How to get rid of black spots, dark spots & scars

What are they | Causes | Types | Remedies | Treatments

Tired of using cosmetic products to treat those acne spots, pimple marks and dark spots? Do not worry; we have come up with a list of home remedies that can help you to remove these black spots and pimple scars quickly.

Causes and types of dark spots & acne spots

Hyperpigmentation caused by excessive sun exposure: Sun tan is what kick starts the production of melanin which further increases the appearance of dark spots on the face. The percentage of dark spots can increase with increased exposure to the sun and it is also called Melasma. Hyperpigmentation spots are different, which happen when the skin cells become dark due to excess melanin when the skin is exposed to various other factors like sun, dirt and impurities etc.

Acne: One of the prime reasons why our skin develops dark spots on the first place is because of acne breakouts on the face. The dark spots that are left behind on the skin after the pimple or acne has faded away is often categorised as acne spots or pimple spots.

The major reasons for these spots are zits, acne, blemishes and blackheads. They can show up mainly on face, nose, shoulders, chest, back, buttocks and in the scalp for both men and women.

But what’s the difference between them?

Lets see some image examples for acne spots

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Now have a look at the dark or brown spots caused by hyperpigmentation

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No I think you can easily differentiate between acne spots and pigmentation spots. Lets move to further types

Ageing: The process of ageing brings a number of changes to the skin, one among which is the appearance of dark spots. The skin loses its elasticity, it becomes more prone to damaged cells and dark spots start to appear. These spots are typically named as Lentigines.

Facial Hair Removal: When our face or skin goes through the process of waxing, tweezing and threading it becomes open to inflammation. Now this may sometimes cause dark spots on the face or skin.

Remedies for dark & black spots caused by acne

Chickpeas

Why to use
Owing to the presence of zinc in chickpeas, it cures the infections causing acne and acne marks on the skin.

How to use
You need 4 tablespoons of crushed chickpeas, to which add 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Now apply it all over the spots on your face, rinse it off after 15-20 minutes.

Parsley and Lemon

Why to use
Since Parsley balances the excess sebum production so acne marks are likely to stay.

How to use
Chop up few parsley leaves and make a paste out of it, then add lemon juice to it. Apply this on the pimple marks and acne scars.

Rosehip seed oil

Why to use
This oil has enough quantities of antibiotic and antioxidant quality, which prevents acne and dark spots to stay on the skin.

How to use
All you have to do is take a few drops of the oil in your palms and massage it on the affected skin. Using this regularly for a month or so is going to bring positive results.

Strawberry

Blend in 4-5 strawberries after adding a tablespoon of honey to it into a thick paste. Now apply this paste on your skin as it is going to remove excess sebum and hydrate your skin. It cleanses the skin pores and gradually the dark spots start fading. Make sure you use warm water to wash it off from your face once it has become dry.

Yogurt with honey

Why to use
Yogurt is filled with enzymes that can reduce any spot and honey is a natural bleaching agent that can fade away the pimple and acne scars.

How to use
Mix 1 tablespoon of yogurt with 2 spoons of honey. Apply this paste onto your face, specially concentrating on the dark spots. Let the pack set for 20 minutes and then wash off with water rubbing your face with your hands. Use this treatment daily for best results.

Honey & Tomato Juice

Why to use
Tomatoes are great relievers against the acne problems and also against the dark spots they leave behind. Honey works as natural detoxifier for the face.

How to use
So, mix in some honey, a tablespoon of it with 2-3 tablespoons of tomato juice and use cotton balls to apply the liquid mixture all over your face. Wait till it gets dried and wash it off with water. Use this pack twice daily.

Shea butter

Why to use
Shea butter is a natural skin nourishing ingredient. The molecular structure of shea butter is very close to the natural sebum produced by the skin and hence it is absorbed into the skin very easily. Shea butter nourishes the skin and helps it to gain its natural regenerative power.

How to use
Applying shea butter directly onto the acne spots and scars can be really helpful to get rid of those unwanted marks. Apply it twice a day on cleansed face.

