12 DIY Home Remedies For Removing Brown Spots On Skin

Whenever the skin exposed to the sun, then it causes an increase in the cell production called as melanocytes that help to increase the melanin in the skin and thus turns the skin to darker. Then these dark patches on the skin will become like brown spots, age spots, sun spots, liver spots or dark spots. This condition sometimes also called as hyper pigmentation.

Brown spots occur on the areas like face, neck, chest, back, hands, legs and shoulders where the skin is more exposed to sun, dirt and other impurities. There may be oval and flat on skin and looks in brown, black or gray in color. Sun exposure, aging and genetics are considered as the main causes for brown spots. Also some of the factors like pregnancy, vitamin deficiencies, stress and weak liver functioning may also contribute somewhat to this brown spots. As per University of Maryland Medical Center, age or brown spots will appear in the adults who are over the age of 40 years. However these brown spots are usually harmless, but make you unattractive in the society. So lighten up these brown spots by using few easy, effective and natural home treatments.

Home Remedies to Remove the Brown Spots on Skin:

Discover these homemade natural remedies which fade your brown or age spots on the skin and make your skin look young and beautiful. Simply follow these remedies which are easily available and cost affordable regularly at your home to clear the spots on the skin.

1. Lemon Juice:

Lemon is a best remedy that naturally lightens not only the brown spots on the skin but also the dark neck or dark underarm or even age spots with its bleaching property. Lemons have citric acid that do wonders with the skin by safely removing the dead skin cells and reveal the fresh new layers of the skin beneath and ultimately make it lighter by diminishing the brown spots on the skin and glow beauty. Remember that not to go out in sun after applying this lemon juice on the skin as it might render the skin to darker than before. But be careful before applying this lemon juice on your skin if you’re suffering sensitive skin as it causes some itching, irritation and redness on the skin. Then you can apply this juice by diluting it in water or rose water to prevent the irritation and also the brown spots on the skin. Here are few process are explained and you can follow any of them as per your preference to clear the brown and aged spots.

Method – 1:

Ingredients:

Lemon
Knife
Process:

Take a lemon and cut it into slices
Then take a lemon slice and rub it on the brown spots
Wait for about 10 – 15 minutes before wash it with water
Dry your skin and store the remaining slice in fridge for further use.
Or if you find any difficulty in rubbing the lemon slices on skin then you can simply apply the lemon juice with the help of the cotton ball and let it sit for 20 minutes and then wash it with water.
For effective results, do this process for twice a day to get rid of the brown spots on skin especially on face.
Method – 2:

Ingredients:

Lime juice
Sugar
Process:

Take a little amount of both lemon juice and sugar
Mix it well and apply this mixture on the spots
Rub it gently for few minutes and leave it for 20 – 30 minutes
Then rinse it off with water and apply this regularly to clear the brown spots.
In this process, lemon juice will bleach the skin and the sugar granules will exfoliate the skin to lighten up the spots and brightens your skin complexity.
Method – 3:

Ingredients:

Lemon juice – 3 teaspoons
Turmeric – 1 teaspoon
Process:

Take turmeric powder and add lemon juice into it
Mix it well to form it like paste and then apply this paste on the brown spots region
Allow it to get dry completely for 30 minutes and wash it off with water
Reapply this everyday till you get complete relief from the brown spots on the skin.
Or for more effective results, you can also add fresh parsley paste to this mixture and then apply on the spots.
Method – 4:

Ingredients:

Lemon juice – 4 teaspoons
Tomatoes – 2
Process:

Take tomatoes and extract its juice and then add this to lemon juice
Stir it well and then apply this solution only on the brown spots
Wait for about 30 minutes and then wash it with water
Follow this process regularly to get clear the brown spots.
But remember that usage of lemon will not give any magic results in a week of getting rid of the brown spots. You have to use this for at least 2 months to get visible results and lighten your skin tone.
Method – 5:

Ingredients:

Lemon juice
Mashed potatoes
Milk
Honey
Process:

Take small bowl of mashed potatoes, a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, small amount of milk and honey.
Mix it to make it like a mask and apply this on the areas where you’re suffering from this brown spots on the body.
Leave it for few minutes till it gets dried and then wash it off with water
This process helps to lighten or remove the dark or brown or aged spots on the body, if applied regularly.
Or else you can use only potato slices that are applied directly on the affected area of the skin for 30 minutes and then take it out.

