

  68. Please lemon on the skin only at nights and then WASH IT OFF COMPLETELY BEFORE DAYLIGHT, because lemon on face
    under the sun produces the contrary effect. Produces dark spots!

  69. I had dark spots on my face from pimples and i used apple cider vinegar and cocoa butter they faded away faster than anything i have ever used.

  70. Comment:I’m a 18 year old and HV pimples and dark spots on my face.this lowers my self esteem and irritates me very much!!!! I’ve concluded that many of you uses lemon and honey so I’ll try that.I hope and pray that it works.I’ve had enough already.One min out in the sun my face is all filled wth pimples and spots…

  71. I have read all the comments above and I’m very happy that I found this blog! I will start using Lemons and Aloe tonight and let you all know how it helped with my dark spots and skin texture.

    #ManyBlessingsEveryone

  72. Comment: hey guys u can mix lemon juice with milk and apply on your face for 15 to 20mins…u will c the results after two weeks trust me its works perfectly

  73. Lemmon juice is great but you also comment abou the serios incidents of lemmon juice can do if you go to the sun with it, it get super burn, even if doents hurt is even worth because you get you skin totally brown ,hugue amazing spost od brown color it is very serious so you should commnet towarn people to never ever go to the sun with lemmon on the skin, many people doenst know! and they even incriminate you for the tips.

  74. yes
    lemon;
    honey
    tomato
    and egg white
    works . and brighten the skin and remove the pigmentation from face.
    if you use it and did not wash with soap . your skin will start to b darken and more worsen then before .

    i have personally experience these ingredient.

    it has awesome result.

  75. Comment: i had pimples spots and dark spots on my face and i found and see that tomato juice , pulp works very well. it cleared my skin and gave me an even complexion, my spots are unseen now

  76. Comment:I HV dark marks on my face and they were caused by my pregnancy and I’ve tryd so much ingredients on my face BT its nt wrkng BT I hope urs will help thnx

  77. I have lot of black spots, pimples and dark circle on my face plz anyone tell me any easy solution iam a university student.
    Waiting for rply.

  78. I have lot of spot marks on my face, I’m gonna start applying potato mask today. Can’t e
    Wait to see the results

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