Remedies for dark & black spots caused by pigmentation

Calamine Lotion

Why to use
With high content of zinc oxide presence in Calamine Lotion, it repairs the damaged tissues responsible for dark spots on the skin.

How to use
Drape in a cotton ball with some calamine Lotion and gently apply it on your skin. It rejuvenates the skin tone for good.

Lemon juice and Sugar Face Scrub

Why to use
Scrubbing has a great role to play when it comes to getting rid of dark spots as it exfoliates the skin from within.

How to use
You need to squeeze half a lemon and add a tablespoon of sugar to it, now mix it well. A tip- If you have a dry skin, add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the mixture too. Now scrub your skin for a minute or two, then rinse it off well. And, if your skin is too sensitive then don’t forget to moisturise the skin right after.

Potato and Lemon juice

Why to use
The bleaching properties of Lemon and Potato being a great dark spot remover together make an effort to remove dark spots effectively. The process is a bit complex one, yet we intend to make it easy for you.

How to use
Cut in a potato in slices, now boil them in a saucepan full of water. Squeeze in some lemon juice in the water, and once the boiling part is complete let it cool down. Now refrigerate it in ice tray and use the ice cubes later to massage your skin. Doing this twice in a day is going to lighten the dark spots quickly.

Almond Oil, lime juice, Milk powder & honey

Why to use
In order to avoid any side effects, the natural remedy to lighten dark spots is Almond Oil. Lime juice on the other hand work as organic bleach for the dark spots.

How to use
Take a bowl, add a tablespoon of milk powder and a tablespoon of honey in it. Then squeeze in a few drops of lime juice and add a tablespoon of honey in it. Now once the mixture is well mixed, apply it on your skin and rinse it off after 30 minutes.

Almond oil and vitamin E oil

If you add a tablespoon of almond oil and 2-3 drops of Vitamin E oil in a bowl and then microwave it for 10-15 seconds, you can then get your instant remedy to dark spots. Both the essential oils work as natural agents which improve the skin tone and lighten the dark spots. Just use it as some moisturiser for your skin.

Oatmeal, Honey and Milk

Why to use
Oatmeal as we all know work as a natural scrub for the skin, both honey and milk then add moisture to the skin. Milk with other ingredients can do wonders in getting rid of dark spots caused by pigmentation as well as acne/pimples.

How to use
All you need is 3 tablespoons of ground up oatmeal, a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of milk mixed together in a bowl. Gently apply it all over your face and rinse it off with warm water once dry.

Oatmeal, turmeric, gram four & green tea

Why to use
Green Tea is a natural detoxifying agent which is very effective for the skin especially dark spots. Turmeric and Gram Flour on the other hand work as bleaching agents for the skin. Find more ways to use green tea for acne and pimple spots.

How to use
Mix 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal to a pinch of turmeric powder and a tablespoon of gram flour. Now add a tablespoon of brewed green tea and your face pack is ready. Use this face pack on all over your face and keep it till it gets dried. After that, wash your face with clean water. You can use this face pack twice in a week.

Turmeric, Yogurt & Olive Oil

Why to use
Olive oil is a well-known skin whitening agent, yogurt and turmeric work against the dark spots.

How to use
Add a tablespoon of yogurt and olive oil to ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder now mix it well to apply it on your face. Massage the dark spots section well in a spherical motion and rinse it off after 20 minutes of time. Try out this pack 3 times on a weekly basis.

Parsley, Lemon Juice & Honey

Why to use
Parsley and Honey are often used as face pack so as to achieve brighter skin, Lemon juice with its bleaching properties helps get rid of dark spots caused by pigmentation.

How to use
A parsley head, 2-3 drops of lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey blended together make of a great pack. Apply this face pack on your face concentrating on the areas which have dark spots. Keep it for 20 minutes and wash it off with water.

Castor Oil & Coconut Oil

Why to use
Castor oil hydrates the skin and when mixed with coconut oil, it also moisturises it.

