5 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Dark Spots and Pigmentation marks on Face

How to use apple cider vinegar for dark spots and pigmentation marks on face?

5 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Dark Spots and Pigmentation marks on Face
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Dark spots and pigmentation marks are biggest imperfections of your face which make you feel uncomfortable and embarrassed to show your bare face to the world. These blemishes are the result of excess melanin production in skin because of sun exposure. ageing and hormonal fluctuations. Apple cider vinegar comes to your rescue if you are suffering from dark/ brown spots and pigmentation marks.

As you have learnt in my previous articles that apple cider vinegar has high amount of glycol present in this and that helps to fade discoloration of skin, skin pigmentation and dark spots and makes your skin flawless. Almost everyone in their life suffers from the problem of  pigmentation and dark spots because of hormonal fluctuation, pregnancy, childbirth, external factors such as prolonged exposure to sun rays. Apple cider vinegar is a magical ingredient which helps to lighten dark spots and hyper- pigmentation marks because of high amount of acetic acid present in it. Acetic acid lightens scars and blemishes on face and makes your skin flawless. This article is presenting the best 5 home remedies with apple cider vinegar for removing dark spots and hyperpigmenation marks from face naturally. 

Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Dark Spots and Pigmentation on Face

1) Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar facial mask for removal of pigmentation marks

Ingredients you will need:

One spoon of lemon juice
One spoon of apple cider vinegar

You can add one spoon of water in this recipe if you have sensitive or dry skin as pure apple cider vinegar may burn or irritate your skin leading to rashes on skin.


Mix equal amount of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar together and dab on your perfectly cleansed face and neck. Let this mask stay on face to dry it up completely.

30 minutes later wash off with cold water. For best results use this recipe overnight on face and wash off in the morning.

Why this recipe works in treatment of pigmentation marks?

As we know lemon is a natural skin lightening agent which in rich in alpha hydroxy acids which work well to lighten skin discoloration, dark patches and uneven skin tone. And apple cider vinegar has astringent properties which act as natural skin exfoliatant which removes dead skin cells and restores the natural skin color of your skin and fades blemishes.

How often can you use this recipe?

Use this recipe every night before going to bed.


Both lemon and apple cider vinegar are highly acidic in nature which makes your skin over sensitive to sun rays so make sure you slather sunscreen with high SPF even at home to protect your skin. [See Side Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar]

2) Apple cider vinegar and water for curing dark spots and hyperpigmentation marks

Ingredients you will need:

One spoon of appe cider vinegar

One spoon of water


Dip a cotton pad in apple cider vinegar and apply this all over your face and neck and all areas where dark spots and pigmentation marks are there. Let it stay on face overnight and rinse off in the morning.

Why this recipe works in removal of brown spots?

Apple cider vinegar is rich in amino acids, acetic acid, mineral salts and wide range of vitamins that help to fade dark spots and pigmentation marks naturally.

How many times should you use this remedy in a week?

Use this recipe everyday before going to bed till dark spots and pigmentation marks are vanished permanently from your face.

3) Apple cider vinegar, onion juice and orange juice blend for flawless face

Ingredients you will need:

2 spoons of apple cider vinegar

1 spoon of onion juice

1 spoon of orange juice


Blend onion juice, orange juice and apple cider vinegar well and dip a cotton pad in this solution and apply this mixture all over your face. Let this mixture stay on face for 30 minutes to dry up. Afterwards, wash off with cold water.

Why this natural remedy helps in removal of pigmentation marks?

Onion juice has anti-inflammatory properties that help to remove facial imperfections and while apple cider vinegar has amazing skin lightening properties that lighten your skin tone and all sorts of facial blemishes like pigmentation marks and dark spots. Orange juice benefits skin as it has vitamin C which lightens your skin as well as evens out your skin.

How often should you use this remedy?

Use this remedy everyday to get rid of dark spots and pigmentation marks fast.

4) Apple cider vinegar and potato juice face mask to get rid of dark spots 

Ingredients you will need:

One spoon of apple cider vinegar

2 spoons of potato juice


Squeeze the juice out of a grated potato and extract 2 spoons of fresh potato juice. Mix this with one spoon of apple cider vinegar and dab on your skin. Let this mixture  stay on face for some time to dry it up. After 20 minutes, wash it off with cold water.

Why this facial mask helps in getting rid of dark pigments on face?

Potato is rich with skin whitening enzyme catecholase that can lighten dark pigments on face to make it fairer and more radiant. Whereas apple cider vinegar balances out the PH balance of skin to restore the natural color of skin and makes your skin free of dark spots. This facial mask is very suitable for oily skin to make it oil-free and fairer.

You may like to know the benefits of potato juice for your face here. 

What should be the frequency of this application?

You can use it daily for improving your complexion and make it even toned.

5) Apple cider vinegar and horseradish facial mask for spotless skin

Ingredients you will need:

4-5 inch long horse-radish

1/2 cup of organic apple cider vinegar


Grate horseradish finely in a bowl and pour 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar over it and keep this mixture aside for 2 weeks and you can stir this mixture once a day. Two weeks later, strain this mixture in a jar closed with lid and use  this preparation on dark spots and pigmentation marks thrice a day to make your skin free of these blemishes. Store this mixture in refrigerator for using it frequently in a day. If you are facing any irritation after usage this face mask, stop usage of this remedy immediately.

Why this recipe helps?

Horseradish slows down the production of melanin in skin and cures discoloration of skin as well as dark spots and brown spots and horseradish has skin lightening properties and apple cider vinegar speeds up shedding of dead skin cells and aids in growth of new skin cells.

How many times in a week should use this recipe?

Use this recipe thrice a day or more.

By now you are aware of the five ways of using apple cider vinegar facial masks  for lightening pigmentation marks and dark spots . You can prepare these masks without hassles  blending with some other natural ingredients available at your home. Use them regularly in your day to day skin care regimen. Your  pigmentation marks and dark spots will diminish and will gradually disappear.

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