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15 Proven Natural Remedies To Remove Dark Spots On Face


Shalu Bhati

Published  09 Oct 19



Dark spots on face taking away your peace of mind? Do you want clear and flawless skin? Then, keep reading!

Dark spots on face can be troublesome. But what if we told you that you can get rid of all those black and brown spots on skin by simply borrowing some ingredients from your kitchen cabinets. With easy natural remedies for dark spots on face, get ready to say hello to clear and radiant skin.

We cover the following:

  • Best Natural Remedies For Dark Spots On Face
  • FAQs On Dark Spots Removal

    

      

Dark spots remedy

 

1. Pineapple And Papaya Mask

  

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon pineapple juice, 1 Teaspoon gram flour, 1/2 Tablespoon mashed papaya, 1 Teaspoon honey

How to: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Massage on the face for 5 minutes. Let the mask sit on the face for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: this pineapple mask is one of the best natural remedies for dark spots on face. Pineapples are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants. They reverse the damage caused by free radicals and provide protection form any further damage. They play an important role in promoting the production of collagen. Pineapples also contain an enzyme named bromelain which is anti-inflammatory and aids in the skin healing process. Together, both papaya and pineapple form an extremely effective skin lightening remedy.

       


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2. Sweet Potato, Honey And Milk Mask

   

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon sweet potato, 1 Teaspoon milk, 1 Teaspoon honey, ½ Teaspoon ginger powder

How to: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. You can either grate or blend the sweet potato. Apply on affected areas. Let it dry for about 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Four times a week

Why it works: Get rid of dark spots on face with the help of this easy sweet potato mask. Sweet potatoes are known to be a rich source of antioxidants that aid in giving skin its natural sheen. They come packed with anthocyanins that effectively combat the free radical damage and treats brown or black spots on face. They are a rich source of beta carotene which aids in cell regeneration and boosts collagen production.

     

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3. Olive And Coconut Oil Based Mask

  

Ingredients: 1 Teaspoon olive oil, 1 Teaspoon coconut oil, 1 Teaspoon vitamin E oil, 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil

How to: Mix all these ingredients and massage directly onto the skin. Leave overnight. Wash off with lukewarm water in the morning.

Frequency: Daily

Why it works: Olive oil comes packed with the goodness of essential fatty acids, proteins, and antioxidants. It acts as an excellent cleanser, unclogs pores, heals skin and promotes collagen production. Whether it is scars, blemishes, brown discoloration on face or dark spots, olive oil effectively reduces them with regular usage and rejuvenates skin.

      


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4. Cucumber, Yogurt, Honey And Oats Mask

  

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon cucumber juice, 1 Teaspoon yogurt, 1 Teaspoon ground oatmeal, 1 Teaspoon honey

How to: Add all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix them thoroughly. Apply on face by, first, giving a gentle massage. Rinse off after 20 minutes with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: This is another one of the best natural remedies for dark spots on face. Using cucumber on face ensures that blemishes, black spots or brown spots on face stay away. Cucumber is known for soothing and calming down the skin given its anti-inflammatory properties. It brightens and refreshes skin. Oatmeal exfoliates, nourishes as well as moisturizes skin which in turn boosts the skin’s healing process. And this leads to clear spotless and glowing skin.

       

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5. Potato, Rice Flour, Lemon And Milk Mask

  

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon potato juice, 1 Teaspoon rice flour, 1 Teaspoon milk, 1 Teaspoon lemon juice

How to: Mix all the ingredients to obtain a thick and uniform paste. Apply using a brush and cover all affected areas. Keep it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: Potatoes are no wonder the best treatment for dark spots on face. They are an excellent skin lightening and brightening agent. It has a high starch content which aids in reducing pigmentation over time. Rice flour acts as a great exfoliating agent. Milk sloughs off the dead skin cells as well as nourishes the skin with its nutrient-rich composition. Lemon juice comes packed with vitamin C and antioxidants which aid in cell renewal.

     


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6. Sandalwood, Rose Water And Milk Mask

  

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon sandalwood powder, 1 Teaspoon rosewater, 1 Teaspoon milk

How to: Mix all the ingredients to form a thick paste. You can also use sandalwood paste instead of sandalwood powder. Apply on cleansed skin using a brush. Cover all affected areas. Rinse with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: Sandalwood is yet another ingredient which is a great dark spot remover. It soaks up excess oil, calms down inflamed skin, as well as improves skin’s texture. Sandalwood also effectively removes dark spots on face. When mixed with milk, its spot removal properties are enhanced to many folds.

     

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7. Buttermilk And Orange Peel Mask

   

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon buttermilk, 1 Teaspoon orange peel powder, 1 Teaspoon honey

How to: Make a uniform mix by combining all the ingredients in a bowl. Apply using a brush. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Four times a week

Why it works: Buttermilk does not just provide relief from the summer heat but also works wonders for the skin when used topically. It is full of skin-friendly nutrients and enzymes which effectively remove any kind of discoloration on face and rejuvenate skin. Buttermilk soothes and nourishes the skin. Orange peel powder, on the other hand, is full of vitamin C and many antioxidants. It aids in the regeneration of cells and boosts collagen production. Apart from this, it also fights off the damage caused by free radicals.