How to use
Just add at least 10 drops of castor oil to 10 drops of coconut oil in your palm and use it to massage your skin thoroughly well, later you can wipe it off.

Onion Juice, Gram Flour & Rose Water

Why to use
Even though onions are smelly, but acidic nature of onions fades all the dark spots. Besides gram Flour works as a natural bleaching agents for the skin and erases black spots.

How to use
Blend in some slices of onion with 2 tablespoons of gram flour and a tablespoon of rose water to make a clean effective pack for your face. Use it on the face and wait for 30 mins. Then, clean your face with water. You can use this pack 3 times in a week.

Pineapple Juice & Yogurt

Why to use
Pineapple Juice as majority know nothing about are as good for the skin as they are to our taste buds.

How to use
When mixed with yogurt they prove to be beneficial in removing dark spots from the skin. Blend in a fresh pineapple for the juice, then add 2 tablespoons of yogurt in it. Now apply this thick paste on the face and wait for 25 minutes. Use it 3 times weekly for great results.

Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey

Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a tablespoon of water and honey. Now drape some cotton balls in it to apply it all over your face. Apple Cider Vinegar is an excellent skin lightening agent and honey adds moisture to the skin. Keep it for 15 minutes and then clean it with water. Use this remedy daily.

Apple Cider Vinegar & Orange Juice

Why to use
Orange Juice has rich contents of vitamin C which is effective for our skin.

How to use
So mixing 2 tablespoons of orange juice with 1 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar and then applying it with cotton balls on your face is eventually a good remedy. Wait till it is dried and wash it off with water. Use it every alternative day.

Papaya, Oatmeal & Coconut Oil

Why to use
Papaya is one organic bleach which you can relentlessly use for your skin, and when mixed with oatmeal they exfoliate the skin deeply. Coconut oil on the other hand keeps the skin moisturised.

How to use
To make this face pack you need to blend a slice of papaya with 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Together they fight away all the dark spots from the skin. Keep this pack for half an hour and then rinse it off with water. You can go for this pack for 3 times a week. Coconut water is also useful in treating acne scars and dark spots.

Tomato Juice & Lemon Juice

Why to use
Tomatoes contain lycopene which indeed is a strong lightening agent and lemon juice on the other hand have bleaching properties.

How to use
Together they serve as good natural remedy for the dark spots full face, you need a tablespoon of tomato juice and a tablespoon of lemon juice, apply it on your face with the help of cotton balls. Leave it as it is till it gets completely dried. Then clean it with water. Use this face pack daily.

Tomato & Sugar

Why to use
Sugar is a natural scrub and tomatoes being great remedies for dark spots, both of them mixed together bring positive results for the face.

How to use
You need a tomato blended into a pulp and a tablespoon of sugar, now mix it well and apply all over the skin and massage the area for 10 mins circularly. Then again, wait for 10 mins and wash it with water.

Sandalwood Powder, Glycerine & Milk

Why to use
Sandalwood powder, glycerine and milk or rose water used regularly for the scars act out to be very effective.

How to use
A tablespoon of Sandalwood powder, 2 tablespoons of milk or rose water and a teaspoon of glycerine is all you need. This paste not only removes dark spots but also makes the skin tone even and adds natural glow to the skin. Apply it, wait for 30 mins and clean it with water. Using this face pack 3 times in a week will do.

Try more sandalwood face packs to get rid of acne and pimple marks.

Sandalwood powder, Orange juice & Vitamin E Oil

Why to use
Vitamin E is what makes our skin glow healthier and better, orange juice and sandalwood powder on the other hand are natural remedies to the dark spots of the skin.

How to use
Mix together 2 tablespoons of Sandalwood powder and a tablespoon of orange juice and Vitamin E oil to form a thick paste. Now apply it on your face every alternative day for a few days till you see any change.

Cucumber, Aloe Vera Gel & Lemon Juice

Why to use
Mixing together Aloe vera and cucumber improves pigmentation of the skin which further removes dark spots.

