How to Remove Dark Spots on Skin: Natural Home Remedies

How to Remove Dark Spots on Skin: Natural Home Remedies
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How to Remove Dark Spots on Skin: Natural Home RemediesDark spots are a common skin problem found mainly in young adults. Although they are not a cause for alarm, they don’t look very good and can be a major cause for a lack of self-esteem. These dark spots are also known as hyper pigmentation which happens when skin that has been exposed to the sun has an increase in melanocyte cell production, causing a darkening of the skin.

These spots most often show up on parts of the body that has been exposed to a lot of sun such as the face, hands, legs, back, and neck. These dark spots go by many names and can be heard termed brown spots, dark spots, age spots, sun spots, and liver spots. In some cases they may be a sign of aging.

Causes of Dark Spots

There are actually quite a few causes of dark spots. Overexposure to the sun is the biggest culprit for dark spots to appear on the skin. Too much sun over time is almost guaranteed to result in dark spots. Aging also has a big part to do with dark spots. Those that are aging and have had a lot of sun exposure in their life will really notice these start to show up when they hit around forty. Lack of vitamins, improper skin care, and stress are all major contributors as well. People who smoke cigarettes are also likely to develop dark spots. More serious conditions such as cancer and diabetes are also reasons dark spots may show up on the skin.

8 of the Best Natural Home Remedies to Remove Dark Spots

Treating dark spots at home with natural remedies is easy and can be done with things you already have. Try any of the following methods to see which one works the best for you to remove unsightly dark spots from the skin.

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice
Lemon juice could possibly be the best remedy for getting rid of dark spots that are caused for any reason. Lemon juice is naturally acidic and contains bleaching agents that will fade the dark pigment found in dark spots on the skin. All that is needed is fresh lemon juice applied to a cotton ball and then the affected area. This should be left on for twenty minutes and then rinsed with cool water. Repeating this method two times a day for two months will show your dark spots to disappear without a trace.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera
Aloe has long been known for its healing properties of the skin. It has long been known to treat cases of sunburn, but did you also know that it is excellent in getting rid of dark spots and healing stings? Fresh aloe (preferably from the plant) should be rubbed on the dark spot and left for about an hour. Rinse this off with cold water and repeat twice a day for a month.

3. Buttermilk

Buttermilk is great for the skin and has been used for years as a natural beauty agent. It contains lactic acid which is very beneficial to the skin. Buttermilk applied directly to the skin with a cotton swab will help tremendously with black spots. All that is needed is the application, wait a couple minutes, and then rinse. It’s really that easy. If you have acne or are prone to oily skin then mixing a little lemon juice to the buttermilk will work great. Adding tomato juice to the buttermilk is also recommended and highly beneficial.

4. Onion Juice

Onion Juice
This unlikely home remedy is not only used as a great hair tonic, but is also extremely beneficial for dark spots on the skin. Red onion actually acts as a bleaching agent because it is highly acidic in nature. You can rub some raw onion directly onto dark spots on the skin and you will definitely see a difference in their appearance. If you don’t want to rub raw onions on your face, no one’s really going to blame you. You can instead combine one tablespoon of onion juice with two tablespoons of honey and apply this to your dark spots for about twenty minutes. Don’t forget to always wash the area really well that you’ve used the onion remedy on. It must be done to remove the powerful smell.

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  1. I had several dark age spots on my cheeks from getting too much sun when I was younger. Several have completely faded away and the ones I have left, are significantly lighter! It's amazing! My skin looks so bright and healthy. I look a lot younger!

  2. alot of you are saying it worked.? But what worked, they gave alot of different things to use. also how many days or weeks did you see a change?

  3. Pls my sis has black spot all over her skin right frm childhood and is really embarrassing …..which of the home remedy will work for her

  4. Hi all if u hav darks spots on all over in ur body first we hav to drink lot of water. 1.daily mng drink lemon and honey with warm water.2.daily one glass of tomato juice 3.use nmfe soap and lotus whitening body lotion or assure aloe body lotion 3.bath twice daily and use bathpowder along Wid baking soda for exfoliation (twice a week) night times apply coconut oil+olive oil then take bath at mng(weekly twice)5.avoid junk foods and milk,curd for three to four month in dis

  5. I have just seen all the five remedies you had not suggeset which one is the best please recommend only one, because we have no time to do all the above things.


  7. I wish I actually get a reply.

    I have dark spots almost all over my face, I wish to use the lemon juice, but my fear is; since it has a bleaching content, what would be the fate of the spots on my face that is not affected or that is OK rather?
    Since I would have to rub the entire face with lemon juice, Would the unaffected spots become lighter?

  8. Red Onion for dark spots is my choice to try. I will let you know how my skin responds. Tip: After using onion and rinsing, take a STAINLESS STEEL serving spoon or soup spoon, rinse with water. While wet, gently rub on skin areas exposed to onion. This magically removes onion odor! You may wish to rinse again with cool water, pat dry and moisturize.

  9. I have been using garlic for one week, sometimes several times a day since I cant seem to find a specific Rx. The longer I leave the garlic on brown spots, the dryer my skin gets, I have also scrubbed my face after letting baking soda dry on my face, using it as a scrub. I have a couple of white streaks in the brown spots!!! I am giving it a bit more time for final results…

  10. Comment I have a skin problem since l was a teenager, it is something like scabies I don't know what name to call it, it comes out of my skin and last for like 3-6 months on my body before it will dry and turn dark sport, at times I take fucine for it to dry quickly. I have gone to hospital for this skin problem and I have been taking drugs for it . yet till today is still coming out of my body. this skin problem have left dark spot all over my body am ashamed and embarrassed of my skin am tired of the dark spot please help me out, what will I use to clear this dark spot from my skin.

    • I have the same problem,since I was a teenager, now 53. I have big and small dark spot all over my body, please let me know of any solution you may find, thanks

  11. Slightly rub your dark spot with red onion before using RaBa Herbal Mask 1/8 teaspoon and add 1 teaspoon buttermilk. You can also add honey and lemon if you want.
    In two weeks, you might see your dark spot lighter. I use it every 2 days.
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  12. It really works. I use sugar as scrub and tomato as toner.
    In just a week, I see the difference. So legit!👍✔️💯😉