Almost all of us have some or the other kind of dark(black) spots on the face. While some of us may have smaller and lesser visible spots, some people have bigger patches and highly visible areas of dark spots on the face. Dark spots are also known as freckles, sunspots, age spots etc. and are caused by excess exposure of the skin to the sun. Pollution and chemicals also play a role in this, but the main factor behind dark spots is over exposure to the harmful rays of the sun. These spots are very hard to remove and medical treatments are not always helpful either.

Here are 12 simple home remedies that will help you lessen and lighten the dark spots and help you to gradually solve this problem.

Home Remedies for Dark(Black) Spots On Face

1. Lemon:

Lemon, a citric fruit, acts as a natural bleaching agent. Applying lemon juice on the dark spots and affected areas is one of the best home remedies for treating dark spots on the face.

2. Vitamin E Oil:

Vitamin E oil in its natural form has antioxidants, which helps to even out the skin tone and reduces dark spots. Also, natural products enriched with this oil will also help lighten dark spots to a noticeable difference.

3. Face Packs:

Face Packs products

  • Make a paste of sandalwood powder, glycerin, rose water and lemon juice.
  • Apply this on the dark spots and dark patches
  • Let the face pack dry completely
  • Now wash it off with cold water.

[ Read: How To Remove Black Spots From Hands ]

4. Onions and Garlic Juice Mixture:

  • Take out the juice of onion and garlic
  • Mix these two well together
  • Now apply the juice on the dark spots on your face
  • Leave this on for about 15 minutes
  • Wash it off thoroughly until the smell goes.

Using onion and garlic juice mixture is an excellent remedy to remove dark spots. Regular application will help lighten the spots and gradually help fade them off completely.

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5. Vegetables:

  • Take a tomato or potato straight from the refrigerator
  • Now rub this cut portion on the dark spots on your face.

The cooling effect of these vegetables will help in lightening the dark spots. Regular use will help completely remove the patches from your face.

[ Read: How To Get Clear And Spotless Skin ]

6. Milk and Honey Paste:

Milk and Honey Paste for dark spots


  • In a bowl, take some milk and honey
  • Now mix the two ingredients together
  • Apply the solution on your dark spots.
  • Leave it on for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Milk is known as a natural lightening agent and honey works as a very good moisturizer.
  • Both these natural ingredients are also great for dry skin and provide instant glow and moisture to your face
  • The two ingredients, when used together, will act as an effective team to fight dark spots.

Regular use of the above will help lighten the spots completely.

7. Aloevera:

Aloevera for dark spots on face


Aloe Vera has healing powers and this helps the dark spots to fade slowly and effectively. You can apply the goodness of aloe vera in various ways.

  • You can use the aloe vera gel directly from the plant
  • You can apply aloe vera juice
  • You can apply some herbal cream that has been enriched with the goodness of aloe vera.

8. Dry Orange Peel Powder:

Dry orange peel powder is an excellent skin spots lightening product.

  • Prepare the powder during the season, and store the powder in an airtight container for anytime use.
  • Mix it with some curd, a few drops of lemon juice, and apply to the face and your skin gets refreshed.

9. Milk:

Lactic acid present in milk helps in lightening facial spots also soothes and calms the skin.

  • Directly apply cold raw milk, sour milk or buttermilk (lassi) with a cotton pad
  • Leave it for 10-15 minutes, and then wash off your face with cold or warm water.

10. Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil has a number of powerful anti-oxidants. And that is what makes coconut oil such a powerful dark spot remover. Regular application of this oil on the spots over a period of time reduces the spots and also prevents it from coming back.

11. Buttermilk:

This is one of the most widely used skin bleachers ever! take some of this product in a medium bowl and dip a cotton into it. Apply on dark spots and leave it for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Do this as often as you can and will most certainly see the effects.

12. White Vinegar:

This not just prevents acne but is also a great cure for hyper-pigmentation! Mix one teaspoon of this with one spoon of water and use a cotton to dab it on your dark spots. Leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes and then wash off with cool water.

We hope this article was helpful. Try these home remedies and let us know the results.

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  • Piu B

    good tips for having spotless skin

    • SADIA

      thank you

  • neha mohapatra

    nice tips

  • Oindrila

    Helpful :)


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  • neha

    is suns cream also required, while using this pack daily? especially while using with lemon? and how long does it take to reduce sunspots if sandalwood,lemon,rosewater and glycerine face pack is used daily?

  • Rosita Rose

    its good for my skin,thanks!!!

  • Ameena

    hey very helpful post. Have a lot of dark spots on my face and tried many creams. No great results but would love to try milk and honey paste. Will come back for more such articles:)

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  • suren

    Am using lemon from 1month and nothing changed its same…its not helping to remove my black spot

  • Gregory

    Since two years there is one black spot on my face and it is increasing day by day , pl advice me the reason & the treatment

  • Anonymous

    Good tips