How to use
Grate a cucumber, add ½ tablespoon of aloe vera gel and a tablespoon of lemon juice and blend it all together. Now apply it on your face evenly. Use cold water to wash your face after half an hour. Use this pack daily.

Cucumber & Yogurt

Why to use
Cucumber is a good bleaching agent for the skin and it lightens the skin tone too. Yogurt is a natural skin whitening agent which also provides glow to the skin.

How to use
Mixing in some grated cucumber and adding 2 tablespoons of yogurt to it makes one heck of a face pack for the face. Apply it, wait for 40 mins and rinse it off with water. Use it regularly.

Milk & Honey

Why to use
If you have been trying to get rid of black spots lately then honey is what you exactly need. Milk along with it adds warmth and glow to the face.

How to use
You need to mix 4 tablespoons of milk and 2 tablespoons of honey together, then use cotton balls to apply it on your face. Rub the dark spots circularly for 10 mins. Then wait for another 10 mins and clean the face with water. Use it on a regular basis.

Milk, Turmeric & Sandalwood

Why to use
Milk has efficient properties which can lighten the dark spots, Sandalwood and Turmeric with antioxidants used with milk remove those spots permanently.

How to use
Take a bowl, add a tablespoon of sandalwood powder and 2 tablespoons of milk. Then add a pinch of turmeric and mix it well. Now apply this thick paste evenly on your face and wait till it gets dried. Then wash your face with water. Use this remedy every alternate day.

Yogurt, Oatmeal & Lemon Juice

Why to use
When you have dark spots on your face the skin becomes a little dull too. And yogurt adds the much-needed glow on the face. Oatmeal works as the natural scrub and lemon juice as the organic bleach.

How to use
Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt in half a bowl of oatmeal and squeeze in some lemon juice in it. Apply this face pack and wait for 20 mins. Then wash your face with water. Try this remedy 3 times in a week for better results.

Yogurt, Mint & Rose Water

Why to use
Mint removes all the dark spots because it rejuvenates the skin cells, rose water if left on the skin to be soaked refreshes it. Yogurt above all is an agent which brings shine and elasticity to the skin.

How to use
To make this face pack you need 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of mint and a tablespoon of rose water all mixed together. You need to use it on your face and wait for 40 mins. Then wash your face with water. Use it daily.

Horseradish, Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey

Why to use
Dark spots start to show on the skin because of hyperpigmentation and Horseradish stops down the process. Apple Cider Vinegar has often been used for all the skin whitening reasons. Honey is known for its calm moisturising effect on the face.

How to use
You need a horseradish, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of honey to make this pack. Make use of this pack on your face, wait for 30 mins and clean the face with water. Use it 3 times in a week.

Orange Peel & Yogurt

Why to use
Orange peel on dark spots and acne scars can work wonders and improves the skin texture.

How to use
All you have to do is arrange for some orange peel powder and use a tablespoon of it with 2 tablespoons of yogurt for the face. Wait for 25 minutes after you apply this pack, and then wash it with clean water. Use this pack daily.

Orange Peel, Honey & Milk

Why to use
Milk as we known contain lactic acid which works as a bleach for the dark spots and so does the citric acid present in orange peel. Honey adds the much needs moisturising effect on your vital skin.

How to use
You need 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder, a tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of milk mixed in a bowl to make a thick paste. Apply it on your face and wait until it gets dried and clean your face with warm water. Use this pack daily for better results.

Strawberries and Honey

Why to use
Strawberries contain enough quantity of the skin whitening extracts which remove all the dark spots from the face.

How to use
Honey being one of the best spot removing techniques or remedies when blended with 4-5 strawberries gives a soft, smooth and beautiful skin. Apply this on your face and wait for 30 minutes. Then rinse it off with water (warm). Use it every alternative day.

Strawberries and Apple Cider Vinegar

Why to use
This face mask is really effective to the dark spots. Both of the ingredients are said to make the skin white and bright.

How to use
You need to blend in 4 strawberries with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in it. Once it becomes a paste which is going to look pulp like, apply it on your face. You can even use a fork to mash the strawberries and make a strawberry pulp. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes, as strawberries are hard to get you can apply this mask once or twice in a week.

