Are there any home remedies you can use to get rid of some black marks on your face caused by acne?

Lemon Juice

lemon juice for black spots

A quick and easy solution can be found in your kitchen or your nearest grocery store – lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply.

Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area.
Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water.
Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result.

If you have delicate or sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with plain water, rose water, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above.


potato for black spots

Your vegetable drawer is another source of home remedies for black spots or dark patches. Potatoes have natural bleaching properties that help fade spots, scars as well as blemishes. The starch in potato helps reduce pigmentation, while the enzymes in it promote healthy skin.

Potatoes can be applied in one of the three ways:

Method 1

Slice up a potato.
Place one slice directly on the black spots.
Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water.

Method 2

Peel and grate a potato.
Mix 1 teaspoon of honey in the grated potato.
Apply the mask on your face and allow it to dry for 15 minutes.
Rinse it off using lukewarm water.

Method 3

Extract the juice of 1 potato.
Add a little lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder to it.
Apply this mixture on your black spots.
Allow it to dry, then rinse it off.

Some people have also had success using tomatoes to get rid of dark black spots within a few weeks.


Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. Like lemon juice, it also helps fade blemishes and black spots but without causing burning sensation. The lactic acid in it will gradually reduce skin pigmentation and brighten your overall skin complexion.

Black Spots Home Remedy

Take 4 teaspoons of buttermilk.
Add 2 teaspoons of fresh tomato juice.
Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply.
Wash it off after 15 minutes.

If you do not have buttermilk, simply soak a cotton ball in milk and dab it directly on your spots. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat this procedure twice daily for 4 to 5 weeks.