    


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8. Parsley, Honey And Lemon Mask

   

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon parsley leaves paste, 1 Teaspoon honey, 1 Teaspoon lemon juice

How to: Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Apply the paste so obtained on a cleansed skin. Keep it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water to experience freshness.

Frequency: Four times a week

Why it works: Parsley is so much more than a garnish. It might come as a surprise but parsley forms a very effective remedy for the removal of dark spots on face. It balances oil production, soothes inflammation, and reduces discoloration on face. Parsley effectively increases the renewal of cells which further rejuvenates the skin. Drink it, eat it or apply it, parsley will give you miracle results for which your skin will thank you.

         

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9. Glycerin, ROsewater And Vitamin E Mask

  

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon glycerin, 1 Tablespoon rosewater, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, few drops of vitamin E oil

How to: Mix the ingredients well and store in a glass jar. Use this daily before sleeping as a hydrating serum. Wash in the morning with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Daily

Why it works: Glycerin is a natural humectant which means it draws moisture from the air to the skin. Moreover, it forms a protective barrier over the skin and prevents the moisture from escaping. It soothes skin, balances the pH levels, and prevents skin infections. Glycerin when mixed with lemon juice, rosewater, and vitamin E oil, forms an amazing hydrating serum which with regular use can remove dark spots on face.

          


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10. Coffee, Cinnamon And Coconut Oil Mask

    

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon coffee powder, 1 Teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1 Teaspoon coconut oil

How to: Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Apply uniformly to clean skin. Remove with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.

Frequency: Once a week

Why it works: Your favorite morning brew can double up as an effective treatment for dark spots on face. Coffee is an excellent source of antioxidants which fights off the damage caused by free radicals. It is also an excellent exfoliating agent and promotes the cell renewal process. Cinnamon is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Coconut oil is a rich source of vitamin E and is well known for removing black spots on face.

     

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11. Horseradish And Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

   

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon mashed horseradish, ¼ Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 Tablespoon water

How to: Dilute the apple cider vinegar in a double amount of water. Next, add mashed horseradish and mix well. You can also use horseradish powder. Apply on cleansed face. Wash off after 15 minutes using lukewarm water.

Frequency: Twice a week

Why it works:  Horseradish forms to be one of those natural remedies for dark spots on face that give you magical results. This root vegetable which is mostly used for making spices and condiments can also be used as a dark spot remover. It consists of Vitamin C and powerful antioxidants. It can slow the process of melanin production which is responsible for causing brown spots on skin. Its benefits get enhanced when mixed with apple cider vinegar.

       


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12. Honey And Lemon Mask

  

Ingredients: 1 Teaspoon honey, ½ Teaspoon lemon juice

How to: Mix honey and lemon juice. Massage on the face. Leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Daily

Why it works: Honey is known for its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties. It heals and soothes skin. It cleanses the skin thoroughly and hydrates it at the same time. Lemon juice contains vitamin C and antioxidants which fight off the damage caused by environmental stressors. Using lemon juice on the face ensures protection from further damage. Combined, these two ingredients form effective dark spots on face removal remedy.

      

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13. Grapeseed Oil And Sea Salt Mask

  

Ingredients: 1 Teaspoon sea salt, few drops of grapeseed oil

How to: Mix the ingredients and massage onto face in a gentle manner using just your fingertips. After a thorough massage for 5 to 8 minutes, leave this on for 10 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Twice a week

Why it works: Grapeseed oil comes packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, beta-carotene and linoleic acid. It aids in the regeneration of cells and also effectively replaces damaged cells with new ones. It improves skin’s texture, evens out skin tone and reduces dark spots on face.

       


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14. Turmeric And Honey Mask

Ingredients: ½ Teaspoon turmeric, 1 Teaspoon honey

How to: Mix the ingredients and massage on affected areas. Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: This is one of the oldest natural remedies for dark spots on face. Turmeric is anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It cleanses, exfoliates and calms down the skin. It is also known for its skin lightening and brightening properties

     

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15. Calamine Lotion

Ingredients: Calamine lotion

How to: Apply on cleansed skin just like you apply your moisturizer.

Frequency: Daily

Why it works: Calamine lotion is a solution for multiple skin problems. It is being used for many centuries to calm and heal the skin. From insect bites to excessive oil production, calamine lotion is a true miracle worker. It is also extremely effective in removing black spots on face.

        

      

    

FAQs On Dark Spots Removal

    

    

Q. Does laser facial for dark spots work?

Yes, laser facial for dark spots works efficiently. It helps to even out skin tone and is also capable of targeting specific black or brown spots on skin.

     

Q. How to get rid of brown spots on face and skin?

Brown spots on face and skin can be effectively removed by using both natural as well as cosmetic treatments. If you wish to remove dark spots appearing on face and want to go the natural route, then you can choose any of the above mentioned natural remedies. And if you wish to go the other route, you can choose from treatments like chemical peels, laser facial, and microdermabrasion among others.

    

Q. Which is the best natural remedy for dark spots on face?

The best natural remedy for dark patches on face is to make a face pack with skin lightening and brightening ingredients such as pineapple juice, potato, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and sandalwood among others. We have explained each remedy in detail above.

    

Q. What is brown discoloration on face? How to treat it at home?

Brown discoloration on face is caused due to excessive production of melanin where a patch of skin is darker than the surrounding skin. If you wish to treat brown discoloration at home, then you can opt for any of the natural remedies for dark spots on face as mentioned above by us in detail.

       




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