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Lemon and yoghurt

Why to use
Lemon juice is having bleaching properties whereas yoghurt is enriched with cleansing properties. When both lemon juice and yoghurt are combined together, it becomes an amazing remedy for lightening dark spots.

How to use
In a clean bowl take one spoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and to it add a spoonful of yoghurt and mix well. Apply the paste on all over your face and leave it for around 30 minutes. Wash your face with clean water. You are a required to repeat it is remedy thrice a week for a better result.

Buttermilk and tomato juice

Why to use
Buttermilk is the sour liquid which remains after you have turned out the butter from the milk. Buttermilk contains alpha hydroxy acid which helps in removing dead skin cells from your face and therefore helps in lightening dark spots. Just like lemon, a tomato is also rich in bleaching properties. When both tomato and buttermilk are mixed together they give effective and quick result in lightening dark spots present on your skin.

How to use
For this remedy, you will need 4 teaspoon of buttermilk and 2 teaspoons of tomato juice,  which means the ratio must be 2:1. In a clean bowl take both the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Apply the mixture prepared on all over your face and let it sit for around 30-40 minutes. Wash it off using cold water. Also, make sure that you do not use this remedy around your eye area as the skin around our eyes is very sensitive and as buttermilk contains lactic acid, it might cause irritation.

For better results, repeat this remedy daily.

Sugar, Lemon and Aloe Vera

Why to use
Sugar is a great natural exfoliator and helps in removing dead skin cells from your face. Lemon and aloe vera, as we know are rich in bleaching properties and works wonderfully when it comes to lightening skin. This remedy also makes your skin smooth, glowing and bright.

How to use
For this remedy, you will need 1/2 cup of aloe vera, 2 spoons of lemon juice and a spoonful of sugar. Take all the ingredients in a clean bowl and mix well. Make sure that the sugar does not get dissolved. Scrub your face using the mixture prepared for around 10 minutes and then wash off using normal water. This remedy needs to be done on every alternative day.

Chickpeas

Why to use
The discolouration caused to the skin because of black spots, pimple marks etc. can be effectively removed by the chickpeas as they have the feature to detoxify the skin and repair the damages owing to the effective combination of nutrients and minerals it has.

Parsley

Why to use
The collagen levels in your skin plays a vital role in fighting against the dark spots and acne marks, and in keeping the skin firm. Parsley contains Vitamins A and C which are known to replenish the collagen production on the face to fight against the harmful free radicals.

Sugar scrub

Why to use
This one is more like a therapeutic way of treating the acne scars.

How to use
All you need to do is prepare yourself a sugar scrub right at home by adding sugar to a face oil and then using it like a scrub on the affected areas for ten minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water.

Rosehip seed oil

Why to use
Rose Hip Seed Oil is one of the classic oils that is known to promote a healthy skin naturally. Instead of using costly derma rollers one should better go for Vitamin A rich Rose Hip Seed Oil for maximum benefits to get rid of the acne marks.

Calamine lotion

Why to use
This magical lotion that is readily available in the market and has been used once in your lifetime are known to treat so many problems related to the skin. They remove the spots that pimples leave behind on the face owing to the zinc oxide and ferric oxide that is present in a bottle of Calamine Lotion.

Strawberry

Why to use
This yummy fruit has the capability to rejuvenate your face as it does for the taste buds and mood. Salicylic Acid, a very popular ingredient in skin care product is the main content of a strawberry fruit. It will remove the dead cells of the skin and remove the dark spots to give the skin a glowing effect.

Onions juice

Why to use
Onions have anti-microbial properties and they help remove the acne related scars and spots.

How to use
Take an onion and cut it into pieces, grind them and then, separate the juice from the mashed onions. Apply this mixture on the affected areas of the skin; allow the mixture to remain on the skin for a few minutes and then rinse off with water.

