5 Home DIYs to Diminish Hyperpigmentation, Melasma

Sheetal Rawal, Founder, Apsara Skin Care

Left: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care

By: Marty S.

Home remedies by Sheetal Rawal

If you’ve noticed that your skin may be more sensitive to developing melasma or hyperpigmentation, you may be hesitant to leave the sun or run an errand whenever the sun’s out. You don’t want to risk going outside in fear that you’ll soon be adding another “beauty mark” to the collection. What can we do then, to not only fade the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation on our skin but also protect our skin from receiving anymore? Well, the answers may very well be in your kitchen or pantry: aloe and potato.

Yes, aloe and potato may be one of the strangest combinations you’ve ever heard of, but trust us when we say that these natural ingredients can work wonders on your skin. By themselves, they each can lighten dark spots and decrease hyperpigmentation, but when you use both of them, you will get a remedy that your skin will be unable to resist. Continue reading to get 5 aloe and potato home remedies that can fade hyperpigmentation and help you get glowing, even-toned skin. Don’t let your dark spots cover up your beautiful face!

1. Aloe Vera & Citrus Paste for Glowing Skin Free of Dark Spots

Aloe vera can be used to reduce the effects of melasma and hyperpigmentation due to its outstanding antioxidant activity. The antioxidants in aloe vera help reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals, both of which may be causing discoloration and dark spots to form on your skin. Since UV radiation from the sun is typically how our skin receives free radicals, using aloe vera can protect our skin from sun damage and keep it healthy and nourished, which reduces the risk of developing skin issues such as melasma, inflammation, and hyperpigmentation.


⅛ tsp. of lemon zest

10 drops of orange juice

1 tbsp. of oat flour

Aloe vera juice, as needed


Mix lemon zest, orange juice, and oat flour together. Add enough aloe vera juice to the mixture until you get a paste.

Apply the paste and leave the paste on for 12 to 15 minutes.

Wash it off with warm water. Follow with your toner, serum, and lotion.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

"My skin before had patches, and ever since I started using ROOP, I’ve noticed that the patches have started fading away."

2. Aloe Vera Remedy to Dab Away Those Pesky Dark Spots

Besides antioxidants, though, aloe vera contains many nutrients (in both the gel and the juice) that are able to reduce hyperpigmentation. This natural ingredient has been

Aloe vera for hyperpigmentation

shown to inhibit tyrosinase, an enzyme that can produce excess melanin in your skin; excess melanin can lead to patchiness of skin or dark spots. Plus, aloe vera has been linked to improving collagen production, and there have been studies that show topical aloe vera can heal wounds at a faster rate and reduce scarring. This may be because of the auxins and gibberellins - two plant hormones - found in aloe vera.


5 drops of olive oil

10 drops of fresh orange juice

1 tsp. of aloe juice


Mix the ingredients together.

Dab the remedy on your face. Leave it on for 12 to 15 minutes.

Wash the remedy off with warm water. Follow with a daily skin care routine based on your skin type. Click here to find out what your skin type is.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

3. Aloe & Potato Juice Remedy to Fade the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation

Potatoes are another natural ingredient you may use to reduce hyperpigmentation because potatoes are naturally rich in antioxidants. As mentioned above, antioxidants help lighten and brighten your skin by decreasing the number of free radicals in your skin and keeping your skin healthy. Moreover, potatoes contain Vitamin C. It may be shocking to you that you can find this nutrient in potatoes, but this should actually give you another reason to use potatoes on your skin since Vitamin C is an antioxidant that has been linked to improving collagen production and getting glowing skin.


1 tsp. of aloe juice

1 tsp. of potato juice


Mix the ingredients together.

Dab the remedy and leave the remedy on your face for 12 to 15 minutes,

Wash it off with warm water. After, use your toner, serum, and lotion.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.


To get potato juice, simply pound a potato and squeeze the juice out of it.

If you need another potato juice remedy for dark spots, watch this video to learn more. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

4. Potato Juice Mask to Reduce Melasma

Potatoes are also believed to decrease melasma and hyperpigmentation because of a special enzyme called catecholase. This enzyme helps with skin whitening. You could

Potato for hyperpigmentation

rub a raw potato on your skin to get this benefit, but it is much easier to soak your skin with fresh potato juice.  


¼ tsp. of aloe vera gel

1 tbsp. of bentonite or fuller’s earth clay

Potato juice, as needed

Rice flour, as needed


Mix the Vitamin E oil, turmeric, aloe gel, and potato juice together. Add enough rice flour the mixture until you get a paste.

Apply and leave the paste on for 12 to 15 minutes.

Wash the paste off with warm water. Use your toner ,serum, lotion afterward.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

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Go natural. It is good karma!

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