There are many reasons why you could have dark spots on your face. It could be sun damage (you’re not using enough sunscreen), dust and pollution, your genes, or just your hormones. Add to that, acne blemishes and hyperpigmentation, the list can go on.

Simple Homemade Fack Pack Recipes

Apart from maintaining a healthy diet and a strict CTM regime, these DIY face packs can prove helpful in reducing dark spots. Most of them use kitchen-friendly ingredients, are super hydrating and also give you a glow.

Coconut and Olive Oil

We have been hearing about the benefits of coconut oil since ages and for good reason. Both oils are rich in vitamin E and K that help improve skin tone and remove sunspots, age spots, and dark patches.

How to Make

Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with olive oil.


Gently massage onto the areas affected by dark spots for 4 to 5 minutes in circular motions. To remove excess oil, wipe your face with cotton soaked in lukewarm water.

Potato and Lemon Juice

It does wonders for the removal of dark spots and blemishes. Both potatoes and lemons have natural bleaching properties that brighten and even out skin tone.

How to Make

Take a few slices of potato and soak it in 1 cup of hot water for 20 minutes. Drain the potato juice into the bowl. Add 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice to it. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 45 mins-1 hour.


Apply it on your face twice a day with the help of a cotton ball. 

Yoghurt and Gram Flour (Besan) 

A powerful homemade face pack to remove spots caused due to exposure to pollution and sun damage, gram flour helps brighten your complexion too.

How to Make

Mix 2 tbsp of gram flour (besan) and 2-3 tablespoons of fresh yoghurt.


Apply the paste on your face, leave it for 30 minutes and then wash your face with cool water.

Tomato and Honey 

These kitchen-friendly ingredients are not only hydrating but also super corrective. It clears the skin pores, lightens dark patches, removes pigmentation marks and lightens dark spots.

How to Make

Grind a ripe tomato in a mixer and drain the juice into a bowl. Add 2 tsp of honey and mix it well.


Apply this homemade face pack two to three times a day.  

Papaya and Green Tea 

Papaya is probably the best fruit to get the perfect glow and of course, green tea is full of antioxidants. This homemade face pack is very effective in fighting dark spots and pigmentation. The antioxidant properties help lighten dark spots.

How to Make

Mix 1/2 cup of ripe mashed papaya pulp, 1/4 cup green tea water and mix to form a semi-smooth paste.


Before applying this homemade face pack, take some steam to open the pores. Keep it on for 30 minutes. Remove the face pack using cold water.