How to Remove Dark Spots at Home Naturally?

How to Remove Dark Spots at Home Naturally?

Hyper-pigmentation is a common term that is used to describe the situation of skin getting darker. This can take place in the form of small patches, or can cover huge areas, or can affect the overall body. The pigmentation getting enlarged is not a very serious condition but can relate to other medical conditions. This is indeed a common skin condition that can be found in almost all types of skin.

What is Hyper-Pigmentation?


Hyper-pigmentation mainly occurs when the skin produces a huge amount of melanin, which is also the pigment that provides color to the skin. Due to the increased production of melanin further dark spots get created in the surrounding area. This is not a disease but a term that is used to describe the discolored situation faced by humans.  To know more about it, you can visit the blog  where you will get everything you need to know about hyperpigmentation.

Types of Hyper-Pigmentation

There are several types of Hyper-pigmentation and are further described for your better understanding:

  • Melasma- It is commonly caused due to the misbalance in the hormones or at the time of pregnancy. Although, it can appear in any part of the body but mainly found in the stomach and facial area.
  • Sun Spot- It is also known as liver spots or solar lentigines and mainly occurs in the areas that get excessive exposure to the sun.
  • Post-Inflammation Pigmentation- This can occur after any kind of Cuts, burns, acne, or lupus, or other various types of inflammation.

What are the Causes of Hyper-Pigmentation?


The hyper-pigmentation can take place due to the following reasons:

  • Sun Exposure- When in direct contact with the sun, the skin starts to produce a huge amount of melanin to protect the skin from heat, which further results in the formation of the patches.
  • Inflammation- The dark patches that are formed around the acnes, cuts can result in hyperpigmentation. These dark patches are created due to the formation of excessive melanin to heal the area faster. Although people with darker skin tones are more chronic to hyper-pigmentation.
  • Melasma- This mainly forms due to the hormonal misbalance that further leads to the hyperpigmentation of the skin.
  • Excessive Drug Consumption- Some drugs can lead to the misbalance of hormones and melanin further leading to hyperpigmentation. Such drugs might include antimalarial drugs and tricyclic antidepressants. Excessive consumption of this can result in the same.
  • Other Medical Conditions- Addison’s disease is another serious cause of this and can positively affect the adrenal glands. In such a scenario the pigmentation forms in the following areas:
  • Lips
  • Knees and Elbows
  • Knuckles
  • Toes
  • Skin folding
  • Inside the Cheek

Some symptoms of this disease might include the following:

  • Overweight and weakness of muscle
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Excessive loss of Weight
  • Pain in the Stomach
  • Tipsiness

How to Remove Dark Spots from specific areas?


A person can get rid of the dark spots in various possible ways. However, to prevent the discoloration and stopping it from getting more vibrant there are few steps that you can follow:

  • Avoid sun exposure and try to remain in shades
  • Tropical Creams are available in the market that can help you to lighten the prominent dark colors of the skin. It further includes ingredients like:
  • Azelaic acid
  • Corticosteroids
  • Hydroquinone
  • Kojic acid
  • Retinoids like Tretinoin
  • Vitamin C
  • Cosmetic Procedures are also good options to get rid of the uneven dark patches. It might further include the following:
  • Laser therapy
  • Intense pulsed light
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion

Home Remedies


The formation of dark spots can also be treated with the help of home remedies and also provides a genuine result to individuals. In the beginning, it is also recommended to use the remedy over a small patch to see the outcomes. Some of the home remedies might include the following:

Aloe Vera

The alonin present in the aloe Vera can provide a good result in treating the dark spots. However, it can be applied directly.


The Licorice contains glabridin, antioxidant properties, and skin-brightening effects that can help to get from the dark spots and get naturally glowing skin.

Green Tea


The use of green tea can help to reduce hyperpigmentation and tanning as well. You can use this directly or with the help of a lemon.

Homemade Face Mask

You can create your mask with the help of milk, vinegar, charcoal and can apply it to patchy areas to see visible results.

Healthy Diet

You should maintain a healthy diet and should perform several exercises to get rid of hyperpigmentation in the areas like the folding of the skin.


Therefore, if you follow the above tips you can get easy relief from dark spots. Also, there is nothing to worry about if you face hyper-pigmentation as it can be diagnosed.

Ellen Hollington

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