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15 Home Remedies for Dark Spots on Face Due to Pimples

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Dark spots and blotches on your face are unattractive and embarrassing, almost as bad as the pimples which they replaced. Those dark blotches and spots are skin discolorations which occur during the healing process of acne. We will provide you with 15 home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples in order to help you get rid of the embarrassment and feeling like your old self again.

Please note that these are not all inclusive cures. Consult a health care professional for proper treatment, possible reaction, and drug interactions before utilizing these remedies in an intensive therapeutic capacity.

15 Home Remedies for Dark Spots on Face Due to Pimples

1. Almonds

Almonds will start off our list of home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples. Vitamin E, antioxidants and medium chain fatty acids in almonds help to rejuvenate skin cells, lighten and brighten your skin, ridding you of dark spots and blotches.

What to do:

  • Place 8 to 10 almonds in just enough milk to submerge them.
  • Allow them to soak overnight.
  • Remove the almonds the following morning, peel off the skin, grind them into a paste and add 1 tsp sandalwood powder and ½ tsp of honey.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
  • Repeat this a couple of times per week.
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2. Oatmeal

Also among our best home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples is oatmeal. Besides being an excellent for exfoliation, almonds contain saponins which work as a natural cleanser. Additionally, its vitamins and minerals boost skin repair and skin cell rejuvenation.

What to do:

  • Grind ½ of rolled oats into a fine powder.
  • Add enough lemon juice to create a thick paste (approximately 3 to 4 Tbsp).
  • Scrub your face using the mixture and rinse.
  • Use this remedy twice a week.

3. Onion Juice

Onion juice is a surprising addition to our list of home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples. Quercetin, a compound in onions, helps to restore damaged skin due to infections and free radicals as well as reducing inflammation.

What to do:

  • Using a juicer, blender or grater, extract the juice from a medium onion.
  • Dab a clean cotton swab or cosmetic pad in the juice and apply it directly to the affected areas, allowing it to dry for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
  • You can also add 2 Tbsp of honey for each Tbsp of onion juice to create a mask which you will leave in place for 20 minutes.
  • You can repeat either of these twice a week.

4. Papaya

Known for its skin rejuvenating qualities, papaya is another top performer on our list of home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples. Papaya’s most abundant enzyme, papain, cleanses and purifies your skin, which helps return those dark spots to their proper pigmentation.

What to do:

  • Apply the pulp of a ripe papaya to your skin 3 to 4 times a week, leaving it to dry for at least 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
  • Or you can grate green papaya, add a little lime juice and apply the mixture as a toner.
  • Leave this mixture in place for at least 15 minutes before rinsing and repeat 2 to 3 times per week.

5. Sandalwood

Another ingredient used in the most effective home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples is sandalwood. Santyl acetate, the active compound in sandalwood, has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent qualities in order to cleanse and heal the affected areas. Additionally, sandalwood can help lighten the tone of dark spots.

What to do:

  • Mix 1 Tbsp of sandalwood powder with 1 Tbsp of coconut oil and 2 Tbsp of honey into a paste.
  • Apply the past to the affected areas and allow it to set up for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
  • Repeat this daily.

6. Turmeric

Turmeric is a common household item, often called curry powder, which is among the most effective home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples. Turmeric is not only effective at reducing inflammation and repairing free radical damage to your skin cells, but it also does a great job of lightening skin pigmentation where it is applied.

What to do:

  • Mix enough milk or lemon juice into 2 tsp of turmeric to create a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste to the affected areas and leave it there for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Repeat this several times per week.

7. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera does more than just soothing burns and stings, it is also among the best home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples. The polysaccharides in aloe vera stimulate skin cell rejuvenation, which leads to restoring proper pigmentation to your skin.

What to do:

  • Extract the gel from an aloe vera chute.
  • Apply the gel to the affected areas.
  • Allow it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.
  • Repeat this remedy daily.

