How to Get Rid of Brown Spots on Face

Brown spots?


Skin pigmentation?

Whatever you call them, with every name they look equally unattractive on skin.

Are you really worried about those light brown marks on your skin?

Then we have a solution for you but do you know what they actually are?

What are brown spots and how they are formed?

Our skin produces cells called melanocytes. These cells produce melanin which is responsible for skin tone.

When our skin is exposed to sun or UV rays the production of melanin increases and form clusters which appear on the skin in brown color. Usually, these brown spots appear on face, neck, shoulder or body parts that are exposed to the sun more often.

These brown spots can also be due to aging. And are common in aged people.

These spots are also called liver spots and can appear when the liver is not functioning properly.

Pregnancy, lack of nutrients and vitamins can also cause these brown spots to show up on your body.

Are these brown marks dangerous?

Obviously not at all.

These brown spots are not dangerous for skin.

But they can spoil your looks and can make you feel complexed and unattractive.

However, you must know the difference between brown spots and melanoma. Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer and shares some commonalities with brown spots. Brown spots are not dangerous by themselves but of course, if it is melanoma then they are alarming and you should concern doctor as soon as possible because melanoma is a deadly skin cancer.

The difference between brown spots and melanoma:

In melanoma usually, these brown spots change color more often from brown to black or yellow and even blue and have irregular borders. In melanoma spots, one-half does not mirror the other half. They can be painful and inform clusters. They can also itch or bleed so as soon as you feel something alarming consult your doctor immediately.

Whereas typical brown spots are common among people above 40 and are oval or flat in shape. They can appear on skin that is exposed to the sun more often like the back of hands, feet, shoulder or face. They can be brown gray or black in color. These aging spots are not harmful but could be a beauty threat of course whereas melanoma is a serious medical condition that needs proper treatment and medications.

How can the brown spots be removed?

These brown spots look ugly and unattractive and of course, no one wants to look less than the best.

Brown spots can be treated through cosmetic treatments, homemade remedies, diet and through simple skin precautions.

The brown spots can be cured through

Laser treatment:

Laser treatment can be used to destroy melanin in the skin causing the skin tone to become light and fair. However, the laser treatment may need a number of sessions depending upon your skin type and a number of freckles.


Different creams can be used to cure brown spots. These creams usually have bleaching effect and cause melanin to fade away resulting in fair skin tone.

Peeling skin

Brown spots are also treated by a therapy in which outer layer of skin called epidermis is peeled by a rotating brush and the wound is left to heal. When new skin form it has reduced melanin clusters. The procedure is called dermabrasion.

Chemical peel off

You can also go for chemical peel off therapy in which they use acid to peel off the outer layer of skin.


Dermatologists’ claim that by applying liquid nitrogen on skin, the melanin in the skin can be destroyed causing the spots to reduce. This therapy is called cryotherapy.

These were some dermatological and cosmetic skin treatments for the cure of brown spots however there are some home remedies too. These simple home remedies are easy to use and cost effective. Whereas cosmetic treatments can be seriously burdened on your pocket.

You can simply go for


Lemon is rich in vitamin C. The antioxidants in lemon protects your skin from oxidative damage and helps in reducing brown spots on your skin. When lemon juice is applied on skin, it has bleaching properties also. It peels off the damaged skin and makes your skin tone lighter and fairer. You can also add it in different face packs.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a vinegar made from Apple juice. It effectively reduces the brown spots on your skin.

Simply apply diluted apple cider vinegar on your skin or add honey for extra effect.
Don’t apply apple cider vinegar on the wounded or sensitive skin as it may cause irritation.


Buttermilk contains lactic acid which reduces spots and freckles and keeps your skin hydrated. Simply apply buttermilk with the cotton ball on affected area and see the result.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is famous for its healing properties. It is considered effective especially for sunburns.

Applying aloeVera in skin is a natural treatment for brown spots on your body. Simple apply aloe gel taken from the leaf of the plant and enjoy the relief from sunburn and brown marks.

Apply the gel for 30 minutes and wash away. Many cosmetic products also claim aloe Vera as a major ingredient. But of course, natural is best.


Yes. A simple white horseradish can also act miraculously on your skin. It reduces spots and makes your skin spot free.

You can mash horseradish to apply on your skin or add it with Apple cider vinegar and leave for 15 days. After that filter the solution and apply daily with a cotton ball.


Papaya has enzymes that can remove spots from can reduce blemishes, acne, and freckles.

Some people may be allergic from papaya so it is better to do skin patch test before actual application.

Onion juice:

Onion juice has bleaching properties and has a natural power to heal blemishes and spots.

They also say onion has nitrogen in it which is used to destroy melanin in the skin.


Eat it or apply it.

It is very beneficial for healthy skin. It promotes radiant skin glowing skin and lightens skin marks.

You can add yogurt directly or in different face packs also to reduce marks on the skin.


Sandalwood has antiseptic and anti-ageing properties that can effectively reduce brown spots on the skin.

It is used as a natural skin toner and is famous for making skin fair and light.

Multani Mitti

Multani Mitti also was known as bentonite clay is natural clay that has strong bleaching properties. It helps in treating different skin problems like acne, pimples, brown spots and marks on your skin.

What precautions can be done to prevent brown spots?

Use sunscreen:

Always apply sunblock or sunscreen when going out to protect your skin from direct sunlight exposure. Apply sunscreen after every three to four hours in direct sunlight.

  • Avoid sun baths and tan baths.
  • Always cover your face when going out.
  • You may use hat or umbrella along with sunglasses to protect your skin from sunlight exposure.
  • Eat healthy and nutritious diet.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle to promote good health.

Brown spots are not a serious threat but need a beauty treatment and with all the things mentioned above, you can effectively reduce brown spots from your body.

Stay beautiful and say no to brown spots 🙂


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