Black spots on the face can arise due to a variety of reasons. The leading cause of black spots or hyper-pigmentation is sun damage. If one does not take proper skin care measures before stepping out in the sun, it may lead to pigmentation and skin tanning. Black spots may also show up after the acne and pimples have healed. Under any such circumstances, you may make use of the following remedies to lighten the spots on the face.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has citric acid which helps to brighten the skin. It helps to remove the suntan as well which could be a cause of black spots on the face. Lemon juice has natural bleaching properties which make it excellent for lightening black spots on the face and help eliminate any pigmentation.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Cotton ball

How to:

  1. Clean your face with a mild cleanser.
  2. Now dip the cotton ball in the lemon juice and apply over the black spots or all over the face.
  3. Avoid applying lemon juice near the eyes.
  4. Let the lemon juice work for at least 15-20 minutes.
  5. Wash with plain water.
  6. Repeat this remedy once every day before going to bed.

Caution: lemon juice can cause a tingling sensation due to its natural bleaching properties. If your skin is too sensitive or dry then refrain from using lemon juice. Do not apply lemon juice on any open wounds or open pimples as this could lead to severe irritation.

Potato Juice

Potato juice is a comparatively milder remedy to use for black spots and pigmentation. It is the ideal ingredient to use for sensitive skin as well. Potato juice also has natural bleaching properties which help to lighten dark spots on the face.

You will need:

  • Half a potato
  • Cotton ball

How to:

  1. Grate the potato.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the grated potato.
  3. Apply the potato juice on the face using a cotton ball.
  4. Let the juice dry up and stay for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Wash your face with plain water.
  6. Repeat this remedy once every day.

Orange Peel Powder

Orange peel powder acts as an exfoliating agent and helps to get rid of suntan. It also helps to lighten the skin effectively and absorb any excess oil from the skin. When used in combination with fuller’s earth, it helps to remove any dirt from the pores and helps to achieve a clearer complexion.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder
  • 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth
  • 6-7 tablespoons of rose water

How to:

  1. Simply mix all the ingredients together to obtain a smooth paste. 
  2. You may add more rose water if the paste is too thick.
  3. Apply the prepared mask on the face.
  4. Let it dry.
  5. Wash it off with plain water.
  6. Repeat this remedy once every day.

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is one of the best oils for the skin. It helps in cellular repair and promotes the production of new cells. Sometimes dark spots may arise due to skin damage from sun exposure or acne scarring. Rosehip oil helps to reverse skin damage and allows the skin to heal and become moisturized. It does not clog the pores and can be used on oily skin as well.

You will need:

  • ½ tablespoon of cold-pressed rosehip oil

How to:

  1. Before going to bed at night, clean your skin with a mild moisturizer.
  2. Apply the rosehip oil and massage gently until the oil gets absorbed.
  3. You can apply the oil under the eyes as well.
  4. Do this remedy every night.

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