Eliminating Blemishes with Natural Ingredients

Do you know which natural ingredients are the best at eliminating dark spots on your skin? Keep reading to find out.
Eliminating Blemishes with Natural Ingredients

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Blemishes on the face are one of the most common concerns regarding personal beauty. They can be caused by many factors such as sun exposure, genetics, aging, and hormonal disorders caused by the side effects of medications or other products.

Below are 14 easy and simple natural skin mask recipes that help reduce or completely remove any blemishes on the face.

Tips for removing blemishes on the face

Take into consideration the following tips in order to make sure the masks are most effective.  Likewise, remember to prepare the materials and ingredients in advance. Try to have everything near by; use a timer if necessary.

  1. These facial masks should be used after exfoliating the skin.
  2. Pull your hair back away from your face to prevent it from getting in the way.
  3. Use sunscreen daily.
  4. Take necessary precautions, if you’re allergic to anything.

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The most recommended natural ingredients for making homemade masks are from plants. However, some dairy products like milk, or certain cereals are also very popular due to how beneficial they are.

1. Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is the best plant for skin care. Likewise, it’s often used in blemish removal products for the face or other parts of the body. It works as a fungicide and moisturizer, and it naturally regenerates skin. It also provides the elasticity and softness your skin needs.

You can make an aloe vera mask at night after cleansing and toning your skin thoroughly. Therefore, the gel will work while you are asleep. Remember to wash your face thoroughly the following morning.

2. Milk

Milk is a natural product that contains lactic acid, which is very good for lightening and eliminating blemishes. You can apply milk directly to your face in order to benefit from lactic acids. Start by warming up some milk in a pot. Once it’s ready, lightly dab it on your face using a cotton ball. Wait at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off.

3. Vinegar


Vinegar is one of the most used household remedies for removing blemishes on the face . It’s very easy to use. Simply dilute 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 2 liters of water. Dab it on your face by using a cotton ball. Use every night for several weeks and you’ll see results.

4. Broadleaf plantain

Broadleaf plantain can also help you get rid of blemishes. Prepare 200 ml of plantain tea. Simply boil 1 liter of water and, once it’s ready, pour the water into a cup and add 2 tablespoons of leaves. Let it sit for 20 minutes, strain, and apply to the face using a cotton ball.

5. Lemon


Lemon juice lightens skin and makes it glow. Massage it gently into the areas you’d like to treat. If applied at night,make sure it sits overnight. When being exposed to sunlight, rinse off with warm water after 20 minutes.

6. Onion

Onions are excellent at removing blemishes. Simply cut a piece and rub it on the blemishes. Let it sit for 30 minutes and rinse off with warm water. The more you use it, the better it works. You can also use onion juice as a tonic.

7. Tomato


You can also use tomatoes

8. Elderberry

Elderberry is another great option for eliminating blemishes. Boil 500 ml of water with 3 tablespoons of elderberry for 10 minutes. Once cool, strain and apply it on the blemishes. You can use it twice a day. This remedy is effective against blemishes caused by sun exposure.

9. Radishes


Radishes are great for removing blemishes. To benefit from its skin-lightening properties, simply grind a little bit of radish root and mix it with lemon juice. Apply with a cotton ball on the face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water; it can be applied during the day or left overnight.

10. Banana

Bananas also have skin-lightening properties. You can prepare a face mask by simply mashing 1 banana with a fork and mixing it with the 1 squeezed lemon . Let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse off it by using lukewarm water. You can apply it four times a week.

11. Barley

To make a blemish-removing tonic, make barley tea by using 100 grams of barley and 1 liter of water. Apply the mixture to your face, and let sit 30 minutes. Additionally, strain and put the barley granules in a washcloth to massage the areas with dark spots. You can use it twice a day.

12. Wheat germ

Wheat germ oil effectively fights blemishes  on the skin. Apply it before going to bed by gently massaging it until it’s absorbed by the skin.

13. Papaya


After enjoying a delicious papaya, make sure to keep the peel. Rub your skin with the inner part of the peel to remove or reduce blemishes.  It also regenerates skin and prevents wrinkles.

14. Parsley

This herb has lightening properties and is perfect for clearing any type of blemish.  Grind a sprig of parsley and apply it directly with a gauze pad over the affected area.

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