How to get rid of dark spots on your face

Dark spots are also known as age spots or black spots. They are discolored patches of skin that can appear on your face, shoulders, arms or back and can be in shades of red, brown, or grey. Instead of covering them with makeup, use the remedies listed in this article to lighten them naturally.

The solution is in your kitchen. There are a lot of ingredients that work great for dark spot removal. So we are here to tell you exactly what you will need and how to use it.

When life gives you lemons, by all means, make lemonade. But also use them to get rid of your dark spots! There are tons of ways to use these ingredients, depending on the sensitivity of your skin.

1. Lemon juice and waterdark spots

Lemon juice is a great way to remove dark spots. However, it can be pretty harsh on your skin.


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  • 1 lemon
  • Filtered water
  • Cotton balls

How to use

  • Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a clean bowl.
  • Add filtered water to the lemon juice.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply lemon juice/water solution all over your face.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes, and then wash off with water. Do NOT Use Soap.

2. Vitamin E oilage spots

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that targets free radicals which are responsible for aging and discoloration and help to repair damaged cells. Moreover, vitamin E oil does not need to be mixed with any other ingredients to make it viable for applying directly on your skin.

You only need a bottle of vitamin E oil for this tip.

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Just apply few drops of vitamin E oil directly on the dark spots and rub it into your skin with clean fingers.

3. Potatoesblack spots

Vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, zinc, and phosphorus – minerals that rejuvenate the collagen production in your skin – are also found in this root vegetable.

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Method 1 – potato slices

Let’s start off with the easiest one.


  • Potato
  • Knife
  • Water

How to use:

  • Slice up a potato into thin slices with a knife.
  • Apply a tiny bit of water to the potato slices to make them wet and place them on the areas with dark spots.
  • Leave the potato slices on for 10 minutes.

Method 2 – potato and lemon juice

Make this an excellent home remedy for dark spot removal and skin brightening.


  • 1 potato
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • A knife
  • Cotton balls

How to use:

  • Slice up a potato into thin slices and soak them in a cup of boiling hot water.
  • Leave the potato slices to soak for half an hour.
  • Remove the potato slices and add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the water that is left behind.
  • Refrigerate the potato water and lemon juice mixture for an hour.
  • Apply the cold mixture directly to the dark spots using a cotton ball.
  • Wash off with clean water after 20 minutes.

Method 3 – potato and honey

They make an excellent face mask that can eliminate those dark spots right off your face.


  • 1 potato
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • A grate

How to use:

  • Grate the potato to a fine texture.
  • Add a teaspoon of honey to the grated potato (if the mixture is too dry, you can add more honey or a little bit of water to it).
  • Apply the mixture as a face mask and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with clean water.

Warning: If you experience any redness or irritation after applying potato on your skin, wash off the face mask and stop this process immediately!

These remedies will make your skin clear and spot-free in a matter of few weeks. Your skin will become healthier, softer, and also start to glow as these remedies have multiple benefits. Don’t forget to let us know which one of these tips worked best for you in the comments section below.


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