How to Remove Dark Spots from the Face

How to remove dark spots from face

Dark spots on the face can result in hyperpigmentation. It is a common skin condition that occurs when the skin produces too much melanin. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by sun exposure, aging, scarring, etc.

Mostly dark spots are harmless. However, if a person wants to reduce the appearance of dark spots, they can usually do so through home remedies and topical treatments.


This article will discuss dark spots that result from hyperpigmentation. It will discuss the causes, how to get rid of them, and some treatment options.

What Causes Dark Spots on the Face?

So, before we look at some home remedies for dark spots on the face, let's understand what causes them. The two leading causes of dark spots on the front are scarring or hyperpigmentation due to prolonged exposure to the sun. 

Melanin-rich skin, like our Asian skin, is more prone to dark spots due to the skin's ability to absorb the sun's harmful rays. Factors like waxing, excessive exfoliation, and acne scars can also cause dark spots on the face.

12 Best Home Remedies to Remove Dark Spots 

Below are home remedies to learn how to naturally get rid of dark spots on your face. Natural ingredients can stimulate skin renewal and prevent hyperpigmentation.

  1. Aloe Vera Gel
  2. The Milk
  3. Green Tea
  4. Tomato
  5. Tea Tree Oil
  6. Turmeric
  7. Lemon Juice
  8. Potato 
  9. Masoor Dal
  10. Cucumber
  11. Orange Peel
  12. Yogurt

1. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is the jack of all trades regarding healing and moisturizing. You can buy aloe vera gel from the store or use aloe vera directly from the plant. Rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, aloe vera can help eliminate dark spots on your face.

aloe vera jell

How To use:

  1. Apply aloe vera juice or natural aloe vera gel directly to the hyperpigmented area of the skin.
  2. Let it sit for 30 minutes in the morning and evening.
  3. Use lukewarm water to wash your face.

How to make it:

  1. Extract the gel from the fresh leaves of the Aloe Vera plant.
  2. Add some freshly sliced cucumber, lemon juice, and a teaspoon of sandalwood powder.
  3. Apply it on your skin and wait for it to dry completely before rinsing with ice-cold water and patting. It will have a significant effect on reducing dark spots and discoloration.

2. The Milk

Raw milk face masks can provide numerous skin benefits. Raw milk helps heal tanning and acne, reduces wrinkles, skin damage, and fine lines, and fades blemishes naturally in 2 days. Milk is one of the most basic, simple, and effective remedies accessible today. All raw milk contains b vitamins, calcium, alpha hydroxy acids, and powerful antioxidants.

milk for skin

How to make it:

  1. Mix two tablespoons of raw milk with Multani mud for additional skin benefits.
  2. Smooth it over your face, massage it for two minutes and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

    3. Green Tea

    Green tea contains antioxidants that help remove dark spots and improve skin tone. It helps flush out toxins from the body, making the skin clearer and less dull.

    Green Tea for dark skin spots

    How to make it:

    1. Green tea bags can use to scrub dark spots on your face.
    2. Make sure the tea bag is steeped in boiling water for a few minutes.

      4. Tomato 

      Tomatoes are full of antioxidants and act as a natural astringent that helps tighten the skin and shrink large pores, leaving the skin firm and glowing. It gives your face a healthy glow. Tomatoes are not only good when applied directly to the skin but also work wonders when eaten fresh.

      Tomato Paste for dark skin spots

      How to make it:

      1. Apply tomato paste on your face and leave it as a face pack for about 10 minutes.
      2. Wash with cold water to wash it.
      3. It leaves your skin feeling soft, silky, and glowing.

        5. Tea Tree Oil

        Tea tree oil is one of the most effective anti-dark spots because of its anti-viral and antiseptic properties. Its power lies in its ability to heal skin, prevent scars or wounds from forming dark spots, and allow you to remove blemishes from the face in 2 days naturally.

        tea tree oil for dark skin spots

        How to make it:

        1. Tea tree oil can apply directly to dark spots.
        2. It always dilutes with a carrier oil before use.
        3. Apply the oil on your skin and wait 10 minutes, then rinse or leave overnight and wash off the next day.

        6. Turmeric

        Turmeric's antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant abilities have been shown to lighten dark spots and improve overall skin tone, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and brighten skin. You have to combine turmeric with other remedies to get immediate effects.