2. Chickpea or Gramflour:

Chickpea or gramflour is a wonderful remedy that helps to clear all types of the skin problems. Discussing about the brown spots or aged spots, it has almost all the things that lighten the skin to clear spots. The ingredients that are used in this process are also the most effective ones that lighten the skin by fading and clearing the spots on the skin. Try this recipe.

Ingredients:

Gram flour – 2 teaspoons
Lemon juice – half of a lime
Tomato juice – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric – 2 pinches
Rose water – as needed
Milk or curd – 1 teaspoon
Castor / Almond oil – a few drops
Process:

Take a lemon and squeeze out the lemon juice from half of the lemon slice
Then add a little of rose water in the small bowl and dip the empty lemon slice in it
Now take the gram flour, milk / curd, lime juice, tomato juice and turmeric in a bowl and mix it well to make it like a paste.
Apply this on the region particularly on the place where you have spots.
Wait for about 20 minutes or till it dries naturally.
When once it dries, take 2 – 3 drops of castor or almond oil onto your fingers
Start scrubbing the skin gently with your fingers to take off the paste but don’t apply force on it.
Do this scrubbing process for about 3 – 6 minutes and then take a lemon rind that dipped in rose water
Rub the area with that lemon rind and once the paste that has comes off the skin, then wash it with water.
Follow this process either once or twice daily for about 10 days and then continue doing this 2 – 3 times a week till you get glowing skin that lightened or with no brown spots.

3. Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera is always considered as the skin friendly herb as it cures many skin ailments and makes you feel comfortable relief. It has anti-inflammatory and well moisturizing properties that help to keep your skin hydrated, fresh and young too. Coming to age spots or brown spots, it is a best remedy to clear them from the skin with its skin regenerative and healing properties that replaces the old, dead skin cells with new skin. It would be more helpful if you have an aloe vera plant in your surroundings. If you don’t have then also there is no problem, you can get the aloe vera juice from any health stores or online. Here is the process of how to use this gel for brown spots.

Ingredients:

Aloe vera leaf
Knife
Process:

Take an aloe vera leaf and cut it to squeeze its gel by using your fingers
Then apply this gel on the brown spots
Leave it like that for at least 30 minutes, you may feel a little sticky when it gets dried but you don’t worry about it.
Wash it water and repeat this process for twice a day for about a month or two to lighten up your skin by fading the brown spots.

4. Horseradish:

Horseradish is another effective herb that provides you a spotless skin if and only if you have patience to make a concoction with horseradish. It has skin lightening properties that remove the age spots, freckles and other spots on the skin. However if you want any extraordinary results, you must put the extraordinary efforts.

Method – 1:

In this process, horseradish when paired with vinegar will exfoliate the skin and gradually lightens the brown spots.

Ingredients:

Horseradish pieces
Apple cider vinegar – 1/2 cup
Container (preferred a bottle or glass container)
Process:

Take 4 – 5 inch long of horseradish and grate it finely
Then take apple cider vinegar and add this to apple cider vinegar
Stir it well and leave it like that for about 2 weeks without disturbing it
Take it out and shake it to mix this daily once and after getting 2 weeks, strain the herbed vinegar into any storage container that has lid in it.
Apply this little amount of vinegar to the freckles and store the rest of the vinegar in fridge
Continue applying this by taking a small amount of vinegar thrice a day for at least a month.
Remember that this combination may not suit for all skin types. As it makes you feel irritation or discomfort on your skin. If anything happens like that, then discontinue using this remedy.
Method – 2:

Ingredients:

Horseradish
Water
Process:

Take a piece of horseradish and grind it to make it like paste by adding water to it
Apply this on the skin directly and let it sit for about 15 – 25 minutes
Then wash it with water and follow the same process for few times a week to clear the brown spots on the skin.

5. Butter milk:

Buttermilk has lactic acid that helps to exfoliate the skin (pigmented areas of the skin) to remove the blemishes, brown spots and makes your skin always to stay refreshed and lighter in tone. In Ayurveda also, they had given utmost importance to buttermilk that keeps the body cool when you drink it. But remember to make it a thin liquid.

