How to Remove Black Spots | Get Rid of Black Spots | Remedy for Dark Skin Spots

Black Spots on Skin

Black spots, age spots, liver spots, sun spots, solar lentigines. They all refer to the same thing. These spots found mostly on the hands were thought to be signs of problems of the liver. Later on, it was concluded that they are just a simple pigmentation problem that occurs if the skin is excessively exposed to the sun.

Sun spots are basically harmless, but it can be bothersome for some who do not want its messy appearance on the skin. These black spots are not only confined on the hands, but also in other parts of the body that are exposed to the sun most of the time like the neck and the face.

People who are light skinned are most often the victim of black spots. This is because they have lower levels of the pigment melanin. Although studies have shown that they are mostly seen in people aging forty or over, there are some younger people who can be affected, too.

Younger generations frequent places and get involved in activities that expose them repeatedly to the sun. They would go to the beach to get some tan or do water sports that keep them always under the heat of the sun. Unless the right protection is observed, black spots will not be limited to the older generations.

Getting Rid of Black Spots

It is not easy to remove black spots on the skin hand, because once the black pigmentation appears, you cannot get rid of them quite easily. There are lotions and creams available in the market that promises to take them away quickly, but you need to verify with your dermatologist and make sure that they can really remove black spots.

If the black spots are already visible, all you have to do is to make sure that you refrain from spending time under the heat of the sun. The continuous exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays will definitely ruin your chances to say goodbye to black spots. The spots can fade over time for as long as you make all the necessary protection not to be exposed again.

  • Creams rich in aloe vera or vitamin E oil applied to the hands on a regular basis can help lighten black spots.
  • Lemon juice also contributes greatly in removing black spots. It helps exfoliate the first layer of the skin and hastens the growth of much newer and fresher one’s.


  1. H said:

    I have Melasma on my forehead and both cheeks for 4 years now. I tried chemical peel also but it got worse.

    January 11, 2012
  2. TH said:

    I have black spots on both my cheeks and I really hate them so much. Can u please tell me how to get rid of them with easy home remedies or any cream?

    June 29, 2012
    • PUP said:

      • Apply orange juice, or lemon juice or tomato juice on your face. These all citrus juices act as bleaching agent on your skin. You can add water to dilute these juices if you feel them strong for your delicate facial skin.
      • Prepare a natural cream by mixing sour milk, honey and milk cream. Apply it on the dark spots. Let it remain for 10 minutes before you wash. Apply it daily before taking bath.
      • Applying vitamin E mixed in aloe vera juice or gel is also beneficial in fading dark black spots from face and other parts of skin.
      • Prepare an exfoliating facial mask by mixing milk, powder of dry orange peel, and honey. Apply it on the dark spots on the cheek. Keep it for 15 minutes before you rinse your face with plain water.

      July 17, 2012
  3. KN said:

    I am suffering from dark spots on my cheeks and forehead since last 8 months. Can you give me suggestions to reduce dark spots with home remedies?

    November 13, 2013
    • PUP said:

      I am suffering from dark spots on my cheeks and forehead since last 8 months. Can you give me suggestions to reduce dark spots with home remedies?
      • Lemon juice has bleaching properties to remove dark spots from face. Apply it for 10 minutes for few days. Wash your face after that.
      • Apply paste prepared by mixing a pinch of turmeric powder and milk. Keep it for 10 minutes before you wash your face.
      • Applying aloe vera juice is also beneficial in lightening dark spots on face.
      • Prepare a face pack of mashed potato and honey. Apply it on your face. Applying twice in a week for 30 minutes helps to fade the spots easily.

      November 15, 2013
  4. BP said:

    I have blackheads popping on my face for the last one month now. What should I do to get rid of blackheads from my face?

    March 25, 2014
    • PUP said:

      • Rub a raw potato on your face for 10 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
      • Prepare a paste of turmeric powder and coriander leaves. Apply it on your face and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes after which wash your face.
      • Take two teaspoon of lemon juice and add one teaspoon of sugar. Once the sugar is half dissolved rub the mixture on your cheeks, nose, and on the areas of blackheads. It is a good home remedy to remove blackheads.
      • Apply witch hazel on your face. It is a remedy to remove excess of oil which blocks the pore responsible for blackheads.

      March 25, 2014
  5. Destiny said:

    I have dark spots all over my legs and arms. I have a prom to go and how am I gonna wear a dress with these dark spots. It is so embarrassing. Can you suggest ways to hide them?

    May 2, 2014
    • PUP said:

      These dark spots are hyper pigmentations which usually develop on exposed areas to sun. Here are following tips to diminish black spots on hands and legs.
      • Apply aloe vare gel enriched with vitamin E. Regular application for few days will make the spots lighter.
      • Avoid going out in sunlight without applying sunscreen. Apply it at least half hour before going out in sun.
      • Wear full sleeve clothes to prevent direct sunlight.
      • Buttermilk contains lactic acid. It has mild bleaching effect. Apply it on your hands and legs. Let it remain for couple of minutes before washing it with plain water.
      • Lemon juice is time tested remedy to fade dark spots. Apply it with a cotton ball on the dark spots regularly. Wash after few minutes.

      May 3, 2014
  6. MK said:

    I have black spots on my face. How can I remove them? I feel shy when people look at me.

    May 6, 2015
    • PUP said:

      Black spots on face can be freckles, or they can be scars resulting from acne. They can become lighter with home remedies, although it may take some time.
      • Clean the area with milk. Milk contains chemicals which help in reducing black discoloration of skin.
      • Prepare a paste of turmeric and milk cream. Add small amount of gram flour. Rub the area with the prepared paste for few minutes. Rinse your face afterwards. Follow the routine regularly.
      • Laser is quick and surest method to remove unwanted black spots. But it is costly and you have to consult a dermatologist.

      May 7, 2015

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