Best Home Remedies for Dark Black Spots on Face

Dark spots are something that everyone has to live with. Though most of us have smaller and lesser visible spots, some who are highly unfortunate have bigger patches and highly visible dark spot areas on face. Dark spots, also known as sunspots, freckles, age spots, etc., and are caused by excess exposure of skin to sun. Other factors such as pollution and chemicals also lead to formation of dark spots. Medical treatments for removing dark spots are found to be less helpful and hence removing dark spots is quite a difficult task. Through this article let us see some simple home remedies which you can try which will help in lightening the dark spots and thereby solve your problem gradually to some extent.

Face Dark Spots Remedies

Dark Spots on Face Treatment:

Aloe Vera:

The healing powers of Aloe Vera are well known to everyone. It is found to be highly effective in dealing with dark spots and its healing powers will help to fade down the dark spots slowly and effectively. The goodness of Aloe Vera can be obtained in various ways.  You can use the aloe vera gel directly from the plant or otherwise can even apply aloe vera juice. There are also many herbal creams available in the markets which are enriched with the goodness of aloe vera. You can even try one among them.

Coconut oil:

Coconut oil contains a lot of antioxidants and hence is a powerful dark spot remover. Apply this oil over the affected areas regularly and it will reduce the dark spots over a period of time and will also prevent it from coming back.

Dry orange peel powder:

Next time you buy orange, don’t throw the peel away. You are about to find how you can use it to get rid of dark spots. Dry orange peel powder is very good to treat skin spots. You can prepare the powder during the season and can store it in an airtight container to use it at anytime. Mix some dry orange peel powder with curd and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your face and you will see your skin getting refreshed.  Dry orange peel powder can be seen as an ingredient in many beauty products.

Face packs:

This simple and easy to make face pack can really help you in bringing down dark spots on your face. All you need to make this is sandalwood powder, rose water, and glycerine and lemon juice.  Mix all these together to make a paste. Apply this paste on areas having dark spots and dark patches. Let it be there for some time and get completely dried. When done, wash it off using cold water. Use this face pack regularly and you will see visible results within no time.


Lemon, being a citrus fruit has a lot of properties that make it very helpful for our skin. It is a natural bleaching agent. Lemon can be used as simple and easy home remedy to treat dark spots on face. All you need to do is just apply lemon juice on the areas on the face affected by dark spots. This will help in lightening the dark spots on your face.

Milk and honey paste:

This is another simple and easy to make remedy which you can try yourself at home. Just take some milk and honey in a bowl and mix them together well. Apply this mixture on those areas affected by dark spots on your face and leave it like that for 5 to 10 minutes and then wash it off.  Honey is a very good moisturiser and milk is known as a very good natural lightening agent. These two natural ingredients are really good for dry skin. They also give an instant glow to your skin and also moisturises your face. The mixture of these two has got great powers and helps in fighting dark spots. Use this mixture regularly over the affected areas and you will see visible changes soon.


Milk is found to be very good for our skin. It gives a soothing effect to the skin. Milk calms the skin and also the lactic acid present in it helps in lightening the dark spots on your face. You can use either cold raw milk, or sour milk or buttermilk. Directly apply any of these on the affected areas using a cotton pad. Leave it like that for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off using warm or cold water.

Onion and garlic juice mixture:

Onion and garlic juice mixture is a good remedy for dark spots. Regularly applying onion and garlic juice mixture will help in lightening the dark spots and eventually it will help to fade dark spots completely. To make this mixture, take the juice of both onion and garlic. Mix them together well and then apply this mixture on the dark spots on your face. Leave it like that for around 15 minutes and then wash it off thoroughly so that the smell goes. This mixture is also something that you can easily try at home. Use this regularly to get visible results.

Vitamin E oil:

Another simple way to treat dark spots is by using vitamin E oil.  Vitamin E oil has a lot of antioxidants in its natural form. These antioxidants are helpful in making your skin tone even and also help in reducing dark spots. There are lots of natural products which contain vitamin E oil. Such products will help in lightening the dark spots and will help in giving you noticeable difference.


Vegetables that we use daily such as tomato and potato have got cooling effect which helps in lightening the dark spots.  Just take a tomato or potato straight from the fridge and cut it into pieces. Rub the cut portion on the areas affected by dark spots on your face. The cooling effect of these vegetables will help in lightening the dark spots.  You can completely remove these patches from your face if you continue doing this regularly.

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1 Response

  1. Jenny says:

    Thanks for the tips. I am starting to a lot of dark spot all over my face after the birth of my son. I will try some of your suggestions to see if they will work. I’ll report back of my findings.


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