Method – 1:

Ingredients:

Buttermilk – 1 small bowl
Cotton ball
Process:

Take a small bowl of buttermilk and a cotton ball
Dip the cotton ball in it and squeeze it to drop the excessive buttermilk out into the bowl
Apply this ball on the brown spots and let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes and then wash it with water
If you have oily or acne prone skin, then it’s better to mix a little of lime juice to buttermilk before applying it on the skin.
Repeat this application regularly until you get cleared the brown spots.
Or you can drink this buttermilk daily to get both health and beauty benefits.
Or else wash your face or body which is affected by the brown spots with sour milk or buttermilk for an immediate effect.
Method – 2:

Ingredients:

Buttermilk – 4 teaspoons
Tomato juice – 2 teaspoons
Process:

Take buttermilk and tomato juice in a small bowl
Mix the ingredients together and apply this on the brown spots and leave it like that for few minutes
Wash it with water and continue applying this on the brown spots daily once or twice for few weeks till you got satisfied results.

6. Sandalwood:

Sandalwood contains anti-septic and anti-aging properties that help to reduce the hyper pigmentation and finally helps to clear the skin by removing the brown spots. It has skin lightening capacity that helps to lighten the spots and scars from the skin and has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin.

Method – 1:

Ingredients:

Sandalwood powder – 2 tablespoons
Rose water – 2 tablespoons
Glycerin – 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Cold water
Small bowl
Process:

Take a bowl and add all these ingredients into it
Stir it well to make it like a paste and apply this paste as a pack on the brown spots.
Leave it for few minutes to get dry completely and naturally.
Then use cold water to wash it the pack and pat dry your skin
For effective results, apply this pack for few times a week till the brown spots are disappeared completely.

Method – 2:

Ingredients:

Sandalwood powder – 2 tablespoons
Orange juice – 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Vitamin E capsules – 2
Bowl
Process:

Take sandalwood powder, vitamin E oil, lemon and orange juice in a bowl and mix it to make it like a smooth pack
Apply this on the face and other area of the skin where you suffer with brown spots.
Wait for 30 – 40 minutes before washing to get dried and rinse it.
Repeat the same process for few times a week and continue it for 3 – 4 months or till you get cleared the brown or aged spots on your skin.

Method – 3:

Ingredients:

Sandalwood oil – few drops
Olive (or) almond oil – 1 tablespoon
Small bowl
Process:

Take a small bowl and pour sandalwood oil and olive oil in it
Stir it and apply this on the brown spots affected skin at night time
Massage it gently for few minutes and then leave it for overnight without disturbing.
Then wash it in the next morning to get clear the brown spots and also to make your skin glow naturally.
Repeat the same process regularly before you go to bed for few weeks to get rid of the brown spots.

7. Red Currant:

Red currants contain high levels of anti-oxidants, topical application that helps the skin to fight against the brown, sun or age spots in two ways. First of all, it boosts up the skin’s natural healing ability to recover from the spots on it. Second one is that it provides the protection to the skin against the harmful UV rays and other free radicals which causes and worsens the problem of age spots. Here are some few ways to use currant for skin spots

Method – 1:

Ingredients:

Unripe red currants – 1/4 cup
Honey – 1 tablespoon
Warm water
Lemon juice
Rosewater
Water
Process:

Take an unripe red currant and mash it to make it like a paste
Add honey to that paste and mix it well
Apply this on the skin where you have brown spots
Wait for about 30 minutes and rinse it with warm water
Finally apply some lemon juice that was diluted in either rose water or normal water.

Method – 2:

Ingredients:

Currant juice
Lemon juice
Parsley juice
Orange juice
Process:

Take equal quantities of all the above mentioned juices
Stir it well and apply them on the skin with the brown spots
Wait for about 10 – 15 minutes and then rinse it with water
Regularize doing this process once daily for a month or two.
8.Yogurt:

Yogurt contains lactic acid and also has mild bleaching properties which make your skin lighter by many tones (skin tones) and gives relief from the brown spots, provided that the usage should be long. Make a yogurt pack and apply this for better and fast results.

Method – 1:

Ingredients:

Plain yogurt – 1 tablespoon
Ground oatmeal – 2 tablespoon
Fresh lime juice – 1 teaspoon
Small bowl
Cold water
Process:

Take yogurt, oatmeal and freshly squeezed lime juice in a bowl
Stir all the above ingredients to make a paste.
Then apply this paste on the skin where you have brown spots
Let it sit for 30 – 35 minutes and rinse it with cold water
Pat it dry and apply some moisturizer, if needed.
This process has to be followed daily for a week and then twice a week for about 2 – 3 months to get best results of lightening the brown or aged spots.