Sandalwood

Mix two tablespoons of sandalwood powder with a few drops of rose water and apply it onto the spots or the entire face. Make sure to prepare a runny paste with sandalwood and rose water so that it takes time to dry out. Wash it off only after it dries.

Turmeric and lemon juice

Take a pinch of turmeric powder and add some lemon juice to it. Mix both the ingredients well and dab the mixture on the black spots. This pack can work very effectively to reduce marks on the skin and the results will be visible on the skin within a week’s time if you use this treatment daily.

Potato juice and honey for dark spots

Take a small potato and grate it; mix it with some honey and dab onto the dark spots. You can also apply the pack to your whole face. Wash the pack with plain water after 15 minutes. You can also rub the potato slices directly over the dark spots, leave it for 15 minutes and then wash off. Squeezing out the juice of potato and then using it directly onto the spots can also be effective.

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Onion juice, garlic juice & vinegar

Why to use
The vitamins and the Sulphur contents of onions and the allicin from garlic have antifungal and anti-ageing properties and they also soothe the skin.

How to use
Prepare a solution for the dark spots with handy items available in home. Take one tablespoon of onion juice, one tablespoon of garlic juice, half tablespoon of vinegar and mix them properly. Apply this combination onto the dark spots and rub for few minutes. Rinse with chilled water after 20 minutes. It is easy to reduce the dark spots gradually by regularly using this mixture.

Lemon juice for erasing dark spots

Why to use
Lemon contains astringents and Vitamin C; it also removes the toxins from the body when consumed with warm water. So, use lemon to remove the dark spots on the skin.

How to use
Squeeze out the extract of lemon and apply it on the dark spots with the help of cotton balls.

Cucumber & milk for treating dark marks

Grate some cucumber and add milk to it along with some lime extract. Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste and apply the paste onto the affected area of the skin. This face pack is rejuvenating and you can also use it all over your face. Let it set for 10 minutes and then wash off with water.

Papaya a sure shot remedy for dark spots

Why to use
Papaya contains enzymes that can be very helpful to fade the dark spots over time.

How to use
Use ripe papaya pulp on the skin. Apply the pulp of papaya directly onto the spot. Leave it on for 15 minutes. You can also rub the spot with the papaya pulp. Rinse off with cold water.

Buttermilk for fading marks and spots

Why to use
The lactic acid in buttermilk contains alpha hydroxy acid. Since this is a natural acid, it is good for the skin. Buttermilk helps to remove the excess oil and the dirt on the skin along with any dead skin cells, making the skin tone lighter.

How to use
Take buttermilk in a small bowl and dip a cotton ball in it. Apply it on the dark spots. If possible, you can use lemon juice with buttermilk in equal amounts and apply as a face mask.

Vitamin E oil for skin marks and spots

Vitamin E oil is the best antioxidant which is used for healing wounds. So, mix the vitamin E oil with some castor oil. Apply this mixture onto the dark spots and leave on. You can wipe off the oil with a moist cotton ball after 20 minutes. Finally wash off with water.

Oats for treating those black spots

Why to use
Oats is not only a good food but it also works as a medicine to treat black spots, acne marks, or pimple scars on the face. You can apply an oatmeal face mask regularly in order to get rid of the dark spots on your face.

How to use
Prepare a paste using oatmeal and lemon juice. Apply this paste onto the spots and scrub it gently. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Follow the procedure twice every week for best results.

Drink lots of water to fade the spots quickly

Drinking plenty of water can help you to remove dark spots on the face. Drink at least 6 – 8 glasses of water everyday. This removes the extra toxins from the body while hydrating the skin, which can be very helpful to boost the natural skin rejuvenation process and to fade the dark spots quickly.

Raw milk to lighten spots

Why to use
Milk lightens the facial spots. The lactic acid present in milk soothes and calms the skin.

How to use
Apply cold raw milk on face. Dip a cotton ball into the milk and apply it all over the face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with mildly warm water. Do this everyday in the morning for best results.