        Tumeric for dark skin spots

        How to make it:

        1. In a mixing bowl, combine one teaspoon turmeric powder, 1-2 teaspoons of milk, and one teaspoon of lemon juice.
        2. Blend these three ingredients in a mixing bowl and make them paste form.
        3. Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water and applying moisturizer.
        4. This method will help you get rid of blemishes naturally in 2 days.

        7. Lemon Juice

        Using lemon juice to get rid of dark spot spots is a no-brainer. The vitamin C and citric acid in lemons provide the best solution to remove dark spots on the face. You can dilute pure lemon juice with water if it is too harsh for your skin. Test your skin first to see if you are sensitive to full-strength lemon juice.

        oily skin for lemon juice

        How to make it:

        1. Take a cotton ball, lemon juice, and water.
        2. In a mixing bowl, squeeze the lemon and add equal parts water.
        3. Apply this mixture immediately on the dark spots on your face and hands using a cotton ball.
        4. Leave this mixture for 15 minutes, wash it with water, and avoid soap.

        8. Potato 

        Because of its exfoliating ability to remove dead skin and encourage new cell formation, potato starch and sugar can do wonders for the skin. Vitamin B6, zinc, potassium, vitamin C, and phosphorus are all vitamins and minerals found in potatoes. These vitamins and minerals help regenerate collagen in the skin.

        potato for dead skin cells

        How to make it:

        1. Cut potatoes into small pieces for deep staining.
        2. After moistening the pieces with water, apply them to the age spots on your skin.
        3. Give it 10 minutes to work. Potatoes can apply to your skin daily.
        4. You use it at night, naturally removing blemishes from your face in 2 days.

        9. Masoor Dal

        Masoor Dal contains natural bleaching agents that help lighten dark spots, pigmentation, and even blemishes. It also has many powerful antioxidants that combat free radical damage to skin tissues and promote anti-aging.

        How to make it:

        1. Soak the dal in a bowl of milk overnight and grind it the next day.
        2. Apply the mixture to the dark spot and wash it off after drying.
        3. For best results, use this pack regularly until the scars disappear

        10. Cucumber 

        Cucumbers have the ability to hydrate the skin. It can also be a soft and soothing cover for your eyes while relaxing at the spa.

        How to make it:

        1. Slice a cucumber, apply the cucumber juice on the dark spots, and keep the slices on your skin for 20 minutes.
        2. Using cucumbers on your face will eliminate blemishes as they are high in water content and contain antioxidants and various vitamins.

        11. Orange Peel

        Keep orange peels instead of throwing them away. They are rich in vitamin C and calcium. By fighting free radicals, their vitamins and antioxidants can rejuvenate the skin and help create new skin cells. Treating your skin with orange is a great way to remove toxins and impurities.

        How to make it:

        1. Apply orange peel juice directly on the aging areas.
        2. Allow drying for 20 minutes before washing off with water.

        12. Yogurt

        Yogurt is a natural skin-lightening agent that helps remove dark spots by exfoliating the skin. It is rich in lactic acid, which improves pigmentation and age spots. It also helps improve skin tone and texture and reduce inflammation. You can use yogurt alone or mix it with other healing products like turmeric or oatmeal.

        How to use:

        1. Apply the curd on the dark spots with a cotton pad.
        2. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off.

        3 Best Cosmetic Procedures for Dark Spots

        Some people may consider cosmetic procedures if topical products do not adequately reduce hyperpigmentation.

        Some possible options include the following:

        1. Laser therapy
        2. Chemical peels
        3. Microdermabrasion

        1. Laser therapy:

        It involves the dermatologist using a beam of light to target the discolored areas. It is a risk that laser treatment will cause discoloration, so patch testing is essential beforehand.

        2. Chemical peels:

        Professional chemical peels are more potent versions of OTC acid exfoliants. Stronger peels work on the deeper layers of the skin, but they also take longer to heal.

        3. Microdermabrasion:

        This exfoliating treatment uses to remove dead skin cells. There is no recovery period, although it may temporarily make the skin itch or swell.

        People who suffer from PIH or scarring may not be able to undergo microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser therapy.

        Conclusion 

        One of the most effective ways to maintain clear and healthy skin is to stay hydrated. Apart from the above, some other effective natural home remedies for dark spots on the face include applying aloe vera, honey, and almond oil on dark spots. However, this treatment requires a test patch. They can irritate the skin and cause allergic reactions. In such cases, or if these remedies don't work, turn to Clear Skin. We will help you get rid of dark spots safely.


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