Dark spots on the skin can dent your beauty and confidence in public. Most of the dark spots can be cured with little efforts which we don’t make usually. Spots on the skin or face may be due to excess secretion of melanin on the skin. Spots and patches on the exposed skin or on the face can be embarrassing and even lead to low confidence.


Dark spots, most of the time are the due to overexposure to the sun, hormone imbalance, pregnancy, certain medications, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep and too much stress. Though there are many possible medical treatments, such as acid peels and laser surgeries. But simple and natural home remedies are the best to get rid off.

So let’s know the best home remedies for dark spots.

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Aloe Vera


Aloe vera is being known as very effective for skin. its healing properties for skin are well known in Ayurveda. Its gel has polysaccharides that stimulate the growth of new skin cells to help reduce dark spots.

How to Apply: Extract fresh aloe vera gel directly from the plant and apply on your face where dark spots are there, rub this for some time, say 5 minutes. Leave it for 15/20 minutes and wash your face.



Buttermilk is also very effective in getting rid of dark spots. It helps in fading black spots and without causing a burning sensation. It contains lactic acid which is very beneficial to the skin.

How to Apply: Take 4 tsp of buttermilk in a cup, add 2 tsp of fresh tomato juice in it and mix well. Apply this mixture on your face with the soft cotton ball. let it remain for 15/20 minutes and then wash with normal water.



Potatoes have natural bleaching properties that help fade spots, scars as well. The starch in potato helps to minimize pigmentation, while the enzymes in it promote healthy skin.

1) Take a fresh potato and slice it, place one of the slices directly on the dark spot and leave this for  10/12 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water after that.

2) Take a potato and extract its juice in a cup, add 1 tsp of lemon juice and pinch of turmeric in it and mix well. Apply this mixture on the dark spots. Allow this mixture to dry, then wash your face with normal water.

3) One can also use this method to get rid of dark spots, Peel and grate the potato into a small bowl, add 1 tsp of honey and mix well. apply this on your face and let it dry for 15/20 minutes. after that wash your face with lukewarm water.