Milk and kesar

 

Soak a few strands of kesar in 2 spoons of raw milk overnight. Keep the container in the fridge to ensure that the milk is not spoiled. In the morning crush the kesar strands in the milk and apply the resulting mixture onto your face, concentrating on the dark spots and acne marks. Let it get dry completely and then wash off with normal water. Follow this treatment daily and you can see results in a week.

Red lentils and milk

Another effective spot removal treatment can be prepared from the red lentils (masoor dal) and milk. Soak 1 tablespoon of washed and cleaned red lentils in raw milk overnight. In the morning grind it with the milk to make a grainy paste. Rub in this paste onto your face with light hands. Leave on for 20 minutes and then again scrub your face with wet hands and finally wash off with lukewarm water.  Do it twice a week, you can see results in 15 days.

Castor oil

Why to use
Castor oil has great healing properties and it can help immensely in removing dark spots.

How to use
Clean the skin of the affected area properly and then massage castor oil on the skin for 5 minutes. Leave it on for another 20 minutes and before removing it with wet cotton ball once again massage it onto the skin for 5 minutes. Finally wash off with water. Use this treatment twice a day to see visible results in a month.

Horseradish

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Why to use
Horseradish is believed to be very effective in removing dark spots and even freckles from the skin.

How to use
Collect some horseradish, grate it to make a smooth paste and apply it onto the affected area of the skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash off with water. Use this treatment at least 2 times a day and within a month you are sure to see improvements.

Redcurrant & honey

Why to use
Redcurrant is a member of the gooseberry family and it is believed to be effective to lighten the accumulated melanin on the dark spots.

How to use
Take few red currants, mash them and mix with 1 spoon of honey, which is a natural bleaching agent. Apply this pack onto your face concentrating on the black spots. Leave on for 20 minutes and then wash off with water. Follow the treatment daily to get best results.

Fuller’s earth with lemon juice

Why to use
Fuller’s earth includes a number of natural minerals and it has the property of lightening the skin tone over time.

How to use
Make a paste of fuller’s earth and water. Add a few drops of lemon juice to this paste and apply it onto the marks. Leave on until the pack gets dry. If you are applying the pack all over your face, then you should not let it get dry completely. Wash off with plenty of water rubbing your face with your hands.

Grapes and apple

Home remedies for pimple spots

Why to use
Grapes and apples both come with a number of natural vitamins and acids, which work to exfoliate the skin, reducing the amount of melanin.

How to use
Take one small cube of apple, mash it and mix it with two green grapes. Do not discard the skins. Apply this pack onto your face, focusing on the spots. You can actually massage your skin lightly with this pack. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash off with water. Use this pack daily to see results in a month.

Liquorice

Why to use
Liquorice has been known for its high efficiency to reduce the melanin on the skin. Liquorice roots can be very effective to reduce any dark spot.

How to use
Make a paste of liquorice roots and mix it with a few drops of honey. Apply this paste onto the spots that you want to remove. Leave on for 15 minutes and then wash off with water.

You should follow this treatment once in a day and you are expected to see visual improvements in a week or two. Before using liquorice on face, it is best suggested to do a patch test.

Sweet almond oil

Why to use
Sweet almond oil is a skin nourishing ingredient that is rich in Vitamin E and other antioxidants. Using Sweet almond oil regularly on the marks and scars on the face can be effective to get rid of those spots. This oil nourishes the skin and boosts the self-regeneration process of the skin cells, which naturally helps in erasing the spots and marks.

How to use
Simply apply the oil onto the spots when you are home and massage it lightly into the skin. Leave on for 30 minutes and then remove any excess with a light wipe of a cotton ball.

How often
You should use this treatment at least twice a day.

Pineapple juice

Face washes for dark spots

Why to use
Pineapple juice can work very efficiently to remove any spot or scar on the face. It is rich with vitamin C and antioxidants that can help in skin peeling and will promote cell regeneration.

How to use
Prepare fresh pineapple juice from a cube of pineapple and apply it directly onto the spot. Rub lightly with your fingertip and then leave on for 20 minutes before washing off with water.

How often
Apply twice daily for best results.

