12 Homemade Remedies to Remove Dark Spots from Legs and Arms

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Homemade Remedies to Remove Dark Spots from Legs and Arms

Dark spots or hyperpigmentation is a major concern, for individuals of any age. These pigmented patches on the body also known as hyperpigmentation can occur due to various reasons like sun exposure, overproduction of melanin pigment, hormonal instability, aging, and other skin conditions.

Dark spots are mainly common in the back of the hands, face, back, and shoulders. Although, there are multiple commercial derivatives available in the market many people prefer realistic ways to overcome this problem according to their affordability and no side effects of using homemade remedies. In this article, we will find about 12 natural homemade remedies that will help to remove dark spots or hyperpigmentation from your legs and arms.

Aloe Vera Gel:

Aloe Vera gel is the best natural product for its soothing and cooling effect. It can regenerate dry, damaged, and sunburned skin.

However, there are many artificial aloe vera gels available but it’s recommended to use fresh aloe vera gel. Apply it directly to the affected area and left it for 30 minutes. Wash out with normal tap water and repeat it daily for better results.

Aloe Vera Gel

Lemon Juice :

Lemon juice contains acidic properties that work as a natural bleaching agent for the skin. Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice to dark spots with the use of a cotton ball and remain it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off.

Turmeric Paste:

Tumeric is a natural herb that contains curcumin that gives your skin a radiant look with its anti-inflammatory and skin-lightening properties. Make a paste by mixing turmeric powder with milk or rose water. Apply it to dark spots and leave it for 15 minutes and then wash with normal water.

Turmeric Paste

Potato Juice:

Potatoes have enzymes that can lighten dark spots. Grind a potato and extract the juice from it. Apply the extracted juice on your skin using a cotton ball or tissue paper and leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse off.

Potato Juice

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar aids to maintain the balance of the PH level of your skin that fade dark spots. Mix an equal ratio of apple cider vinegar and water. Apply this mixture to the affected skin and then wash after 15 minutes with lukewarm water.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Honey and Yogurt:

The mixture of honey and yogurt creates a nourishing mask that lightens uneven skin tone and treats acne and pimples. Add equal portions of both ingredients and apply them to the affected skin areas. Leave it for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off.

Honey and Yogurt

Papaya Mask:

Papaya has an enzyme known as papain, that exfoliates the skin and decreases pigmentation. Mash a raw papaya and apply it as a mask to dark spots on your legs and arms. Wash it after 20 minutes of application.

Papaya Mask


Cucumber is a natural vegetable that gives a cooling effect to your skin. Place cucumber slices on the dark spots for 20 minutes. Wash your skin with normal water and repeat this remedy for noticeable outcomes.


Sandalwood powder:

Sandalwood Powder has been used for centuries to cure skin pigmentation. Add rose water in sandalwood powder to make a paste of it and then apply this paste on the affected skin. Leave this for 30 minutes for better results.

Milk and Almond Scrub:

Make a combination of milk and ground almonds to create an exfoliating scrub for your skin. Massage this scrub on the dark spots with gentle hands in circular motions. Leave this scrub for a few minutes and then wash. Repeat this twice a week.

Milk and Almond Scrub

Green Tea Extract:

Green Tea contains rich antioxidants that are useful for skin problems and also for weight reduction. Make a cup of green tea and allow it to cool, apply it on dark spots using a cotton ball. Rinse off after 15 minutes and repeat it.

Green Tea Extract

Oatmeal and Lemon Scrub:

Combine Oatmeal, lemon juice, and honey to make a natural scrub. Massage it gently onto the dark spots for a few minutes and then wash. This scrub helps to peel off your skin and enhances your beauty.

Oatmeal and Lemon Scrub

Dark spots on the legs and arms can be easily treated by using these natural homemade remedies within 6-12 months. Deeper coloration can take years to fade away. The effect of treatment may depend on the cause of dark spots and their extent.

However, you should be patient and consistent as natural remedies take time to show their results. Indulge these remedies into your skincare routine. Also, protect your skin from harmful exposure to solar radiation and maintain a healthy lifestyle for long-lasting effects. Welcome to these natural substitutes and say goodbye to your dark spots forever, revealing smooth, shiny, and more even complexion.

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