How to Get Rid of Pigmentation on the Face

by Jennifer Patterson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Applying lemon juice to the face helps pigmentation

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Skin pigmentation causes the skin to change color. The skin gets its color from a substance called "Melanin." If these skin cells becomes damaged, the normal production of melanin becomes affected. Pigmentation can affect any area of the skin including the face. It may appear on the face as blotches or the complete face may become darker or lighter. Pigmentation of the face can be treated with remedies that are prepared at home. These simple steps will restore your normal complexion.

How to Get Rid of Pigmentation on the Face

Slice 1 large lemon in half and squeeze the juice in a container. Use a cotton ball to dip in the lemon juice. Rub the lemon juice in a circular motion, on the affected area. Lemon has natural bleaching properties, which is effective in treating pigmentation of the face. The acidic content of lemons helps to exfoliate the top layer of the skin and will fade pigmentation over time.

Leave the lemon juice on your face for 5 to 10 minutes until it is dried. Wash the face with lukewarm water, then splash cool water to close the pores. Pat dry the face with a face towel. For best results, repeat this at least 2 to 3 times per week.

Use a SPF 30 sunscreen to protect your skin from excessive sun exposure. If the skin is exposed to the UV rays from sun for too long, the treatment for pigmentation will not be effective. You may also use makeup and powder that contains UV protection.


  • Use pureed raw white potato to apply to the face, to eliminate pigmentation of the face.

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Jennifer Patterson started her writing career as a freelance writer in 2008, contributing how-to articles and other pieces to various websites. She is an expert in the field of computers and health care and attended Miami-Dade community college, where she received an Associate of Science in computer science.