Nutmeg and Milk

Why to use
For sensitive skin, this treatment can be most effective. Nutmeg has natural skin healing properties and it controls excess melanin production on the skin, which naturally helps in spot and scar reduction.

How to use
Add 1/2 spoon of nutmeg powder with sufficient amount of milk to make a runny paste. Apply this paste onto the spots. Let it get dry and then apply another layer. Apply 4-5 layers of this pack and then let it get dry completely before washing off with water.

Baking soda

Why to use
If your skin is not very sensitive you can surely try out this treatment to get rid of scars and marks quickly. Baking soda exfoliates the skin quickly, which helps in healing the scars and spots. Check out how baking soda is also useful in get rid of acne and pimples.

How to use
Add water with some baking soda to make a thick paste. Apply it directly onto the spot and rub lightly. Leave on for 5 minutes and then wash off.

Extra virgin olive oil

Home remedies for blackheads & whiteheads

Why to use
Olive oil is a great source of vitamin E and due to its molecular structure it is easily absorbed into the skin. Olive oil is good for nourishing the skin which naturally helps in healing the scars. You can use extra virgin olive oil to erase pimple scars even on the most sensitive skin.

How to use
Just make sure that you apply it on well cleansed face. Apply the oil directly onto the spot and massage it lightly. Leave on for 20 minutes and then remove the excess with a fresh cotton ball.

Fenugreek seeds

Why to use
Fenugreek seeds are well known for their effectiveness in giving an even toned complexion. You can use these seeds for dulling the acne marks as well.

How to use
Boil two spoons of fenugreek seeds in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes.  Now let it cool for some time and then mash the seeds to paste. Apply this paste onto the spots and massage gently with your fingers for 3-5 minutes. Leave on for 10 more minutes and then wash off with water.

Egg white

 

Why to use
Egg white is often used as a natural remedy for getting rid of dark spots. The white of an egg helps in exfoliation of the skin and also promotes skin healing by supplying nourishment to the skin. Learn other ways of using Egg for acne scars.

How to use
Take an egg, separate the white and beat it. Apply it directly onto the spot and leave on for 2 minutes. Now apply one more layer and let it dry. Continue layering for 3-4 times and then let it get dry completely. Peel or rub off the layers of egg white and then wash off with water.

You can use this remedy twice a day.

Bio Oil is also very much effective on acne scars. Try this one if you want to get fast results.

Aloe vera

Cut a tentacle from aloe vera plant and extract the gel from it. Apply it over the affected area or to entire face. Leave it until it dry and wash off. For effective benefits you can add few drops of tea tree oil in the aloe vera gel. Tea tree oil will helps to clear the pimple scars.

Products medically proven to be beneficial for removing dark spots

Just in case the Dark Spots doesn’t seem to leave your face even after you have tried so hard then you must visit a dermatologist at the earliest. The skin specialist will get a better picture of your face because he/she will understand your skin type and will recommend treatment methods on the basis of the same. Here are however some of the products or treatment methods often prescribed in medical terms.

  • Salicylic Acid
  • Chemical Peel
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Vitamin C
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Retinoid Acid
  • Hydroquinone

Treatments for dark spots & acne/pimple spots?

While there are number of ways to treat dark spots & acne scars right from Medical treatments like Laser or chemical peels to cosmetics, yet nothing is more comfortable than trying Home remedies

  • Laser Treatment: This treatment method is a painless procedure often used by celebrities and famous personalities as it is quick one. You have to take so many things in consideration when you are undergoing this treatment.
  • Chemical Peels: A chemical peel off is like any other peel off masks that are available in the market. The only difference about this one is that these form a new layer of skin which indeed is a complete painless procedure.
  • Cryosurgery: This one is very much linked with the word surgery and it is a treatment procedure where in the dark spots are turned white with the help of sprays.
  • Microdermabrasion: This procedure is about exfoliating and suctioning of micro crystals which remove the skin layer and boost the collagen production of the skin.

Check out more clinical treatments for acne scars and dark spots and the costs involved in it.