Method – 2:

Ingredients:

Plain yogurt
Cold water
Process:

Take some plain yogurt and apply this directly on the brown spots.
Allow it to dry on its own for about 20 – 25 minutes
Then rinse it with cold water and repeat the process regularly.
Continue applying this plain, unsweetened yogurt on the brown spots affected area before going to bed and leave it on for overnight and wash it in the next morning to get complete relief from the brown spots.
Method – 3:

Ingredients:

Organic yogurt
Lime juice
Bowl
Process:

Take a small bowl and pour lime juice and organic yogurt into it
Mix it and apply this on the spots by rubbing it gently
Let it be like that for about 20 – 30 minutes before washing it with water
Or you can use this as a face or body mask to get rid of the brown spots
Do the process daily till you get perfect results of clearing the spots on the body.
9. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar or ACV is wonderful home remedy that successfully treats a number of skin, health and hair ailments. Brown spots are also considered as one among them. ACV will dry out and fade the spots faster and also clears the dirt and other impurities from your skin to brighten it up. It balances the skin’s pH level to clear the brown spots and makes your skin feel fresh and young.

Method – 1:

Ingredients:

Apple cider vinegar
Water
Honey
Process:

Take some apple cider vinegar and dilute it in equal amount of water
Then now add some honey to it and stir it well
Apply this solution on the brown spot affected area and leave it on for few minutes
Rinse it water and do this process once daily and continue doing this till you get positive results
Or else you can straight apple cider vinegar without diluting it but make sure that it may sting a little.

Method – 2:

Ingredients:

Apple cider vinegar – 1/2 teaspoon
Orange juice – 2 to 5 tablespoons
Bowl
Cotton ball
Process:

Take a small bowl and add apple cider vinegar and few tablespoons of orange juice
Mix it and apply this on the brown spots affected part of the skin by using a cotton ball.
Wait for few minutes to get dry the solution completely on the applied area
Rinse it with water and then repeat the same process for once or twice a day for at least 4 – 6 weeks to get more effective and visible results.

10. Castor Oil:

Castor oil contains strong healing and anti-inflammatory properties that can effectively used to clear the brown spots or age spots by fading them away. In this process, you are using vitamin E oil, coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil along with this castor oil to remove the spots on the skin.

Ingredients:

Castor oil
Cotton ball
Process:

Take a cotton ball and pour some castor oil on it
Apply this cotton ball on the spots affected area of the skin.
Massage it gently for few minutes and then let it sit for about few hours
Now rinse it with water and continue doing this process for twice a day, once in the morning and once at night time till the brown spots are faded and leaves your skin tone evenly.

11. Onion Juice:

Onions are another effective and easy available home remedy to treat the brown or age spots on the skin. It has an acidic nature and bleaching property that helps a lot to fade the brown spots. It stops the excess collagen production which leads to scarring on the skin. It has anti-inflammatory property that are most commonly found in gel form of commercial scar treatments in the stores.

Method – 1:

Ingredients:

Onion juice – 1 tablespoon
Honey – 2 tablespoons
Small bowl
Process:

Take a small bowl and pour the onion juice and honey into it
Stir it and apply this mixture on the affected area of the skin
Allow it to sit for about 15 – 20 minutes before washing the area.
Then rinse the area thoroughly otherwise its strong smell will not go away from the applied skin.
Do this process one to two times a day and follow this regularly to get quick relief from the spots on the skin.
Or else you can take an onion or two and slice it up simply, apply it on the spot area and rub it over the affected area for few minutes and follow this for 2 – 3 times a day to clear out the brown spots.
Or you can also use garlic juice in the place of onion juice to clear the spots.

Method – 2:

Ingredients:

Onion juice
Apple cider vinegar
Cotton ball
Process:

Take an onion, chop or blend it and wrap the onion pieces in either in cheesecloth or any clean cloth.
Squeeze it to take out the juice and then combine 1 part of onion juice with 1 part of apple cider vinegar in a bowl.
Then dip a cotton ball in that mixed solution and apply this directly on the brown spots
Wait for about 30 minutes or till it get dried completely and then wash it off
Regularize the process daily for about 6 – 9 weeks to lighten the spots.

