How to Treat Skin Pigmentation at Home?

Don’t let dark spots annoy you anymore. Instead, fix them with these simple home remedies available at your kitchen.

Dark spots on the skin are really annoying. In medical terms, this condition is termed as skin pigmentation. The changes to the color of the skin are due to melanin being made by cells in the skin and pigment.

Luckily, skin pigmentation is not life-threatening. However, it can hurt your self-esteem and confidence as well. Your skin looks dull and aged. Don’t worry. There are many ways to treat skin pigmentation at home with the remedies given below.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera has been used to cure various skin problems for centuries. It is a popular ingredient for a beautiful skin. And it also works for skin pigmentation. It is packed with mucilaginous polysaccharides making it an effective home remedy for the skin pigmentation. It also helps generate new skin cells. It also offers protection against the harmful sunrays. It is easy to use.

Peel off a fresh aloe leaf to obtain the gel like substance. Apply the gel on the face before going to the bed. Leave it for overnight. Rinse it off in the morning. Repeat the process daily until you notice improvement. Alternatively, you can mix two tbsp. of aloe vera gel with one tbsp. of honey. Mix well and apply on the affected area of your skin. Leave it on for 10 to 12 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this daily for at least 15 days to get positive result.


Cucumber makes to this list because of its cooling and skin lightening elements. While its high moisture content keeps hydrate the skin cells and fades skin blemishes as well, it is effective in fixing the other skin problems like pimples, dark spots and dryness. Just take cucumber juice, honey and lemon juice in equal quantity in a bowl. Apply the solution on the affected part of your skin. Wait for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water.

Orange Peel:

Orange peel is rich in citric acid that minimizes the melanin being responsible for the pigmentation.

Dry the orange peels. Put them in grinder to make a powder. Now mix 1 tbsp. of honey and raw milk with this powder to make a thick paste. Apply it over the pigmented spots and let it dry completely. Wash it off with cold water.


Potatoes are an aged old remedy to lighten dark spots and dark circles. Thanks to its effective bleaching agent that improves the skin tone. As an added bonus, they promote moisture and deliver nutrients and anti-oxidants to maintain the skin’s glow. All you need to rub the fresh slice of potato on the affected areas every day. Or you can combine potato juice with fuller earth.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar is a panacea for many health conditions including skin pigmentation. It is packed with sulfur that lightens the dark spots and other signs of pigmentation. Here are some ways to use apple cider vinegar for skin pigmentation.

How to Use It:

• Mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal ratio and apply this solution on the affected part. Let it dry for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the procedure twice a day for a month.

• Mix 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar in the half glass of warm water. Add one tbsp. of honey. Take this solution in morning and before going to the bed. Continue taking this remedy for a month to see results.

(Note: If you don’t see any improvement, see your doctor.)

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