Home remedies for Dark Spots on your Skin

Having flawless skin is a matter of privilege in today’s times. There are external factors such as sun exposure, ageing, genetics, stress, pregnancy and vitamin deficiencies that lead to the emergence of brown spots on exposed skin surfaces such as face, neck, back, arms. Though they are harmless, they look unattractive as blotches. Here are a couple of remedies to lighten brown spots.

Home remedies for Dark Spots on your Skin


Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. Take four teaspoons of buttermilk and add two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice. Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply. Wash it off in the morning.


Onions have anti-microbial properties and they help remove the acne related scars and spots. Take an onion and cut it into several pieces, grind them and then, separate the juice from the smashed onions. Mix the juice with honey and apply this mixture on the affected areas of the skin; allow the mixture to remain overnight.


Grate some cucumber and add milk to it along with some lime extract. Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste and apply the paste onto the affected area of the skin. This face pack is rejuvenating and you can also use it all over your face.


Use rose water on the dark spot on your skin, to lighten it. You can mix rose water with some aloe vera gel to make a smooth paste and apply it on your skin to diminish, lighten or fade out the blemishes away.


Aloe Vera is an effective remedy for healing skin stings, burns and brown spots. It acts as a lubricant and nourishes rashes and blackheads. Rub fresh aloe vera gel / oil gently on the dark spots. Allow it to stay for the entire night  before rinsing it off with cold water. Repeat this procedure for one month. Simultaneously, you can also take 2 tablespoons of aloevera juice everyday on an empty stomach for quick results.

Castor Oil + Tea tree oil

Castor oil is known to have strong healing properties when it comes to treating brown spots on face and skin. You can combine other essential oils l to remove the bothersome spots. Just apply the concoction over the affected parts, gently massage the area, leave it for few hours and then wash it off. Repeat this technique once in the morning and once at night to even out your skin tone.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar is what helps you fade off and dry out the spots with effective ease.  It has been used successfully as a natural remedy for a number of skin problems including brown spots. It helps to dry out and fade the dark spots.Dilute it out with an equal amount of water and then apply. Follow it up by washing it off with water.


Turmeric is another popular skin-lightening agent that can be used to get rid of black spots on your face. It is also effective for quickly removing sun spots and age spots. Make a thick paste of turmeric and milk. Apply it to the skin where there are black spots. Leave it overnight and then wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning.


  • Rub ice cubes wrapped in a washcloth to improve the circulation of blood to skin for making it clear and glowing.
  • You can exfoliate skin with egg and turmeric. Egg has acids that help in clearing and removing wrinkles and dark spots from skin while turmeric is an anti-septic skin lightening agent making skin clear and glowing.
  • Increase the vitamin C content in your diet to clear the scars and spots from skin. Vitamin C produces collagen that quickly repairs skin making it beautiful.
  • Rub potato slices to your face for lightening the pimple scars and black spots. Catecholase in potato is a skin lightening enzyme that helps in clearing skin and making it fair.