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8. Buttermilk

Also common among home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples is buttermilk. The lactic acid found in buttermilk helps to reduce dark skin pigmentation and restore its natural color.

What to do:

  • Mix 4 tsp of buttermilk with 2 tsp of fresh tomato juice.
  • Apply the mixture to the affected areas with a clean cotton ball or cosmetic pad.
  • Rinse off after 15 minutes.
  • Repeat this remedy a couple of times a day for 4 to 5 weeks.

9. Lemon Juice

Similar to buttermilk, lemon juice is another of the common home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples. The bleaching properties and antioxidants found in lemons help in the restoration of damaged skin cells and gets rid of those dark spots.

What to do:

  • Place fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and dab it onto the affected areas.
  • Let it dry completely before rinsing it off.
  • Repeat this daily for a couple of weeks.
  • Note that if your skin is sensitive to lemon juice, you can dilute it with some honey or buttermilk.

10. Potatoes

You can look in your vegetable drawer for the next item on our list of home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples. Potatoes also have a bleaching action and healing enzymes in their starch which helps to lighten the pigmentation of the skin cells.

What to do:

  • Slice off a portion of a potato which you can easily keep a hold on.
  • Rub the wet side of the potato slice on the affected skin.
  • Allow it to dry for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
  • Repeat this daily.
  • Be sure to use each slice immediately, or it will lose its effectiveness.

11. Baking Soda

Another common household item among our home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples is baking soda or bicarbonate of soda. As an exfoliating agent, baking soda is an excellent choice. In the process of exfoliating, scar tissue and the tissue which causes darker skin pigmentation is removed to return your skin to its natural tone.

What to do:

  • Mix enough water or lemon juice with 1 Tbsp of bicarbonate of soda to create a paste.
  • Before bedtime, scrub your face for several minutes in circular motions using the paste.
  • Allow it to sit overnight and rinse off the following morning.
  • You can repeat this several times per week.

12. Honey

Also among the most effective home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples is honey. Not only is raw honey a great, natural antibiotic, but it also has a bleaching effect on dark spots and can also get rid of acne scar tissue.

What to do:

  • Dab raw honey onto the affected areas before bedtime and leave it overnight.
  • Rinse off in the morning and repeat daily.

13. Cucumber

Health spas have touted the skin healing properties of cucumbers since forever, and they are also effective when it comes to home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples. The active ingredients used to get rid of dark circles under your eyes, vitamin A and potassium, also get rid of dark blotches and blemishes.

What to do:

  • Puree or crush cucumbers to extract their juice.
  • Before bedtime, apply the juice to the affected areas and allow it to sit overnight before rinsing off.
  • Repeat this nightly.

14. Vitamin E Oil

There really isn’t a more effective antioxidant than vitamin E oil, which is among the best performers on our list of home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples. In many cases, it is vitamin E content within these other household ingredients which promotes skin cell rejuvenation. In effect, you’re going straight to the source of healing with vitamin E oil.

What to do:

  • Puncture or clip off the end of a vitamin E gel capsule.
  • Use a moistened cotton swab, cotton ball or cosmetic pad to apply the vitamin E oil directly to the affected area.
  • Leave in place for at least 20 minutes before rinsing.
  • Repeat this daily.

15. Tomatoes

Last, but no less effective, on our list of home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples are tomatoes. Tomatoes function in a similar fashion to lemons and buttermilk. Their enzymes and antioxidants contain bleaching and healing properties to get rid of those dark blotches and spots.

What to do:

  • Extract the juice of a medium-sized tomato.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or buttermilk and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and allow I to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Rinse off with warm water and repeat daily.

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Conclusion

Getting rid of dark spots and blotches on your face can make you much less self-conscious and restore your self-confidence. Make use of one or more of your favorite home remedies for dark spots on face due to pimples on a regular basis and watch those embarrassing blemishes fade away. Be sure to share your home remedies and success stories using those on our list as well.

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