Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dark Spots

Dark spots are also known as age spots, sunspots, freckles etc. Dark patches on the face can be due to the extra melanin on the facial skin. There are many factors behind Dark patches which include excess exposure to the sun, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep, certain medications, pregnancy, hormone imbalance, and stress. Chemicals and Pollution also play a vital role in this, but the key factor that may lead to dark spots is over exposure to the harmful sun rays.

Almost all of us have some dark spots or dark patches on the face. Meanwhile, some people have lesser and smaller visible dark spots, some of us may have bigger patches and highly visible dark spots on the face. If you would like to get rid of your dark spots, you need to try some home remedies. Here are some home remedies that will definitely help you lighten and lessen the dark spots.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dark Spots

1. Vegetables

  • Take a potato or tomato
  • Rub this cut portion of tomato or potato on your face.

The cooling effect of these vegetables will help in eliminating your dark spots from your face. You can use daily to remove the patches from your face.

2. Lime / Lemon Juice

Both Lime and Lemon juice are very popular in natural remedies for bleaching out dark spots.   Both Lime and Lemon juice can be utilized by itself to the dark sports areas.

3. Honey and Milk Paste:

Honey works as a good moisturizer and Milk is known as a lightening agent. These ingredients are also best for dry skin and give moisture and instant glow to your face.

How to use?

  • Take some honey and milk in a bowl
  • Now mix honey and milk together
  • Apply the mixture on your dark spots.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes.

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has a great healing powers and it helps the dark patches to fade effectively and gradually. You can use aloe Vera in numerous ways.

  • You may apply the gel of aloe Vera on your dark spots.
  • You can use some cream that has been magnified with the goodness of aloe vera.

5. Face Packs for dark spots removal

  • You can make a paste of lemon juice, sandalwood powder, rose water and glycerin
  • Apply it on the dark patches on your face
  • Leave it for 15 minutes
  • Now rinse it with water.

6. Make a Gramflour Pack

What will you need?

  • Turmeric- 2 pinches
  • Gram flour (chick pea flour)- 2 tsp
  • Rose water- as per requirement
  • Castor oil or Almond Oil- a couple of drops
  • Curd or Milk (use milk for oily skin)- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice slice
  • Tomato juice- 1 tsp

Note– You can change the quantity for area covered by dark spots.

How to use?

  • You can extract juice from the lemon slice.
  • Take some rose water in a bowl and dip the empty slice of the lemon in it.
  • Mix tomato juice, lime juice, curd / milk, gram flour and turmeric to make a thick paste.
  • Apply thick paste on dark spots area.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Once the paste dries, take 2-3 drops of almond / castor oil on your fingers and start gently scrubbing the skin.
  • After scrubbing, you need to take the rind of lemon dipped in rose water and rub it on face.
  • Then, wash your face with cold water.

7. Garlic and Onions Juice Mixture

  • Take garlic and onion juice
  • Mix the juice properly
  • Apply the juice on the affected area of your face
  • Leave it on the dark spots for about 10 minutes
  • Rinse it thoroughly.

Using garlic and onion juice mixture is an amazing home remedy to get rid of the dark spots.

8. Vitamin E Oil for dark spots removal

Vitamin E is an antioxidant.  Researchers suggest that Vitamin E can stabilize collagen production.

How to apply?

  • Castor oil mixed with Vitamin E oil and applied on affected areas to get rid of the dark spots is also an amazing natural treatment.
  • Aloe gel and Vitamin E oil as a face mask will also help to get rid of dark spots.

9. Buttermilk

Buttermilk contains lactic acid. This acid is very effective for skin because this natural acid removes dead skin and dirt.

How to apply?

  • Apply buttermilk to dark spots with the use of a cotton pad.
  • Mix equal parts lemon juice with buttermilk and apply mask on your face.

10. Red Currant for dark Spots removal

You can use red currant to remove dark spots on skin! This remedy is easy to use.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoonHoney
  • 1/4 cup Unripe red currants

How to use?

  • You need to mash red currants.
  • Mix it with honey.
  • Apply this mixture on black spots on your face.
  • Leave the paste for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Rinse it with lukewarm water.
  • Apply the juice of lemon diluted with either rose water or water.

Although, there is another good recipe for red currant home remedies that’s effective for skin.

You’ll need:
Equal quantities of

  • Parsley juice
  • Orange juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Currant juice

How to use?

  • Mix the juices of Parsley, Lemon, Currant, and Orange
  • Apply on your dark spots.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water.

Do it daily for a week.


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