Squeeze a lemon and use the tart juice to fade away dark spots. Dab a cotton ball into the lemon juice and swipe it on your darkened skin after washing in the morning and at night. Acid in the lemon juice has a natural lightening effect on your skin, so you should see some results after a few weeks.
Mash up an onion and a clove of garlic to release their moisture. No, you're not making a spaghetti sauce---you're going to use this stuff to fade dark spots! Apply the paste to dark areas using a cotton ball, twice per day. You may want to use this mix before you wash your face, so you don't smell like onions and garlic all day, unless you want to keep the vampires at bay!
Skimp on the vinegar in your salad dressing, and use it to banish dark spots on your skin. Dab a cotton ball into vinegar and apply it the same way your would apply the lemon juice, twice a day. Vinegar works the same way as lemon juice, by fading skin with natural, gentle acids.
Splash castor oil onto your skin to naturally reduce dark areas. Castor oil helps nourish and heal the skin, which can improve the appearance of dark spots. You can use other natural moisturizers to produce similar results.
Eat a healthy diet full of vegetables, fruit and tons of water. Antioxidants that occur naturally in veggies and fruits can help to heal your skin from the inside out, while you need to stay hydrated for overall health.
Protect your skin from future damage by staying out of the sun, particularly if you are using natural items to fade skin spots. The acids in lemons, onions and vinegar lighten skin but can cause you to burn easily if you expose tender skin to UV rays.