Home Remedies for Dark Spots and Skin Pigmentation

What are Dark Spots?

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Dark spots, dark patches and other marks on the face occur due to excess secretion of melanin on the skin. A person might feel conscious because of all these factors and in turn lose self-confidence and feel low.  The most common factors that lead to dark spots include over exposure to the sun, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, medications, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep and too much stress. Unhealthy lifestyles and improper diet can also aggravate the condition.                 


But there are certain simple solutions to get away with the problem of dark spots. You don’t always need expensive treatments and drugs to get away with this! There are some natural quick fixes that can help deal with these problems. Home remedies and ‘nani ke nuskhe’ comes handy here. Listed below are few tips and skin DIY that you can follow to get a glowing, acne free, pimple free and dark spot free skin.

Lemon juice: for Skin Lightening

Lemon is easily available and is the best way to make your skin glowing. Lemon also is known for skin lightening properties. It fades away the blemishes and black spots on the skin. But be cautious as it has a burning sensation. You must follow the following steps.

  • Apply fresh lemon juice directly on the affected skin area with cotton balls.
  • Dry it and then wash it off with plain water.
  • Keep applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks.

Potato: for Skin Brightening and Skin Lightening

They are not just amazingly tasty but also beneficial for your skin. Follow these simple steps to include potato in your skin care routine:

  • Slice a potato.
  • Put one slice directly on the black spots and gently rub it on the skin.
  • Keep it on the affected area for few minutes and then wash with lukewarm water.                            

Buttermilk: for Skin Brightening and Tan Removal

Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. It helps fade blemishes and black spots but has no burning sensation like lemon juice. It helps to reduce skin pigmentation, remove sun tan and brighten your overall skin complexion. 

  • Take 4 teaspoons of buttermilk.
  • Then add 2 teaspoons of fresh tomato juice.
  • Mix them well and apply as a pack, on your skin.
  • Wash it off after 15 minutes.

 Aloe Vera : for Skin Brightening and Skin Lightening

Aloe Vera has many healing properties and is a great natural dark spot corrector. The gel of Aloe Vera stimulates the growth of new skin cells to help reduce dark spots and heal scars.

Aloe Vera Slices stacked

  • Extract fresh Aloe Vera gel.
  • Apply it directly on dark patches and black spots on your face.
  • Gently massage the affected area with your fingertips for few minutes.
  • Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, and then rinse your face.
  • To fade skin discolorations, repeat this once or twice daily for a few weeks.             

 Sandalwood: for Skin Brightening and Skin Radiance

The natural oils in sandalwood help in clearing black spots naturally. It even adds a healthy glow to your skin.

Sandalwood rubbed on a woodden round board
  • Make a thick paste of 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder, 1 tablespoon of glycerine and 3 tablespoons of rose water. You can also use milk or honey.
  • Apply the paste on the affected areas of the skin, and leave it on for a few minutes, until dry. Wash off the paste with lukewarm water.
  • Your black spots may vanish completely following this remedy once daily, for a couple of weeks. 
Turmeric: for Skin Brightening, Skin Lightening and Skin Illumination

Turmeric is best skin lightening agent that is found naturally. It can be used to get rid of black spots and also repairs radical damage and reduces skin pigmentation and discoloration.

  • Make a paste of 2 teaspoons of turmeric, milk and lemon juice.
  • Apply it evenly on the skin especially where black spots are maximum.
  • Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water          

 Besan / Chickpea Flour: for Skin Brightening and Skin Lightening

  •  Make a paste of 2 teaspoons of besan. Add few drops of Nalpamradi Thailam and lemon juice to it.
  • Apply it evenly on the skin especially where black spots are maximum.


Honey: for Skin Brightening and Skin Moisturization

Honey is best in healing damaged skin cells. Since it is a natural antiseptic and a natural moisturizer, it keeps skin healthy, soft, and smooth. Honey contains natural antibiotics that protect against bacteria and makes your skin glowing. 

A glass bowl filled with honey and honey spoon dipped in it

  • Wash your face and pat it dry.
  • Apply a thin layer of raw, organic honey to your entire face.
  • Leave on 10 minutes.
  • Massage skin with wet fingers in circular motions.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • For best results, leave honey overnight.

Along with all these natural remedies it is advisable to use ayurvedic products for your skin instead of chemical cosmetics. According to experts Ayurvedic Night Cream, essentially that are skin brightening creams or skin repair creams should be applied on your face on a daily basis before you sleep at night. For people who are facing the first signs of ageing or suffering from fine lines and wrinkles should definitely use ayurvedic Anti-Ageing Cream. A brightening Cream for women which is Ayurvedic and has natural herbs is an effective product that enables natural glow and does not cause any side effects.

Shubhr Anti Aging Saffron cream is a skin brightening cream for women and men. It has essentially most of the above listed ingredients like Chandan/ sandalwood, Lemon, Aloe Vera, Haldi/turmeric, Saffron etc. It is a natural ayurvedic skin brightening cream which illuminates the skin. All the products are sourced naturally and are helpful in improving the texture of the skin. Since it is an Ayurvedic herbal cream it is free of any chemicals and hence paraben free too.             

Remember that along with all these products and remedies, it is important that a healthy lifestyle, proper sleep and balanced diet are essential too. To protect your skin and retain your inner glow you must follow everything that is essential for keeping them safe. Remedies are secondary as preventing your skin from all these is primary.

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