12. Papaya:

Papaya has many enzymes like papain and alpha hydroxy acids that help to exfoliate the skin and reduce the age spots, acne and its scars, skin blemishes and various other skin problems. This finally gives you, a cleaner and brighter skin without any spots or wrinkles on it.

Ingredients:

Papaya
Lukewarm water
Process:

Take a fresh papaya and grate it and take 2 tablespoons of this grated papaya.
Apply this on the brown spots and rub it for few minutes
Allow it to sit for about 20 – 30 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water
Repeat the same process for twice daily till you fade away the brown spots from your skin.
Or you can also use the papaya peel to rub on the spot for clean and clear skin.
Remember that some people are allergic to papaya so it is advisable to do a skin patch test before starting or following this remedy to know yourself whether you’re allergic or not (or) to know whether you’re getting any allergic symptoms like itching, irritation or any other thing. After seeing this, you have to follow this remedy.
Tips:

Are you afraid of dark spots or brown spots? Want to get relief from them? Then follow these simple tips in order to reduce the brown spots on the skin and to look young, healthy and beautiful.

Drink plenty of water like 8 – 10 glasses of water throughout the day to make your body and skin well hydrated and clears the toxins that causes spots and wrinkles on the skin.

Regularly have a healthy and balanced diet to get all types of proteins or minerals or nutrients into your body that rejuvenate the skin cells and removes the dark or brown spots.

Make sure to take out your makeup before trying or applying any of these home remedies. So you should clean your skin well to draw out the oils and lotions that might interfere or react with the compounds used in these remedies.

Regularly wear sun block containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide especially when you’re out in the sun which prevents the additional brown spots from developing further.

If any of these natural home remedies doesn’t work to eradicate the brown spots as per your expectations then immediately take an appointment to consult your dermatologist, to seek some treatments like chemical peel or laser treatment.

Eat foods or drinks that are rich in anti-oxidants like green tea, ginkgo, wine, dark chocolate, soy, fava beans and other citrus fruits.

Finally, always have positive thought about you getter better again normally. A good body opinion will always make you feel more confident and beautiful. So feel better for a best heal from any skin problems.

Remember to rinse it off the lemon juice from the skin before you go out in the sun, otherwise it increases the skin’s sensitivity to UV rays.

Always be cautious about the usage of all these home remedies if you’re suffering from sunburn or any sensitive skin problem. First of all, do a small patch test before applying any of these remedies to your skin to know whether you’re allergic or if it causing any irritation, redness, itching, etc.

Use the powers of vitamins like extract oil from vitamin E capsule and apply this on the spots before going to bed and wash it off in the next morning. Use the cream that has vitamin A or Retin – A to clear the brown spots on the skin.

Take milk and ground yellow mustard and combine them to make it like thin paste. Now apply this paste on the face and other brown spots affected parts of the skin at night time and wash it off in the next morning.

Take pineapple juice and apply this on the brown spots with the help of a cotton ball. Re-apply this everyday till you cleared the spot on the body.

Take strawberries and peeled apricots and mash them together to get the paste. Apply this paste on your brown spots and wash it off after 15 minutes.

Regularly apply 3% hydrogen peroxide directly on the age spots by using a cotton swab once a day till you notice the results but remember that it dry out the skin so apply moisturizer if you have dry skin.

Regular apply sunscreen lotion with at least SPF 15 to 30 to avoid the sun spots and other spots on the skin and also to protect the skin from ultraviolent rays of sun.

Microdermabrasion, laser treatment, cryotherapy, etc. are some of the tropical medical treatments that can be done to erase the brown spots on the skin.

Try to lead life without stress or reduce your stress by doing yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, therapies, etc. as this stress is also one important cause for the brown spots on the skin. Stress makes you look older than your normal age.

All these remedies are the considered as the top remedies to clear the brown spots on the skin. Try one or the other that will definitely help to give you a spotless skin. But the thing is that you need to experiment first with them to know which one works well for you to get rid of the brown spots or age spots on the skin.

This is all about Natural Home Remedies to clear the Brown Spots on the skin. Hope you’ll try this to clear your spots on the skin and to look pretty and attractive. I think you also know some remedies that you used to erase these spots on your skin. So, please share your experience with us.

Source: 12 DIY Home Remedies For Removing Brown Spots On Skin

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