How to Get Rid of Dark Spots using Potato

Here are some best and widely used potato methods for fading the dark spot and make your skin glow with an even tone.

Method – 1: (Potato Mask with Yogurt and Rice Flour)

Rice flour exfoliates the skin to scrub away the dead skin cells and yogurt has sebum balancing property that not only prevents excess oil but also clears the acne – causing microbes. This mask will restore the skin’s natural color and thus alleviate hyperpigmentation.

Steps to be followed…

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of grated or blended raw potato and 1 tablespoon of rice flour in 1 – 2 tablespoons of yogurt.
  • Stir well to make a fine paste and apply it on the face as a mask by concentrating more on the spots affected areas.
  • Leave it on for about 30 minutes and spray some rose water on the face to dampen the mask.
  • Now massage the face gently with your clean fingers for 3 – 4 minutes and rinse off with water.
  • Dry the skin and apply a natural moisturizer to get rid of dark spots.

Method – 2: (Potato as Spot Treatment)

Potato acts as a natural skin lightener that not only fades the scars or spots but also makes your skin glow with an even tone.

Steps to be followed…

  • Place grated potato mix in a cheesecloth and squeeze out the juice into a bowl.
  • Dip a cotton ball in this mix and apply it on the dark spot affected areas at night before bedtime.
  • Leave for overnight and rinse off in the morning to fade away the spots and acne scars.

Note: Or simply cut a potato into thin slices and use it to rub all over the blemishes, scars, and spots affected skin areas. Leave for few minutes and rinse off the area with water.

Method – 3: (Potato with Lemon Juice)

Both lemon juice and potato acts as natural skin lighteners and fades away the dark spots. So, this method is very effective in treating dark spots and scars on the skin.

Steps to be followed…

  • Take 1 medium size potato and grate it.
  • Extract its juice in a bowl and add an equal quantity of fresh lemon juice to it.
  • Stir well and apply this mix on the pigmented areas of the skin.
  • Wait for 20 – 30 minutes and rinse off with water.
  • Pat dry the skin and apply it twice daily until you get rid of the problem.


  • Honey moisturizes the skin and prevents the drying effects of lemon juice on the skin. Mix 1 teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey in a bowl of potato juice (extracted from 1 grated potato). Apply it on the dark spots using a cotton ball and rinse off after 20 minutes. Do it once a week.
  • Also, you can exclude lemon juice in the above process and apply a mix of potato juice and honey on black spots and rinse off after 15 minutes with normal water.

Method – 4: (Potato with Pomegranate)

The rich content of enzymes in pomegranate will help you in dealing with dark spots and also make the skin glow with an even tone by rejuvenating the skin.

Steps to be followed…

  • Peel and grate a potato and add this grated potato in a blender.
  • Then add 1/2 bowl of pomegranate seeds and 1 tablespoon of water in it.
  • Blend it for a couple of minutes until smooth as a juice and then add the juice of 1/2 a lemon.
  • Stir well and pour this mixture into an ice cube tray by fill each section properly.
  • Freeze it for few hours and remove the ice cubes from the tray.
  • Take an ice cube and rub it gently on your skin where you’re suffering from dark spots.
  • Wait for few minutes and rinse off with cool water.

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